The Curse of Oak Island: Season 10 opens as team vows to follow science and a tunnel in the Money Pit

Marty Lagina smiling in the War Room
Marty Lagina wants the Oak Island team to stick to the science. Pic credit: History

The Curse of Oak Island returned last night for the premiere of Season 10, and it’s clear that this year, the team is determined to use science and technology to uncover the treasure.

The Lagina brothers have been digging up Oak Island for ten years now, but never before have they had such an array of scientific tools at their disposal. For Marty Lagina, it’s now all about the science.

The last few seasons have seen the guys put more and more faith in archaeologists and archaeology, and they now have an XRF (X-ray fluorescence) machine and an XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) machine, both of which help to analyze the composition of artifacts.

The show started with a quick rundown of the key areas that will require investigation this year. One of the first things mentioned was the use of Muom Technology, a groundbreaking system for mapping the island under the surface. But unfortunately, this will take a few months.

Other things on the to-do list included uncovering more artifacts from Lot 8, more studies in the swamp area, and also further trips abroad, such as to Portugal and England, to establish links between Europe, the Templar Knights, and Oak Island.

However, Marty was very clear when he stressed that their main focus should be uncovering whatever is giving the high readings of gold and silver in the water under the Money Pit.

The Curse of Oak Island team hopes to find the gold in the water

Since last year, geologist Dr. Ian Spooner has been taking samples from underground water, and he keeps finding traces of gold and silver, too much for it to be from natural deposits.

This year, he’s been tasked with taking more samples so he can pinpoint exactly where the guys should dig for the treasure. And Marty wants him to do this really quickly.

Ian is already super interested in the area surrounding the Garden shaft. This was a searcher shaft discovered by the guys in 2017 but subsequently abandoned. Ian has now said that gold in the water suggests a deposit of treasure may be down there.

In last night’s episode, the drill team, headed by Charles Barkhouse and Terry Mattheson, unearthed a 5-foot wide tunnel at 103 feet in the Money Pit area.

Again, using new science, the team stuck a camera down the drill shaft and was actually able to view the broken timbers of a tunnel. This was the first time ever that the team was able to view a structure underground.

The guys were then able to map the tunnel using sonar imaging.

Sonar image of a tunnel on Oak Island
Sonar imaging shows the outline of a tunnel beneath Oak Island. Pic credit: History

The Oak Island team tracked the direction of new tunnel

And there was even more excitement when surveyor Steve Guptill indicated that the tunnel might be heading toward the Garden shaft.

There’s more; the guys were able to extract some of the wood timber. The wood looked really old and had possibly been worked using a medieval adze tool.

Unfortunately, the carbon-14 dating was somewhat inclusive, giving an age range of over 200 years, but the earliest date possible was the 1640s, which could put it in the time period of depositors.

There’s a long way to go in this season, with over 20 episodes waiting for us, but it’s already looking very exciting and promises to be an action-packed year.

And as Marty said at the start of the show, “I want to get to the bottom of it this year… this year I mean it, ok? We gotta get it done guys.”

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

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Joe Scales
Joe Scales
1 year ago

Liars, they be lying. The trace elements of gold and silver are not unusual for the area. There are actually the remains of an old gold mine not too far from Oak Island on the main land, as if trace elements do not reside below. This show has lied about history. They lied about archeology. Now they lie about science. The only treasure to be had is in television ratings and millionaire engineer/lawyer Marty Lagina knows this.

There has never been a rational reason, historic or otherwise, for believing there to be any treasure buried on Oak Island. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Just an old folklore tale of boys on an adventure finding a tackle block hanging from a tree over loose dirt. Yeah, like you’re gonna bury the Ark of the Covenant and leave a tackle block hanging over the dig site. As if. But the origin tale was a lie. It was never documented. No, the first documentation of any search for treasure didn’t come until 1849; a year rife with treasure scams.

All of this story is a lie. Do true research, not Templars in America garbage.

Joe Scales
Joe Scales
1 year ago

Treasure on Oak Island has always been a hoax. Despite their folksy charm, the Laginas have to know this.

Start here for the truth:

Unless of course you’re complicit in the lies and stain upon history that this show represents each and every episode.

It’s all been done before, and they’re simply digging up remnants from past, wasteful expeditions in regard to this hoax. As if people didn’t live on the island in the 1700’s and needed regular goods shipped to them. I mean, not every crate or road has to have been used or constructed to bring treasure to the island. It’s silly really, if you think about it.
They don’t use science correctly either. See these series of articles from a real academic in regard to the traces of gold and silver they falsely claim proves treasure beneath:

In all due respect, I do hope you allow this information to be posted Mr. Brown. This show is a blight upon real history and you should truly be more critical of their foolish mendacity.