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    I agree about the ratings. I suspect that at the ending of this series on the Curse of Oak Island, that we'll see perhaps a few new clues. If the viewer ratings are good the History Channel may decide to do a Curse of Oak Island, Part 2. If Rick and Marty Lagina intend on continuing the search we might see continued documentary coverage.
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    and perfect logic as well

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    all channels need good ratings. I notice the weather channel has a hard time getting the weather on of late.

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    Don't mean to rain on a parade. Best wishes to all. I used to visit jeepforums. There's soo many out there. : )
    I can find everything but my car keys and the tv remote !

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    Totally off topic.................

    I note the Jeep in your avatar. We're a jeep family. For many years we owned a 1946 Willys CJ2A and we currently have a completely restored 1948 Willys Overland stationwagon. We sold the 1946 CJ2A last year, but before it was sold we had the 1946, the 1948, and a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We just bought a 2006 Jeep Cherokee Overland.

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    you had me at willys, you had me at willys. Find a hot female avatar and you can add me as a friend

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    < has a 93 cherokee

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    A willy! Lucky sob

    I got a 94 grand Cherokee and wish it was a 98 grand Cherokee with the 5.9

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    Still have my 1945 jeep, but it needs work

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    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real de Tayopa Tropical Tramp View Post
    Still have my 1945 jeep, but it needs work

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    "Por favor", Don Jose, an unemployed Jeep?

    Homar

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    Test post to see if my avatar appears and two pictures I've uploaded

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    This post is definitely off topic............

    My avatar is our 1948 Willys Overland station wagon. The first picture above is on the day we bought it. It was in a junkyard and we had to trailer it home. As you can see, it had a lot of rust. It was missing the rear seat and a lot of parts.

    A year and 10 months later the restoration is complete. My husband did all the labor. I shopped online for missing parts. I researched paint colors and found an automotive paint store that had the formulas for car paint back into the 1940s. I found the original formula for the paint colors used in for the 1948 Willys Overland wagon and we had them custom mixed. Since the picture on the right was taken, we've found the original hubcaps.

    This past year, my husband replaced the original Jeep engine with a V-8.

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    Why dont they position the drilling rig right over the pit on temporary scaffolding and drill right down through the center and sink well casing down and suction everything out of the bottom?

    As long as the ground water is high they will have nearly zero feet of column water lift and could dredge the bottom from the surface. It makes no sense that they havent done this with modern equipment. I guess that would end the legend or then someone would say they missed the real pit because of all the past excavations. There is no winning, just drill the hole and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burlbark View Post
    Why dont they position the drilling rig right over the pit on temporary scaffolding and drill right down through the center and sink well casing down and suction everything out of the bottom?

    As long as the ground water is high they will have nearly zero feet of column water lift and could dredge the bottom from the surface. It makes no sense that they havent done this with modern equipment. I guess that would end the legend or then someone would say they missed the real pit because of all the past excavations. There is no winning, just drill the hole and be done with it.
    Too much money to be made off speculators

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    I can't comment on Jeeps, although I certainly wouldn't mind owning one of the older ones.

    About that castle, though...what castle? The one that Joan Hope wrote about, or the one that the people that read her book exaggerated? (And believe you me, she got some things wrong, from the rocks to the sword point to (probably) the leprechauns stealing her neighbor's car, but I'm not qualified to discuss little green car thieves.)

    When she first started researching the story and asking the old timers, she concluded that there had been a 17th century mansion (mansion for that time, not our time - about the size of a modern single family home) at the site. I can agree with this. Where in the hell she got the other stuff is largely beyond me, but the sketch just kept getting bigger and bigger, and then there were towers, and then there was a wall, and then where the heck did all that stone go when the thing collapsed? There are ruined castles in Europe that have not been maintained for centuries, but they're still easily recognizable for what they were. Why is it that this castle in Canada was left alone for a few hundred years and all that we have left is foundations that don't match its supposed dimensions?

    I'm reminded of my childhood in New England. I think that I know the answer to this, and it doesn't involve castles. A few of you may know what I'm talking about.

    I'm not seeing it. And while I have no doubt that the Norsemen passed through that area (I'm personally convinced that they made it at least as far south as MA; even the sagas support this), that probably wasn't a "Viking" sword tip that she found. I do find it interesting though that proponents of theories that don't involve the Vikings, use information meant to support the Vikings to prop up their own positions. There's a lesson here, but I'm not sure what it is.

    Apologies if I'm coming off as unduly harsh. Let me say right now that I'm not trying to piss anyone off, and that I'm far from the most informed man on the subject; I hadn't even started researching this until a few days ago. However, with a minimal investment of time, I've found all sorts of things wrong with this legend. My confusion comes from whether or not the more learned folks have some sort of astonishing information that's not commonly available, or (if I suspect) we're working with the same material, but they skipped a few sentences.

    I'm still waiting to hear how a jarl could have taken a few years off to build a castle in North America. My mind is not closed on the subject, but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. I'm a bit shocked that this hasn't come up yet. If anyone here does not know how important the title of jarl was (and what sort of duties that this title entailed), I highly recommend that you research this. It will shed quite a bit of light on why Sinclair could not have made that trip, regardless of his connections or obligations. (One might argue that his most important connection - and obligation - was the one to the King of Norway, as without that one, he literally had nothing. His cousin, however...)

    What I'm most curious about is why no one in this thread has suggested that Zichmni was not Sinclair himself, but merely one of Sinclair's men. It's the one possibility that I can't definitively debunk. The Zeno bros. story is still horse apples for multiple reasons (and is unreliable if real), and Sinclair's family were not friends of the Templars, and Sinclair himself was born a generation after they'd been disbanded, but as implausible as this is, it is still technically plausible. I've never seen it before. Why not?

 

 
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