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The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling at the Money Pit hits a large cavity

Rick Lagina at the Money Pit
Rick Lagina is getting increasingly excited by what they’re finding on Oak Island. Pic credit: History

The Curse of Oak Island drilling team has hit a major cavity in the Money Pit area, which the team believes is either a tunnel or a secret chamber.

This week on Oak Island, all the main action was happening at the Money Pit, as the team increasingly focuses their efforts on finding the buried treasure in that area. Success rates have been a bit up and down, as always, but this episode showed that real progress is being made.

The episode began with an expert briefing the guys in the War Room. The team had asked Geophysicist Jeremy Church if he could take another look at the data from a seismic survey done a couple of years ago to see if any more useful information could be gleaned from it. And apparently, yes.

Church presented a very fancy, if a little confusing, computer graphic that showed what appeared to be a square-like structure buried under the surface of the Money Pit area.

The structure is about 160 feet down and has an area of 12 x 12 feet. This info instantly had Marty Lagina wondering if it was the elusive offset chamber that he increasingly believes is hidden underground.

But the geophysicist had more; he had also discovered what appeared to be a tunnel, at a depth of 100 feet, stretching from shaft 12 to this mysterious new structure. Shaft 12 was constructed in 1894 by treasure hunter Fred Blair; his team tunneled down for 30 feet until they were forced to abandon the shaft because of flooding.

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  1. A great show. At first I was like a kid looking for treasure and being a life long land surveyor, I always loved finding X marks the spot. But the revelations of the bones of a European and middle easterner, the cross, the lead made some 1200 years ago, wood from the 600’s, the reality of Oak island is just beginning to come out. The discoveries in Smith’s cove prove that many ships had used the cove for as yet undiscovered intentions. The rock road in the swamp proves that the swamp was indeed man made and the cove and swamp were connected at one time for moving material. it trashes the idea that Columbus :discovered” the new World, and that trade on the island precedes Columbus by hundreds of years. I hope they find the missing treasure, whether it be France’s, Spain’s or Middle Eastern, whether the knights templar were ever there after the Friday 13th massacre, It’s just interesting and I hope it pans out for them . After dealing in construction along with land surveying, I know their costs have to be in the 3 million dollar range by now. Good luck guys!


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