Forty feet below, two million pounds are buried. Even with frustration and death staring them in the face, treasure hunters have not been able to resist the challenge since 1795 when the cryptic inscription was the first found on a stone a 100 feet below ground, inside the Oak Island money pit. Oak Island, a 140 acre in Lunenberg County on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, is a tree covered island that has been the site of one of history’s most intense and deadly, treasure hunts. Designed hundreds of years ago by a clever, unidentified engineer, the pit is a complex shaft with timber crosspieces every ten feet. Below the 100 foot level, every attempt to go deeper and reach the treasure has resulted in the Atlantic Ocean rushing in. This television program chronicles the futile efforts to date to solve the puzzle of the pit’s protective design. Even using the most modern technology, no one has been able to get through to those two million pounds which are today worth tens of billions of dollars. Who built the pit and why?