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Old 02-03-2014, 08:24 AM
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The little bit of a gold chain they found looks to me more like something to "salt the mine" than pirate booty, too, especially since they didn't find more. There's a sucker born every minute.
What's even easier than dropping some gold chain down the hole is spreading a rumor that gold was found.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:40 AM
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ISTR that nothing exists of the "three gold links" except one grainy photo. Ditto for the "scrap of parchment with 'vi' on it." Which is at least more than most of the other claimed physical evidence, noted only anecdotally and long after the fact.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:58 AM
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Sir Christopher Wren... Buccaneer!
Wouldn't be the only time pirates and science mixed...
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:43 AM
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Is anyone still watching this since they've started a second season? I've been keeping up with it, but I'm sure glad I can record it and skip the commercials, all the "infighting" and such gets old. I'm guessing they still haven't found anything of note, though the wood could be interesting.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:08 AM
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My Wife watches it, as do I if I'm home when she does.
Had I a pirate treasure, I would let it be known that I had buried it on Oak Island with tricks and traps, and quietly sail off to spend my money.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:40 AM
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The fellows digging there now would seem to attract crackpots and con artists at a prodigious rate.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:45 AM
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There's a series of tunnels not far from me. I made a video about it. Does that mean pirates dug it or buried treasure there? No, it just means I live in karst country.
[Conspiracy Theory]OR
You're trying to hide something.[/CT]
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:00 AM
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That's what you'd like us to believe, Musicat!
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:42 AM
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They took the fibers they found to a lab and had it confirmed as coconut fibers.
What, in Nova Scotia? The coconut's tropical!
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:05 AM
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The fellows digging there now would seem to attract crackpots and con artists at a prodigious rate.
The crackpots might be the best part of the show! I mean at least two of them seem to have given the same Knights of Templar sign and they both pointed to the "swamp".

I think they're gonna dug up the Ark of the Covenant and inside that will be the lost works of William Shakespeare.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:09 AM
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I think they're gonna dug up the Ark of the Covenant and inside that will be the lost works of William Shakespeare.
As likely as Pirate Treasure.

Perhaps they know that it is a lost cause and are trying to recoup money from the History Channel.

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Old 12-09-2014, 12:08 AM
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They took the fibers they found to a lab and had it confirmed as coconut fibers.
Was that the same lab that confirmed the BigFoot scat?
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:01 AM
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An interesting theory here concerning sink holes and an old Viking ship. It's as good a theory as any and one that does not rely upon hidden treasure. I have no idea if the contributor is mental, or has instead given us a beautiful resolution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hUr...U0Hz1WtohNUk-g
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:15 AM
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The coconut's tropical!
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GUARD #1: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
ARTHUR: Not at all, they could be carried.
GUARD #1 But then of course African swallows are not migratory.
GUARD #2: Oh, yeah...
GUARD #1: So they couldn't bring a coconut back anyway...
GUARD #2: Wait a minute -- supposing two swallows carried it together?
GUARD #1: No, they'd have to have it on a line.
GUARD #2: Well, simple! They'd just use a standard creeper!
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:04 AM
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An interesting theory here concerning sink holes and an old Viking ship. It's as good a theory as any and one that does not rely upon hidden treasure. I have no idea if the contributor is mental, or has instead given us a beautiful resolution.
That at least makes a lot more sense then any of the other crazies out there. No, wait, he can't be right, he just said there were no aliens involved!

I'm waiting for them to analyze the wood they've found, wonder if they will even do that. At least we get a new one tonight.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:58 AM
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Watching this show makes me amazed and curious at how difficult it must be to dig a simple shaft. Humanity builds deep multi-level underground structures easily, somehow we manage to build underground parking garages in Florida without the help of aliens and pirates.

And you can't throw a rock without hitting a mason, these guys are everywhere! I loved seeing their ornate carved wood thrones at the lodge

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Old 12-09-2014, 12:06 PM
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Watching this show makes me amazed and curious at how difficult it must be to dig a simple shaft. Humanity builds deep multi-level underground structures easily, somehow we manage to build underground parking garages in Florida without the help of aliens and pirates.
This is the most ill-funded treasure hunt ever. When ever they have to move something, they use whatever branch is laying around as a pry bar. Their equipment is laughable.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:52 PM
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It's called a blowhole: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowhole_(geology)

That wiki basically describes what we have at Oak Island, in it's entirety. Then, WAG is that erosion occurred and it started to cave in and then just becomes more of an inland saltwater pool. Maybe some natives gave the blowhole some significance, some offerings maybe, hence the debris. But, really, you have a lot of time for stuff to make its way across and around the oceans to get caught in an underground cave system. Why the platforms... who knows, maybe they wanted to see how it worked? And build scaffolding to check it out?

Very common on land near the sea where there is strong currents. I remember in 2002 walking on the (recently) volcanic part of Hawai'i and having a geyser of water shoot off next to me. I almost crapped myself.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:01 PM
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I'm guessing they still haven't found anything of note, though the wood could be interesting.
I'm expecting them to find treasure the same day one of those other shows finds ghosts or Bigfoot.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:29 PM
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I'm expecting them to find treasure the same day one of those other shows finds ghosts or Bigfoot.
Perhaps the money pit is haunted by bigfoot ghosts.
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:55 PM
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Perhaps the money pit is haunted by bigfoot ghosts.
Then they would have found gold. RATINGS GOLD!
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:13 PM
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I really think that three young men (not "kids" the oldest was about 30) did find a pulley and what looked like a "pit" under it. They likely dug down, maybe found a platform, then it got flooded. There's no "flood tunnels". Yes, they found coconut fiber, which is no big deal, the drains were likely to make sea salt to preserve fish.

Maybe a ship did pull in there and made repairs. It is called "Oak island" for a reason, they may have cut down a oak tree for some wood.

Heck, we did some digging like this for treasure too, out in the CA desert, during our college years. Found some cool minerals. Sold some to rock hound shops, made maybe $100 for about 5-10 days hard work for three guys.

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