mystery of Oak Island

Who is the one who pays for Oak Island Treasure Hunt?

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Oak Island’s alleged treasure may be bigger than the team could have ever imagined. However, the amount of money needed to dig everything out is up in the millions of dollars. So the question is simple, who is behind all of it, and is paying for the whole treasure hunt? Let us together dive into the financial background of the show and see who covers the majority of it all.

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Who is paying for it?

Digging is not an easy task, and they are absolutely not using the most affordable excavation. The digging they are doing is very expensive. The funds for the job are reported to be coming from a number of different sources, including the cast members.

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Marty Lagina and Craig Tester

Out of all the treasure hunters, Marty Lagina and Craig Tester have the biggest budget. Supposedly, they also fund a lot of the excavation, including digs that are more expensive. The pair might also have some help from different sources outside their line of work.

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Oak Island tours

Still unconfirmed, the team of Oak Island owns a special tours company, which allows both fans and history buffs to come and witness the mysterious island. They can learn about what the team has found and dig for treasure themselves! Through a small business like this one, the hunters probably make additional money that goes to the hunt, probably some of the smaller operations.

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History Channel

Being the History Channel’s most popular show, the network probably pays their cast members per episode.On the other hand, they might also fund some of the treasure hunt. The producers of the show probably have deals with equipment companies whom they collaborate with, as well as other companies that are experts in the field. They most likely get some funds in turn for product placement. For example, the narrator repeats the names of the companies whose equipment is featured.

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Investors

Other than personal and network investment, Rick, Marty and their team probably have some financial backing from investors that come from outside of the show. People interested in Oak Island and its mysterious treasures may see potential value in funding a part of the whole process.

One investor who has been revealed is Nova Scotia Business Inc (NSBI). They invested around $2 million in the show. Their line of work is helping businesses in Nova Scotia grow. They have a specific fund for film and TV production in this province of Canada.

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Government grants

Since the show is historic and benefits culture and knowledge, Lagina brothers and their team could have funds provided by some part of the government of Canada.

15 Lesser Known Facts About Oak Island

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Oak Island is a reality TV show that is all about finding a hidden treasure that is supposedly located somewhere on the island. Here are some things might not have known about Oak Island.

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1. It wasn’t easy acquiring an archaeologist that is an expert on the show

There has been a lot of skepticism related to how true the rumors about the treasure are. It took a lot of effort to have an expert come aboard and participate in the mission. Laird Niven is one of the best archaeologists of Nova Scotia and he is one of the residents that oversees the digs.

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2. “The money pit” is most likely not real

The story of the legend goes that two teenagers took a boat over to Oak Island back in 1795. After digging for the treasure they gave up after a while but that left a belief that they might not have dug deep enough.

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3. They don’t talk about money

When the Lagina brothers were asked about their money resources for their project it was very clear that they don’t wanna talk about it, the only thing they admitted was that they are the ones financing it.

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4. Laird Niven is considered unconventional

Most of the people that share Niven’s profession take great care when they remove the dirt so that anything important won’t be destroyed or damaged. But in this tv show it is not the case. The ground is dug up very violently and with industrial machines.

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5. Digging through the whole island was an idea at one point

They were debating on digging through the whole island but eventually agreed that that would have too many consequences and do too much damage to the environment and it would require too much money to do so.

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6. They actually do spend a big portion of their time on the island.

The brothers Rick and Marty have said that they do go to the island a lot. Rick definitely goes more because he is retired and Marty isn’t. Their families also come over a lot and they are even helpful with finding the treasures.

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7. Not everyone in their families believes in what they are doing

Even they are all somewhat involved with what Rick and Marty do not everyone has faith in their dream. They didn’t explicitly tell who the unbelievers are they did admit they there are some who don’t.

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8. The death of Matt Chisholm is still a mystery

News about his death didn’t get out almost a year after it had happened. That was very peculiar because of the fact that he was a beloved person. Another strange fact is the the people of the show didn’t honor him in any way and just didn’t mention it ever.

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9. He may have had precious information

The great-granddaughter of a Nova Scotia Masonic Grand Master revealed an important secret to Matt and not even two hours later he was found dead.

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10. He was about to share his secret but didn’t finish it

He told a colleague about what he learned and he was debating how to go about it but never got the chance to go through with his plans.


11. The secret made the crew issue a statement

When the news came out shortly after there were allegations about the possibility that Matt may have been a drug user, there is no evidence to this though.

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12. The producers are staying quiet

At this point it is not certain if they even have any information about it but one thing is for sure – they are not saying anything about it.

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13. Three new plots are coming to the show

For the seasons that are coming up the plan is to find the map Matt was talking about, find the shrine of secrets and a storyline of 90 foot stone.

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14. Susan Conway might know something important

She was working with Matt so she seems to be a good choice for an interview as she might know something that could be of importance

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15. With everything being said, Oak Island is meaningful

One thing is clear, what is happening at the island is of substantial value. It could resolve a mistery that people have tried to figure out for decades.

The Curse of Oak Island Season 6 Episode 6 Recap

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On Tuesday, December 18, the latest episode of the popular show aired on the History channel. The sixth episode of Season 6 is titled “Precious Metal”. It features Rick, Marty and their team continuing their work on of their most expensive and ambitious projects ever, the excavation at Smith’s Cove, as well as new developments in the war room.
The Urban Equipment Limited team needs 100 sections of steel sheet piling for the construction of a 525-foot long copper dam. They are doing it to seal off the cove from the ocean in order to excavate it. The team hopes to find more treasures and artifacts here, like the medieval cross Rick and Gary Drayton found last year. A finding like this could surely help solve more than two centuries old mystery of Oak Island. In addition, the dam will help them seal off an ancient water system, which was used to flow seawater into the Money Pit. This flood system is perhaps the main reason why the treasure has not yet been found by anyone. They encountered some bad weather with strong winds and rain, toughening the already dangerous and exhausting job.

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Meanwhile, Rick and the team have a meeting in the war room to discuss an important new development. They talk about the lead cross they found, and which they had tested about six weeks ago at the University of New Brunswick using laser ablation. They irradiated a microscopic part of the cross with a laser beam to determine the exact materials, and where and when they came from. They found out it was not from North America, further complicating its potential Templar and European origin.

They then reached Tobias Skowronek, a geochemist at the German Mining Museum. It is a renowned museum with an impressive database of minerals and metals, and the perfect place for new and exciting information. They gave him the data and hoped for any help regarding the time and place of the origin of the cross. Marty, Rick and the team receive the news the following evening. Tobias informs them that the results are interesting. The isotopes of the cross are most likely connected not to the period between the 15th and 17th Europe, but to that preceding the 15th century, meaning it could very well be connected to the Templar’s. The team is very excited with the news.

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Craig Tester and Charles Barkhousego to the Money Pit areato the Mega Bin, where a recent seismic test revealed a large mysterious board and where Dan Blankenship believes the Latrine Pit is located. The team used sonic drilling to drill the area. The process excavates samples at a pace of every 10 feet to be scanned by metal detectors and by hand. Dan is hoping to find a similar metal structure he came across in 1973, during a similar drilling project. The guys find a change in soil at around 50 feet below the surface, and go deeper, to more than 100 feet. They again come across an obstruction, hoping it is the metal object Dan found more than 40 years ago. It is actually bedrock, meaning that nothing can be down there. Obviously disappointed, at least they know where not to look for clues anymore.

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Rick, Dave and Dave’s dad Danwent to the dam in the meantime to check progress. Dan has been trying to solve the island mystery for half a century, so his expertise is extremely valuable. He is amazed with the operation, and wishes to have had the resources back in his days of chasing treasures and mysteries.

Back at the war room, Judi Rudebusch arrives to inform the team on some new developments. She worked with Xena in the past, who worked closely with the brothers and their team before passing away. Judi contacted Gretchen Cornwall and John Temple, experts on the Knights Templar, and proposed a meeting between everyone. John and Gretchen researched the Templar’s for more than a decade. Gretchen wrote a book on the early 14th century Templars and offered her expertise. She believes that some Templar’s became pirates and outlaws, connecting the Jolly Roger symbol of the pirates with the ancient Templar symbol. She says the skull and bones represent Saint John the Baptist, the famous Christian Saint, who was beheaded. The Templar’s may have used the Money Pit to hide invaluable artifacts from their journeys. The pair also connects the Nolan’s cross from the Oak Island to the Templar’s, making it the key to the Money Pit. The theory is in vain unfortunately, as many details on the pit are still lacking.