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Old 01-29-2014, 02:28 PM   #31
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Now we're getting ready to see if the "vault" does in fact lie in the other spot he predicted, and the metal detector/metal probing seems to indicate that something is there, which of course, will waste the entire episode before they end with another cliffhanger.

Ugh. So true.

This and the constant narration of "Could the treasure be xxxxx", with no resolution to the questions is very annoying.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:02 AM   #32
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Episode 5: (Season Finale)

I watched 5 episodes of TCoOI and all I got was a lousy Spanish coin. But, (and you'll never believe this) the brothers who spent a small fortune on acquiring the rights to the island, and invested in technology and resources to further excavate and explore, took a tense, suspenseful vote at the end have decided to KEEP LOOKING. Why, it's almost as if a cable network was giving them money to broadcast their search.

The skeptic in me says that coin was planted. And if I'm ever in the market for underground metal detection services, I'm certainly not hiring that firm, whose detector gave a huge false-positive signal, that led to nothing but some stones. But it's the island, you see, playing its usual tricks on the would-be treasure finders.

When it was all done, it took 5 hours to show what could have been contained in a half-hour documentary. If it weren't for the teaching opportunities it provided for my daughter, it would have been a complete waste of time.
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^^^ I agree with everything you said.

I didn't realize it was the season finale. Ugh.

Not sure why the diver went with Nitrox. Nitrox ( a nitrogen/oxygen mix ) is used to decrease decompression times when diving and give you longer bottom times. I don't see any advantage when submerged in 1 foot of muck.

As much as this show annoys me, I can't stop watching.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:32 PM   #34
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When it was all done, it took 5 hours to show what could have been contained in a half-hour documentary.
Yeah. Pretty disappointing. My hopes dimmed when they got the Scandinavian guy on there with his wild theories. Cancelled wishlist entry.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:59 PM   #35
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I don't understand why someone doesn't just put a concrete caisson around the whole site and just dig it out. You could use something along the lines of the machine they used to dig and pour the walls on the Big Dig in Boston to just build a wall around the whole site and just excavate it, once and for all.

These guys have already reportedly poured over 2 million dollars in this site. Probably would have gone a long way toward the above.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:44 PM   #36
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Heck, I would have settled for a good old-fashioned sandbag barricade around the rather small targeted section of the swamp and pumping or even bailing the water out of there. It wasn't that deep.

But I guess it's more dramatic to have a diver scooping out the muck instead of letting us see what's (not) really down there.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:31 PM   #37
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Episode 5: (Season Finale)

I watched 5 episodes of TCoOI and all I got was a lousy Spanish coin. But, (and you'll never believe this) the brothers who spent a small fortune on acquiring the rights to the island, and invested in technology and resources to further excavate and explore, took a tense, suspenseful vote at the end have decided to KEEP LOOKING. Why, it's almost as if a cable network was giving them money to broadcast their search.

The skeptic in me says that coin was planted. And if I'm ever in the market for underground metal detection services, I'm certainly not hiring that firm, whose detector gave a huge false-positive signal, that led to nothing but some stones. But it's the island, you see, playing its usual tricks on the would-be treasure finders.

When it was all done, it took 5 hours to show what could have been contained in a half-hour documentary. If it weren't for the teaching opportunities it provided for my daughter, it would have been a complete waste of time.
I suspected plant too, and don't forget $300,000 or what ever the uber detector cost and gave false positive.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:20 PM   #38
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You mean PVC pipe and copper wire? Should have cost about $12.50
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:29 PM   #39
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You mean PVC pipe and copper wire? Should have cost about $12.50
I was stunned by that too.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:34 PM   #40
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The thing that annoyed me is that they were all over the place, pumping the water out of hole 10X, diving offshore, fraining the swamp, they never reached a conclusion with any of those projects, really.

I agree that barricading off the area of the swamp around the suspteced "metal hit" and bailing or pumping it out makes a lot more sense than "diving" in it.

The scanner was several microphone like things attached to the PVC pipe frame, presumably to measure the reflected sounds. Still trying to figure out what caued the hit and where/why it got moved.

I didn't really like what they did, but I'm a sucker for the story --if they do a sequel, I'll probably watch
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:05 PM   #41
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Still trying to figure out what caused the hit...
The producers.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:23 PM   #42
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We did learn one thing the Lorenz deep max 6 is a pos metal detector.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:45 AM   #43
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If there is some sort of treasure on the island (which I think the chances are zero point zero), these knuckleheads won't be the ones to find it.

They clearly have no gameplan, switching from the shaft to the cove to the swamp in the blink of an eye. Complete one task all the way through. Eliminate it, or verify it.
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I thought the gameplan was to make money from the TV Show
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Ahh, I didn't consider that. In that case, they are doing great.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:59 PM   #46
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Thanks to this thread I saved myself having to watch the last two episodes, or whatever they're going to come up with for the next "season".
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #47
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New season starts Nov 4th.

Of course we know they haven't found it, but I am still in for the entertainment value.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #48
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New season starts Nov 4th.

Of course we know they haven't found it, but I am still in for the entertainment value.
It's like a train wreck I'll be there, hopefully will move a little faster this year.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:46 AM   #49
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I can't believe this is coming back for another season. I thought for sure that it was one and done. I was aware of the mystery on Oak Island before I saw this show. But after that first season all they found was a single coin that magically appeared on the last episode like someone took it out of their personal collection just to give some false hope for a continued search and second tv season.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:53 PM   #50
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Season 2, episode 1 aired last night. And based on what you were expecting, it either delivered or failed. lol

It is such a train wreck I can't look away. I have to laugh at the manufactured drama and theory's, and how the announcer doesn't state them as fact, but only as questions.

And now we are moving back into the money pit after abandoning it last season.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #51
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I don't think they were in the money pit last season were they? I thought they were in 10X
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #52
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Did anyone catch the Search for the Lost Giants, a new series that aired right after this? It's a very similar premise with two brothers who are looking for evidence of gigantic humans 7 to 10 feet tall in North America, based on old legends and newspaper accounts of supposedly unearthed fossils from Colonial times. They are digging into what they think is an old burial mound in Massachusetts in the first episode. The show has a lot of the same supposition and what ifs as the Oak Island show. Unscientific as it is, I know I am going to keep watching this.
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:56 AM   #53
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I don't think they were in the money pit last season were they? I thought they were in 10X
I could be wrong, but wasn't it the money pit where they used the remote camera?
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:08 AM   #54
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Just when I think they can't go any further to the absurd, they are now following a lead that King Solomon's treasures, including the Lost Ark Of The Covenant, is hidden on Oak Island.

That carved rock in the woods was just laughable. Is there anyone who doesn't think the 'expert' had a hand in carving it?
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:26 AM   #55
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While the idea of the money pit itself is fascinating, the insane speculation and snail-like pace are downright infuriating. I've found myself fast-forwarding through most of the show now. If they could stick to the facts and start some actual excavation, it would greatly increase my interest.

BTW, the producer recently did an AMA on reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen..._of_the_curse/

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Apparently they've discovered the original money pit this year.

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Old 12-10-2014, 02:29 PM   #56
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While the idea of the money pit itself is fascinating, the insane speculation and snail-like pace are downright infuriating. I've found myself fast-forwarding through most of the show now. If they could stick to the facts and start some actual excavation, it would greatly increase my interest.

BTW, the producer recently did an AMA on reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen..._of_the_curse/

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Apparently they've discovered the original money pit this year.
You forgot the recapping, is about a !/4 of every show.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #57
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You forgot the recapping, is about a !/4 of every show.
You're right- I forgot about the endless recapping and displaying of the same graphics over and over. Ugh...

The core story about the money pit is interesting enough that they shouldn't have to rely on all the manufactured drama.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:38 PM   #58
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I think there is manufactured drama because there is no actual drama.
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If they cut out all the BS they could fit this whole season into a couple episodes which leaves less time for commercials which pays the bills for all the money they are spending on the island.
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If they cut out all the BS they could fit this whole season into a couple episodes which leaves less time for commercials which pays the bills for all the money they are spending on the island.

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