Treasure Hunters Press FBI for Answers on Suspicious Pennsylvania Dig

In the latest twist in a rather contentious legal battle between a father-and-son treasure hunting team and the federal government, emails obtained by the duo seemingly strengthen their argument that the FBI secretly recovered a long-lost horde of Civil War gold and are hiding the discovery from the public. The strange saga began back in March of 2018 when federal agents unexpectedly descended upon a Pennsylvania state forest to excavate a spot where Dennis and Kem Parada believe that a legendary bevy of gold bars had been buried after they went missing in the summer of 1863.

Given the specificity of where the FBI was digging, it was widely assumed that they were looking for the lost treasure, but the federal government only said at the time that they were investigating a “cultural heritage site.” Claiming to have been promised access to the site as the excavation unfolded, the Paradas later expressed misgivings about the whole affair because authorities kept them from observing the project and, once it was completed, told them that nothing was found at the spot. Since that time, the treasure hunters have been on a different kind of quest: a litigious search for proof that the federal government is not being honest about the dig and that, in fact, they had recovered the lost gold.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

Seeker of rabbit holes. Pessimist. Libertine. Contrarian. Your huckleberry. Possibly true tales of sanity-blasting horror also known as abject reality. Prepare yourself. Veteran of a thousand psychic wars. I have seen the fnords. Deplatformed on Tumblr and Twitter.

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