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Friday, March 12, 2021

There's gold in them thar hills

Go for the gold? The U.S. government went for it. 

FBI agents were looking for an extremely valuable cache of fabled Civil War-era gold — possibly tons of it — when they excavated a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania three years ago this month, according to government emails and other recently released documents in the case. 

On March 13, 2018, treasure hunters led the FBI to Dent’s Run, about 135 miles (220 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh, where legend has it an 1863 shipment of Union gold was either lost or stolen on its way to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.

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  1. Is this the same FBI that can't find its ass with both hands and a flashlight?

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  2. It took 12 agents to find a garage door handle (noose) in Alabama.

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  3. I still have no idea why ANYONE would call the FBI for any reason related to treasure hunting. Unless you were in the middle of an FBI building or campus, why, why, why the fuck would you ask?!
    Never, never, MEVER trust the .gov or ask them for permission for ANYTHING.

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  4. Sounds like a perfect assignment for Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino.

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    1. I'm sure gonna miss Clive's wonderful books. I really liked Isaac Bell. He did write many of them.

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  5. There are a couple places in Va. that confederate gold was supposedly buried. There was a diary that supposedly sold for a few bucks. In it was written that where the gold was buried they could see the steeple of the court house in Harrisonburg. Lots of folks hunted for that treasure. Then there is a farm somewhere in the Shenandoah that people dug the shit out of.

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    1. Supposed to be a lot of gold that the James gang stole scattered all over the Western US, too.

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  6. Hi, FBI? I found a massive amount of gold buried in the woods, and I wondered if you could help me dig it up?...You can't? Okay. Thanks. Goodbye.

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  7. Fool's gold, a fool's errand, or both.

    Pretty funny the Fibbies fell for the old buried treasure con. Wondering if they're wallets felt a bit lighter too.

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  8. Except for the part about being on state land, I was thinking that someone needed a foundation dug...

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    1. Hahaha! Brilliant!
      I was thinking that getting a bunch of fibbies into a remote site deep in the woods would be quite the opportunity for someone who really really didn’t like fibbies. Especially if that person had made certain preparations.

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  9. FBI=Fucking Blabbering Idiots.

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  10. Furthermore, if you find something valuable or historical, keep it to yourself.
    Gov. or some other greedy asshole will conspire to relieve you of it.
    Or at least make you pay a tax for your good fortune.
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