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1 hour ago, Westx said:

More on the wire. Yes i DVR the show. Went back and this "wire" sticks out of the wall of the trench about waist high to Rick.  They had to of seen it. Sure they will discount it as "Searcher" leftovers.  Wonder why they didnt comment on it.

Which episode is that? We’re only up to Ep4 in the UK

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On 01/02/2019 at 10:21 PM, pezgirl7 said:

In a recent episode they ran a test to see how far off the bore holes missed their mark, because as the drill goes down, it inevitably pitches off to the side when it hits friction. Some were off by quite a few feet.

I noticed that the ‘chamber’ that was recently missed was quoted as being 30’, they don’t say 30’ X the other dimension, was it 30’ X 30’ or 30’ X 12”? That makes a big difference when as you say, the drill can deflect by a good few feet. 

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4 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

Which episode is that? We’re only up to Ep4 in the UK

 

4 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

Which episode is that? We’re only up to Ep4 in the UK

Not sure the # of episode. Here in U

S. its on tuesdays.  On Digging Deeper right now.  Eposode is called Wharfs and All.

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10 hours ago, Westx said:

Not sure the # of episode. Here in U

S. its on tuesdays.  On Digging Deeper right now.  Eposode is called Wharfs and All.

Thanks, 

Wharfs and All is Ep 11, we’re way behind, time to hit the torrents!

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Must say that this forum is scads more entertaining than the show.  My SO still likes to watch it but I find it about as interesting at this point as watching paint dry.  

I keep thinking that if they ever really found anything of real importance (Ark of the Covenant, anybody?), we would be reading about it in the news prior to an episode airing.   Just weird though how the equipment keeps failing when it shouldn't.  

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Thank god this is on the DVR so I can fast forward through all the repetitive bullshit.  I hate that they make me keep tuning in each week for the big reveal, which seems to happen in the last 5 minutes of every episode. 

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I want to talk about the inscribed stone they found a little while back.  I think it's a big stretch to suggest it was Gothic writing.  In fact, the expert only mentioned that it looked kind of like Gothic writing, but in her opinion it looked decorative, and not like writing at all.  But the group all seemed to want to go with the Gothic writing idea.

If it is writing, I thought it looked mostly like Ogham, an ancient Irish script.  I'm sure if it was, someone would be pushing the idea.  Here's an example of it:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a0/2c/0e/a02c0ef648456c3a39f1a0b75d8e6266.gif

Notice it uses an underscored line (although it runs vertical), but the writing should be on both sides of it.  I don't actually think it's Ogham, maybe it could be something related to it?

But what it most looks like to me is some sort of stone that sat underneath a gutter where water kept running over it, and over time it eroded marks into it.

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53 minutes ago, rmontro said:

But what it most looks like to me is some sort of stone that sat underneath a gutter where water kept running over it, and over time it eroded marks into it.

What the heck fun would THAT be???

Yeah when they brought in the CUA person I cringed.    I went to law school at CUA.   They do not need to be involved in this folderol.    The guys were pushing so hard for a definitive answer that this was a CLUE to TREASURE.   When she wanted more information, they were all "we built a 3 d model."   No she needs to see the original so she can sure nothing can added.   Unlike the 90 foot stone that no one has seen since it was "translated."

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5 minutes ago, merylinkid said:

When she wanted more information, they were all "we built a 3 d model."   No she needs to see the original so she can sure nothing can added. 

I guess I'm not the only one then who thinks that the markings on the 3d model look nothing like the markings on the real stone?  On the model they look like runes, and on the stone it looks like lines.  

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2 hours ago, rmontro said:

I guess I'm not the only one then who thinks that the markings on the 3d model look nothing like the markings on the real stone?  On the model they look like runes, and on the stone it looks like lines.  

I thought the scan was a total waste of money. It hardly showed any detail. You could see way more detail in the photos. I'm glad the expert set them straight and told them it was decorative. Marty didn't seem very happy about that.

I have to confess that I'm starting to get a crush on Alex. Doh. I Googled him and he has a degree in mechanical engineering. Strange that they've never mentioned that.

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On 2/6/2019 at 11:10 PM, pezgirl7 said:

I thought the scan was a total waste of money. It hardly showed any detail. You could see way more detail in the photos. I'm glad the expert set them straight and told them it was decorative. Marty didn't seem very happy about that.

Let's face it, the real money maker here is the TV show.

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Lol, cracks me up every time something is said by someone and the camera pans to someone's face for their reaction.  Old Charles Barkhouse & Dave Blankenship always look like they are about to blow beets  knowing they are spending so much money on all this hoping beyond hope they find something more than a few bobby dazzlers of  a lead cross,buttons?,gilded pendant,broken pottery, rotten book binding, bones etc.....

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I just watched the first episode last night, there was a comment that Smith's Cove was thought to contain the remains of ONE semi-intact finger drain.   I guess that explains why they weren't looking for the others this season when they found the one (supposedly).  I don't know how they came to the conclusion that the others were gone, or that the one left was only semi-intact, but that's what they said.

This season is the first season I've watched, so I'm probably behind on a lot of stuff.  I'll probably be watching all the back episodes over the coming weeks or months.

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I’ll admit, when the actual archaeologist has a huge smile in his face and is clearly excited by something they have uncovered, my interest level rises. 

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On 11/11/2014 at 10:09 PM, merylinkid said:

Why is everyone surprised the pit and swamp flood?   The whole island has a max height of 36 feet above sea level.   You dig too far down, you hit water.   My theory is the "money pit" is a well someone dug once upon a time.   It kept flooding with seawater, so they capped it off with a big stone they found.

Sounds like a good theory.

It would be funny if they drilled down so deep, and then the whole island just sank lol.  It would be awful to lose the menorah from Solomon's Temple that way though...

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Tonight may be the last straw.   Ghost hunting now?    Really?    It was not only total filler it was STUPID (even for this show) filler.    

Loved when they were listening to the recording and all you heard with hissing.   My husband noticed that the meter never moved and then they closed the laptop as the camera began to move.    There was NOTHING being played.   Oh he also pointed out that the 17th century person of Asian descent probably wouldn't respond to question English.

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I don't  know if any of what we saw last night really happened or not but I do know that the mind can play tricks on a person especially in a dark foggy uninhabited place with a mysterious past.

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Loved that the brothers don’t believe in the curse that is part the title of their show!  “What could have caused the clanging noise below?”  “Oh, lots of things.”

and no one knows where the basis of the curse (7 men must die) comes from.  Ok then.

Was this taped recently or a long time ago?  Maybe I’m blanking, but when did they drain the swamp.

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2 hours ago, Mrs peel said:

Loved that the brothers don’t believe in the curse that is part the title of their show!  “What could have caused the clanging noise below?”  “Oh, lots of things.”

and no one knows where the basis of the curse (7 men must die) comes from.  Ok then.

Was this taped recently or a long time ago?  Maybe I’m blanking, but when did they drain the swamp.

I'm glad you brought up the swamp.  That was new footage. I didn't know they drained it successfully.   I remember a few seasons back they tried but couldn't get it completely drained.    The "swamp" we saw this week was dry.   I hope they'll get it into it in another episode this season.

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50 minutes ago, AnnA said:

The "swamp" we saw this week was dry.   I hope they'll get it into it in another episode this season.

We’re only up to Ep7 here, have they drained the swamp as well as Smith’s Cove now?

Speaking Of Smith’s Cove, they put the last piece of the dam in tonight only to discover later that the whole ting leaked like a sieve. After a million dollars being spent on the damn thing, I was a little surprised at the contractors attitude to the situation. 

Speaking to Rick he was saying they do make a rapid setting caulk, so if YOU can mark the areas that need doing then YOU can go out at low tide and fill the gaps in the joints, so low and behold we saw the two kids outside with their caulk guns doing the job that the contractor should be doing.

It was hardly a glowing reference for the firm involved, I can’t believe that Rick, and especially the people paying for the thing, were so restrained when discussing it

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2 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

We’re only up to Ep7 here, have they drained the swamp as well as Smith’s Cove now?

Speaking Of Smith’s Cove, they put the last piece of the dam in tonight only to discover later that the whole ting leaked like a sieve. After a million dollars being spent on the damn thing, I was a little surprised at the contractors attitude to the situation. 

Speaking to Rick he was saying they do make a rapid setting caulk, so if YOU can mark the areas that need doing then YOU can go out at low tide and fill the gaps in the joints, so low and behold we saw the two kids outside with their caulk guns doing the job that the contractor should be doing.

It was hardly a glowing reference for the firm involved, I can’t believe that Rick, and especially the people paying for the thing, were so restrained when discussing it

They make the caulk for a reason.     I think it's like any big project, you build it then find out the glitches.   Then you fix the glitches.

Yeah, I had never heard of the curse before this show.   Not that I had been more than casual reader about Oak Island but still you would think something like that would have come up.    I think they made up the curse to be more interesting and make the title catchier.   "Digging Holes All Over Oak Island" just doesn't have the same sort of panache.   

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4 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

We’re only up to Ep7 here, have they drained the swamp as well as Smith’s Cove now?

Speaking Of Smith’s Cove, they put the last piece of the dam in tonight only to discover later that the whole ting leaked like a sieve. After a million dollars being spent on the damn thing, I was a little surprised at the contractors attitude to the situation. 

Speaking to Rick he was saying they do make a rapid setting caulk, so if YOU can mark the areas that need doing then YOU can go out at low tide and fill the gaps in the joints, so low and behold we saw the two kids outside with their caulk guns doing the job that the contractor should be doing.

It was hardly a glowing reference for the firm involved, I can’t believe that Rick, and especially the people paying for the thing, were so restrained when discussing it

Hmmm...I’ve seen way past that episode with the caulk.  I actually thought the ghost stories was a filler for between seasons.

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