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So in the season finale they didn't indicate that they're giving up next year; they intend to honeycomb drill a new zone near the garden shaft and baby blob.

IMO the Garden Shaft is permanently dead because of flooding. I wonder if the plan of a giant pit could have succeeded if they had use the frozen earth method? But then would the salt water still have flooded it because of the lower freezing point?
 

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Hasn’t a giant pit dig been done before by Dunfield?

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I wish they'd explain why they don't do certain things like atleast take 1 scoop out from under the big rock they picked up instead of having Marty get in there and fish around in the water to see if he finds anything. That was stupid in my opinion. They didn't even have the guy that knows about dirt take a look in there to try to determine how long the rock has been there based on the soil under and around it. I know just about every where on the island they have to have permits and or archeologists right there which is fine just let us know your waiting on permit etc. They keep talking about the swamp and every year they drain it, so go on and dredge it all out and see if anything is there. They keep tip toeing around actually doing a big dig there for some reason, yet talk about it a few times a year..
 

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I stopped watching many years ago, so I'm in the dark on this one. If The Money Pit is where the money was hidden, why are they digging all over the island now? Doesn't make sense to me, unless it's just a way to avoid the inevitable fact that there's no treasure to be found...
 

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One nice thing about the program is that you can skip all of the episodes until the last one, since they are each 95%+ rehashes of previous episodes. They could probably fit a lot more new material (if they had any) into an episode if they had a narrator that doesn't talk like William Shattner.
 

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The best part is you can fall asleep and get caught up in the last 5 minutes when you wake up from your nap
 

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I'm a little tired of the continual flood tunnel references, when they excavated the beach, none were found.
There were 2 flat rocks leaning up against each other in a triangle shape, with a ground hog sized hole, and they figured that must be it.
I'm calling BS.
 

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Figure this was "done" (if anything was done) in the 18th or 19th century. Unless you are totally divorced from reality and think it was 14th century Templars. What tools and equipment they could have shipped to Oak Island in small ships that would have allowed them to defy modern digging techniques, huge Hp, equipment to get to it?

The whole concept is silly.
 

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The flood tunnels have been proven to be absolute fiction. Deep excavaions from smiths cove to the fictional money pit area disclosed that flood tunnels never existed.

The same is true with the “mysterious wooden structure” in smiths cove. Nothing more than a common wharf and ship service area.
 

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The flood tunnels have been proven to be absolute fiction. Deep excavaions from smiths cove to the fictional money pit area disclosed that flood tunnels never existed.

The same is true with the “mysterious wooden structure” in smiths cove. Nothing more than a common wharf and ship service area.
I think the ship service center makes the most sense.
 

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The whole premise of flood tunnels and The Money Pit has many flaws, but they ignore the biggest flaw in their theory. Pirates were uneducated ruffians who probably couldn't write their own name or even count to 10! No way on earth could they have devised all the traps that the Laginas and others claimed they did to protect their treasure. Not to mention it would have been physically impossible for them to dig down 100 feet or more and then dig flood tunnels by hand. Sorry, but this tale is just too far-fetched for a logical person to believe...
 

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The whole premise of flood tunnels and The Money Pit has many flaws, but they ignore the biggest flaw in their theory. Pirates were uneducated ruffians who probably couldn't write their own name or even count to 10! No way on earth could they have devised all the traps that the Laginas and others claimed they did to protect their treasure. Not to mention it would have been physically impossible for them to dig down 100 feet or more and then dig flood tunnels by hand. Sorry, but this tale is just too far-fetched for a logical person to believe...
There is one work that sums up the whole Oak island saga "Folly"



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Pirates were uneducated ruffians who probably couldn't write their own name or even count to 10!
Probably so, most of them anyway, but where's the proof, or the merest hint, that pirates were responsible?
 

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What I can't even begin to understand is why bury ANYTHING 100+ feet deep? And to what end? What's the difference between 20 feet deep vs 100+ except 80 feet and all the work? Again to what end or purpose...?
 

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The flood tunnels have been proven to be absolute fiction. Deep excavaions from smiths cove to the fictional money pit area disclosed that flood tunnels never existed.

I don't know about "flood tunnels", but Billy exposed a tunnel from Smith's Cove heading toward the money pit. It was dug until the tunnel became too deep for the long arm excavator and the sides began to collapse. While it may not qualify as a flood tunnel, it was a tunnel.
 

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I don't know about "flood tunnels", but Billy exposed a tunnel from Smith's Cove heading toward the money pit. It was dug until the tunnel became too deep for the long arm excavator and the sides began to collapse. While it may not qualify as a flood tunnel, it was a tunnel.
Tunnel…..or one of the myriad of naturally occurring underground waterways found on islands?

All of the trash and wood found always comes from a previous searcher’s digging efforts.
 

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The flood tunnels have been proven to be absolute fiction. Deep excavaions from smiths cove to the fictional money pit area disclosed that flood tunnels never existed.
Why do people keep banging on about flood tunnels? The more important consideration is whether or not there might have been a deposit of some form on Oak Island. The Laginas and many others before them have used the potential existence of flood tunnels to suggest that this indicates there was a treasure in the Money Pit that needed to be protected. But the one doesn’t necessarily follow from the other.

The first question is whether there is any real evidence of a deposit on Oak Island. The second question is, if so, where is it or, if it’s gone, where was it. However, the two questions are obviously closely related and could, and perhaps should, be combined into one. Is there a treasure on Oak Island, or was there one, and where? The answer, in actual fact, is that we currently don’t know either way, but this doesn’t stop people declaring emphatically that they do.

My view is that the Laginas should go back to the sources and, if they truly believe there’s a possibility that there’s a treasure on the island, irrespective of the presence or not of flood tunnels, then they think very carefully about how to identify where they should be looking, and at what, and why they should be doing so.

That's to say that they should stop playing at treasure hunting and get serious.
 

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I would ask where’s the proof that anything was ever buried on oak island,
Maybe you, and many others, should start looking for it instead of declaring that you know the answers to questions without needing to do any investigation.
 

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