We have some great news for the fans of the popular History TV channel series, “The Curse of Oak Island” because the filming of the long-awaited seventh season of this hit show is well underway.
This is evident by the huge amounts of heavy equipment and gear that has been seen arriving on the island, while the 2019 treasure hunting season is drawing closer. Hard work has already started around the fabled Money Pit area, as well as several other famous locations on the mysterious island, including the swamp.
Fans who have been on tours to the island have posted pictures online, which show the whole team on the location, including Rick Lagina, Gary Drayton, Dave Blankenship, Craig Tester, and Charles Barkhouse.
“The Curse of Oak Island” super fan Natalie Rousselle, who is from New Brunswick, visited the island several days ago on June 9, alongside her husband Bernard for the second time, and the second year in a row.
She wrote the following under the picture: “I’m not as avid a watcher as my husband, but the tour was very detailed and kept me intrigued the whole time. Charles Barkhouse was giving the tour — I could listen to him for hours. When we got back I spotted Rick, Gary and Craig Tester. I went and shook Gary’s hand, and he is as friendly as seems on the show. The whole experience was awesome!”
As she has the year before, one local resident Karen Publicover, who also lives next to the island, has updated the many fans on her “Oak Island from the Other Side of the Causeway” page on Facebook, regarding some of the comings and goings.
One of her recent posts reads, “There are literally hundreds of flags peppering the money pit area, Isaacs Point, both sides of the cofferdam…they are everywhere! If they are for seismic testing they will be at it for months and every square foot will be tested!”
This woman also showed a parade of trucks that are arriving at the causeway of the island. They can be seen carrying large amounts of equipment, including a crane that will be operating at the Oak Island Swamp.
All of this is exciting news for the viewers of the show, who have been waiting for news since watching season 6 finale earlier in this year. The episode revealed to us the results of the seismic testing in the swamp, which suggest the remains of an ancient ship could be present somewhere underneath.
The late Fred Nolan had also believed that this swamp was man-made, in order to hide this ship. During the season 6 finale, the crew theorized that coming through the swamp object may be one way to go, and these new developments indicate they have already started last year.
The tours this year come after the Friends of Oak Island society had a ticketing scam, where the tickets for these tours were sold from a fake website by someone the officials had “known and trusted for many years”. The persona has since been arrested.
Despite this, fans of the show like Natalie Rousselle told everyone that the society dealt rather well with this problem, and made sure all the fans, including those with fake tickets, were able to attend their desired tours.
“The tour was a very good experience and very organized. They explained to us that they are taking the scam very seriously and they are working with officials to get to the bottom of it.”
Danny Boudreau, another fan, told Monsters and Critics how he had bought tour tickets at the scam site, but that the issue was dealt with seamlessly.
“In May I saw a communication on Facebook regarding the scam and followed their instructions. Within a week I received confirmation that I was on the roster for my booking date. I am very thankful that the scam tickets are being honored, and am looking forward to our visit to the island!”
So what will happen next on Oak Island, and what will the hard-working team discover next? Tune in and find out on “The Curse of Oak Island” season 7 this fall.