Last night on History Channel, the Lagina brothers and their partners discussed the Season Finale of THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND on “Drilling Down,” and fans were wondering, no doubt, if any answers to questions left hanging would be disclosed. Update: EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of new season premiere, airing Nov. 15th
“Drilling Down” is hosted by Matty Blake, who sits down with the team and asks the questions fans of the show are asking. It was interesting, looking at the Season Finale from Rick and Marty’s point-of-view as viewers of the show. And, it seemed to confirm for Rick: 10X is not finished. But, Marty?
“I’m ecstatic we got there,” Marty said, talking about John Chatterton’s successfully getting to the bottom. But, on the subject of there being an “X” in 10X? “I would say there is at this point. I would rather move on,” he told Rick on the subject of 10X. “I would rather move to the Money Pit perhaps or, God forbid, back to the swamp, even.” And, fans know how Marty feels about the swamp, so his putting it on the short list and not 10X really puts his view of 10X in perspective.
Rick was obviously disappointed, as John Chatterton and Howard Ehrenberg sat down at the table with him and Marty, detailing the hard facts about John’s findings, including the “body” that was not found. For the dive, John was in the water; Howard was topside, interpreting his communication and keeping things as safe as possible mechanically and technically. Together, they presented a compelling set of facts regarding the “box,” which appears to have been a stone; the “body,” which appears to have been an area much rougher than the surrounding area, but no bones or other indications that there was ever a body there; and the boot-shaped tunnel sounded more like a natural feature, very small and from which John said he could break off clay with his hand. Even Rick had a hard time rousing a defense of continuing with 10X at that point.
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So, what about the sonar images that led to all of the anticipation of what 10X may be hiding? Brian Abbott had made some grand interpretations early in the season, declaring 90% accuracy that the stone John found was a man-made box. Last night, however, he was doing some serious backpedaling, detailing, essentially, why it wasn’t his fault that he made the wrong call, citing photos that the Laginas did not appear to be aware of, and had not provided for him.
What about the 2 posts? The second post, John said, was PVC pipe, not anchored to the ground and moveable in the environment. Where did it come from? No one seemed to know, but is it really that hard to believe that somewhere over the years a PVC pipe, a very common object, fell down there at some point? Dave Blankenship was quite hostile on John’s findings–understandable, given his position as the son of Dan Blankenship–but is it realistic to believe that the data he acquired, even in poor visibility conditions, is overwhelmingly flawed? Rick said, “I’d like to go back in May and dry it up and go down.”
If that is actually a possibility, why was that not done to begin with? Or, is that just a pipe dream that Marty and other investors would be paying for? Those answers were not clear, but one thing was clear: As far as Marty is concerned, at this time, 10X is off the table.
Descendents of early Oak Island treasure hunter Daniel McGinnis brought a golden cross, supposedly from the Money Pit, to the War Room on the Season Finale. But, is it a legit piece of buried treasure? It was discussed, but Marty emphasized that there is no verification of the piece, currently no way to determine that, yes, this is from the Money Pit. But, is it another “Roman sword?” Marty said the presentation of the piece to the team was “energizing”; fair enough. But really, who knows if it was it even found on the island, after being passed down from generation to generation? It could all be a grand hoax, unbeknownst to the current generation, passed down and believed over time. There is no documentation, really no way to confirm something like that, so right now, who knows? And, are the show’s fans willing to get their hopes up again for this little piece of unverified jewelry?
Only time will tell.
“Drilling Down” asked a lot of questions, but any real answers? Well, that probably just depends on what one is willing to believe–wants to believe? Will they follow up on the presumed-metallic object they saw in the Money Pit on the Season Finale? According to Rick, yes. But, none of them seemed eager to declare it necessarily a metallic object or even something man-made. Hard to blame them considering the 10X dive results.
And, Season Four? Well, no official announcement … but we, like many fans, no doubt, are hoping. So, stay tuned.
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THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND airs on History Channel.
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