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Title: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on February 15, 2014, 04:12:42 PM
Anybody watching this new TV series on the "History" channel? (The Curse Of Oak Island)
Some very mysterious happenings over the last several hundred years!?  <-shock_>
6 people have died so far thru the years exploring this mystery and legend has it... One more must die before it's solved.  <-shock_>
The third show in the series is tomorrow nite. They are suppose to be draining a 3 million gallon swamp, there is some evidence the treasure may be hidden on the bottom. Some pretty elaborate traps were laid in what has come to know as the money pit, to help convince people to stop searching.
The guy currently leading the hunt has being learning about it since the age of 9, and I believe he is in his late fifties now, he has lots of determination and money, so who know's this several hundred year old mystery may be solved in 2014!?
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: dmandz on February 15, 2014, 05:19:06 PM
Thanks for the info!!!  I like those shows but I don't have TV, just my iPad.  Had to buy a season pass app just to get "Gild a Rush". Will see if I can find this one somewhere.  Love those old mysteries!!!

Thanks again!!!
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on February 15, 2014, 05:45:08 PM
I just did a search on youtube and lots of background info on this mystery  <-good_>
GR
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Top Cat on February 16, 2014, 03:17:09 PM
I watched it last week, I tape it then watch it on Monday.

Good so far > cant' wait to see what is in the swamp?????
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on February 16, 2014, 04:51:53 PM
It's amazing that people have been trying to solve this mystery for several hundred years  <-thinking->
I bet the daily journal that the one guy kept will come in handy and help with the puzzle  <-good_>
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on February 18, 2014, 05:55:53 AM
The swamp is partially drained and the high tech metal detectors are picking up some good targets, be nice to see this mystery solved. <-good_>
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Raygar on April 16, 2014, 08:37:44 AM
Ive not seen this program though Ive been hoping to
In the 70's Oak iSland was featured on a Program called In Search Of with Leonard Nimoy, and ive been fascinated by Oak island ever since. Ive even heard a rumor that it was involved with th holy grail.
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Pudder on April 29, 2014, 09:29:02 PM
show just kind of quit- whats with that? Maybe its the Curse!!!!!! <-NO_>
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: goldcrazydude on August 11, 2014, 01:56:00 PM
very interesting show but i suspect what was there is long gone
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on November 24, 2014, 07:08:07 PM
Season 2, looks like these guys are determined to solve this mystery if at all possible.
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: NS Gold Seeker on January 11, 2015, 12:41:43 PM
I watched a marathon of these about a season worth then ready for Season 2.  All this other BS about the Solomon's Mine, Crazy Templar stories, Henry Sinclair, chasing ghosts, better to have some old fashioned pirate gold.  Coconut husks, Spanish coins, lots of evidence.  Let's see whats in the vault.  
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on January 11, 2015, 03:18:27 PM
There is a story out there that some sailor many years ago actually took a sailing shipload of fools Gold back to England thinking it was Real Gold, I think Oak Island is where he actually mined it!!!???
 <-good_>
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: djmartins on January 23, 2015, 08:04:03 PM
Season 2, looks like these guys are determined to solve this mystery if at all possible.

I wish them luck and all that, but I wouldn't waste my time on Oak Island for obvious reasons....
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Leftcoast91 on March 11, 2015, 01:43:20 PM
Season 2, looks like these guys are determined to solve this mystery if at all possible.

I wish them luck and all that, but I wouldn't waste my time on Oak Island for obvious reasons....
OK, at the risk of sounding stupid... what obvious reasons?
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: sunshine on March 11, 2015, 03:15:29 PM
I am not sure what he was referring to, but understand that pirates did not typically burry treasure.  They spent it or lost it in ship wrecks. 
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Ole Dad on March 14, 2015, 11:07:49 AM
Yes would be nice to have this wrapped up. I'm still puzzled why they didn't simply dig a trench around the place
to find the channels that are bringing the water in and then block them off or better yet, use the oilfield cement
and simply pump it down filling in the channels back to the sea, let it set up and then mill it down :-)
that being said, I do enjoy watching the show
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Leftcoast91 on April 13, 2015, 11:48:02 AM
I am not sure what he was referring to, but understand that pirates did not typically burry treasure.  They spent it or lost it in ship wrecks. 
I agree.I have never for a moment thought that any "treasure" down there has the slightest thing to do with pirates. I think the pirate angle is just a cover. Nobody has ever explained how / why a pirate would acquire the knowledge and skills to build the money pit with all its clues and traps. I don't recall reading the pirates were the thinkers of the day. More likely that if any treasure really is in the money pit it is the work of people like the Mason's who did have the ability to construct something as elaborate as the money pit. IMHO
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Functional on April 13, 2015, 02:56:46 PM
I wonder if any pirates were also Freemasons? Or freemasons that were part time  pirates?
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: sunshine on April 13, 2015, 09:27:52 PM
Google "Illuminati Oak Island" and you will read all about the theory of The Knights Templar ... and Oak Island being where they hid The Holy Grail.  Not saying I believe - just a tangent on the Freemason idea. 
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on April 14, 2015, 07:49:14 AM
They are gearing up for another season, can't be too many seasons remaining to solve this mystery  <-good_>
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Easy_C on December 10, 2015, 04:50:27 PM
 I have a theory about Oak Island......   And it has to do with sea levels. As we all know... hundreds of years ago the ocean was much lower.

 SO my theory is that IF there is tunnels and such on the island... they were made while the sea level was much much lower. Then when the sea levels rose... it flooded out everything. People think its traps but maybe it's just coming straight in an old tunnel entrance below sea level....

 I dunno if the change has been big enough... but just a thought that popped into my head the other day while watching it
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: bruno on December 10, 2015, 05:22:34 PM
Easy_C according to this report sea levels haven't changed much more than a few inches over the past 6000 years.
Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study | Environment | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/sea-level-rise-unmatched-6000-years-global-warming)
"The rise in sea levels seen over the past century is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years, according to a lengthy analysis of historical sea level trends.

The reconstruction of 35,000 years of sea level fluctuations finds that there is no evidence that levels changed by more than 20cm in a relatively steady period that lasted between 6,000 years ago and about 150 years ago.

This makes the past century extremely unusual in the historical record, with about a 20cm rise in global sea levels since the start of the 20th century."
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: mcbain on December 10, 2015, 06:48:50 PM
Easy_C according to this report sea levels haven't changed much more than a few inches over the past 6000 years.
Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study | Environment | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/sea-level-rise-unmatched-6000-years-global-warming)
"The rise in sea levels seen over the past century is unmatched by any period in the past 6,000 years, according to a lengthy analysis of historical sea level trends.

The reconstruction of 35,000 years of sea level fluctuations finds that there is no evidence that levels changed by more than 20cm in a relatively steady period that lasted between 6,000 years ago and about 150 years ago.

This makes the past century extremely unusual in the historical record, with about a 20cm rise in global sea levels since the start of the 20th century."
Hi guys.Sea levels may not have changed muchBUT LAND mass has.They have been finding old village sites  way out under the oceans.I Have dug up seashells 200ft above the ocean .This tells me that the earths crust is constantly moving and may explain many mysteries.My 2bits Mcbain.
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on January 03, 2016, 07:09:05 AM
It's good to see Nolan come onboard and bring with him all his knowledge and maps. That should add pieces to the puzzle and help fill in some of the gaps.

These guys are getting older, be nice to solve the mystery while they are still alive, some of these guys have worked on this puzzle for over 50 years!!!

GR  <-good_>
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Top Cat on January 04, 2016, 06:01:25 AM
I would like to see them bring up some real Treasure but I have my doubts.
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: bruno on January 04, 2016, 07:55:12 AM
This show seems to be a waste of time, typical reality show. So last night they discover a possible ship wreck and also a triangle shaped rock under the ocean. What are they going to investigate? The rock that points to a triangle on land.  What is the point? Wouldn't the ship be more interesting?
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Ontario_Andy on January 04, 2016, 08:59:02 AM
Seems like they are realizing if anything is actually down there it is too far down and too dangerous to get to. The piece of wood post they dug up definitely looks modern and that was pretty much the climax of the show. I'm thinking they make enough from the show and are just trying to drag it out as long as they can.
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: GoldRetrieving on January 15, 2016, 06:35:46 AM
A Mysterious Roman Sword will be featured on the show to be aired on Jan. 19, 2016

I wonder what that is all about!!!  <-good_>

GR
Title: Re: "The Curse Of Oak Island"
Post by: Jbunce-QuartzCreekDS on February 28, 2016, 12:40:55 PM
How do you guys feel about the NMRI method used on season 3 episode 2? Seems like an interesting piece of tech. my only question is if it does what they claim why didn't they follow up on it and also why isn't everyone using it? Almost to good to be true but the show passes by things to fast it seems so its hard to know if it worked or if they just drag everything out, In season 4 are they going to be like we decided to revisit the NMRI and boom we found gold instead of digging up a useless iron ping?

https://youtu.be/mR4yBiGQZOo