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(AP News)   FBI stole my lost Civil War gold   (apnews.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, huge quantity of gold, government documents, FBI's treasure hunt, FBI, geophysical survey, firm Enviroscan  
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5508 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 May 2022 at 12:26 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-28 12:26:27 PM  
Know who else liked to steal gold?
 
2022-05-28 12:28:30 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


Pirates?
 
2022-05-28 12:31:02 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


Lawyers
 
2022-05-28 12:31:27 PM  
It wasn't gold, it was a crashed alien spacecraft.
 
2022-05-28 12:32:28 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


Golddiggers?
 
2022-05-28 12:33:04 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


American GIs?

The Real Kelly's Heroes - GIs Stole Huge Nazi Gold Stash
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2022-05-28 12:33:04 PM  
In this day and age had they found the gold they would have posted a shiatload of pictures and videos all over the tubes.
 
2022-05-28 12:36:43 PM  
"But a father-son pair of treasure hunters who spent years hunting for the fabled Civil War-era gold - and who led agents to the woodland site, hoping for a finder's fee"

Hoping? You don't hope with things like this you get it in writing.
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2022-05-28 12:37:44 PM  
So..the fbi stole the gold before we could steal the gold that was stolen from the government in 1863. Yeah.
 
2022-05-28 12:38:26 PM  

Fissile: vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?

American GIs?

[YouTube video: The Real Kelly's Heroes - GIs Stole Huge Nazi Gold Stash]


Wait. What if that's what actually built the nation?
 
2022-05-28 12:40:58 PM  
This story has been out there for years. I'll believe it when I see the farking gold.

Until then I call bullshiat.
 
2022-05-28 12:41:42 PM  
If I found civil war gold, I wouldn't tell anyone
 
2022-05-28 12:42:10 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


Cortés?
 
2022-05-28 12:45:45 PM  
farking lost gold rumors.  Those have resulted in greedy and senseless farkheads destroying numerous archaeological sites.  At least this one was novel in that it was a rumor of Union gold, normally they're Confederate.  If 5% of all the farking absurd rumors of lost Confederate gold were true, they wouldn't have lost the damn war.

"It's very curious why the FBI is going to such an extent to misdirect and be so obstructionist on this," said Warren Getler, who has worked closely with the treasure hunters. "They worked that night under cover of darkness to evade, escape our knowledge of something we're supposed to be partners in."

By "treasure hunters", they really mean "goobers that get a hit with a metal detector, think they've found gold, and tear apart a field with their backhoe."  If you're lucky, they just tear up their own farmland.  Worst case, they annihilate some native remains.  But at least then they get to have a nice long chat with multiple levels of law enforcement.
 
2022-05-28 12:46:08 PM  
Contact the FBI about a suspected gold cache? Why would you do that? Seriously? Have you never had ANY experience with government agencies? These people do not have your best interests in mind. You'd have done better just to announce it to all and sundry.

/Your mother lied to you about the "friendly" policeman.
 
2022-05-28 12:49:09 PM  

jmr61: This story has been out there for years. I'll believe it when I see the farking gold. Until then I call bullshiat.


I believe it only because

Enviroscan co-founder Tim Bechtel declined to comment about his work at Dent's Run, saying the FBI has not given him permission to talk.

The FBI doesn't make you sign a non disclosure agreement that is still in place 25 years later because there was nothing there.
 
2022-05-28 12:49:45 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


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2022-05-28 12:50:35 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


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2022-05-28 12:51:32 PM  
The FBI stole your Civil War gold? That's what they all say.

Where's my Confederate gold? Or, since this legendary gold hoard is in Pennsylvania? My Union or Revolutionary gold? Where's my gold?  'Fess up! Hand it over! You'll feel better and I certainly will.

I am particularly interested in my Loyalist gold so I can be a fancy boy with passive income.
 
2022-05-28 12:51:50 PM  
If there was any gold, I would be surprised if the FBI officially took it and covered it up. I would not be surprised if a handful of agents suddenly seem to have much nicer cars.
 
2022-05-28 12:54:19 PM  

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2022-05-28 12:54:23 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


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2022-05-28 12:57:08 PM  

BunchaRubes: In this day and age had they found the gold they would have posted a shiatload of pictures and videos all over the tubes.


Au contraire. Maybe they wouldn't, given the secrecy and value involved.
 
2022-05-28 12:58:26 PM  

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2022-05-28 12:58:31 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


the Cappadocians?
 
2022-05-28 1:00:19 PM  
A mystery in northwestern Pennsylvania? Eerie.
 
2022-05-28 1:04:11 PM  
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FBI must pay well. One of the agents new car.
 
2022-05-28 1:05:20 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


Hernán Cortés?
 
2022-05-28 1:06:11 PM  

Russ1642: It wasn't gold, it was a crashed alien spacecraft.


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2022-05-28 1:06:26 PM  
I find it illogical that those who buried the gold in the first place (or their relatives, friends etc) didn't go back to get it after the hostilities ended.

One doesn't bury tons of gold and then somehow forget that they did so.
 
2022-05-28 1:10:06 PM  

PR Deltoid: I find it illogical that those who buried the gold in the first place (or their relatives, friends etc) didn't go back to get it after the hostilities ended.

One doesn't bury tons of gold and then somehow forget that they did so.


Getting your head blown off by a canon will make you somewhat forgetful.
 
2022-05-28 1:12:19 PM  
It's Confederate gold, so it no longer has any value.

You should give it to me.
 
2022-05-28 1:17:52 PM  
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What gold?
 
2022-05-28 1:20:16 PM  

Russ1642: PR Deltoid: I find it illogical that those who buried the gold in the first place (or their relatives, friends etc) didn't go back to get it after the hostilities ended.

One doesn't bury tons of gold and then somehow forget that they did so.

Getting your head blown off by a canon will make you somewhat forgetful.


How does a principle or rule blow your head off?
 
2022-05-28 1:20:19 PM  
I saw this Nick Cage movie, it sucked
 
2022-05-28 1:21:04 PM  

PR Deltoid: I find it illogical that those who buried the gold in the first place (or their relatives, friends etc) didn't go back to get it after the hostilities ended.

One doesn't bury tons of gold and then somehow forget that they did so.


But seriously, the British have dug up treasure troves buried by people fleeing to France from the Jutes, Irish, Picts, Frisians or whatever.  They figured the Dark Ages would be over by Christmas and they would go back.
 
2022-05-28 1:21:52 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Russ1642: PR Deltoid: I find it illogical that those who buried the gold in the first place (or their relatives, friends etc) didn't go back to get it after the hostilities ended.

One doesn't bury tons of gold and then somehow forget that they did so.

Getting your head blown off by a canon will make you somewhat forgetful.

How does a principle or rule blow your head off?


Pachelbel blew me away first time I heard it. Forgot my email password.
 
2022-05-28 1:22:59 PM  
Remove tons of almost anything in two nights?  Find the anything without drilling?  Who gave the Enviro folk permission to investigate?  Given the general institutional poverty of that chunk of Appalachia there would have been tomb raiders/treasure hunters digging  for decades.

Doesn't pass the sniff test.
 
2022-05-28 1:25:04 PM  
Night dig? Makes no sense at all. Armored cars? Make no sense at all.
 
2022-05-28 1:26:57 PM  
Was the agent named Bill Carson?

(too obscure?)
 
2022-05-28 1:29:18 PM  

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FBI must pay well. One of the agents new car.


CSB

A long time ago, the wife worked with a woman whose husband was a DEA agent. When they'd seize vehicles, the agents would get to drive them when they were working under cover. Makes sense, they'd be using different cars so less likely to be spotted. This guy had a (seized) Vette to drive, and had lent it to another agent to drive to testify in Providence (they were based in Boston).
Car got stolen while he was in court.

/CSB
 
2022-05-28 1:35:12 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Russ1642: PR Deltoid: I find it illogical that those who buried the gold in the first place (or their relatives, friends etc) didn't go back to get it after the hostilities ended.

One doesn't bury tons of gold and then somehow forget that they did so.

Getting your head blown off by a canon will make you somewhat forgetful.

How does a principle or rule blow your head off?


Shoot first ask questions later might be a candidate
 
2022-05-28 1:35:43 PM  

metric: Was the agent named Bill Carson?

(too obscure?)


Wasn't he buried next to a grave with no name?
 
2022-05-28 1:36:35 PM  
Wow, hasn't anyone learned anything from City Slickers 2 the Legend of Curly's Gold? Obviously, Abraham Lincoln had the real gold re-buried.
 
2022-05-28 1:36:47 PM  
Sounds to me like the "treasure hunters" are just trying to generate enough press to get their own Oak Island reality show.
 
2022-05-28 1:45:44 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


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2022-05-28 1:47:35 PM  

Noah_Tall: jmr61: This story has been out there for years. I'll believe it when I see the farking gold. Until then I call bullshiat.

I believe it only because

Enviroscan co-founder Tim Bechtel declined to comment about his work at Dent's Run, saying the FBI has not given him permission to talk.

The FBI doesn't make you sign a non disclosure agreement that is still in place 25 years later because there was nothing there.


It wasn't twenty-five years.

Speaking in generalities here, it would be considered extremely poor SOP to have people only confirm something if it was positive or deny it if it was negative. The best answer is a non-answer because it keeps ambiguity in play which is why it should be the same response each time, for if it changes in one case that also impacts the perception of instances down the road.

"You're not denying it this time but you did last time, are you saying 'X' with that return?"

Tim Bechtel's inability to speak of such matters means that he does not have the ability to speak of such matters, don't overthink things by jumping to conclusions. You could be right and you could be wrong but carrying on as if tea leaves are being read has nothing to do with guesses being accurate or inaccurate.
 
2022-05-28 1:48:12 PM  

vudukungfu: Know who else liked to steal gold?


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benedict bradybunch?
 
2022-05-28 1:48:17 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: So..the fbi stole the gold before we could steal the gold that was stolen from the government in 1863. Yeah.


Exactly. That would have been considered Federal property all along.
No way they ever could have legally held onto any of it.
 
2022-05-28 1:48:30 PM  
This sounds more like Secret Service or USPIS jurisdiction. The FBI didn't even exist when this shipment was lost and both the others did, plus it deals with money and shipments. (well Secret Service almost existed).
 
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