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Five Surprises on “The Curse of Oak Island” We Still Haven’t Gotten Over

The Curse of Oak Island is a television series that runs on the History Channel. While the show has a promising concept, it can sometimes lead fans down roads they didn’t expect. The show is supposed to follow two brothers that had decided to travel to Oak Island in search of a treasure that is rumored to be there. Other people have searched for the same treasure for decades without any luck. After a few built up seasons, the show finally started to get a little more interesting during the start of its fourth season. From that point forward, it only seemed to get better. Below are five of the more exciting things that have happened on the show that still make us scratch our heads today. READ MORE...

Four Times “The Curse of Oak Island” Let Fans Down

The Curse of Oak Island is not short on followers. The mystery and history surrounding the show goes back 200 years, after all. Oak Island gets its fair share of negative reviews, but for some reason, viewers will go right back to it the following week. There’s a certain something that pulls you into the show. It could be the mystery or the storytelling. Whatever it is, Oak Island has a way of making you tune in no matter how much you’ve been let down in the past, and when it comes to this show, letting viewers down is kind of a specialty. Here are five examples of moments when fans were let down, almost expectedly, by The Curse of Oak Island. READ MORE...

The Curse of Oak Island Is Continuing to Hype Its Supposed Discoveries

Considering the nature of the series, it is perhaps unsurprising that The Curse of Oak Island is continuing to hype up its supposed discoveries. This time, History is claiming that a discovery to be unveiled on the next episode could be the biggest discovery in the history of the treasure hunt on the titular island. Amusingly, this doesn’t actually sound that implausible, though that says a lot more about what has been found on Oak Island over the course of numerous expeditions over numerous decades than the significance of the supposed find. For those who are curious, the discovery is something in the shape of a cross, which is being depicted as being connected in some manner to the crosses carved by imprisoned members of the Knights Templar in France. The problem is that even if there is indeed some sort of cross-shaped item turned up by the team, it would take a lot of evidence to establish a connection between it and the crosses carved by the members of the Knights Templar. After all, the simplicity of the cross means that it is one of the most common signs to have been used by humans. For proof, look no further than the fact that there were people carving crosses into cave walls during the Stone Age, which were not limited to the basic form of the cross but also extended to various variants on the basic form such as both the ankh and the swastika. READ MORE...

Five Curse of Oak Island Theories That Have Been Debunked

As the History Channel’s "The Curse of Oak Island" reaches its fifth season finale, the series continues to explore efforts to find supposed hidden treasure on Nova Scotia’s Oak Island. In 1765 sixteen year old Daniel McGinnis and two friends rowed to the supposedly deserted Oak Island to explore. Apparently he found evidence of a previous explorer, a wooden tackle box suspended over a sunken depression in the ground and two log platforms. Ever since, theories have abounded about hidden treasure buried on the island, yet nothing has been found. The stories got the attention of Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina who read a Readers Digest article about Oak Island in 1965. The brothers explore the island and the theories in the History Channel series. READ MORE...

“The Curse of Oak Island” Airing Serious Accident on Next Episode

If you’ve been following "The Curse of Oak Island," then you’re aware of the dangers that treasure hunters face in their quests. The next episode to air will drive this reality home for anyone who thinks that this show is just a dramatization that has been carefully staged. Here is what you can expect to see on the very next installment. The most frightening episode of the fifth season Is there really a curse on Oak Island, or was this just an accident that happened by chance and the right conditions coming together? You’ll have to be the judge of that. During filming of the episode that will air on Tuesday, November, 28, 2017, a serious accident took place. It happened while the drilling crew was at work. A high pressure hose blasted a member of the team, knocking him to the ground. The hose was out of the control of the team and could have affected anyone standing nearby. READ MORE...

Curse of Oak Island: The Story of Captain James Anderson

Captain James Anderson seemed to have been a privateer at the start of the American Revolution. For those who are unsure about the exact meaning of the term, a privateer is someone who has been empowered by a government to predate upon foreign shipping, thus making them a useful supplement to a government’s naval power. This is known because there is a 1777 document recording his intentions to auction off a captured ship as well as its cargo of wood at his house in Baltimore, which was a common practice for privateers. When the American Revolution started up, Captain James Anderson was one of those who signed up with the rebel cause. As a rebel, he started out as a lieutenant on someone else’s ship but managed to rise until he was in command of his own ship. However, the captain then chose to sail into New York, which resulted in him becoming a loyalist privateer. His newfound status is mentioned by a page from the Pennsylvania Gazette, which claimed that he was one of a number of loyalist privateers operating in Chesapeake Bay. READ MORE...

How Much Funding Does Curse of Oak Island Get from the NSBI?

NSBI stands for Nova Scotia Business Inc. Like its name suggests, NSBI exists for the purpose of helping businesses in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, thus making it rather similar in nature to a wide range of organizations that can be found in a wide range of places. With that said, it is interesting to note that NSBI has a fair amount of independence from the Nova Scotian government, which was provided to it because of the latter’s concern over micromanagement. Regardless, one of NSBI’s functions is to provide funding for the purpose of making the province of Nova Scotia a more pleasing place to set up business operations. Of course, this extends to the production of both movies and TV shows, which is why NSBI has something called the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund under its umbrella. Recently, the announcement was made that NSBI would be using said fund to provide the production of The Curse of Oak Island with $1,926,689 in funding, which makes sense because the titular island is one of the more than three hundred islands that can be found in Mahone Bay off of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. READ MORE...

The Curse of Oak Island Has Gotten a $1.5 Million Boost from the Government of Nova Scotia

Recently, the production for The Curse of Oak Island received an approximate value of $1.5 million USD from a fund set up by the Nova Scotia Business Inc. for the purpose of encouraging the production of both movies and TV shows in that particular province of Canada. It is interesting to note that this was more than what the production had received for the previous season, which was $1.27 million in Canadian dollars compared to the $1.9 million Canadian dollars this time. Why Did It Get the Boost? For those who have not managed to guess based on its name, the Nova Scotia Business Inc. exists for the purpose of encouraging economic development in Nova Scotia, which includes the production of both movies and TV shows. As a result, it is much the same as other entities of its kind in that it encourages interested parties to conduct business in the province by providing them with grants as well as other incentives. READ MORE...

The Curse Of Oak Island Gets Season 5 Premiere Date On History

History has slotted Tuesday, November 7, 9 PM for the Season 5 premiere of its top nonfiction series The Curse Of Oak Island . The series, which features brothers Rick and Marty Lagina on an historic quest to solve the 222-year-old Oak Island mystery, averaged 5.4 million viewers per episode and is the networks No. 1 series in key demos. Its also a top five nonfiction series this year on cable and averaged 4.4 million total viewers last season in Live+7. The series   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2017/10/the-curse-of-oak-island-season-5-premiere-date-history-1202181734/

Latest Social Media Posts Point to a Curse of Oak Island Return

Even though many of its followers were beginning to grow weary of the never-ending treasure hunt by the end of season 4, The Curse of Oak Island still maintained a steady fan base. The same people who had become impatient about the Lagina brothers were also the same ones begging for the network to renew the show for another season. Well, it looks like The History Channel heard the pleas; we have plenty of reason to believe that the cursed show is coming back for yet another few months of digging. It’s all still speculation, as the network hasn’t made any official announcements just yet. But we’re a little ahead of the game because we tend to follow the brothers on social media. Recent media posts have popped up on Instagram showing various clues pointing to the return of the Lagina brothers to the screen. The timing is about right also. In previous seasons, The Curse of Oak Island always premiered in November. This must mean that filming has ended, and we can now spot Rick and Marty out of The Money Pit. This is exactly what’s been happening in social media. READ MORE...