Update: Was the Westford Knight also on Oak Island?

About a week ago, I published Was the Westford Knight also on Oak Island? at http://bit.ly/2Eq2c11. The article, and an earlier article from several years ago, describe what was then a future television program that introduced the topic of possible visits by medieval Knights Templar to North America in the 1300s, possibly even earlier. I also gave information about the date and time the program was to be broadcast.

This episode of The Curse of Oak Island has now been broadcast. However, if you missed it and if you would like to view the program, you can view it free of charge on The History Channel’s web site at: https://www.history.com/shows/the-curse-of-oak-island/season-5/episode-14. However, you will be asked to log in by using your user name and password used to access your cable provider’s web site. If you do not have such a user name and password, you will not be able to view the video.

And, yes, if you watched closely, you may have seen my face appear on the screen as one of the “guest experts” for about two seconds. If you blinked, you probably missed my entire appearance. So much for my chance for fame!

However, I must say that it is a facinating story that I have been following for years.

Previous episodes of The Curse of Oak Island may be found at: http://www.history.com/shows/the-curse-of-oak-island.


I don’t watch every night, & missed a few shows & It seems to be running “reruns” did they ever find the treasure?
I was interested in the “black guy (slavery) that became rich enough to own property on Oak Island & it seems like they found coins on his property do you think he found the treasure & hid it, seems like the guy kind of disappeared?


    They have not yet found the treasure, according to the weekly episodes that have already been broadcast. However, they have found several new artifacts recently.

    The legends passed down through the years about Samuel Ball are incomplete. He was the black South Carolinian slave who escaped his life of bondage by enlisting in the Loyalist Militia during the Revolutionary War. Then again, most legends are incomplete, including those concerning Oak Island and most everyplace else.


    You can’t find something that isn’t there!


I just watched it, but was multi-tasking! About what time point in the show?


    —> About what time point in the show?

    Probably 25 or 30 minutes into the show. They started to talk about the Zeno brothers, two Italians who were early explorers and who wrote about their travels and the travels of others. The show briefly showed my face while I made a coupe of statements about the Zeno brothers. It was quick! (smile)


My husband and I are avid watchers of the Oak Island series. And yes, we saw your two-second appearance! They should have given you more time! Weren’t there discussions about the Knights Templar in the book “The DaVinci Code?” I read that for the first time a couple of months ago.


    “The DaVinci Code” had a lot of space devoted to the Knights Templar and to Roslyn Chapel, the same church in Scotland that is mentioned frequently on the “Curse of Oak Island” television program. “The DaVinci Code” book is fiction but is based on real locations and events.


I saw you! I am a loyal follower and find the history of Nova Scotia so interesting.


If you have a subscription to the History Channel, you can watch episodes again, usually through an app or by providing your subscription info. For instance, we use DISH and I have the DISH Anywhere app on my iPad, so can watch any episode I want, at anytime, through that, because we’re already paying for the subscription.


On this episode, your voice is heard at 17:21 and you are visible at 17:23 to 17:26, then is shown a manuscript with your voice in background until 17:30. Nine seconds!
This is a younger you compared to your online photo for this newsletter.


    —> This is a younger you compared to your online photo for this newsletter.

    Uh, thanks for the “compliment” but you are mistaken. The photo on the home page of this web site was taken three years ago while my appearance for The Curse of Oak Island was taped last September, five months ago. I have often said that I am getting younger all the time but, up until now, nobody ever believed me! (smile)


I’m enjoying the show as it moves along. The finding of the cross and the same image on the prison chamber is intriguing. I enjoy the brothers dedication; they sure have sunk a ton of money into the project. Hope the TV people are helping them with that.


For a plausible explanation of the ‘mystery’, read The Oak Island Mystery Solved (2015) by Joy A. Steele.


    Yes. IMHO her theory is well researched and thought out. Mysteries are mysteries because there are some things about them that seemingly can’t be explained. Joy Steele addresses each one of these mysteries within a mystery with unbiased research and scholarship, and I believe she has uncovered the nexus of the mystery.
    The Masonic/Knight Templar angle is an interesting one. As a Mason and a Knight Templar, I became interested in the story about 30 years ago because of the apparent links to these fraternities. I have researched the story for many years. There is no doubt that some of the 18 or so expeditions were funded by Freemasons, and I have no doubt at all that Masonic artifacts have been recovered on the island. Beyond that, I can’t say.


Found you–the lack of a hat threw me!


We’ve been watching Oak Island since it came out in 2014, but now mainly because the Lagina brothers are just such sympathetic characters. It increasingly seems the fabled treasure was probably just a rumor started to promote real estate sales on the island after it was subdivided in 1762 into four-acre lots. There truly is nothing new under the sun.


Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. February 18, 2018 at 11:45 am

I watched last night and saw your moment of fame. I watched the show a couple of years ago.They haven’t made much progress since the last time I watched the show.


II will check to see you…The James Anderson, Privateer is my relative. His daughter , Eunice married Daniel Lynch, son of Timothy Lynch who owned Lot 19 on Oak Island in 1770.
My relatives read a Reader’s Digest story on Oak Island and also became enthralled in the show.


    Martha, where did you come across this information in regards to Anderson’s daughter marrying Lynch’s son? As you probably realize by now, Timothy Lynch owned the lot right next to the Smith’s cove lot in 1770 when the structures were being built. Any information that you have on Lynch could be invaluable to researchers. My email address is oiunveiled@gmail.com


    STEPHEN N STROMBERG August 14, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I am also related to the same people. From my understanding either Timothy Lynch or his son who got the property was a blacksmith. Perhaps one of the reasons why strange metal objects are being found around the cove.


STEPHEN N STROMBERG August 14, 2019 at 3:47 pm

Also the name Smith’s cove may have to do with the fact that a blacksmith was right on shore. According to tax poll records on ancestry Timothy Lynch was, wait for it… a shipcarpenter.


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