FBI Records on Search for Fabled Gold Raise More Questions

A report hinted at an underground object with a mass of up to 9 tons and a density consistent with gold.

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FILE - Dennis Parada, right, and his son Kem Parada stand at the site of the FBI's dig for Civil War-era gold in Sept, 2018, in Dents Run, Pennsylvania. A scientific report commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggested that a huge quantity of gold was below the surface, according to newly released government documents. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam, File)
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A scientific analysis commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggested that a huge quantity of gold could be below the surface, according to newly released government documents and photos that deepen the mystery of the 2018 excavation in remote western Pennsylvania. The report, by a geophysicist who performed microgravity testing at the site, hinted at an underground object with a mass of up to 9 tons and a density…

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