Once again we’re teased with a find and then learn nothing new about it. They were using an airlift to dredge up material from the bottom of Borehole 10X. While scraping through the muck, one of them found a small bone. They put it in a bag and suggested that if it is human then it is evidence of the treasure. We learn nothing more about it.
They do examine more of the material brought up including an old piece of wood that also excites them. It has saw markings on it, but not those of a modern circular saw. No, these are old saw marks that suggest the wood is much older, and this too is evidence about what had gone on so long ago.
We do learn that they are going to attempt to find the drainage system that flooded the Money Pit so long ago. They are using an inflatable coffer dam that will allow them to dig up part of the beach to see if they can find evidence of the booby traps. Of course, there is a catastrophic failure of the dam that puts that bit of investigation on hold until they can get the thing repaired. Nothing new is learned.
And then, suddenly, we’re in New York, at Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential library where they find documents showing Roosevelt’s long interest in the treasure. He might have participated in more than the one expedition that everyone knew about. But that really doesn’t prove anything other than Roosevelt was interested in Oak Island for a long time. It doesn’t advance the search for the treasure on the island, doesn’t prove that there is a treasure, just a suggestion in one of the letters that the treasure might by the lost jewels of Marie Antoinette, at one time the Queen of France who lost her head during the French revolution.
When we are done, there is nothing new here. Wood from deep underground that could easily be from one of those many tunnels that lace the area. A bone that is unidentified so we don’t know if it is human or an animal that fell into the hole sometime after the hole had been bored.
Or, in other words, there is nothing in this episode that did anything for me. I spent an hour waiting for something new, but all they have found are bits of wood which isn’t all that astonishing, given how much construction, digging and tunneling that has gone on, there is plenty of buried wood to find.
To recap… they tell us repeatedly that a three link gold chain has been recovered, but that was more than a century ago and it may well have been planted… they show us a Spanish coin that was found, but it was on the surface and may well have been planted… they tell us of a stone with strange symbols on it was recovered at the 90 foot level, but there are no photographs of it and may well have been created to induce investors to supply money for various corporations wanting to dig up Oak Island. There has been nothing substantial found that we know of and the few things recovered do not point to a huge treasure buried on the island. I have about reached the end of my rope unless they come up with something really spectacular in the near future… but I’m not holding my breath.