Treasure hunters Rick and Marty Lagina set their sights on a new mystery on History’s The Curse of Civil War Gold. A few months ago, Marty learned of a mystery that rivals that of Oak Island when he was introduced to Kevin Dykstra, a fellow Michigan man.
Dykstra along with his brothers James and Mark, is obsessed with a story of national treasure that goes back to the Civil War. Where In 1865, Union soldiers from Michigan tracked down Jefferson Davis before the defeated rebel president fled the country and they allegedly confiscated something of value from him and smuggled it north on a train.
They later buried the train engine to hide their tracks, and began arguing over the mysterious treasure. Part of it was allegedly put into a train car on a barge that sank in Lake Michigan and Part of it may lay in a warren of tunnels beneath Michigan, another trove allegedly exists in Utah in the cave of a man who committed suicide.
Kevin believes he can find the buried train, and has permission to dive the Lake Michigan site. He is also investigating the Utah and Michigan leads, as well as banks which may contain remnants of the treasure, and various connected sites in the American south.
Is it all part of a vast conspiracy, one which connects the assassination of Abraham Lincoln to the rise of America’s super-rich, and created a nation where billionaires are king? Truth is gold.
The Curse of Civil War Gold premieres 27 June, Wednesdays 10.50pm on HISTORY (Astro Ch 555 / HD 575)