Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: Return to the Money Pit
Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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Synopsis: Marty and Rick are back at the Money Pit. They are drilling and taking a core sample. Their target depth is 140 feet. The drilling stops, something’s been hit and the drill can’t go any farther. The drill had only gone 53 feet down. They discuss the stone found at 90 feet which had a code on it that was translated to read “40 feet below 2 millions pounds are buried.” The drill core gets cleared out to see what clogged/stopped it. It was rock and wood. Some history is discussed. That cement was found at 140 feet. However, it was halted when another hole was drilled and started to fill with water. They try drilling the spot again, but once again it stops at 53 feet. They can’t drill through the debris left over from all the previous digs. Dan comes up to them and informs them it’s the Chapel shaft. He identifies the wood they are hitting as spruce, which is why he says it’s the Chapel Shaft. He gives them a new location to drill in and they take his advice. The team gathers in the war room. Paul Troutman joins them. His father worked along side Dan on the island and worked for Robert Dunfield, who was one of the previous treasure hunters. The father and son death are discussed. Due to that accident Dunfield took over the excavating contract and was doing the work himself. Paul shows them a color video that was shot back then. It shows the destruction. He widened the pit and dug it 100 feet deep. However, the hole collapsed and Dunfield left soon after. There are artifacts purposely included in the video that are gone from the island now. Back at the money pit a new, stronger drill bit has arrived. It’s made to go threw all kinds of debris. At Smith’s Cove several team members meet up and scan the cove with a metal detector. They find an old button. It’s a military button that dates to around the 1700s. The next drilling attempt comes to a halt, but it does get farther, around 105 feet. However, it’s not the 140 feet depth they seek. Marty decides that the rig is just too small to complete the project. He wants a bigger, more powerful rig for drilling. The metal detecting moves to the forest searching for more artifacts. They get another hit. It’s penny sized and not a perfect circle. It’s believe to be another 17th century Spanish coin. The retire to the tavern. They talk with some more treasure hunters. They discuss the find in the woods, the Spanish coin. Marty is happy and looks forward to more things being found. The treasure hunters speak of a symbol found on Nova Scotia regarding King Soloman’s Temple. He goes on about a language that should not be on Oak Island or in Nova Scotia. They head to the island to look at a specific glyph. They arrive at the location. They’ve brought some specialized cameras to “lift” a 3D image of the glyph off of the rock. They find a flat rock with a symbol that looks similar to a pentagram. However, it has 8 points. They clean it. The symbol comes from the holy land. The native tribes history says that it’s their oldest glyph. They scan the glyph to get a full 3D image of it. The treasure hunter says that the symbols on the rock that was in the money pit match the glyph here. He also believes that they are both about the same age.