‘The Curse of Oak Island’: This Theory About the Buried Treasure Makes So Much Sense

Fans can’t stop watching The Curse of Oak Island on The History Channel. The series follows Rick and Marty Lagina as they try to unlock a 200-year-old mystery and discover the treasure that’s rumored to be buried on the island. With a combination of cutting edge technology, determination, and ingenuity, the Lagina brothers seem closer than ever to finally finding the buried treasure they seek.

The search so far has been expensive and dangerous — plus, the Laginas haven’t found the treasure trove they know is buried somewhere on Oak Island. But now with the premiere of Season 7, we have so much to look forward to. “I think the audience is going to be amazed and a bit stunned, as we were, by the discoveries,” Rick said in the teaser. 

And there’s one theory about the buried treasure that fans are saying makes a lot of sense. Could it be the missing piece to solve the mystery?

One researcher thinks he knows where the Oak Island treasure is hidden

The main issue that prevents the Lagina brothers from finding the treasure is they only have vague theories about where it’s hidden. If they had a treasure map with an “X” to mark the exact location to dig, they would have found the hidden riches years ago. But now one researcher and historian says he has an idea how to help them pinpoint where to dig next.

James McQuiston visited the island in June and while he was there, he formulated a very compelling theory about the buried treasure. According to him, the fortune could have been hidden there by the Scots, who arrived to establish a settlement in the 1600s.

“In a sense it’s all circumstantial, but it’s based on actual documents that still exist,” McQuinston explained about his theory. “That’s what’s different with mine. If someone hand-writes something, who knows when it was actually written? Mine is based on actual documents that exist.”

McQuinston’s theory is one of the top 25

There’s more than one theory about who buried the treasure on Oak Island and why. But McQuinston’s idea makes a lot of sense, and he explains how he was filmed during his June visit to the island for about 10 hours, though he’s unsure how much of the footage will make it onto Season 7.

And as for his theory? McQuinston is so flattered to be considered one of the most plausible suggestions. “I was thrilled I made number six. Of course, in my mind, it should have been number one,” he said, as reported by usnews.com.

There’s a good chance the Lagina brothers will make a huge discovery this season

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Even though McQuinston doesn’t know for sure exactly what will happen during Season 7 of The Curse of Oak Island, he’s confident that the Laginas are on the verge of a major discovery.

“When I was talking to Rick (Lagina) this year, he said they have ‘data points from two different sources, and if it’s what we think they are, you’re going to be back up here.’ It’s neat to hear, but nothing like putting me in suspense,” McQuinston said.

Does that mean his theory about the Scots is right? We’ll find out soon enough!

Catch episodes of The Curse of Oak Island on Tuesday nights on The History Channel.