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New excavation in the Money Pit on The Curse of Oak Island Season 4 premiere

Marty and Rick Lagina on Oak Island
Marty and Rick Lagina are back for The Curse of Oak Island Season 4 and they’re digging the Money Pit

The Curse of Oak Island is back for Season 4 and a new dig is underway in the Money Pit.

Marty and Rick Lagina are back for an all new season as they continue to investigate the mysteries of Oak Island.

Oak Island
The Oak Island Mystery has drawn people for over 100 years

Oak Island lies off the coast of Nova Scotia and has been a magnet to treasure hunters and adventurers for hundreds of years. Back in the 1700s strange activity was noticed on the island and the few visitors who returned from a visit described some unusual groundworks.

Since then hundreds of people have poured fortunes into trying to excavate the so-called Money Pit in the hope of finding treasure. There have been individuals, companies and even President Roosevelt was involved, but nobody has found any loot so far.

Work done on the Money Pit
A 1930s pic showing works already done. Figuratively if not literally Oak Island has been a money pit!

Theories of what is down there include Spanish gold, a Viking ship, Knights Templar treasure, Freemason’s secrets, Marie Antoinette’s jewels, Shakespeare manuscripts and even the Ark of the Covenant.

In true Indiana Jones style the pit is said to be rigged with traps designed to put off likely looters. Several people have died during the various excavations though mostly through explosions and falls.

Scientists have visited and they poured dye down the hole and found three exits, but they theorised they are natural given the glacial landscape and abundant limestone.

However, none of this has put people off and the search to unravel the Oak Island Mystery continues.

The Curse of Oak Island airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on History.


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