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The Curse of Oak Island

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as predicted the important discoveries were more wood and rocks

 

jeez just give it up

Maybe you can explain why they cant dig a big hole? i would imagine with large machines they could do it in a few weeks.



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Maybe you can explain why they cant dig a big hole? i would imagine with large machines they could do it in a few weeks.

 

when they get down to 100 ft the hole starts to flood



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when they get down to 100 ft the hole starts to flood


I think that one guy in the 70's tried digging big holes and didn't find shit.

Most of the wood they keep finding is just support beams from past treasure hunters. Putting me on tilt that these fuckers keep at it with nothing to show.

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when they get down to 100 ft the hole starts to flood

Yea, but that's ok, you just keep "dredging" the sand and dirt out and in the end you'll have a flooded pit of the right depth, and then you can safely send divers down, and see what's there. Once it floods, it's a lake, there isn't going to be rushing torrents. Or even no divers, just keep dredging it up and screening it.



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Yea, but that's ok, you just keep "dredging" the sand and dirt out and in the end you'll have a flooded pit of the right depth, and then you can safely send divers down, and see what's there. Once it floods, it's a lake, there isn't going to be rushing torrents. Or even no divers, just keep dredging it up and screening it.

 

I think there are rules and ordinances they have to follow

 

just can't do open pit mining on half the island



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I think there are rules and ordinances they have to follow

just can't do open pit mining on half the island

Yup tons of red tape which must drive them nuts.

Even if they wanted to and could afford it, they can't just rip the place up.
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I think there are rules and ordinances they have to follow

 

just can't do open pit mining on half the island

How big an island is it? we're talking about a pit maybe3 - 400ft wide(to account for the fact you just cant dig straight down without the sides caving in), they prob make a lot of money off treasure tourism, once it was found or proven not there, no one would come anymore.



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That'd cost many many millions to dig.
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If there really is something there they can't go scorched earth for fear of damaging artifacts. I still don't understand how a few guys with hand tools can construct all this elaborate shit 200 feet below ground, doesn't seem possible unless it took decades.

Obviously these shows are taped months in advance, if they found the Ark of the Covenant or anything significant we would've heard of it by now.

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If there really is something there they can't go scorched earth for fear of damaging artifacts. I still don't understand how a few guys with hand tools can construct all this elaborate shit 200 feet below ground, doesn't seem possible unless it took decades.

Obviously these shows are taped months in advance, if they found the Ark of the Covenant or anything significant we would've heard of it by now.

Obviously people in the 1700's(or whenever it was) couldn't do that, not to mention pirates liked to split up and spend the money, not bury it forever.



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Obviously people in the 1700's(or whenever it was) couldn't do that, not to mention pirates liked to split up and spend the money, not bury it forever.


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So, the buried it at Oak Island - there must have been a way to get to it without setting off the booby traps?

Smith cove - they stopped with the excavator because they did not want the coffer dam to collapse. Duh, move over inland 20 yards. Get those drains plugged there and on the other side.

But, the hoax theory - who could benefit from such a hoax? They are not even to the point that they have a rock solid theory on who buried what?

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Great Wall of China

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yea, but we're talking maybe a few dozen pirates, who likely were pretty stupid, with little knowledge of engineering techniques.



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I saw the previews to next weeks 2hr season finale

 

looks like they dig up a coin and a mangled treasure chest handle



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I saw the previews to next weeks 2hr season finale

looks like they dig up a coin and a mangled treasure chest handle


After it goes out for tests it will come back as being created in 1989 by fisher price

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I saw that


The coin is either planted or this shit is real

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I saw that


The coin is either planted or this shit is real

 

i think it is fake as hell

 

lmao..... a treasure chest handle



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300 feet below ground.

Dug with bamboo shovels

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300 feet below ground.

Dug with bamboo shovels

to be fair, don't underestimate the power of slave labor:

 

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300 feet below ground.

Dug with bamboo shovels

 

don't forget about the booby trap tunnels

 

1000 feet long and started them out in the ocean then connected to the 10 foot wide pit only using wooden rulers, bamboo shovels and coconut fibers



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to be fair, don't underestimate the power of slave labor:

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True, but accomplished with a way larger workforce over a much longer period of time

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True, but accomplished with a way larger workforce over a much longer period of time

Not to mention the pharoes had access to the smartest people of the day, the pirates likely  stuck with the dumbest.



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Same old shit. Will be disgusted with myself for religiously watching every episode this year, but come next season I will be tuning in again.

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Same old shit. Will be disgusted with myself for religiously watching every episode this year, but come next season I will be tuning in again.


Hahaha. Welcome to my world. My dad and brother as well. We all complain but still keep on watching.
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