Pirate Gold of Adak Island on Netflix

eelecurb

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Feb 12, 2011
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Yesterday I watched all eight episodes of the new Netflix series "Pirate Gold of Adak Island". The legend is that in the late 1800s a "pirate" buried 150 cans of gold coins on the island. Supposedly, two cans have been found - one in the 1950s and one in the 70s if I remember correctly. I won't reveal spoilers but to me it seemed very slow and heavily scripted. And let's just say I don't believe the ending was "authentic". Anyone else have an opinion?
 

arizona88

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Yesterday I watched all eight episodes of the new Netflix series "Pirate Gold of Adak Island". The legend is that in the late 1800s a "pirate" buried 150 cans of gold coins on the island. Supposedly, two cans have been found - one in the 1950s and one in the 70s if I remember correctly. I won't reveal spoilers but to me it seemed very slow and heavily scripted. And let's just say I don't believe the ending was "authentic". Anyone else have an opinion?
I watched/listened to the show 2 days ago and I was thinking the same thing. Also how can they have all of this somewhat detailed information on Dwargstof. Like how did they know about the big metal milk jugs that had gold?? Did they have a journal 📔 about him or something?? What happen to the gold coins the soldier found? You think they have them in a museum or at least one of them. If this is all real and the coins they found at the end not to be a spoiler lol are real then send this crew to Oak Island to make some real progress lol!
 

fuzzy535

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just started watching it...not a terrible show but i have all the same questions..And thank you for not spoiling it!
 

Channel2

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...And thank you for not spoiling it!

Well... Let me know when you are ready for me to spoil it.

(The entire story from A to Z is a literary hoax created in 1971 by a well-known pulp-fiction novelist. The man, the ship, the backstory--the entire legend is pure `pulp magazine` fiction.)

C
 

fuzzy535

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still find it entertaining though...Im no expert detectorist but it seems to me that this crew pretty much just bought all new equipment..everything they use looks like it came right out of a box..Another issue i have is i find it odd that the government is trying to take away alot of our gun rights yet they just burred live ordnance up there and put a fence and a sign up..now granted it is pretty remote but lets be honest here..Why didnt they just detonate it as well?
 

SD51

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Made it through the first two episodes. Trying to understand how they can differentiate (with detectors) between a bomb and a sealed can filled with Gold coins! Reminded me of the famous scene in "Detectorists" when Terry is convinced the farmer won't let them search in a certain field and Terry believes it's because he buried his missing wife there.

 

crashbandicoot

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still find it entertaining though...Im no expert detectorist but it seems to me that this crew pretty much just bought all new equipment..everything they use looks like it came right out of a box..Another issue i have is i find it odd that the government is trying to take away alot of our gun rights yet they just burred live ordnance up there and put a fence and a sign up..now granted it is pretty remote but lets be honest here..Why didnt they just detonate it as well?
Depending on the type of ordnance,just take it offshore a few miles and shove er over the side.The Bering Sea,s pretty deep around there I,d imagine. As cheap or cheaper than all the trouble of burying it and no fences or restricted areas to keep those nasty civilians out of.
 
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I've tried watching this, but these experts that they brought in to hunt are complete garbage... Watching mayor Thom with his military Minelab and horrible swing pattern made me really suspicious, but when the expert whipped out the yellow Garrett from academy sports I lost it. Every thing about this show is just cringe...
 

SkyPirate

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Yesterday I watched all eight episodes of the new Netflix series "Pirate Gold of Adak Island". The legend is that in the late 1800s a "pirate" buried 150 cans of gold coins on the island. Supposedly, two cans have been found - one in the 1950s and one in the 70s if I remember correctly. I won't reveal spoilers but to me it seemed very slow and heavily scripted. And let's just say I don't believe the ending was "authentic". Anyone else have an opinion?
I just finished last two episodes last night. It is possible what they found in that location after figuring out where they dumped the dirt. I doubt the whole treasure is beyond the fence though.
 

SkyPirate

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I've tried watching this, but these experts that they brought in to hunt are complete garbage... Watching mayor Thom with his military Minelab and horrible swing pattern made me really suspicious, but when the expert whipped out the yellow Garrett from academy sports I lost it. Every thing about this show is just cringe...
How about when the one guy was walking up the hill and using his detector as a walking stick, putting all his weight on it and pulling himself up?
 

chub

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Agree....When I saw $350M being searched for with Ace 250.... also very convenient that the only significant finds were in the last few minutes of the last episode....Lol. I also wondered where the *intel* came from regarding the number of cans...etc etc. As if a crappy fence that you could walk around would stop you from searching.... I skimmed it anyway so no loss of time. But yeah pretty fake imho
 

bc5391

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what got me is how 3 of them with detectors were able to cover every square inch of ground in just hours, hell just hat hill would have taken me 2 weeks or better, and I would still be at the creek panning.
 

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