Show: The Curse of Oak Island
Title: The French Connection
Original Air Date: January 9, 2018
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Synopsis: The dig continues. They are now 10 feet down and adding a new casing and bolting it together. It will take 4 to 5 days to get to 150 feet. Rick and the nephews travel to France to meet the researcher. She has found a connection with Oak Island and the Templars. The HO Stone. It is a Christogram. On the island, Laird returns. They head back to the site where they had to stop working. They now have a permit and Laird will lead an archeological dig. Rick, his nephews and the researcher arrive at the castle. The castle is built on a rock, it has no foundation. They all sit together at a table and Rick shows her a copy of the map. He asks her about the translation. She determines the writing is in Old French or slang. One translation was not about a drink, but instead “towards the west.” After the meeting, she gives Rick the key to go down to the rock. On the island, the excavation at the site continues. Laird is removing dirt and the others are sifting what he excavates. While sifting they find a small piece of pottery. The foundation is partially uncovered but it’s not big enough to be a house. In France, Rick and company are now exploring the rock that the castle is built on. They didn’t find any carvings though. She explains there aren’t carvings because the course of the river was moved under the castle for leather tanning and the river most likely washed all the carvings away. They move on to meet Templar expert Jerry Glover. He takes them to the Dome house, where Templar’s were imprisoned. He shows them carvings in the wall and tells them they used their nails and teeth and whatever they had to make them. They also see the French family’s coat of arms. There are all kinds of different images including crosses, the tree of life, Tanit and other figures. They return home and share the information they learned with the team. The H8 dig is still going and will shortly reach a depth of 50 feet.