Season 9 of The Curse of Oak Island is drawing to a close. This week there seemed to be more activity and it looks like they are building toward the finale. It seems that they are waiting for the last episode of the year to show what they have found, if anything?
In the episode tonight they showed a lot of wood pulled from the fourth large can. The wood is most likely from the well know Hedden shaft dug by a previous researcher.
However near the end of the episode they also started pulling up much older wood that may be from the original Money Pit. It was interesting to see a wooden peg that would have predated any searcher work.
They also showed some excavation work on Lot 8 where they had seen anomalies in magnetometer data. They only had a permit to excavate five feet deep where they expected to find something. They did find a large rock, which may have been what showed up as the anomaly.
They also met with a researcher who had a new theory about the garnet broach found several seasons ago. He mentioned that it may have been a stone from a Masonic High Priest breastplate. Again, a connection to Templars. I am skeptical about this as I don’t believe it would have the right setting to be in a breastplate.
The theory is actually not new as the researcher wrote about this four years ago after the broach was first found.
The biggest excitement of the episode came right at the end when the hammer grab tool brought up a large metal shield. This was expected as it was know that a shield had been used at the base of the Hedden shaft that previous searchers dug in this area.
The preview for next week showed the metal can moving down quicker than normal which may indicate a chamber or an area of loose material. It also showed parts of what is believed to be the vault they expected to be in this area. It looks like it will be a very exciting episode.
This was episode 21 and last year there were 25 episodes, so the season is drawing to a close. They have been talking about the weather change and how they will soon have to suspend work for the year.
What did they find? How exciting will it be next week?