|Oak Island, of course.|
Well, the new season is off and I wasn’t disappointed. By that I mean that the same sort of hyperbole that has inflected the first seasons has returned. We have overblown hype and then the big letdown. We are told, almost from the beginning of this new episode, that storms during the winter have battered Oak Island and done damage. The road that lead around the perimeter of the island has been eroded to the point of nonexistence and that will prevent them from getting the big equipment in to location of the old Money Pit.
We see parts of the road that look little more than a narrow levee keeping the sea at bay (yeah, I did that on purpose). We are told that this might just wreck their plans for the season, but, of course, we all know that’s not true because here we are at the beginning of the new season. They do manage to repair the road so that they can bring in all the big equipment.
There wasn’t much else in this show. There was a recap of what has happened in the past. We are reminded about all the “major discoveries” which included a Spanish coin, evidence of an English camp, the that strange, gold, metallic thing they had seen on a camera sent down one of the boreholes. Now, they send a diver down into that area again to see if he can find it. I have to admit that I wouldn’t do that. Seems to be too dangerous, but then the diver seemed to know what he was doing and was able to get out alive. But he didn’t find that bit of gold, whatever it might have been.
They also used a metal detector to reexamine the material brought to the surface during those boring operations (and yes, I did that on purpose too). In it they found a long spike that they thought might be evidence of a ship or something. They don’t often think that what they find might have been left by all those who were searching for the treasure during the 220 years since the discovery of the alleged Money Pit. It could easily have been part of the structures erected during all that digging on the island. It could be parts of the numerous shaft dug all over the place. It could be nothing of importance, except in the show, anything found seems to be of overwhelming importance.
I probably wouldn’t have bothered with even mentioning these new episodes that kicked off the season except for the tragedy that hit the Tester family. We learn that Craig Tester’s 16-year-old son, Drake Tester, had died just a few weeks before the Laginas and their team returned to Oak Island. I can’t image the pain of losing a child. The tribute done at the end of the broadcast was touching and gave all of us watching a different look at those who have attempted to learn the truth about Oak Island. I am saddened by the loss and wish the family the best in the future.