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Oak Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

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The Curse of Oak Island
First episode date: January 5, 2014
Related shows: The Curse of Civil War Gold
Network: History
Narrated by: Robert Clotworthy
Oak Island mystery
Main article: Oak Island mystery
Oak Island has been a subject for treasure hunters ever since the late 1700s, with rumours that Captain Kidd's treasure was buried there. While there is little evidence to support what went on during the early excavations, stories began to be published and documented as early as 1856. Since that time there have been many theories that extend beyond that of Captain Kidd which include among others religious artifacts, manuscripts, and Marie Antoinette's jewels. The "treasure" has also been prone to criticism by those who have dismissed search areas as natural phenomena.[23]

Areas of interest on the island with regard to treasure hunters include a location known as the "Money Pit", which is allegedly the original searchers’ spot. There is also a formation of boulders called "Nolan's Cross", named after a former treasure hunter with a theory on it, and a triangle-shaped swamp. Lastly, there has been searcher activity on a beach at a place called "Smith's Cove". Various objects including non-native coconut fibre have been found there.[14] More recent archaeological discoveries in the Smith's Cove area have included an allegedly pre-15th-century lead cross and various wooden earthworks.[24][25]

More than fifty books have been published recounting the island's history and exploring competing theories.[26] Several works of fiction have also been based upon the Money Pit, including The Money Pit Mystery, Riptide, The Hand of Robin Squires, and Betrayed: The Legend of Oak Island. In January 2014, the History Channel began airing a reality TV show called The Curse of Oak Island about a group of modern treasure hunters. These hunters include brothers Rick and Marty Lagina of the "Michigan Group".[27][28][29] The series has documented finds such as centuries-old coins, an antique brooch, and a lead cross that was allegedly made between 1200 and 1600 A.D.[30] Seven seasons of episodes had aired as of Spring 2020. An eighth season premiered on November 10, 2020 on the History Channel.
The Curse of Oak Island
The Master Plan
42m | 2020 | TV-PG | CC
Excitement abounds when new research shines light on a possible master plan created with strategically placed boulders that could point the team directly to the Money Pit vault.

On TV History

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What Is the Oak Island Money Pit?
by Aaron Homer
The Curse of Oak Island
Watch episodes of The Curse of Oak Island. Follow the links in this article to see what happened in each episode, and tune in for an all-new season on Tuesday, November 10 at 9/8c.

nce 2014, fans of the HISTORY series The Curse of Oak Island have been watching Michigan brothers Rick and Marty Lagina pursue one of the Western hemisphere's most intriguing mysteries. Following in a long line of treasure-hunting hopefuls, including President Franklin Roosevelt, the brothers have been trying to extract a hidden trove believed buried more than 200 years ago on this tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia—a tantalizing cache rumored to be everything from pirate booty to the Holy Grail to the Ark of the Covenant.

Of all the Oak Island spots where the brothers excavate, they pay special attention to one known as the "Money Pit." Through the centuries, it has yielded tantalizing relics, a mysterious inscribed stone—and numerous obstacles. More info here