Christa Vande Vegte
Updated: Mar 31
The True Treasure Of Oak Island
After nine seasons, Gary Drayton, with his happy-go-lucky demeanor, soothing English accent, and over 25 years of treasure hunting and vast knowledge of history, is Oak Island's real "Bobby Dazzler."
It is, without a doubt, that without Gary, the "Metal Detecting Ninja," the Lagina brothers would have little to no treasure in their hands.
Using his dandy hand-held metal detecting device, Gary has found many brilliant finds, including several 18th-century British coins and buttons. A large metal spike that may have been used to construct a 16th-century Spanish galleon. And a brooch holding a 400 to 500-year-old rhodolite garnet dating the gemstone back as early as the 1500s.
Thanks to Gary and one of his "Top Pocket Finds," a Nights Templar Cross dating back to the 14th century, found at Isaac's Point on the easternmost part of the island, shows a definitive clue that the Templars were once on the island. "Holy-Shamoly!"
It's easy to see that Gary Drayton is the true treasure of Oak Island.