“The Curse of Oak Island” addresses many legends and rumors related to the titular location in Nova Scotia, but one of the most intriguing pieces of hearsay out there has to do with the show itself. Though the Lagina brothers’ hunt for treasure is still going strong as of this writing, recent years have seen various sources and sites claim that authorities on the matter consider the mystery of Oak Island solved.
A cursory look on Google will turn up results like a book entitled “The Oak Island Mystery Solved: The Final Chapter” by Joy A. Steele and Gordon Fader, as well as a YouTube video from Discovr claiming that “a team of super smart scientists armed with super-duper technology” have cracked the Oak Island case. While it may be the belief of these individuals that Oak Island holds no further mysteries, no authoritative body has come and said that the case is over.
If fans need further convincing th at not all of Oak Island’s secrets have yet been unturned, they can simply look to recent episodes of “The Curse of Oak Island,” in which the Oak Island team is still occasionally making big discoveries. For now, at least, the search for more clues continues.
Some fans have lost faith in the treasure’s existence
While “The Curse of Oak Island” still commands a large following, the series has been running for more than a decade at the time of writing. In that time, some avid viewers have found themselves divided over the Oak Island treasure’s existence. Based on the team’s findings (or lack thereof) over the years, some users have come to see the mystery as solved, even if the outcome is disappointing. “I don’t think any further active research is required,” one post on the r/OakIslandDiscussion subreddit read. “I still wouldn’t mind having a look at the story through the lens of some other investigative techniques, but that’s just more as a fun exercise.”
Of course, fans can’t necessarily be considered authorities on the matter either. The official word, as far as “The Curse of Oak Island” goes, is that the hunt for treasure still has reason to continue. If the search yields rapidly diminishing returns in future years, however, that could potentially spell the end of the series. As for Rick and Marty Lagina, the duo have stated that they would only end “The Curse of Oak Island” on one condition, and that’s if they stop having fun with their epic treasure hunt.
Ultimately, the potential end of “The Curse of Oak Island” wouldn’t even necessarily coincide with the end of investigations into the island. Until it can be definitively proven that there is or isn’t a hidden treasure, the mystery of Oak Island endures.