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Has $55MILLION of gold lost during the Battle of Gettysburg finally been discovered? [tr]
UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke

Posted on 03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT by C19fan

Has $55million worth of lost gold from the Civil War era been found in central Pennsylvania? That's what locals seem to believe after FBI agents, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and treasure hunters Dennis and Kem Parada were seen digging around a remote area in Benezette Township, called Dents Run. Dennis and his son Kem, the owners of the treasure hunting organization Finders Keepers, have claimed for years that 52 gold bars were buried under a fire pit at Dents Run more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: civil; civilwar; civilwargold; dentsrun; fbi; finderskeepers; godsgravesglyphs; gold; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; stmarys; timecop; treasure; uniongold; war
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This seems as legitimate as Oak Island. I find it hard to believe that a shipment of 50 lb gold bars would be the method to pay the Army of the Potomac.
1 posted on 03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT by C19fan
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This is exciting. Sounds like a Dirk Pitt novel. Cool if it’s true


2 posted on 03/17/2018 5:30:03 AM PDT by moovova
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I refuse to watch the oak island show until the last episode when they recover the ark of the covenant or the holy grail or whatever they expect to find. To watch anything leading up to it is anti climactic (anti in this case used as ‘Before’ as in antibellum)


3 posted on 03/17/2018 5:33:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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Since all those shows are pre-recorded if they found anything it would be on all the news outlets.


4 posted on 03/17/2018 5:38:27 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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Oh, good. They found my property. I’ve been calling the Gettysburg lost and found department for over 150 years now.


5 posted on 03/17/2018 5:39:27 AM PDT by lowbridge
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If the FBI is involved, be ready for anything.


6 posted on 03/17/2018 5:42:48 AM PDT by Midwesterner53
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To: Vaquero

Antebellum.

Think of your favorite aunt when she was younger.
Auntie Bell.. um!

Ante means before.
Anti means opposed to.

;-)


7 posted on 03/17/2018 5:52:14 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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This is as nonsensical as Oak Island, or Confederate gold in Lake Michigan.
I mean, how does one pay troops with gold bars? The pay was always in coin or currency.
But I don’t blame the “hunters”—they’re probably angling for a tv gig.


8 posted on 03/17/2018 5:52:49 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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9 posted on 03/17/2018 5:54:13 AM PDT by lowbridge
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I’ve always thought of buried treasure/maps conspiracies as the dreams of 7 year old boys. The thought of grown men chasing this stuff makes me shake my head.


10 posted on 03/17/2018 6:20:51 AM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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Well the troops did get paid in gold but it was coin. Bars almost always got moved by train. 2600 lbs of gold would likely have broken the wagons axles. The only reason they ever moved gold bars is because they were emptying out a bank.

Plus for everyone who doesn’t treasure hunt The words FBI, DNR and treasure hunters don’t go together. The first rule of treasure hunting club is don’t talk about treasure. After I read the words “located in a remote area” I got suspicious. Any treasure hunter worth their salt would have eased in there, dug the gold up and disappeared. There has been a good deal of civil war gold and silver dug up but the US govt doesn’t know about it. The US antiquity law signed by Bubba Clinton says that anything buried 12 inches or more under the ground belongs to the federal govt.


11 posted on 03/17/2018 6:22:03 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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What ever happened to “Shovel and shut up”?


12 posted on 03/17/2018 7:03:26 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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The US antiquity law signed by Bubba Clinton says that anything buried 12 inches or more under the ground belongs to the federal govt.

If you shovel and shut up, how do they prove it was a foot or more down?

13 posted on 03/17/2018 7:06:25 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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“The US antiquity law signed by Bubba Clinton says that anything buried 12 inches or more under the ground belongs to the federal govt.” I must have missed that one. Any reference?


14 posted on 03/17/2018 7:08:16 AM PDT by CJ Wolf (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Trump got the cure.)
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"50 lb gold bars would be the method to pay the Army"

The 50lb gold bricks to pay 100,000 soldiers must be only part of the legend.

I want to hear the rest about the real marvel - the slicing machine they were to use to slice-off cold-cut thin slices of gold for distributuon.

15 posted on 03/17/2018 7:28:41 AM PDT by drpix
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That’s what the first rule of treasure hunting is all about. You don’t share anything with the US govt unless you want them to swoop in and take it because that is what will happen. They won’t even pay you a finders fee. The people who are finding stuff are keeping it to themselves.


16 posted on 03/17/2018 9:02:18 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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First, the only reason we are hearing about it is because that the company in question needed vital funding and sought out the brothers who are working on Oak Island. This in turn led to a History Channel reality television show.

Second shows like this are great for those who enjoy history as few know a lot of what this shows describes. However, a warning would be “trust but verify”. Who knew Jefferson Davis was caught fleeing the North in woman’s clothing? I was taught in school he was caught nothing more. The same holds true with Oak Island as there are links to the Knights of the Templars. History that has been covered on the Oak Island show have been everything from the previous treasure hunters, to pirates, to French Nobility to Canadian founding history. So while the benefit of them searching for buried treasure the history shows like these and others provides a vast treasure trove of historical information. One of the reasons I also like to watch shows like Dead Files and ghost hunting shows, to learn about the history involved. Who cares if ghosts exist or not, the background to why they are there is more interesting most of the time. For example the British show Most Haunted went into the London’s historical underground which I will never get to see as a disabled veteran.

Lastly, the historical evidence found on Oak Island does have some weight when it comes to promulgating the legend there is or was treasure buried on Oak Island. Most think the first shots of the Civil War occurred on the East Coast but this has been shown to be historically inaccurate.


17 posted on 03/17/2018 9:04:44 AM PDT by zaxtres
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I thought this gold was found in Sadd Hill cemetery... in an unmarked grave next to one marked “Arch Stanton”.


18 posted on 03/17/2018 9:07:39 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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This is as nonsensical as Oak Island, or Confederate gold in Lake Michigan.
I mean, how does one pay troops with gold bars? The pay was always in coin or currency.
But I don’t blame the “hunters”—they’re probably angling for a tv gig.


Especially slow close to Washington DC. I could maybe buy this tale in the Old West but Gettysburg makes no sense.


19 posted on 03/17/2018 9:11:08 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: BroJoeK

Didn’t know the I. E. Difference. Thanks


20 posted on 03/17/2018 10:03:27 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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