Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: The Eight Pointed Star
Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
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Synopsis: They invite Hutton and his cousin [the treasure hunters in the previous episode] into the war room. Hutton’s claim is the glyph he showed them is connected to the holy land. He’s come to present his theory. He believes that the ark of the covenant is buried on Oak Island. He goes on to speak of a society that was capable of navigating by the stars. The voyage was 582-596 BC. They left the holy land and sailed around Ireland and ended in Nova Scotia. He is talking about the Phoenicians. There are five known locations that they traveled to. They also left specific inscriptions where they went and they have been found. He believes the stone found at 90 feet was written in their language. The coins are trail markers. Those coins were found at each location they stopped and are Carthaginian. These were also found not far from the glyph in Nova Scotia. Their symbol is an 8 sided star. The Templars are also brought up and they believe they were here looking. Several days later the larger drill rig arrives. They are trying to find the Halifax shaft. It’s located 200 feet south of the money pit. However, the shaft failed as well, once they got close to the money pit tunnel this shaft flooded as well. The go back to Smith’s Cove and do some more metal detecting. They want to find their own ancient coin. They get their first hit on the beach and it’s a pull tab from an aluminum can. The metal detector goes off again. It’s a coin. It’s a British coin dated 1771. Back to the search for the Halifax tunnel. All they are getting is dirt, no water. Rick asks Dan if he knows about the pink on the beach. The island has lots of “fools gold” and it’s oxidizing and turned pink. Another hit on the beach leads to another coin. It’s another British coin from the 1700s. They head to the next X marked in their continued search for the Halifax shaft. The drill gets stuck and they have to pump water as well to try and get the drill all the way down. Back to the drawing board they go. They meet with Robert Myra, the counselor in the area to discuss the bill about Oak Island. He says the government is no longer happy only getting 10% of the treasure if found, now they want 25%. But he has good news, the bill has been killed. Back at the money pit they are trying to determine if the new rig can drill through all the debris. They do their best to provide adequate support for the bigger rig and to keep it from falling over. As they try to start drilling the rig starts to tip over in the mud. Suddenly, there is a large amount of water. They pull the rig out, shore up the ground, and put it back.