"The question I ponder after a decade is, why did the Army go to so much trouble if in fact there was nothing there?" asked Scott, who now believes Army personnel may have taken gold from Victorio Peak. "Victorio Peak should be opened up, and I think you'd find evidence that something was there."
'Army Got a Good Deal'
Concurring is Phil Koury, Ova Noss' attorney until her death in 1979 at age 80 and now legal counsel to the Kansas City Royals baseball team.
"A lot of us have a strong feeling that the Army got a good deal of Doc Noss' gold," said Koury, who spent 15 years on the case and has written a book. "The rest of the stuff is still down in there."
White Sands spokesman Jim Eckles said the military banned searches and kept security tight because vital weapons are tested in the area. The Army, he said, never took any gold and firmly believes that there is no treasure.