'The Curse Of Oak Island' Season 8 Episode 3 Review: Can the Laginas find the treasure with the oxen foot trail?

While the team has found hints of gold in the murky depths of Oak Island, they've also discovered traces of industrial activity, which show that the island has more secrets than it lets on


                            'The Curse Of Oak Island' Season 8 Episode 3 Review: Can the Laginas find the treasure with the oxen foot trail?
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Things are getting interesting on 'The Curse Of Oak Island'. Season 8 has managed to hold the viewers' interest with each episode, as new surprising revelations have come to light. While the team has found hints of gold in the murky depths of Oak Island, they've also discovered traces of industrial activity, which show that the island has more secrets than it lets on.

We know that the Laginas and the rest of the Fellowship have speculated over the Spanish and French activity on the island from the early 1600s and 1700s. Not just that, there is the Knight Templars theory being fuelled with each season. However, it seems as if the British military might have been here as well, maybe even the Chinese. Gary Drayton's 'top pocket find' was a strange-looking coin that was found to be an old Chinese coin, which gave rise to many theories. Why were the Chinese on the island? Did it belong to Chinese laborers who worked for the British? Or, did the Chinese bury treasure on Oak Island? The island is a treasure vault of mysteries and theories and the questions are just increasing with each visit.

Yet this wasn't the highlight of the episode. The best part of the episode was the discovery of an Ox foot, near the location of the Money Pit. When the team took it to blacksmith Carmel Leggae, he theorized that it was the British. This led to another set of fascinating theories: Were these oxen used to offload 'something heavy' into the treasure pit? What was their connection to the legendary treasure that has been plaguing historians for years?

The Fellowship feels that it is a team of oxen that has been transporting something valuable into the Money Pit. The oxen foot also shows that there was strong industrial activity on the island. Drayton and Jack Begley ponder over the possibility of finding several of these in one area, which could lead to a track between the paved wharf and LOT 15, as well as the mysterious anomaly in the swamp. This oxen trail needs more attention and focus, as it could just be the key to all the answers of all the island. Meanwhile, there are laborious plans of excavating the swamp too, in the hopes of unearthing the floating mysteries that the island is desperate to hide.

'The Curse Of Island' airs on History Channel, Tuesdays at 9 pm. 

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