DATELINE: From Oak Island to Heaven?
Washington’s 13 Branches!
Curse of Oak Island has indeed saved the best for last.
We thought we were at the end of the road several times, but as a cold autumn wind chills the treasure hunters, they are going out on top of the world.
Of all the discoveries, the most haunting images remain of Dan Blankenship at 95, looking vibrant and sharp. He starts off the show receiving the news about the tree rings proving that work was done before the Money Pit theories commenced around 1800.
As the hour develops, there seems suddenly a connection that puts frosting on the cake of Knights Templar: Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson spent time in France—and may have ties to the descendants of the Templars.
If Nova Scotia wanted to become the thirteenth state or colony in the American Revolution, it had a fortune to provide to finance the fight against the British.
Did they bring into the conspiracy the man who became the father of the United States, the man who used his Masonic roots and applied them to his flag: the famous “appeal to heaven!” Why is the template for the flag also found on Oak Island?
George Washington’s 13 branches of his tree of heaven—and his 13 colonies relate to the magical number of 13 in Templar lore. Fascinating.
As chilling as these notions are for the basis of another season, it is the arresting image of Dan Blankenship at the end of the show that is most profound and sad. He drives off alone in his golf cart, the last one to leave the final meeting of the season, alone and singular, a figure of legendary power.