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Civil War gold treasure hunters, lawyer say FBI acting ‘suspicious’
Fox News ^ | 10/09/2018 | Greg Norman

Posted on 10/11/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT by whodathunkit

A pair of Pennsylvania treasure hunters and their lawyer are accusing the FBI of playing games and acting suspiciously about a dig at a rural site believed to contain a massive stash of Civil War-era gold -- which may be worth up to $250 million.

The accusations from Dennis and Kem Parada, and their attorney, Bill Cluck, came months after the bureau said it dug a hole in Dents Run and found nothing. The father-and-son duo felt convinced that area of state-owned wilderness northeast of Pittsburgh holds a hidden stash of gold and the pair claim the FBI went back on their word to let them watch the excavation. And legal efforts to shed more light on the dig have so far been unsuccessful.

“I don’t understand the FBI’s behavior. Why would search warrants be sealed at this point in time? The project is over,” Cluck told Fox News on Tuesday.

“I have no idea what motivation the FBI would have for hiding gold if in fact it was there,” he added. “There is no logical explanation except their behavior is suspicious.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: billcluck; civilwar; dennisparada; dentsrun; fbi; godsgravesglyphs; gold; kemparada; nutjobs; paranoidbs; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; search; thecivilwar
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Interesting turn of the story.

Maybe there is more wealth for them from the US Treasury than any old lost gold shipment.

1 posted on 10/11/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: whodathunkit

Why in heck was the FBI involved in the first place?????


2 posted on 10/11/2018 10:30:11 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: MeganC
Why in heck was the FBI involved in the first place?????

Well, I'd have to guess that such a cache of gold came from the coffers of the USA. As such, the FBI would be there to take custody of it, I suppose.

3 posted on 10/11/2018 10:36:36 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: MeganC

Yeah, it is on State land so it would have an interest.

Maybe the FBI has an interest because this was allegedly originally federal money?

What makes these guys think there is gold there? The only gold would be when they make a tv series about the stupid dig. Think Money Pit.


4 posted on 10/11/2018 10:38:17 AM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: MeganC
Great question!

There were armed agents at the dig site for several days.

5 posted on 10/11/2018 10:39:13 AM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: pepsi_junkie

I live on 32 acres in KY and have mused about what I would do if I found a stash of civil war era gold (I do have a metal detector). What I would do is melt it down with a few trace metals to throw off the content fingerprint and sell it for it’s gold value. If they ask me where I got it I’d just tell them I found it when I lived on the west coast and considered it my retirement and, well, I’m now retired.

Or something like that.

It would be a shame to destroy historical artifacts, but I don’t make the rules.


6 posted on 10/11/2018 10:41:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Don’t. Tell. Anyone. Anything.


7 posted on 10/11/2018 10:44:34 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: cuban leaf
It would be a shame to destroy historical artifacts, but I don’t make the rules.

The government melted down all the gold it could find in the 1930s so you'd just be doing your civic duty to the New Deal.

But I recommend that if you do discover such a cache, your first move should be to mark it on a map and send me a copy. You know, for backup purposes in cas you forget where the gold is.

8 posted on 10/11/2018 10:45:21 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: whodathunkit

Sounds similar to the Doc Noss find, but the military took over. http://www.mcguiresplace.net/the%20treasure%20of%20victorio%20peak/


9 posted on 10/11/2018 10:45:42 AM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
Just to save everyone some time, there are no treasure maps, there are no hidden caches of gold from the Civil War. There's a rhymed set of clues that an eccentric millionnaire had published, implying that he had, in recent times, hidden a cached of gold and jewels. Very recently some joker thought he'd cracked the clues and wound up dying in some hot spring in Yellowstone.

10 posted on 10/11/2018 10:50:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: whodathunkit

There only appropriate addition to a thread about a stash of civil war gold:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubVc2MQwMkg


11 posted on 10/11/2018 11:01:23 AM PDT by nvskibum
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To: nvskibum
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12 posted on 10/11/2018 11:09:51 AM PDT by nvskibum
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To: SunkenCiv

Hadn’t that newfangled railroad thing been invented by this time for the government to ship high value cargo?


13 posted on 10/11/2018 11:13:54 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: whodathunkit

FBI = Federal Bureau of Imposters.


14 posted on 10/11/2018 11:21:29 AM PDT by ZULU (MAGA)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Old joke:

A cowboy steals a bag of gold from his employer, then hides it. The ranch owner discovers the theft, and grabs the cowboy. The thief speaks only Spanish, and the owner speaks only English.

But one of the other cowboys speaks both languages.

Owner to translator: Tell him I’ll shoot him if he doesn’t say where he hid the gold.
Translator to thief: He says he’ll shoot you unless you tell where the gold is hidden.

Thief to translator: Okay, okay. I’ll tell. I hid the gold under a big rock behind the barn.
Translator to owner: He says he’ll never tell. He dares you to go ahead and shoot.


15 posted on 10/11/2018 11:33:58 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: colorado tanker
The railroad line through this area wasn't competed until after the civil war. The route was from a railhead in WV through the wilderness of PA to the closest railhead to the east in Lock Haven, PA. The intention was to avoid letting the shipment fall into the hands of the confederate army by circling to the north. The area had wagon roads and farming communities. Copperheads were a problem though and I don't mean the snakes.
16 posted on 10/11/2018 11:43:15 AM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: KingLudd

Exactly, no need to tell anyone, anything. And anyone in the gold prospecting world reveals themselves to be completely amateur if they ask “where did you find that?”.

Stony silence is the only answer.


17 posted on 10/11/2018 11:44:48 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: neal1960

I heard the story of the two airmen at least 20 years ago
from a friend who was a rocket scientist at Red Stone
Arsenal. He traveled to White Sands often for tests.


18 posted on 10/11/2018 12:06:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: whodathunkit
"... FBI acting ‘suspicious’..."

"FBI"..."suspicious"?? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

19 posted on 10/11/2018 12:13:07 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: whodathunkit

The rumor was that the gold was being transported by wagon train from West Virginia to Philadelphia. However the transport corresponded with Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania. The gold may have been buried to avoid capture by the Confederates. Many historians have commented that General Lee was without his Calvary at Gettysburg, lacked effective reconnaissance and this led to his defeat. J.E.B. Stuart was of to the North “raiding”. Wonder if Stuart got word of that wagon train, got gold fever and was not available to Lee when he was most needed.


20 posted on 10/11/2018 12:23:14 PM PDT by allendale (.)
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