The Top Theories and Discoveries from The Curse of Oak Island’s Treasure Hunt

For years, the world has been captivated by the mystery of Oak Island, a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Believed to hold a buried treasure, many have attempted to uncover its secrets over the centuries, but none have been successful. That is until Rick and Marty Lagina came along with their team in 2014 and began filming the hit TV show “The Curse of Oak Island.” Here are some of the top theories and discoveries from their treasure hunt.

The Money Pit

The most famous feature on Oak Island is undoubtedly the Money Pit. Discovered in 1795, it consists of a shaft that descends more than 100 feet into the ground. Over time, various attempts have been made to excavate it, including by drilling boreholes and pumping out water. However, each time they get close to reaching the bottom, something happens that prevents them from continuing.

One theory is that there are booby traps or flood tunnels designed to protect whatever lies at the bottom of the pit. Another theory suggests that it was dug as a decoy to distract people from another location on the island where the real treasure is buried.

The Templars

Another popular theory about Oak Island involves the Knights Templar. According to this theory, after being disbanded in Europe in 1312, some members fled across the Atlantic Ocean with their wealth and knowledge. They then used Oak Island as a hiding place for their treasures and artifacts.

There have been several pieces of evidence found on Oak Island that support this theory. For example, there is a stone carving found on one of its beaches known as “the Nolan cross.” It features a Maltese cross similar to those used by Knights Templar.

Other Discoveries

Aside from these two main theories surrounding Oak Island’s treasures, there have also been other fascinating discoveries made during the Lagina brothers’ treasure hunt. For example, in Season 1, they found a lead cross that dates back to the 14th century. They also discovered a piece of parchment that is believed to be from a French map made in the late 1600s.

In Season 6, they uncovered what appears to be a medieval bookbinding. It has been analyzed by experts who believe it could be from as early as the 1300s and may have belonged to the Knights Templar.


The Curse of Oak Island has captured the hearts and minds of people all over the world. While there is still no concrete evidence about what lies beneath its surface, there are many theories and discoveries that keep us intrigued. Whether it’s booby traps, flood tunnels, or artifacts belonging to the Knights Templar, we can’t wait to see what Rick and Marty Lagina uncover next on their treasure hunt.

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