Monday, March 18, 2019

Curse of Oak Island - Dan Blankenship Has Died


There is sad news for those of us who watch Curse of Oak Island. Dan Blankenship, the man who inspired so many treasure hunters and who was the “go to” guy when the Laginas had questions, has died. He was 95.
Dan Blankenship
I had wondered where he was this season and was delighted when he showed up in that golf cart recently. He had a chance to see what the Laginas had found in Smith’s Cove, and see some of his work validated, in a sense. But unlike seasons passed, the Laginas were not showing up at his house and he was missing from the War Room as they discussed their next assault on the island.
Dan lived on the island since 1965, and he and a partner owned a great deal of it until recently. He always seemed excited by what was happening and certainly played a role in this latest attempt to find the treasure.
Notice of his death was posted on Facebook with a tribute to him. It said, in part, “A true Oak Island legend, Dan was a respected and admired man. His perseverance, ingenuity and passion inspired all.”

10 comments:

TheDimov said...

I loved this guy, such tenacity and character. And tough as nails, boy. Very sad to hear.

Unknown said...

Loved him never met But Oak Island and 7th man to die Coming close.. GO R&M L.
















42N said...

Dan was the treasure of Oak Island.

Unknown said...

He seemed to be an awesome guy. So sad he won't be around to see the treasure that will be found. GOD BLESS him and his family n friends...🙏❣️

john said...

Where's his underground underwater video of the boxes and bodies?

KRandle said...

John -

They showed that video again and again on "Curse," right up until a diver went down there and found nothing like it. The images on the video were extremely poor, but given it was 1970s technology, it is amazing they got anything at all. If you wish to see the video, look at some of the earlier episodes in the series.

Unknown said...

If Dan died in march how was he on the season finally

Unknown said...

That is what I was wondering? Editing? I wish someone would clarify please.

KRandle said...

You have to remember that the shows we're watching now were filmed during the summer of 2018 and shooting wrapped in what? September or October 2018. Dan appeared in a couple of the shows, but his absence should have told us that he wasn't as well has he had been... anyway, all of it was completed prior to the end of 2018... All the shows had been filmed by then. Dan died in March 2019. His appearances had already been shot.

Unknown said...

Thanks, it confused me because in one of the earlier shows they addressed his passing but he was on the season last show. I love the show and can't wait until they find/resolve who, what and when.