If you haven't been watching The Curse of Oak Island, you've been missing out on a wild goose chase that's been going on for over 200 years off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Multiple crews of treasure hunters have set out to find what's buried on Oak Island - the Ark of the Covenant, Marie Antoinette's jewels, a pirate's loot - no one knows for sure. Some speculate it's the treasure of the Knights Templar on Oak Island, while others suspect Sir Francis Bacon buried proof that he was the one who wrote William Shakespeare's plays. Based on a mysterious secret inscription found in a sinkhole, many refer to the spot as the "Money Pit."
But is there actual treasure buried on Oak Island? Brothers Rick and Marty Lagina decided to find out, so they reportedly bought a controlling interest in the island to dig for treasure. The History Channel became interested in the brother's quest, and The Curse of Oak Island premiered in 2014.
Although the brothers haven't dug up anything all that exciting, the long history of the island provides enough proof to keep the men risking their lives in search of a mysterious treasure. The justification for the search is only one of many reasons why you need to watch The Curse of Oak Island.
The Oak Island Mystery Is Based On A Secret Message
Even FDR Wanted To Find Treasure On Oak Island
Oak Island May Have Connections To The Knights Templar And The Freemasons
A Group In The 1970s Thought They Saw A Human Hand In The Pit
Vincent Astor Helped Fund An Excavation On Oak Island
Curious Kids Allegedly Set The Oak Island Mystery Into Motion