Dennis Parada, an American treasure hunter, claims to have discovered metals in a Pennsylvania cave in 2018. When the excavation failed, he contacted the FBI, which he now accuses of stealing his loot.
This is the story of a treasure hunter who may have had the loot of his life stolen. Dennis Parada, head of Finders Keepers, claims to have discovered metals in a Pennsylvania cave in 2018. Since the excavations were unsuccessful, he turned himself in to the FBI, but without having the right to participate in the excavations.
“I returned with all my gear the day after the dig. We couldn’t find anything. A week or two before that, we could find gold or silver,” he says.
According to the FBI, the cave was empty. But Dennis Parada is convinced of the opposite. In fact, he sued the agency, accusing it of falsifying evidence and withholding records to hide “the discovery of a historical and extremely valuable treasure.”
He recently had access to official videos of the excavation, reports the Associated Press news agency. But nothing proves at this point that the FBI hid the gold.
“We feel like we’ve been overtaken”
Dennis Parada is convinced Civil War gold was there, according to local legend, echoed by American site The Atlantic last summer when reporting on the treasure hunter’s and FBI’s opposition.
According to the man, the agency dug into the Pennsylvania cave overnight, found the gold and made it disappear.
“We feel like we’ve been betrayed, we’ve been lied to. In the end the truth will come out. I’ll do whatever it takes, I’ll never stop, I’ll stick with it until I know what happened to the gold,” he said.
Dennis Parada could have claimed 40% of the Treasury under US law. The judiciary must now decide on the charges against Dennis Parada. The US government, for its part, called for the trial to end.
Clément Boutin Journalist BFMTV