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Richard George Lagina

Birthplace: Kingsford, Dickinson County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Jacob Lagina and Ann Lagina
Brother of Marty Lagina; Private and Private

Managed by: Alex Bickle
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About Rick Lagina

The Curse of Oak Island is a reality television series that premiered in Canada on the History Channel on January 5, 2014. The show details the efforts of brothers Marty and Rick Lagina from Michigan in their attempt to solve the 220-year-old Oak Island mystery. Using modern technology and a global consultancy of experts, they seek the treasure or historical artifacts believed to be buried on Oak Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. On August 2, 2016, it was announced that Nova Scotia Business Inc. approved $1,271,546 in film funding for the production of a 4th season.


The Curse of Oak Island follows brothers Marty and Rick Lagina, originally from Kingsford, Michigan, through their efforts to find the speculated treasure or historical artifacts believed to be on Oak Island. The series discusses the history of the island, recent discoveries, theories, and the sometimes-fatal prior attempts to investigate the site. Areas of interest include the "Money Pit", Borehole 10-x, and the "Swamp". They approach their investigation in three different ways in season 3.


The Lagina brothers became fascinated with the island after reading the January 1965 issue of Reader's Digest magazine that features an article on the Restall family's work to investigate the so-called "Money Pit". Marty and his brother Rick obtained a controlling interest in Oak Island Tours, which reportedly owns most of the island. The brothers were later approached by Prometheus Entertainment to do a reality show. Rick and Marty have engaged the assistance of father-and-son Dan and Dave Blankenship, permanent residents of the island who have likewise been searching for treasure since the 1960s.


The series explores various theories through guest appearances of independent researchers from around the world to help pursue the Oak Island mystery. Special guests have included researcher J. Hutton Pulitzer discussing his theory of ancient mariner visitations; researcher Petter Amundsen discussing his theory about codes hidden in Shakespearen literature revealing a secret project involving Sir Francis Bacon and the Rosicrucians; researcher Daniel Ronnstam discussing his theory about the 90 foot stone being a dual cypher; authors Kathleen McGowen and Alen Butler discussing their theory involving the fabled Knights Templar treasure and their relocation of historical religious artifacts to the island; and researcher John O'Brien discussing his theory that it is the work of the Aztec Empire.

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Rick Lagina's Timeline

January 25, 1952
Kingsford, Dickinson County, Michigan, United States