In 1795, three teenage boys discovered a strange, man-made depression in the ground on Oak Island–a small, wooded island just off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. As the boys began to dig, they found a number of intriguing artifacts. It was the end of the piracy era and rumors of buried treasure were rampant. The boys' discovery launched a treasure hunt that has spanned more than 200 years, cost millions of dollars and involved dozens of speculators, engineers and even famous personalities such as John Wayne, Errol Flynn and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It has also cost six men their lives. According to legend, a seventh must die before the mystery will be solved in The Curse of Oak Island. The search had gone dormant, but last year, Rick and Marty Lagina, two brothers from Michigan with a life-long interest in the mystery, renewed the efforts to discover the legendary treasure.
For them, finding the 17th century Spanish coin in Oak Island's drained swamp near the so-called "Mercy Point" last summer was a game-changer. Now, Marty, the skeptic, has real evidence that may make his multi-million dollar investment pay off. Along with Rick, the true believer, they return this year re-energized to risk even more in search of the ultimate answers that lie beneath Oak Island. They will systematically hunt all the major areas of interest–starting with the swamp where the Spanish coin was found. They will redouble their efforts, bringing in even more of the latest technology, top experts and the most sophisticated machinery that Oak Island has ever seen. They also have their sights set on learning the entire truth behind the allegedly man-made Smith's Cove, getting to the bottom of Dan Blankenship's 10-X shaft, and even breaking ground in the original Money Pit.
Oak Island has beaten or bankrupted everyone who has ever tackled it, never giving up its secrets. In order for Marty and Rick to risk the millions more it will take to get to the bottom of the Money Pit, they will need to find much more than a single Spanish coin. The stakes have never been higher–and the island curse may be preparing to take its next victim.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Curse of Oak Island - Lori Verderame - Netflix
Lori Verderame (best known as Dr. Lori) is a TV personality, author, art, collectibles, and antiques appraiser with a Ph.D. in art history and resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lori is the antiquities expert on the American TV show, The Curse of Oak Island which airs internationally on the History Channel. She is also the star appraiser on the American TV show Auction Kings which airs internationally on Discovery channel. On Discovery's Auction Kings, she appraised Thomas Jefferson's writing desk, Elizabeth Taylor's photographs from the film Cleopatra, a costume from Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby, and other antiques. She also appears as the Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser on FOX Business Network's TV show, Strange Inheritance where she discovered, authenticated, and appraised George Washington's wallet.
The Curse of Oak Island - Columnist - Netflix
Verderame's column entitled “Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori” appears in newspapers and magazines around the world. Dr. Lori also writes a column called “Value This with Dr. Lori” and presents information about art and antiques on the “Value This with Dr. Lori” program. Her Lifetime television blogs are entitled “Antiques and Your Home” and “Travel, Shop, Eat by Dr. Lori”. Since 1998, Verderame has presented “Dr. Lori's Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show” to audiences around the world and on cruise ships. The popular live appraisal comedy stage show is presented live and audience members bring their objects for appraisal as part of the unscripted live comedy appraisal stage show. Dr. Lori Verderame appraises each object while injecting humor and information about each antique. She presents 150 events annually in the United States. Dr. Lori Verderame estimates that she appraises 20,000 objects each year. Dr. Lori offers appraisal services through her website at www.drloriv.com.
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