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Old February 20th, 2017, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Oak Island Finale

In advance of the 2 hour season finale of The Curse of Oak Island, would anyone like to make predictions?

If you've seen the previews, it looks like the curse is finally over and they found some of the treasure chest and a piece of the treasure.

If true and not planted, it's the greatest discovery since the Titanic and the greatest tangible advance in the field of unsolved mysteries and esotericism ever. Ripperology included. Boo yeah.

Is this really, as they say, the season that changes everything?
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Old February 21st, 2017, 10:54 PM   #2
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Previews of the show shows the Lagina brothers finding a metal piece of a treasure chest and a coin from the "debris field" deep in the money pit. But the previews can be deceiving.

Based on the carbon dating of the recovered original wood from the money pit, which is assumed to have been oak cut down on the island, the field of possible solutions to the mystery is narrowed down to theories from 1670 to around 1700.

This rules out the Templars and the pre-Columbian Grail Knights from Scotland.

These are the known theories I can recall that fit that time period:

The Wreck of the Concepcion treasure recovered by William Phipps

Captain Kidd's treasure

If it turns out to be Kidd in league with Massachusetts governor Belcher, let me say that, as far as I know, I'm the one who first made the Kidd/Belcher link. Although I did abandon it years ago. So it might be too late to get back on the bandwagon.

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I finally watched the repeat of the finale and what a finale it was. Congratulations to all involved, the Lagina brothers, the Blankenships, etc.

The money pit was real after all. The evidence is in, including a corner piece of a treasure chest.

And I had given up all hope of it being real and started believing it might actually be an old salt-making station mistaken for a hidden treasure.

Dan Blankenship's theory of Spanish galleon captains, wanting to keep more than the standard 15 percent, hiding treasure on Oak Island makes sense and matches the carbon datings of the finds.

Now I understand why there might be a Spanish galleon sunken and then buried in the Oak Island swamp.

It should be an easy task now to find an allegedly "lost" galleon that was purposely wrecked or one pirated from that time period.

And we were beginning to think all these Americans were crazies coming up here digging for booby-trapped treasure! I can't wait for the wrap-up next week. What a bonus!
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On second and third thought, I'm going back with the Sack of Havana theory, although it's (1762) actually decades after the carbon dates, or something similar. There was definite evidence of a British encampment on the island - a King George II coin so dated from 1727 to 1760.

The evidence of a Spanish galleon buried in the swamp are inconclusive. Parts of a wreck could easily have been washed into the swamp from the sea over the centuries.

The only reason to bury it is if they used the wood for the construction of the money pit and treasure vault, and buried the rest that was theorized to be left in the dammed section between the supposed two islands turned into one.
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I watched the season's wrap up, The Curse of Oak Island Digging Deeper.

The Sack of Havana Theory does feature prominently. I think it's risen to the top of the list of top theories.

Here is a link with some details of the events and the parties:

http://oakislandtreasure.co.uk/forum....php?f=1&t=444
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