In 2018, the FBI conducted a dig in Dents Run, Pennsylvania, following claims of buried Civil War-era gold. Despite the FBI’s assertions that they found nothing, various eyewitness accounts and the initial indications that led to the dig have raised questions. These reports have intensified speculations around the events, with some alleging that the FBI may have covertly recovered gold.
- The FBI conducted a search in Dents Run in 2018 based on indications that Civil War-era gold might be buried there.
- Although the FBI claims the excavation was unfruitful, eyewitnesses reported seeing and hearing activities suggestive of a successful dig.
- Treasure hunter Dennis Parada, who initially directed the FBI to the site, disputes the agency’s claims, pointing to scans that indicated the presence of a large buried metal mass.
- Local resident and elk guide Eric McCarthy and his client Don Reichel separately observed evidence of a significant FBI operation, including a heavily loaded armored truck leaving the area.
- Despite the official stance of the FBI, there remains significant public and legal interest in the events surrounding the Dents Run dig, with ongoing investigations and lawsuits seeking more transparency.