And in other news, on Monday, FBI agents joined forces with a civilian treasure hunting group and dug up an area outside Pennsylvania to find Abraham Lincoln’s long-lost gold treasure. According to the agency, the site might hold the Civil War gold treasure which reportedly went missing before the Battle of Gettysburg.
Civil War Gold Treasure Worth Millions of Dollars
It might sound very unlikely, but, as it turns out, on early Monday morning, a group of FBI field agents and members of a civil treasure hunting society called Finders Keeps showed up in a forest clearing near Pennsylvania in hopes of unearthing the gold treasure, presumably lost or stolen before the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg.
More than that, an FBI spokesperson declared during a press conference held on Monday, that the agency has a court authorization for excavating the area. The spokesperson added that the rumors, fueled by local treasure hunting groups, compelled the agency to open an official investigation.
Ever since the rumor emerged that a Civil War-era golden treasure might have been hidden in the area, generations of treasure hunters have been scouring the lands in hopes of uncovering it.
According to historical records, the gold shipment was bound to the Philadelphia Mint by order of President Abraham Lincoln who intended to use the precious metals to pay off Union Soldiers.
Furthermore, records reveal that the Civil War gold treasure never arrived at the mint and got lost somewhere in that area on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg.
While historians doubt the authenticity of folk-spun tales, there are people such as Dennis Prada, treasure hunter by profession, who claim that the treasure is as real as it gets and that nothing, not even death, can deter him nor his family from searching.
For the moment, the FBI and treasure hunters came up empty-handed, but according to the agency, the investigation will continue.
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