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  • FBI dig at rumored site of fabled Civil War treasure comes up short

    03/20/2018 3:09:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The FBI came out empty handed at the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure is rumored to be buried, officials said Monday. Dozens of FBI agents, Pennsylvania state officials and members of a treasure-hunting group dug in a rural site where local lore has it that a Civil War-era gold shipment bound for a U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was either lost or hidden around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. President Abraham Lincoln reportedly ordered the shipment to pay Union Army soldiers, according to a local treasure-hunting group called Finders Keepers.The FBI said it conducted...
  • Has lost Civil War gold bound for Philly been found?

    03/16/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | Jason Nark
    When Sgt. Jim Connors tipped back a few too many, hed talk about the legend of lost Civil War gold, and boast about its whereabouts deep in the hills of Western Pennsylvania. Connors, according to a 1978 United Press International article in the Pittsburgh Press, was part of a special Union detachment tasked with transporting 26 gold bars, each weighing 50 pounds, from West Virginia to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in the summer of 1863.According to one version of the story, Connors staggered into Lock Haven, in north-central Pennsylvania, as the lone survivor of an ambush. The gold was...
  • Has $55MILLION of gold lost during the Battle of Gettysburg finally been discovered? [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    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.
  • Legend says a load of Union gold went missing during the Civil War. Did the FBI just find it?

    03/18/2018 1:25:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 3/17/18 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    As a 155-year-old legend goes, a Union Army wagon train left Wheeling, W.Va., before the Battle of Gettysburg, carrying two tons of gold, but never completed its 400-mile mission. The gold was supposed to be used to pay Union soldiers. But it first had to make it to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, according to the Associated Press. It never did. The wagon train traveled northeast and was last spotted in St. Marys, Pa. Searchers found the wagons and the bodies of dead soldiers and the gold was gone. But maybe not forever. On Friday, dozens of FBI agents,...
  • O.C. Sheriff's deputy loses AR-15 rifle after placing case on trunk, driving away in Aliso Viejo

    01/27/2016 10:02:33 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 29 replies
    OC Register ^ | 1/27/2016 | Alyssa Duranty
    ALISO VIEJO - An Orange County Sheriff's Department patrol deputy lost an AR-15 rifle late Tuesday night after placing it on the trunk of a patrol vehicle before becoming distracted and driving away. It was seven hours later when he realized the gun was gone. It has yet to be found. Around 7 p.m. the deputy was preparing to start a shift at the Aliso Viejo station, at 11 Journey. While doing so, he placed the AR-15 rifle -- stored in a black nylon bag with three loaded magazines, each of which can hold up to 30 rounds of ammunition...
  • $10 Million Gold Coin Find May Have Been Stolen from San Francisco Mint

    03/04/2014 6:34:12 PM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 3/4/2014 | Unknown
    A US couple who unearthed gold coins worth more than $10 million might have to return them as they may have been stolen, a report said. The California couple uncovered eight cans filled with more than 1,400 coins on their property, in what is believed to be the most valuable treasure trove ever discovered in the United States. They took them to a firm specializing in ancient coins, Kagin's Inc, which valued them and announced last week that they will sell them, via online retail giant Amazon.
  • Rosemount (MN) teen hands out thousands of dollars after finding drug money

    03/12/2009 12:23:06 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 23 replies · 631+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 3/12/09 | Abby Simmons - Staff Reporter
    A Rosemount teen got to play high roller for a day after finding a plastic bag containing $18,000 in a highway ditch, and he gave away thousands of dollars to classmates on Tuesday before authorities got involved. Dakota County officials are releasing few details about the source of the money, but they have a pretty compelling clue: When the student, 16, led them back to the spot where he found the money, they discovered 4 pounds of marijuana and some scales. "This is tied in to drugs, obviously," said Sgt. Joe Leku of the Dakota County Drug Task Force. He...
  • Found In Farmer's Field: The 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Of The Lost Lady Of Rome

    11/23/2007 7:32:17 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 311+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-23-2007 | Chris Brooke
    Found in a farmer's field: The 2,000-year-old skeleton of the lost lady of Rome By CHRIS BROOKE Last updated at 09:14am on 23rd November 2007 In her lifetime she was a member of a wealthy family based in a bustling British outpost of the world's mightiest empire. The imperial glory has long faded. But, almost 2,000 years on, archaeologists have discovered a corner of an English field that is forever Rome. They have unearthed a coffin containing a remarkably well-preserved skeleton in the village of Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire - once the site of a major Roman town, Isurium...
  • 1559 Shipwreck Found Off Pensacola, Fla.

    10/11/2007 4:42:56 PM PDT · by RDTF · 23 replies · 1,076+ views
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2007 | AP
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - In 1559, a hurricane plunged as many as seven Spanish sailing vessels to the bottom of Pensacola Bay, hampering explorer Don Tristan de Luna's attempt to colonize this section of the Florida Panhandle. Almost 500 years later and 15 years after the first ship was found, another has been discovered, helping archaeologists unlock secrets to Florida's Spanish past. The colony at the site of present-day Pensacola was abandoned in 1561, and no trace of it has been found on land. Teams of University of West Florida archaeology students last summer discovered what they thought was the...
  • 'Appeal' for Free Cash

    06/23/2006 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Sax · 8 replies · 495+ views
    SKY News ^ | 6/23/06 | SKY News
    Appeal For 'Free Cash' Updated: 17:28, Thursday June 22, 2006 Police are appealing to pedestrians to hand back the thousands of pounds they pocketed when a mystery man threw a bundle of cash into a busy town centre. People fell to their hands and knees to scoop up the 20 notes when the man released the cash with the worlds: "Who wants free money?" Police believe around 5,000 was literally sent blowing in the wind in Aberystwyth by the unknown benefactor, a 40-year-old man. He drove off and was later arrested for driving offences at nearby Aberaeron. A Dyfed Powys...
  • Visitors find diamond at Arkansas state park

    03/25/2006 7:59:50 PM PST · by txroadkill · 18 replies · 1,758+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 25, 2006 | n/a
    Associated Press MURFREESBORO, Ark. A Kansas woman and her 12-year-old son have a 2.12-carat diamond to take back home with them after a vacation in Arkansas. A news release Saturday from the state Parks and Tourism Department said the pair Jennifer Jones of Derby, Kansas, and her son Jacob Ballard found the gem Friday at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world's only diamond-producing site open to seaching by the public. According to the news release, Jones and her son found the diamond as they looked near an old mine shaft...
  • Treasure Found on Haddiscoe Island

    04/22/2005 11:52:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,344+ views
    EDP24 ^ | 23 April 2005 | STEPHEN PULLINGER
    When Roger Cole stepped out of his Land-Rover on Haddiscoe Island, near Yarmouth, he put his foot on what he thought was a pile of old Co-op dividend tokens. On closer inspection, the foreman of the flood defence work site realised they were silver coins and quickly picked up around 200 of them. An expert from Norfolk Landscape Archaeology (NLA) was called in and found a further 100 in the tracks made by a bulldozer. The coins are dated between 1550 and 1646, and the theory of NLA finds liaison officer Dr Adrian Marsden, based at The Castle Museum, Norwich,...
  • Immigrant faces smuggling charge after $280,000 discovery(Texas)

    03/04/2005 1:26:39 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 690+ views
    Express-News ^ | 03/04/2005 | Guillermo Contreras
    Hector David Herrera Martinez sticks by this story: Someone left on his doorstep the $283,473 that Kimble County sheriff's deputies found in the car he was driving. But authorities believe Herrera, 40, had illicit intentions in mind - traveling to Mexico without reporting the cash that deputies near Junction seized following a traffic stop on Feb. 17. A federal grand jury in San Antonio indicted Herrera this week on a charge of smuggling bulk currency, and he's expected to make his first federal court appearance in San Antonio in the coming week. Herrera, who lists an address in Bartlesville, Okla.,...
  • Boy's moral compass set on honesty

    01/17/2005 8:59:12 AM PST · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 920+ views ^ | January 17 2005 | Ted Gregory
    He is a model airplane and tank builder, Boy Scout and Yu-Gi-Oh! enthusiast. Now, Andrew Gieseler is something else: a role model. While walking to the door of a Super Target store in Warrenville on Saturday, Andrew, 12, found a plastic bag stuffed with $9,000 on a deserted stretch of sidewalk. A routine trip to buy sneakers to accommodate his growing feet suddenly became exciting and mysterious. He picked up the bag and read the two white stickers on it, one specifying the amount; the other stating the bill denominations. "We could see it was money and I said, `What...
  • Lawmaker gets Navy to drop its plane claim; Aviation enthusiast wants to restore vintage Corsair

    05/28/2004 8:41:37 AM PDT · by hchutch · 28 replies · 938+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Buckling to congressional pressure, the Navy has reversed course and agreed to give the rusting hulk of a demolished World War II-era aircraft to a Princeton, Minn., aviation buff who is restoring the plane. Lex Cralley, a ground services mechanic for an airline, dug up the abandoned Corsair fighter plane in Craven County, N.C., in 1991 and took it home to Minnesota. The airplane had crashed Dec. 19, 1944. With its unique gull-wing design, the Corsair was one of the most recognizable airplanes of World War II. U.S. pilots flew the propeller-powered plane in such storied campaigns as...
  • Navy Sues Civilian for Return of Wrecked World War II Plane He Salvaged From Swamp

    03/27/2004 4:24:34 PM PST · by tomball · 40 replies · 620+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 03/27/2004 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The federal government has filed a lawsuit against an airplane collector demanding the return of the wreckage of a World War II Corsair fighter that the Navy abandoned after it crashed in a North Carolina swamp in 1944. Historical airplane enthusiasts say the plane Lex Cralley dug out of the swamp near the North Carolina coast is the only one of its kind known to still exist. Cralley, an airplane mechanic with a passion for preserving World War II aviation history, salvaged the pieces of the single-engine plane in 1990, registered it as a "non-airworthy model"...