Did FBI find Civil War gold in Pennsylvania?

Did FBI find Civil War gold in Pennsylvania?

(9 Oct 2018) A father-son pair of treasure hunters are challenging the FBI’s position that nothing was found during an excavation aimed at uncovering a fabled cache of Civil War-era gold earlier this year.
Dennis and Kem Parada say they believe dozens of gold bars might have been buried in the woods near Dents Run, about 135 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Last March, the treasure hunters led the FBI to the mountainous, heavily wooded area to dig for the gold, after which the FBI says it came up empty.
But the Paradas say they had shown agents back in January how their sophisticated metal detector lit up like crazy when aimed at the spot where they believed the gold was hidden.
Within a month, they say, the FBI had hired an outside firm to conduct an underground scan using a device called a gravimeter. The scan had identified a large metallic mass with the density of gold, they say.
Per an agreement with the agents, the FBI was to let the men watch the excavation but officers, instead, confined them to their car _ out of sight of the wooded hillside where a backhoe was digging _ for six hours that first day before they were finally allowed up the hill. The digging proceeded for another hour before an agent called an abrupt halt at 3 p.m., saying the team was cold, tired and hungry and it would be getting dark soon. They were just 3 feet from the target, according to the Paradas.
The second day of the excavation was similar to the first and they were once again confined to their car for hours and soon escorted up the hill to the dig site _ by then a large, empty hole. The FBI had finished the excavation without of their presence.
“We were embarrassed,” Dennis Parada told The Associated Press in his first interview since the well-publicized dig last winter.
“They walk us in, and they make us look like dummies. Like we messed up,” Paradas added.
The Paradas, backed by neighbors’ accounts of late-night excavation and FBI convoys, contend the FBI isn’t telling the whole story and are pressing the bureau to release secret records on the dig.
Federal investigators insisted a few days after leaving the site that the search came up empty, adding cryptically that its work there was related to an “ongoing investigation” and declining further comment to the Associated Press.
The dispute between the Paradas and the FBI is the latest chapter in a mystery that has persisted for more than a century and a half. As the story goes, around the time of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, the Union Army sent a shipment of gold from Wheeling, West Virginia, to Philadelphia.
The wagon train took a circuitous route through the wilds of northern Pennsylvania so as to avoid Confederate troops. Along the way, the gold was either lost or stolen.

Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives ​​
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/

You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a017636399d76182eb57d5749fdf6ac7


  1. Steve B on November 2, 2022 at 7:22 am

    If these guys would have dug it then took 20 or 30 bars home then covered the rest of the 3 or 400 bars up and called to let them know all this info then called the fbi in to dig they would have dug and found it like im sure they did and still said they found zero . Then if they pulled out 2 bars and said you sure you didnt find any of these down there the fbi would have shown how crooked they are and stole the 2 bars they showed them guaranteed !

  2. Ben Jamin on November 2, 2022 at 7:22 am

    You get what you deserve who would be dumb enough to get the government involved

  3. Ddd Kkk on November 2, 2022 at 7:23 am

    idiots, look what they did with Gadaffis gold, ran it thru Haiti claiming it came from a mine rn by hillarys brother. Really stupid dudes trusting this government. I would have dug it up and buried it where only I knew and fuck the FBI’s corrupt ass. Claim you had NO INTENT and were to stupid like Evil Hillary

  4. John Petrig on November 2, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Netflix special

  5. Tee Mill on November 2, 2022 at 7:26 am

    There’s no such thing as State Property how could it be State Property where did his State get their money

  6. BAMA1986 on November 2, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Haha lesson learned

  7. BAMA1986 on November 2, 2022 at 7:26 am

    That’s why you don’t report ANYTHING to the government .

  8. Raw Food Writer on November 2, 2022 at 7:26 am

    LMAO! Keep on trusting the goberment. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU!

  9. Kevin Kev on November 2, 2022 at 7:27 am

    Note to future treasure hunters: if you find something, melt it down and sell it on the black market.

  10. james peters on November 2, 2022 at 7:27 am

    😆 🤣 😂 😹. U ppl still think this is your country 🤔 😆 🤣 😂 😹 😆. Man good night. I needed a good laugh 😆 🤣

  11. Wolf Hybrid Dog Trainer on November 2, 2022 at 7:28 am

    File a F.O.I.A. Request.

  12. Mark Hogan on November 2, 2022 at 7:28 am

    only scum work for the government. disgusting thieves

  13. Steve B on November 2, 2022 at 7:29 am

    They roped it off and wouldnt let you see it cause it was most definitely close to a few billion dollars in gold not union gold but southern gold stolen from jefferson davis by col minty great job guys.

  14. Syndicate on November 2, 2022 at 7:33 am

    That hill they are on is such a rough hike lol, very steep, went up there a year or so ago, found some trash left over they put in a cave nearby

  15. Mah Khi on November 2, 2022 at 7:35 am

    Those Russians/Ukrainians are Big. They’re Already digging out Pennsylvanians/Californians/Buffalo. It will be a While (6 Months) before the Chinese Dig the Yanks out. I don’t know much about Russia. All I know is Rocky Balboa went to Fight Ivan Drago and Helped them All Change. America is No 1, China is No 2.

  16. Silverback Animal on November 2, 2022 at 7:36 am

    They don’t want anyone getting rich , or it upsets the world players

  17. COMMANDER of the NORTH on November 2, 2022 at 7:37 am

    It was found over 50 years ago ,

  18. Mark Lawrence on November 2, 2022 at 7:38 am

    surely a hard lesson learned.

  19. Robert Barton on November 2, 2022 at 7:38 am

    It’s your own fault for getting anyone involved.can’t trust the justices system bottom line.especially the FBI should of kept that between you guys and dug it up your selfs even with your buddys with shovels.and as far as it’s state land we pay enough dam taxes we’re the citizens should have the equal right to it then any one eles.

  20. Steve B on November 2, 2022 at 7:39 am

    Like the fbi was were or is ever going to be honest about anything ! Weither its the fbi, dea, atf , cia whenever there is millions of dollars they will always claim they found next to zero ! And the ones who hide it all use relatives to help its generally why all your upper gov officials are usually related to politicians. Should have drove a mini backhoe up there and dug it out in less than a day been in n out in the middle of the night. Now that gold is building some politician a new mansion on a private island somewhere.

  21. r m on November 2, 2022 at 7:40 am

    They are filing a freedom of information act claim to see the report. Do you think the FBI would put that in a report?

  22. Stephen McElroy II on November 2, 2022 at 7:43 am

    You people are idiots! WTF did you invite the FBI there in the first place? I can guarantee that one or more Agents took it! You might to see who just bought a condo in Florida. U stupid idiots

  23. MacGyver 2 on November 2, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Why did you trust the fbi????

  24. Sam Hyde on November 2, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Lol boomers, should of died in Nam you idiots, save america from your stupidity.

  25. Derek on November 2, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Dumb and dumber…

  26. Daniel Flores on November 2, 2022 at 7:47 am

    My gift to you.. remember.. the oracher

  27. Wolf Hybrid Dog Trainer on November 2, 2022 at 7:47 am

    That’s why u can never trust the FBI. They’re so corrupt. It’s time to disband the FBI

  28. Angel Clemente on November 2, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Why the hell they called FBI??? I’ll tell you their from PA smdh, if I was them I’d be making a big stink about this. That would’ve bless them and the community. The government has stolen from countries so 2 locals was a walk in the park

  29. An Engineer In The Making on November 2, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Next time just dig up the treasure instead of calling anyone.

  30. Art Sanner on November 2, 2022 at 7:52 am

    One and only question is?? Why and the hell wouldnu tell them that you found gold. Lol. That was stupid. I would have dug it up and kept it a secret lol. Silly. I guess lesson learn to the finder’s keeper’s workers. Especially you !!DEN! U no when it comes to gold or money. Everyone becomes greedy. Like look at chef RAMSEY FOR Instance lol but maybe next time guys

  31. adam0U812 Davies on November 2, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Think we found something worth a lot of money.
    Let’s tell the government .
    Yeah right

  32. Michael Moore on November 2, 2022 at 7:55 am

    😂😂😂😂 fucking dumbasses! I watched American Mystery. They contacted the FBI! WHY? WHY? WHY? WHAT DUMBASSES!!😂😂😂 WHY? Why would you trust the FBI or the government? Dumbasses!😂😂😂😂

  33. Free☯️🎟️ Karma a.k.a. "Tide Changer" on November 2, 2022 at 7:56 am

    FBI dug in that area during Trump Administration, correct?!

  34. brian massey on November 2, 2022 at 7:57 am

    Soo why did you tell the FBI anything and just KEEP THE WHOLE DAMN THING A SECRET? Ok. I found Jesse James lost treasure. DO YOU THINK I’M GOING TO TELL THE GOVERNMENT THAT I FOUND ALOT OF GOLD IN THE GROUND????? ARE YOU KIDDING ME. LOOK FOR IT IN SECRET. I DON’T CARE IF YOU DIG 30 MILES BENEATH FORT KNOX KEEP IT A SECRET. Why did you COO COO’s say something for???? More nuttier than a payday candy bar car. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Echoscope on November 2, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Why did you let the government know…why?

  36. Bella on November 2, 2022 at 8:00 am

    I’m more curious as to how they even found out about this lost gold in the first place… Whose to say that someone didn’t already find the gold and melted it down and sold it that way. If I was living back then and I heard there was gold buried up there I’d go search for it myself. If they haven’t found it could be deeply buried out there still, someone got to it or the fbi might have it. Over time land changes and reforms itself.

  37. B Redhawk Sieber on November 2, 2022 at 8:00 am

    I never would have said a word. Would have lead them on a wild goose chase while one of your team dug up the real deal. I don’t believe they found anything,, and if they did, they never would have told you. You should have left an mislead them by a mile or so to suck them in and kick you out protecting your find. Which was nothing… Its still out there somewhere, so go find it..

  38. Time traveler Trump on November 2, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Tell the mob. Lucky you wasn’t put in that hole.

  39. 自殺 Sorrow on November 2, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Tesla telaa issues fast car

  40. Mr Nisqually on November 2, 2022 at 8:04 am

    I love my country….I fear my government.

  41. Henry Eberhardt on November 2, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Never tell the FBI shit truth to be told the FBI are CRIMINALS of the worst kind!

  42. HPB on November 2, 2022 at 8:05 am

    I believe everything the M$M, (cia) and FIB tell me. Honest!

  43. trusty steed on November 2, 2022 at 8:06 am

    whatever they found is gone now! for sure!

  44. Utah Get Me 2 on November 2, 2022 at 8:07 am

    You are dummies! As stupid as a drug dealers calling the cops on someone stealing all their drugs! Stupid is what stupid does!

  45. wireless one on November 2, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Shut up and dont even tell your wives…somebody will get nosy and jealous and blab…and dont ever talk around a cell phone with google downloaded in it…If you cant shut up dont look for treasure.

  46. Joseph Dale on November 2, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Did you guys actually think the FBI was going to help? Look at James Comey, Peter Struk, and the rest of their mafia.

  47. Bentriverrusher on November 2, 2022 at 8:13 am

    The day after the FBI gave up and left the farmer came in and planted his corn and tator’s.

  48. M T on November 2, 2022 at 8:16 am

    well these nuts are idiots…. what they should have done was one quietly into the night and then not make a whisper about it… ever heard of the saying we’re the government and we’re here to help… lol… these idiots… serves them right for getting the government involved…

  49. Robert Stack on November 2, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Hillary Clinton the FBIs boss would have taken the gold if there was any.

  50. Daniel Flores on November 2, 2022 at 8:18 am

Leave a Comment