Sullivan, who ended up spending a month on the island as a member of the show’s crew, said he thinks there is something of “extraordinary significance” buried on Oak Island. Webb subscribes to the belief that there is a gold treasure buried beneath the island—specifically that of a New England ship captain’s—that has yet to be found. One of the first printed accounts of the Oak Island story was published in a letter in the Liverpool Transcript in 1862, penned by J. “Nobody really knows,” he told me, adding he didn’t want his name used—probably so it wouldn’t get back to his employer, since Oak Island is private property. But with so much death and debt having been swallowed by Oak Island since, it begs the question: to what lengths, or depths, will we continue to go?