The Curse of Oak Island, Anyone?

The Curse of Oak Island on the History Channel is my favorite show. I only personally know one other person who watches it, and he is not chatty about it.

So, do you watch? Do you love it?

I love the historical aspect and all the theories of who could have deposited treasure. I love the artifacts and archaeology. I love the cutting edge engineering employed in the search efforts. I love the personalities and the consummate optimism. I could go on, but I want to hear from you. Please chat me up on this!

27 thoughts on “The Curse of Oak Island, Anyone?

  1. My husband and I love this show! We record it, so we can watch it without commercials. We have always leaned towards the Templars, but you never know because so many other groups wanted to hide something as well. I love it every time Gary finds something. The look on his face is priceless. I hope this is the year they finally figure it out. The swamp sounds really promising. I have a good feeling about it. Love all the clues they’re getting this season. Thanks for this post. 🙂

  2. Love it! I love the history of that Island and how many stories it holds. I’m fascinated by the erroneous beliefs we have about who explored where and when, and how some of what they find sheds new light on history. I do wish they would find a more nature-friendly way to unlock its secrets. The more force they use, the tighter the island clamps down.

    1. I agree it is not nature friendly. That would be the biggest negative. I also agree the more force the tighter the island clamps down. I also find that ironic, because I’m amazed that they can even still use heavy equipment given the number of holes they have dug. I’m surprised the whole island hasn’t caved in to reveal the money pit on its own at this point.

  3. Sorry, but I don’t have TV. But your short description makes me think about the Count of Monte Cristo. Have you read it?

    1. The show always says it is one of the most watched shows on television, but yet I didn’t have anyone to chat with about it. I love seeing how many of my WordPress friends are viewers. Thanks for the comment!

  4. Yes! I watch it every Tuesday! Imagine the work and engineering it took to develop such an elaborate set of water traps to flood the shafts! How did they do that and all by hand I might add! They didn’t have modern machinery to dig down over a hundred feet or chain saws to cut all the logs used to form the shafts that were dug! It is a fascinating show! I am glad i’m not the only one watching it!

    1. I usually record it and watch it on Wednesday. It must have taken an army, literally. I am amazed at what was accomplished in the water as well. I wish they would talk about what the water levels and tides would have been during the era when the slipway was built.

        1. Every season I think it is going to be the one where they find the money pit, but now I’m equally interested in the swamp. I suspect they have several seasons of material left.

              1. The last person they had come in and give them a theory on it, seemed to have a lot of stuff that matched with the physical layout. The pictures and the All-Seeing Eye overlaid on the map of the island sure seem to point to the Templars and it being very old. That seems to make the most sense to me.

                1. It was compelling, but I am not an art connoisseur. I didn’t really get how they knew where to put the star on the painting especially since part of the star was off the picture.

                  1. They used mathematical shapes on the canvas when paiting it to keep the subject of the painting in the correct proportions and in this case if overlaid on the island those geometric figures match up with the eye in the swamp and the Nolan’s cross lay out.

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