The Curse of Oak Island

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  1. Lemmy

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    "The Curse of Oak Island" starts Sunday night at 10 on the History Channel. I'm sure it'll suck but the Oak Island story is pretty neat so I'll watch it and hope for the best.

    There is lots to read on the subject but here is a "brief" synopsis I found after a quick google search.....

    The hunt for treasure on Oak Island has been going on for over two hundred years. Without a single return, and conflicting theories of what hunters are actually looking for, the so-called Money Pit in Nova Scotia is one of the most incredible self-perpetuating goose chases in the world.
    In 1795, a teenager named Daniel McGinnis found an oval-shaped recession in the ground on the island. With little evidence that there was anything to be discovered, McGinnis started digging in the area and subsequently hit wooden planks every ten feet. The discovery of the planks led McGinnis and his friends to believe the pit was man-made and they began what would become a long-standing tradition of treasure seeking in the area.
    From the beginning of the 19th century onward, many companies formed to begin their own digging expeditions in the pit, each discovering more "evidence" and attributing new theories to the region. Errol Flynn, John Wayne, and Franklin Roosevelt were at one point each involved in the hunt and held their own theories as to the pit’s contents.
    Some believed pirate treasure lay just below the next layer of soil. Others believed Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels were surely buried there right after the French Revolution. Another theory even posited that Francis Bacon had stored documents in the pit proving himself as the author of Shakespeare’s plays. There are many other theories one big one is that "The Arc Of the Covenant" lies at the bottom.
    Despite the wild theories, little has ever come out of the pit. Everything ever found in the pit has been attributed to some treasure theory. A cavern found during the dig was deemed a booby trap. Another tunnel leading out of the pit to Smith’s cove was deemed a secret floodway. Any wood found in tunnel was immediately considered a part of the pit’s foundation.
    However, just enough evidence has been found to keep people digging. Among the biggest discoveries were a set of stone inscriptions found 90 feet below the earth. Symbols on the stones were translated as “forty feet below lie two million pounds.” Even more promising, was the alleged discovery of a few gold pieces.
    As with many of the discoveries from the pit, the inscriptions and gold themselves disappeared, and have not been seen in over fifty years, thus little modern investigation on them can be done. Researchers have even begun to formulate theories as to where the inscriptions and gold are now, creating yet a new mystery tangent to follow. This of course, is the story of the Money Pit. Each new theory or discovery comes with yet more mystery and controversy and less hard evidence or treasure.
    Further complicating matters of the pit, excavations have now gone 190 feet into the earth since the late 18th century. In many ways, the expeditions themselves have become a part of the history of Oak Island. It is often difficult to discern what the creators of the pit left and what belonged to treasure hunters, and a stone inscription marked “1701” is even considered by some to be a hoax left by past hunters.
    Whether the pit is a natural sinkhole, a booby-trapped pit filled with gems, or one of the worlds greatest follies may forever remain a mystery. In 2010, a final treasure hunt was initiated, found nothing, and the government passed the Oak Island Act, banning all commercial treasure hunting on the island.
     
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  2. Stevie

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    Tha Holy Grail izz buried there...
     
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    Jimmy Hoffa me thinks.
     
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    I saw a documentary on it a few years ago, pretty wacky...
     
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    I've never seen anything on TV about it but have read quite a few articles on it over the years. Fascinating shit whether a hoax or not.
     
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    That's where all the Knights Templar and Masonic gold is hidden, right?
     
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    I have Hisyory Channel HD.:jj:
     
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    :secret: fail
     
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    congratulations
     
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    Get a life, Woody Allen!!!!!!

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    :secret:That's what you typed.
     
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    Never heard of Oak Island, but it sounds like a lot of people made a hobby out of digging a big hole.
     
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    You should try to find a proofreader on Craig's List.:nojj:
     
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    Oh. :ninja:
     
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    Will check it out. Thanks. :toptip:
     
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    ya, there was a special a few weeks ago on history i think, it was pretty interesting. never heard of it before.
     
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    You didn't quote his post before he edited it, faggot!!! :fail:
     
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    i believe the way its built, its impossible to get to the bottom because of the water