# Do you watch Oak Island?

#### Carrybern

Joined Dec 20, 2017
4
Not really. But I am interested to see.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
7,835
Not really. But I am interested to see.
You do know that posting to off topic does not increase your post count?

#### atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
4,331
You do know that posting to off topic does not increase your post count?
Hola sp, just to know, ,what could be the advantage of increasing own post count? Is there any really?

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
7,835
Hola sp, just to know, ,what could be the advantage of increasing own post count? Is there any really?
Status. Status is everything man.

#### wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
17,152
Hola sp, just to know, ,what could be the advantage of increasing own post count? Is there any really?
I can say with confidence that I have not experienced any advantage once I got past the point where I can post photos.

#### JoeJester

Joined Apr 26, 2005
4,390
Yes, there sometimes seems to be an awful lot of "fluff". I chalk it up to lowest common denominator presentation - give everyone something of interest.

The multiple people accompanying the one guy with the detector is strange. I get it, he is King of all the Detectorists, but is a crew of assistants necessary? Ok, I have the big shovel, you take the little shovel and the other guy will run the hand-held small detector through the 3 shovel fulls of dirt and so on.

I also abhor the wild speculation theories that used to take up a huge chunk of the show.

They still go back to these though - the paper/leather fragment must mean the original works of Shakespeare are down there!

But I think it is cool that they took the fragment for electron microscopy and has some expert opinion rendered and a recommendation to go talk to a textile expert. Or the identification of the spike as typical of those used in ships.

The bone chips are very cool, but the genomics will be used to bolster some far-fetched theory. If we have dead people way down there, it is an important finding, unless you end up telling me that they could have come through the ocean under the Island.

I thought the 4-ft hole was to be able to get a camera down there as they have done in the past.
The four foot hole I'd for a diver. The camera preceeds the diver.