The FBI And local enforcement joined together in the effort along Dents Run Road in Driftwood.
The dig was first captured by WTAJ cameras Tuesday, but the FBI never gave any information on what they are looking for.
Nearby neighbors believe they might be digging for gold. It’s believed that long-lost treasure may be buried in the area.
WTAJ spoke with members of the Elk County Historical Society who say they believe it’s just an old wives tale. The member didn’t want to go on camera but told WTAJ there is no historical evidence there may be treasure in the Dents Run area.
On Thursday the site that was filled on Tuesday was empty. All that was left on site is an excavator.
The only information officials will release is that the search was a court-authorized law enforcement investigation and there is no threat to the public.