Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: Voices from Below
Original Air Date: January 26, 2016
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Synopsis: They bring in another rig to drill some more test holes a bit north of where they think they found the top of the vault. The system they will use is a cyclone method. Water and air get forced in pushing anything up. A lot of wood comes up. One piece is black wood and most like very old. They aren’t sure if they have hit an old searcher tunnel or something older. However, they hit bedrock at about 60 feet. But Rick is determined to drill for 200 feet. The water changes color again and they hit a void and clear water is coming out. The void is about 7 feet high. The void started at 171 feet and it’s still dropping. Have they found two vaults? The first measurement is 7 feet, but the drill bar keeps dropping. The cavity goes 21 feet. Dave brings over the backhoe to empty out all the stuff that came out to be analyzed. Jack scans it with a metal detector. He gets a hit. It is metal and it’s not natural. Rick brings Lynn Walsh, the granddaughter of Maynard Kaiser who has brought some people with her, the second man who died on Oak Island. He believed it was Captain Kidd’s treasure. She reveals that her grandfather’s body was never recovered. Could it possibly be his body that washed into the bottom of 10X? Rick takes the group to the memorial. John Chatterton, the diver, and his team have arrived on Oak Island. The whole team meets in the war room (some on video conference call). They show John the sonar scans. He will dive in just a wetsuit with an umblical and steel toed boots. The umbilical will also pump warm water through the suit so that he won’t be cold. It’s dive day and the team gets ready. The two divers get dropped into the shaft. John begins his descent, he is following the ladder down. 10 minutes in and he’s at the 27″ opening and heading down. He’s now at the drill bar and visibility is good enough it can be seen on the video uplink. While he is trying to get around the drill bar his umbilical has become stuck. Suddenly he announces he’s free and past the drill bar. He’s in the chamber.