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Oak Island is a 57-hectare (140-acre) island in Lunenburg County on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The tree-covered island is one of about 360 small islands in Mahone Bay and rises to a maximum of 11 meters (35 ft) above sea level. Located 200 metres from shore and connected to the mainland by a modern causeway, the island is privately owned. Oak Island is noted as the location of the so-called Money Pit and the site of over 200 years of treasure hunting. Repeated excavations have reported layers of apparently man-made artifacts as deep as 31 metres (102 ft), but ended in collapsed excavations and flooding. Critics argue that there is no treasure and that the pit is a natural phenomenon, likely a sinkhole.
When I first went to that link and watched the preview, I thought that guy on the left was Dustin Hoffman.
I always enjoyed the legend behind Oak Island. Very interesting stuff. It is increasingly frustrating with how everyone who goes digging there comes up empty handed, however.
Yama#a's gold, also referred to as the Yama#a treasure, is the name given to the alleged war loot stolen in Southeast Asia by Japanese forces during World War II and hidden in caves, tunnels and underground complexes in the Philippines. It is named for the Japanese general Tomoyuki Yama#a, nicknamed "The Tiger of Malaya". Though accounts that the treasure remains hidden in Philippines have lured treasure hunters from around the world for over fifty years, its existence is dismissed by most experts. The rumored treasure has been the subject of a complex lawsuit that was filed in a Hawaiian state court in 1988 involving a Filipino treasure hunter, Rogelio Roxas, and the former Philippine president, Ferdinand Marcos.
You make a pretty good point about it being a series to recoup costs if there wasn't a big discovery. I'd rather it be a 2 hour special or something too, but I don't mind the journey of the series really. I wouldn't mind seeing how much information they have available that ISN'T published on the Internet.