After taking it to a gemologist in Halifax, Gary revealed it was actually a , a semi-precious stone known for its rose pink to deep-red coloring. He then laid them out on the top of a nearby casing top and…yup, they were definitely granite. A rusty keyhole plate is found in the woods. It is discovered that one of the words on the Zena Halpern map is the name of a French family Rochefoucauld who participated in the Crusades. The stubborn monarch, however, believing that he had a divine right to rule, refused to give the Puritans any ground.
Note: This episode is a special. The team decides to do a new examination of borehole 10X. They are also presented with a theory that Oak Island is a copy of and that the entrance to the Money Pit is in the swamp. The team decides to dig another hole. Somewhat less comprehensive, however, is a description of the prequel to the historical stage on which their theory is set- a turbulent period of English history, outlined briefly in this episode, known as the Restoration.
Some of the team are in denial about this and insist there is still some point in exploring 10-X further on the basis that Dan Blankenship has spent so much time on it, it must be the key to the alleged puzzle. The archaeologist jumps into the cavity to examine the stones, and decrees that the team cannot continue digging there. When his publishers demanded that his map contain instructions on how to locate the treasure for added spice, Wilkins fabricated the three lines of instructions using nothing more than his imagination. Garnets have been used in jewellery for a long time, as far back as the Pharaohs of Egypt. Almost immediately after meeting Hedden, the British journalist confessed that the map in his book was, in fact, a diagram of his own devising.
Rick heads to the Franklin D. Even more fascinating was the fact that the map contained directions leading to the location at which the treasure lay buried. It certified one thing, that this has without doubt been the most fruitful season yet for the Oak Island team in terms of discoveries. Roosevelt library to learn why the late President was interested in Oak Island. At the 171-foot level, the drill encountered what appeared to be an impenetrable iron plate. Archived from on September 26, 2015. As Drayton studies one of the coins, he remarks that they are the only 17th Century British coins that the men of Oak Island Tours Inc.
This act sparked a physical conflict between Parliamentarian Puritans and their Presbyterian Covenanter allies, with whom they shared a common enemy and Loyalist Anglicans which devolved into an all-out civil war, known today as the English Civil War. On September 3, 1658, 59-year-old Oliver Cromwell succumbed to malaria and kidney disease. A folding metal key is examined. It is determined that the rocks found in Season Five Episode 3 are not consistent with the foundation of a house. Their findings were some of the most astounding discoveries made on the island to date. Seeing all the discoveries together was impressive.
How do you evaluate that? Core samples from the drilling operation revealed a layer of wood at 122 feet and an impenetrable iron object at 126 feet. Part of a metal spoon and round rocks are discovered under tree stumps. They also listen to a theory about Christopher Columbus visiting the Island. Roper provided Hedden with the precise measurements between the various Oak Island landmarks, and informed the treasure hunter that the stone triangle appeared to point due north, directly towards the Money Pit area. It was the end of the piracy era and rumors of buried treasure were rampant.
Nevertheless, Hedden made the trip to England and met with Wilkins in December, 1937. The search had gone dormant, but now, Rick and Marty Lagina, two brothers from Michigan, have bought most of the island and have renewed the efforts to discover the legendary treasure. It is theorized, with no supporting evidence, that crosses with an attaching loop at the top were used by members of the Knights Templar and that this lead cross dates from the years 1200 to 1600. A theory is presented that the scrap leather piece found is from a book binding. Salt water starts coming out the top of borehole C-1. The team decides to hire Laird Niven, an archaeologist with whom they worked in the past.
In a separate investigation, a cavity is found far underground near the Money Pit. Searching for a local dumpsite, the team digs a trench on Lot 12 near the former house of Fred Nolan. The shaft excavation reaches an obstruction at 170 feet. Accordingly, he dissolved the unhelpful institution, determined to never reinstate it again. Plot Summary At the Money Pit area, Craig Tester and Jack Begley meet with geologist Terry Matheson and driller Mike Gudelwicz in order see how the pattern drilling operation is progressing. The episode ends with a short history of the Lagina brothers' interest in Oak Island. Gary, Doug Crowell, Charles Barkhouse, Laird Niven, Dan Henskee, and Jack Begley all gave affirmative answers.
At the 160-foot level, the drill encountered another thick layer of blue clay which ended at 171 feet. More wood, a bone and a metal spike are brought up from a borehole in the money pit area. Drayton remarks that the presence of contemporaneous British and Spanish coins on the island is congruent with the theory that the Money Pit was constructed by pirates, perhaps by the crew of pirate captain. Everyone in the room had their say as to what they believed were the most significant finds of the season, and it mainly came down to the lead cross, the bones and the parchment. In the summer of 1897, the Oak Island Treasure Company decided to conduct an exploration drilling operation in the Money Pit. Similar to the Truro Company before them, who, in 1850, located soft, loose metal in the Money Pit at around the 100-foot level, the Oak Island Treasure Company was unable to procure any samples of this substance.