Season 9 of The Curse of Oak Island is well underway.
In the episode tonight they showed the results of further processing of the seismic results from the money pit area that were gathered several years ago..The seismic results are matching up with some of the drilling survey results and are also giving clues as to where to do additional drilling.
The combination of the drilling survey and seismic results will help determine where the large cans will be located.
The drilling survey in the Money Pit area had some excitement as water started gushing up through the casing at a depth shallower than where they expected to find something. They were worried that they may have hit a natural gas pocket, but there was no evidence of gas. It is possible that it is from air or water trapped in an empty tunnel or man-made cavity that had not been accessed for a very long time.
The lead bag seal finally has another mention in this episode. They were metal detecting near where it was found and found an ox shoe and a metal spike which point to movement of goods. They still say that the bag seal may have connections to the Templars, which is interesting. Unfortunately they don’t give any details about the actual seal.
Of course, digging continued in the swamp with some additional wooden pieces including some possible decking from a ship. C14 testing gave a date consistent with other wooden objects found in the swamp.
This was definitely an episode that was a bit more interesting. The preview for next week also shows a bit more excitement in the swamp and money pit areas.