DATELINE: Curses, Foiled Again.
Alex Lagina, just for Luck!
Once again, we bought into the Lagina Brothers’ claim that we are about to have that notorious “Aha!” moment. Well, in Season 6, episode 4, that may be only partially true.
We felt more like a “Bah, humbug,” moment at this time of year.
Despite all that expensive seismic testing, they began to drill down to the usual 170 feet, and instead of finding a treasure or vault, or even a searcher tunnel, they hit bedrock.
Hit the snooze button.
Among other highlights, or depressing lowlights, one of the few women to be heard on the show, had passed away at age 88, but she left her research papers on the Knights Templar to Rick Lagina. He and his nephew Peter drove from Nova Scotia to Manhattan in a U-Haul truck to pick up the loot.
Despite throwing money around like crazed millionaires, they usually eschew flying and drive. Last week they drove a couple of thousand miles to Alberta. Penny-savings seem to be the way to go.
They also spent some time on last week’s big find by Gary Drayton: that bolt shaft for a crossbow. They initially thought it was Medieval—and took it to one university for analysis that suggested it was iron with magnesium (older than suspected).
It was an antiquities dealer who shocked them with the news that they were 1000 years off. The bolt was dropped on Oak Island closer to 2000 years ago. It raised questions for sure.
We could be accused of saying, “Aha,” at this moment, but finding something doesn’t make it an artefact that was dropped by a Roman centurion as he buried the Silver Chalice of Jesus.
We’ll tune in again, whether you say “aha,” or not.