The newest "treasure hunting reality TV show" with Michigan roots, "The Curse of Civil War Gold",  wrapped up it's first season, on the History channel, this week. I don't know for sure if a second season is in the works - but that would be my strong prediction.

If you're not familiar with the story - it's a little involved. The theory is -  members of the 4th Michigan Calvary captured Confederate president Jefferson Davis and a lot of Confederate gold, after the Civil War ended. After a series of events, over some time, some of that gold supposedly wound up in Lake Michigan, after the boxcar it was in was dumped into the lake. When I found out about this story last year, I immediately called for the History channel and the guys from "The Curse of Oak Island" to get involved.

And that's exactly what happened.

A lot of haters (or, as they call themselves, "historians") say there's proof that this story is pure fantasy. BUT, on this week's finale of "The Curse of Civil War Gold", it appears that Kevin and his team may have found something valuable, on the lake bottom near the city of Frankfort. But, as us hard core fans of "The Curse of Oak Island" know all too well - that which sparkles might just be a rock.

We'll see.

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