A pair of treasure hunters have scored a significant victory over the state of Pennsylvania in the latest round of a contentious legal battle surrounding a mysterious search for Civil War-era gold. The strange dispute traces back to March of 2018 when the FBI conducted a dig in a state forest where researchers Dennis and Kem Parada believe a cache of federally-owned gold bars were buried over 150 years ago. At the time, the story seemed to conclude with searchers failing to find any of the lost treasure, however the father and son team of treasure hunters subsequently suggested that something unsavory was afoot.
In an interview with the Associated Press months later, Dennis Parada claimed that not only had the treasure hunters shown federal agents where the gold was buried, but that the FBI assured them that they'd be granted access to the excavation. However, when the dig finally did occur, Parada revealed, he and his son were sequestered away from the site and not allowed to see the search unfold. Only later were they taken to the spot and shown by federal agents that there was nothing there, but the treasure hunters are not convinced that was the case.
More on this story, including the latest developments in the legal fight, at the Coast to Coast AM website.