TV Picks: History brings us 'The Curse Of Oak Island' Jan. 5 (VIDEOS)

One to catch this Sunday: History brings us "The Curse Of Oak Island" Docu-series - coming this January 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

There's treasure off the coast of Nova Scotia allegedy, but is it pirate treasure? Shakespeare’s Lost Folios? A magic wishing well that grants every wish? No one knows, but won't it be fun to find out:

From History

It all began in the late 1700’s, when three teenaged boys were drawn to a strange, man-made hole that would become known as the “Money Pit.” 

As the boys began to dig, they ran into layers of logs every few feet, possibly put there to keep the hole from collapsing and revealing its location.

As the story goes, the deeper people dug, the stranger things got. A gold chain, tools, nails, and lots of coconut fibers (the nearest coconut tree is some 1500 miles away) were found, as well as a mysterious and now-missing stone with strange, symbols.

Decoded, it allegedly read “Forty feet below, two million pounds lie buried.” But the searchers may have unwittingly sprung a trap. The hole filled with water. The leading theory it was fed by a series of intricate underground booby traps linked to the sea. Who would go to such extreme measures to hide something, and what would be so valuable? This mystery has been an obsession for many, but now two brothers aim to find answers.

History’s new show will follow Michigan brothers Rick and Marty Lagina’s attempts to get to the bottom of the island’s mysteries.

Using modern technology and good old American know-how, the brothers will search the island for treasure.

In the past, many strange artifacts had been found. Evidence of deadly booby-traps, man-made beaches and the list goes on and on. Is it all a lot of smoke, or might something be there? The clock is ticking. The search is expensive, and the brothers need to find the truth before they either run out of money – or one of them falls prey to the tragic curse that has already claimed six lives.

Who doesn't love a good treasure yarn:

From History:

The Mystery of Smith's Cove Premiere Date: January 12, 2014 - 10:00-11:02PM ET

(Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.) TVPG

Upcoming Airings:

January 13, 2014 - 02:01-03:03AM ET

What Lies Below Premiere Date:January 05, 2014 - 10:00-10:59PM ET

Brothers Rick and Marty Lagina now own most of the mysterious Oak Island. Determined to resurrect the 200 year old search for treasure, they explore an abandoned shaft called 10-X. What they find gives them reason to believe that the stories of something buried on the island may very well be true. TVPG Upcoming Airings:

January 05, 2014 - 11:02-12:01AM ET January 06, 2014 - 02:01-03:00AM ET January 06, 2014 - 03:03-04:02AM ET January 09, 2014 - 11:02-12:01AM ET January 10, 2014 - 03:03-04:02AM ET January 12, 2014 - 06:00-06:59PM ET

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