Who Was Gregory Dwargstof?
In the 1800s, Gregory Dwargstof served as the Hitslop's captain. Gregory was, at the time, a member of a criminal seal-poaching organization. These animals were slaughtered for their skin and oil.
He spent most of the 19th century avoiding capture after eluding officials for several years. But according to the program, that changed in 1892 when American warships overtook his fleet.
Gregory filled empty tin cans and other canisters with all the gold that had been given to him by the Sealing Association. The program claimed that there were 3000 pounds of gold.
Gregory then set sail towards a far-off location and arrived on the island of Adak. He scattered these cans, buried them, and left behind hints that only he could interpret.
A couple of these cans were discovered during World War II and in 1959, but according to the program, there may be an additional 148 cans worth around $365 million.