Oak Island – Parchment?

Season 9 of The Curse of Oak Island is starting to get exciting.

In the episode tonight they showed more items removed from the second large can using the hammer grab tool. They also showed some items found on the wash table from the first can.

Curse of Oak Island, History Channel, Did they find anything?The most interesting find is a small piece of what was thought to be parchment. With a new scanning device they found that it may even have writing on it.

However when a higher resolution scan was run it seems that it is instead cellulose based and could possibly be part of the material used to wrap dynamite that was used during the FDR dig.

oak Island, Money Pit, Mahone BayMost of the episode showed the early hammer grabs from the 2nd can which was named Early Christmas 1. At the end they were just starting to pull wood from deep in the can. Some of the wood was most likely searcher as it was well squared and was not hand cut. However, they also started pulling up wood that was not squared and was much older. This would have likely been from the creation of the Money Pit.

Oak Island, Money Pit, National Geographic, Curse of Oak IslandThe large flat stone from the preview last week ended up being slate. This would not be something that would be found naturally on the Money Pit end of the island. The other end of the island has slate deposits. However, there is some thought that it could be a flagstone. A layer of flagstones was found in the initial excavations of the Money Pit.

Curse of Oak Island, Mahone Bay, Nova ScotiaThe metal detecting finds from last week along the possible route of the stone path were also evaluated and were found to most likely be pre-searcher.

oak island, curse of oak lsland, satellite, money pitThe preview for next week showed them pulling more wood from the 2nd can and finding a medium sized item that looked like possibly leather. Without too much context the year 1235 was mentioned. It will be interesting to see what is found deep in the 2nd can next week.

Steven

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