Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) have been spotted at a scene in Elk County, Pennsylvania.
The Courier Express reports the two departments teamed up to conduct a search on Dents Run Road, just off Route 555, in the small village of Dents Run.
A spokeswoman for the FBI, Nora Scheland, was on the scene and ambiguously told reporters that agents were conducting court authorized law enforcement activity.
The FBI & DCNR are actively digging at a site in Dents Run, Elk County. Our cameras also caught the owners of “Finders Keepers” on site — a group that searches for lost treasure. What the group believes is buried there tonight @WJACTV pic.twitter.com/ezANw7Hus7
— Bridget McClure (@BridgetWJAC) March 13, 2018
6 News also caught a glimpse of Dennis and Kem Parada, owners of Finders Keepers, surveying the area – Finders Keepers is a lost treasure search and recovery service.
As far as what these agents are looking for; it’s understood that a large sum of gold may have come through Elk County after Abraham Lincoln ordered the shipment to pay union soldiers back in the Civil War era.
Sounds exciting and all, but it was a little disappointing to find out Nicolas Cage wasn’t leading the search. . . this is what we picture when we hear about treasure hunters: