DATELINE: When Nothing is Big
Let’s cut to the chase and to what you really want to hear: No, no Erin Helton this week. Sorry, folks, though her mapping notions were verified again. That’s your Curse of Oak Island.
In the immortal, if not repetitive words of Robert Clothworthy, your narrator, another day begins on Oak Island with the usual suspects. Dr. Ian Spooner and Rick Lagina are back at the swamp where Spooner directs the digging by backhoe by Billy to uncover a flat area road. We are puzzled by this as there seems to be nothing flat: three levels of stone placed deliberately.
The upshot is they need artifacts to date the construction timetable.
Gary Drayton is pivotal again, finding something called a plumb bob, which is an ancient tool to make sure you are digging level.
The biggest news comes via Craig Tester, not on the island this year, as Covid keeps him in Michigan, but through Zoom, he appears with news about the Serpent Mound.
The archaeologist Dr. Aaron and his blond assistant Miriam are back at the table to hear that the nails and coal found at the mound are now carbon-dated to around 1350. That’s Templar time, folks.
More and more items are coming up with that date, indicating Oak Island was busy around the time the Templars were being hunted down.
The consensus came out that this was highly significant because it seems to outdo the Viking visitors with a mysterious purpose for work on Oak Island. Do we dare think Ark of the Convenant?
It’s a week when the smallest detail may be the biggest of the show’s history.