- Nov 12, 2016
- Detector(s) used
- Whites, Garrett, Minelab
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
apparently the FBI had enough proof to convince a Judge, or whoever they had to convince,
to send a team up there & Shoo everyone away while they Dig
Sorry I don't think "Gold Fever" applies to a Government Agency.
and I'm sure there would have been enough nay-sayers there at the agency to convince them to back off ,
if they thought the story only lead to the 70's .
perhaps the FBI has all the Pinkerton agency records in shoe boxes .
just doesn't sit well the FBI did this for 1 Agent's Gold Fever
I don't think it was just one agents gold fever. I think we also have to give credit to the FK group, their passion and persistence was no doubt pivotal in gaining the interest and support of the FBI. Then, when the FBI's ground scans revealed a dense mass consistent with gold, no doubt it reached a fever pitch as FBI agents are human too.
Interestingly, from an evidential standpoint, the Gravimeter they used does have some Achilles heals, many of which were present at the dig site. Compacted soil (it was on an old road bed), domed unground cavities(it was over a cave) and crystalline structures (often found in caves and rocks) can all negatively effect the gravimeter. Those who only want to confirm an already held belief, dismiss out of hand those facts. Some on this forum have even gone as far as to say the gravimeter is infallible which is demonstrably false.
The old adage, "You have to dig to confirm" has never been truer.