The latest episode of the popular History Channel shows The Curse of Oak Island aired on March 5, 2019, titled “Due Harder”. Read on to find out what happens in the newest episode.
In the new episode, Rick Lagina and Craig Tester investigate the damage that a sinkhole caused at the Money pit drill site two days ago. This happened during the H8 excavation. At first, it did not seem as serious. However, they were proven wrong, and now it may not be safe to continue the operation. Vanessa Lucido from ROC Equipment is concerned about the safety of everything surrounding the area. Mark Monahan from Irving Equipment Limited thinks he should put the vibro hammer on the hole. This is a massive hydraulic, which will eventually settle and stabilize the ground around H8. There is a chance of a larger cave-in as well. They proceed with this plan.
Meanwhile, Marty Lagina, Dave Blankenship, Jake Begley, and Gary Drayton meet with a heavy equipment operator Billy Gerhardt to continue the Smith’s Cove operation. Since they have started this excavation, they came across wooden and concrete walls, structures, and a wooden slipway. The stone box drain is perhaps the most important finding yet here. They hope to follow it to the Money Pit. They only come across a metal bucket.
The following morning, the H8 operation continues. Rick and Marty call a War Room meeting. They think about doing a dye test again, this time with fluorescent red color. This can prove there are connections between flooding systems and the seawater. They decide to observe the result with three drones and a boat.
Later in the day, Marty and Alex Lagina, Jack Begley and Peter Fornetti travel to Laurencetown, Nova Scotia, to meet with the members of the Centre of Geographic Sciences to see some results of a recent water scan. They hope to locate a flooding system on the southern shore of the island. They find out there are two vents on the ocean floor, which may be the proof of a second flooding system. There is also a triangle object there, another triangular shape on the island. The data is satisfying.
It is a new day, as Rick and Marty start the dye test. They set up a viewing area to see the potential color in the water live. They come across a problem with the pump and the hose. The hose twisted and could snap. They restart the pump, and fill the C1 with water. They add the red dye and hope it will turn out somewhere. The drones are in the air, while a team is also on a boat. Everyone is looking at different exit points, expecting to see red. Dan Blakenship, now 95, visits the viewing area. Finally, at Smith’s Cove excavation area, Gary Drayton finds some red dye. However, it may be a rust color from something. They take water samples to test if there are traces from their dye. At the Research Centre on Oak Island, they conduct the tests. The test is successful, proving the dye came through all the way to the Smith’s Cove. The flood tunnel might, after all, be connected to Smith’s Cove. Rick comes to check it and is more than pleased.
The week that started with a catastrophe and a cave-in at H8 that seemed like an end to the whole operation, ended with some major promises that make the overall atmosphere in the team more than pleasant. On Oak Island, positive outcomes like this one are rare, and everyone is aware of this. What is to come? Will they come across more interesting findings? Tune in to the next week’s episode to find out.