Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: The Trail of the Templars
Original Air Date: December 16, 2014
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Synopsis: The team arrives back at the swamp. Jack goes into the swamp to put in the hose to suck the water out. It has to be moved to the west side of the island. It can’t just be dumped into the ocean. Their last attempt to drain the swamp failed due to natural springs. This time he’s brought stronger pumps and more of them to succeed in the draining process. While it’s draining he heads to Scotland with his son and Dave to join Mary and his son. They all meet Kathleen at the Salt Coats and she introduces them to Alan Butler. He’s done a lot of research on the Templars and their myths. They walk to this tower that they climb up. They’re viewing a natural harbor. The French would not have dared to come into it. They discuss a plot between King Philip the 4th and the Pope to destroy the Templars. But 18 ships believed to be carrying the treasure escape to Scotland. These treasures can only be held on sacred ground. On the island Jack is searching for other ways to get to the tunnels with Dave Blankenship. They are investigating the “bald spot” on the island, trees never grow there. Dave uses a technique called dowsing. If rods cross without any manipulation it could mean a source of water or space. During his walk the rods crossed and believes he found a tunnel. In Kilwinning, Scotland the group arrive at Kilwinning Abby, believed to be the most sacred site in Scotland. The monks were skilled at building and constructed more than 500 structures in just 5 years. They are also known to be able to build complicated tunnels. Kathleen and Alan believe they came to the monks to enlist them to help build the underground structures on Oak Island to protect the treasures. Back on the island the bald spot is being looked at by Craig. It’s also next to the Boulderless Beach. All the rocks and boulders have been removed, but the rest of the beaches have them. An excavator has been brought it that can dig to 12 feet. They dig the 12 feet and come up empty. In Scotland Kathleen takes them to Roslin Chapel. It was built by free masons and designed to be a Catholic Church. Many believe the carvings will solve the Oak Island mystery. The education tells them the legend is that the Templars and a man named Sinclair traveled to Nova Scotia good hundred years before Christopher Columbus. Native Nova Scotian people log their first meeting with Europeans in 1393. When he came back, he brought corn. The chapel was built in 1456 well before Christopher Columbus’s journey to the new world. The inclusion of corn in this chapel links it to Oak Island. The education manager also points out two more plants are depicted in the chapel that are only found in the new world, North America. The go to a bar called “The Grail” down the street. On the island they fill the whole back in and decide on another location in the bald spot to dig. They reach the 12 feet again but come up with nothing. Craig is not done with this location. On their final night in Scotland they meet with Alan and he gives them a presentation. He speaks of a threshing floor. On the island the kids who found a big tree found a layer of flat paving stones, 13 feet in diameter, which is the diameter of a threshing floor. The Royal Arc of Enoch and the free masons all connect to the island. There were a set of Enochian chambers found. These held precious treasures. He believes the Oak Island has the same set of Enochian Chambers. He believes they are 996 feet from the Money Pit. That falls right on the edge of the swamp on the island. Kathleen tells them the prophecies state that the new Jerusalem will be build on an island of swamp. He used the megalithic yard as a measure as that is what the Templars used as their unit of measure. Everyone returns to the island. The swamp is mostly drained and they lay out plywood on the muddy swamp.