Oak Island – More Clues

Season 10 of The Curse of Oak Island continues to show new discoveries and theories.

This week on Oak Island they first showed the latest developments in the swamp and the Garden Shaft.

In the Garden Shaft they started clearing out the final ten feet so they could finish the reconstruction.

In the swamp they continued to investigate the new rock feature that seems to gently ramp up from the paved area to the stone road.

While metal detecting on Lot 5 they found another nail and also something that really surprised them.

Curse of Oak Island, History Channel, Did they find anything?Of course, one thing to remember is that the dig season is already over. They have taken the time to determine how to present things each week to build suspense and keep viewers tuned in.

oak Island, Money Pit, Mahone BayThe item that they found on lot five with metal detecting turned out to be a round coin like object made of lead. Perhaps it was a trade token, and more investigation was scheduled. The piece has two holes through the disc and has scalloped edges.

On Lot 5 they also looked at a round depression that seems to be lined with stones. It looks a bit like a circular foundation and they will start to investigate it to find out more. It was first shown to Laird more than 20 years ago, but has been unavailable for investigation until the recent acquisition of the lot.

Curse of Oak Island, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

In the war room, they met with an Italian researcher whose research including looking at what is called the Cremona document. The document possibly mentions Oak Island as it talks about an island of Oak across the sea. Perhaps the Templars stored a treasure on the island as they fled Europe looking for a safe haven.  This would’ve happened about 150 years before Columbus.

The researcher also talked about an old document that was recently found. It was written decades before the voyages of Columbus and mentioned trips to what is today North America. He also mentioned that he had just found out that he has gained access to the Vatican archives which are a treasure trove of early documents that have not been reviewed for centuries.

oak island, curse of oak lsland, satellite, money pitBack at the Garden Shaft they found a wooden barrel hoop at a depth of 70 feet as they were cleaning out the shaft. They also started drilling test holes to find if anything is close to the shaft.

As the swamp has continued to dry out, they are looking closer at the paved area and doing some more metal detecting. They also found a wood item that is hand cut which may help to date the area.

They found that the metal composition signature of the round lead piece is similar to an item that could possibly connect to Roman mines on Sardinia off the coast of Italy.

Update: I finally remembered what the lead piece reminded me of. It is a good possibility that it is a hem weight or something similar. In Oak Island talk, it looks exactly like a hem weight.

Hem weights would have been used with uniforms to keep them in place during high winds or swift movement. They could also have been used in numerous other ways to simply weigh things down to keep them in place. The two holes would have been used to attach them to fabric (similar to attaching a button) or any other item.

In the preview of the next episode they showed the round depression on Lot 5 being measured and it is the same size as the Money Pit. Perhaps there is some connection. They also talked about find the oldest metal object so far in the swamp and also someone talking about 5th century Rome. What did they find?


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2 Responses to Oak Island – More Clues

  1. joe hawkins says:

    could the lead weight with the two holes be a spinning button toy?

    • vanbraman says:

      Probably not a spinning button toy.
      More likely to be a hem weight or something similar. The two holes would be used to sew the weight to something that needed to be kept in place because of wind or movement.

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