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I fail to see ANY logic in being so intent on finding "previous searchers'" holes...they came up dry, so obviously NOT "the spot"...so why re-dig them? Oh yeah, the old "they stooped too soon" theory?
Yes - hole #4's logic escapes me completely. Dig down along another shaft?

It's almost amazing that they can find the gold flaked metal fragments of the Chappell Vault when drilling exploratory holes but come up almost completely empty when excavating a mega-shaft.
 

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Yes - hole #4's logic escapes me completely. Dig down along another shaft?

It's almost amazing that they can find the gold flaked metal fragments of the Chappell Vault when drilling exploratory holes but come up almost completely empty when excavating a mega-shaft.
If they were smart they would say that by digging these old works they will be able to confirm the exact location of their target by triangulating off these previous searcher locations.

I think of this show running off of a "Brewster's Millions" type of situation. They need to blow through X amount of money trying to find something in order to get the bigger payoff of Y amount of money.
 

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My current gripe is that they're incredibly inefficient. Last season, they found 2 wharfs near Samuel Ball's property. Last night, they went back to confirm the wharfs were there. Then they finished that segment with Alex saying something like "This was a successful dive. Now we can come back and get a better look." It would have saved them time and probably money if they'd hired a professional dive team with the right equipment to survey everything, measure, take photos, etc in one trip instead of all this repetition. Who runs a business like this?
 

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My current gripe is that they're incredibly inefficient. Last season, they found 2 wharfs near Samuel Ball's property. Last night, they went back to confirm the wharfs were there. Then they finished that segment with Alex saying something like "This was a successful dive. Now we can come back and get a better look." It would have saved them time and probably money if they'd hired a professional dive team with the right equipment to survey everything, measure, take photos, etc in one trip instead of all this repetition. Who runs a business like this?
You're assuming the show is real, not scripted fiction.

By saying, "we need to go back", they are hoping folks will tune in the following week.

There are so many holes in their fictional plot that even the laginas cannot come up with a contiguous storyline.
 

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My current gripe is that they're incredibly inefficient. Last season, they found 2 wharfs near Samuel Ball's property. Last night, they went back to confirm the wharfs were there. Then they finished that segment with Alex saying something like "This was a successful dive. Now we can come back and get a better look." It would have saved them time and probably money if they'd hired a professional dive team with the right equipment to survey everything, measure, take photos, etc in one trip instead of all this repetition. Who runs a business like this?
Last year was a search for wharf ruins, this year was running the magnetometer and following up on those traces.

The dive story was a bit mixed - on the one hand they see the magnetometer traces, but are prohibited from moving kelp or silt to expose a possible manmade object. Without proof of a manmade object, the magnetometer hit could be just a natural iron deposit. So you had Alex saying "Go, go, go" but his statements might have been made before they realized they still had nothing that would get them a search permit.

It's as though they wanted to add a new storyline to make up for being kicked out of the stone road and Spanish Galleon search areas (and only a sailmaker's needle to show at the money pit).
 
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Oak Island team chose a new spot to dig

Meanwhile, back at the Money Pit, Craig Tester had an idea of where to put the fourth and final shaft. This time they’re moving to the east and will follow in the footsteps of Erwin Hamilton, who dug a 170-foot shaft in 1940. At the time, Hamilton hit a tunnel, but thinking it was probably just a booby trap, he ignored it; Craig believes it may have been a secret chamber.
The team has previously found traces of concrete from the same area, and the Chappell Vault is thought to be encased in concrete, so the guys reckon it’s worth a dig. Fingers remain, as always, crossed.


This is just a farce now... "Craig believes it may have been a secret chamber." Why would he think that? Does he have "spider senses" he certainly does not have evidence...

Where does the "belief" that the Chapel vault is encased in concrete come from... They original chapel did not say that. Just the he found some "concrete like substance" not a box encased in concrete.

It bad enough they find nothing but even worse when they resort to twisting history to fit the 'fantasy' treasure hunting show...

I also fail to see what ever they may have found in the water has any relationship to a vast hoard of buried treasure in the money pit...

Someone dropped some metal on the ocean floor or an old boat was sunk there. How is this in anyway related to a treasure being buried in the money pit?
 

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Last year was a search for wharf ruins, this year was running the magnetometer and following up on those traces.

Oh, I just realized that the "Drilling Down" episode was actually a Matty Blake episode of "Diving Down" that recapped a wharf visit. At the end, Matty was officially inducted into the Fellowship of the Dig. And Rick admitted he was getting tired...
 
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Maybe the three families looking for The Lost Gold Of The Aztecs should visit Oak Island. The Laginas had an "expert" who was sure this gold was buried under Nolans Cross. And the Laginas have proven the quality of the experts they have brought on the show over the 158 epsiodes of the show they have aired so far....

 

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Maybe the three families looking for The Lost Gold Of The Aztecs should visit Oak Island. The Laginas had an "expert" who was sure this gold was buried under Nolans Cross. And the Laginas have proven the quality of the experts they have brought on the show over the 158 epsiodes of the show they have aired so far....

Hey, I should send this into the show as a suggestion for Season 10: re-dig the hole under Nolan's Cross; surely he didn't dig down far enough.
 

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Hey, I should send this into the show as a suggestion for Season 10: re-dig the hole under Nolan's Cross; surely he didn't dig down far enough.
The only guy that still gets excited is Jeff Begley.
 

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The only guy that still gets excited is Jeff Begley.
He only does that when the off-camera director holds up the "look excited" card.

Most of the time when one of the actors claims something significant is found, they all appear to be holding back laughter.
 

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Tonight's show tied the Templars and Freemasons to the Ark of the Covenant being buried in the Chappell Vault.

They have seemingly hit their mark for once in the the target of the can: they extracted the metal shield at the bottom of the Hedden shaft. The usual script would have them 'getting closer' to the true location of the Money Pit, but never reaching it. Now to get to the Chappell Vault which surely lies just below ... unless the Chappell Vault has migrated to a new location.
 

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Well, I learned 2 important things...

No one in a whole roomful of men knows how to pronounce "garnet."

The camera crew somehow managed to capture the hammer-grab from almost directly underneath, and from that view, it looks uncannily like a fish with a big mouth and very sharp teeth.

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In fact, the hammer-grab looks more like that fish than the garnet broach looks like the others on that Mason's bib.
 
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Tonight's show tied the Templars and Freemasons to the Ark of the Covenant being buried in the Chappell Vault.

They have seemingly hit their mark for once in the the target of the can: they extracted the metal shield at the bottom of the Hedden shaft. The usual script would have them 'getting closer' to the true location of the Money Pit, but never reaching it. Now to get to the Chappell Vault which surely lies just below ... unless the Chappell Vault has migrated to a new location.
BUT.... Chappels vault was never reported to be steel/metal it was always "meant to be wood" according to the legend. I have never seen a report of it being steel/iron... So how could finding a chunk of metal have anything to do with the "fabled" vault?

The only ever claim of a vault was a corner piece of wood with some evidence of a concrete like substance (and a void underneath the initial piece of wood) with it brought up from a 6" (or less) drill hole.

So where/what is their reason for now thinking the vault is metal..
 

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BUT.... Chappels vault was never reported to be steel/metal it was always "meant to be wood" according to the legend. I have never seen a report of it being steel/iron... So how could finding a chunk of metal have anything to do with the "fabled" vault?

The only ever claim of a vault was a corner piece of wood with some evidence of a concrete like substance (and a void underneath the initial piece of wood) with it brought up from a 6" (or less) drill hole.

So where/what is their reason for now thinking the vault is metal..
The metal shield they found was placed at the bottom of the Hedden shaft to try to protect it from collapse. Since Hedden ran out of money, the treasure of course lies just below his last work. Now, on to the Chappell Vault.

The question is: did their previous magnetometer tests in smaller nearby shafts pick up the metal from the Hedden shaft?
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Hedden ran out of money because he could no longer fleece investors since they had figured out the hoax.

The diagram above is yet another of many showing fictional things such as flood tunnels that have been proven never to have existed.
 

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