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  • NARRATOR: Rick Lagina and Doug Crowell join Rick's brother

  • Marty, Craig Tester, and other members

  • of the team in the War Room.

  • They have gathered here a scientific report that has just

  • come in concerning the strange wood sample recovered

  • two weeks ago during their core drilling operations

  • in the Money Pit area.

  • Yeah, guys, as you'll recall in some of our test drilling,

  • specifically FG-12, we found some very peculiar wood.

  • And the reason it was peculiar is

  • because it was at the end of the tunnel that you guys found,

  • or we think from shaft 2.

  • The base of that tunnel was consistently at 103 feet,

  • I believe. Is that right?

  • Mm-hmm.

  • And this wood was deeper.

  • It didn't look right.

  • It certainly had none of the characteristics

  • of the head shaft.

  • So, I mean, it was too dark, looked very old.

  • So we decided to get it carbon-14 dated,

  • and Craig here has the results.

  • Definitely got good results.

  • It's from 1626 to 1680.

  • Wow

  • I like that.

  • Mm-hmm.

  • NARRATOR: Wood from the Money Pit area dated

  • to more than a century before the discovery

  • of the fabled treasure shaft?

  • Have Rick, Marty, and the team finally pinpointed the location

  • where the Oak Island treasure vault lies buried deep below?

  • RICK LAGINA: It's very encouraging

  • that the highly likely date of this wood

  • is quite old, in the 1600s somewhere.

  • We've got lots of data that says that something substantial

  • happened here maybe between 1650 and 17-something,

  • and that-- all that's new.

  • I was not a believer in that at all.

  • I wonder what was happening in this area

  • late 1600s, early 1700s.

  • Yeah, that's the question.

  • Can I see it?

  • Yeah, absolutely.

  • Huh.

  • Well, you know what?

  • 1680, that's Dr. Spooner's big date.

  • Yeah.

  • 1680 he said, with some degree of certainty,

  • that something went on in the eye of the swamp.

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  • There's the sediment right there.

  • NARRATOR: Earlier this year, after extracting core samples

  • from the swamp, Dr. Ian Spooner presented

  • Rick, Marty, and the team with some astonishing data.

  • This is quite a provocative site.

  • NARRATOR: He determined that not only was the swamp potentially

  • created over 800 years ago, but that significant human activity

  • took place in the so-called "eye of the swamp"

  • sometime in the late 17th century.

  • I'm very confident we're looking at 1680 to 1700

  • that that disturbance took place.

  • Really interesting.

  • That's his date, 1680.

  • Dr. Spooner said that something of an industrial scale

  • went on here.

  • Those dates are bloody fantastic.

  • RICK LAGINA: Yeah, those are good.

  • This certainly begs for further investigation.

  • I mean, those are outlier dates.

  • There's no question about it.

  • Well, gotta follow the clues to see where they lead.

  • Yep.

  • This is the year.

NARRATOR: Rick Lagina and Doug Crowell join Rick's brother

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/19
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