Introduction

Last April 2003, we had accidentally found this treasure site during the making of our poultry farm at Bukidnon, Philippines. We had already begun the preliminary excavations and had found several stone markers which will be found here at this site.Unfortunately, we had to stop our excavations due to lack of resources last May 2004. The details of the excavation will follow so please read on...
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WWII Treasure: Hazards of Excavation

WWII Treasure: Hazards of Excavation
from: http://figure.8m.com/hazards.htm

Apart from tropical heat and humidity, one of the most preventative aspects of treasure recovery in the Philippines is the ingenuity of the Japanese engineering of these sites.

Outlined here are some of the hazards that treasure-hunters have encountered while digging for Yamashita's gold.


WATER TRAPS

Sites were often located near a water source such as a pond or river. The burial site would be dug as deeply as possible. Often, this would entail excavation of soil and rock beneath the water table in dryer seasons. Pipes of terra cotta would then be routed into the site, sealed, and filled with water from the source.

Extreme caution must be observed during recovery. An unsuspecting digger can easily break one of the pipes, flooding the chamber with water. Once a pipe is broken, it is very difficult to reseal due to the weight and velocity of the continual flow which can exceed 500 gallons per minute.


EGYPTIAN-STYLE ROCKFALLS

We've all seen the narrow escapes of Indiana Jones in the popular film series. Yes, suspended rock and soil were used by the Japanese as well.

Unfortunately, this type of booby-trap is very difficult to detect in advance. Not only can they result in injury or death, but an excavation can severely be penalized timewise.


SPRINGLOADED BOMB DETONATORS

An unwary digger may also meet his fate with a 1000- or 2000-pound (or smaller yet still deadly) bomb which had been captured from the Allied Forces. Such bombs were often sealed with cosmoline, the thick grease still favored by gun owners for long-term storage and protection from corrosion.

The digger moves an object (sometimes the treasure itself) which activates a spring mechanism. Acid is then leaked onto a copper plate which, when dissolved, triggers a detonator. Or, the digger may not be afforded the luxury of a time delay.

Fortunately, such bombs can be detected a meter or more in advance with the use of modern electronics.


GLASS-ENCASED CYANIDE CAPSULES

Somewhere en route to a treasure, one might encounter a glass cylinder about one liter in volume which is divided into two chambers: one containing liquid sulphuric acid, the other a powder of either potassium cyanide or sodium cyanide. If broken, the resulting mixture yields a very volitile and lightweight yet invisible cloud of hydrogen cyanide gas (HCN) which will quickly interfere with his breathing. The odor is almost imperceptible, but faintly resembles bitter almonds. Within seconds, it becomes difficult to hold one's breath or to breathe normally. Within one minute, respiration stops. Within five minutes, heart failure occurs.

There is no known way to detect these capsules. The most prudent diggers insist on wearing a gas mask with a respirator impregnated with metal salts at all times.

28 comments:

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virgendio said...

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curlyhair29 said...

after many years of digging, we reach the dummy which is full of sands, after that we kip on digging unlti we reach the first hard lock which is composed of pile stones under the yellow clay with so much poison that even a flashlight won't function. Until we dig almost seven hardlock in every 5ft of interval, the last hardlock was about 8ft ang kapal at after that, black sand na mga almost 200ft na po from the dummy na puro black sand and we hit the big stone with a arrow pointing down... I just wanna ask if we are near to the truth or what?..Masyadong malalim na po ang tunnel at dilikado ng pasukin.. Sana may makatulong o makasagot sa tanong ko, positive na po ba malapit na kami sa object?...pls email me @ curlyhair29@gmail.com...God bless at maraming salamat poh!:)

Anonymous said...

masyado na kayong malalim kung ipag papa 2loy ninyo ang inyong ginagawa baka mag breakdown pag marami nakayong naalis na buhangin delikado ang buhangin lalo na kung may halong 2big

Anonymous said...

kung masyadong malalim ibig sabihin nalagpasan na yung item? what about those arrows pointing down, naghukay ang mga hapon ganun kalalim para ilagay lang yung marker dun?

Anonymous said...

nalampasan na ung target masyado nang malalim ung hukay nyo gumamit ka ng locator para malaman ma kung saan level ung target
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Anonymous said...

ok lng yun kng tlgang my arrow. ingat lng plgi. hanap kau diversion way sakali gumuho my madaanan.

Anonymous said...

can you please help,what is the meaning of the sign in this picture thanks.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3Cj9OytrMjc/RgSjQJc-w0I/AAAAAAAAAms/hvOP-k5L0lM/s1600-h/P1010059.JPG

curlyhair29 said...

hi, I'm back...

I'm back but we haven't yet continue our digging due to financial reason...

Is there any1 there can help us provide a high end locator or detector?... If so, kindly email... curlyhair29@gmail.com

Feeling nga namin nalampasan na namin ang object... But anyway, we have plan b, c, d, e up tp z kung hindi magwowork ang plan A... No retreat No surrender... Kung para sa amin, ibibigay at ibibigay yan dba?.. Goodluck guys...

Anonymous said...

hello sir maayong adlaw,unxa meaning anang bale nga nine og hearth,(xa taas nine nga bale, xa ubos ang sign nga hearth)nakaukit ni cla xa big crocodile formation stone.please send me an advise,my email:avillarin94@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,
We have this land in our province. It had a huge cactus tree which was surrounded by stones. By fate, the tree got hit by lightning and fell and we noticed it has some form of shaft (looks very man-made; could pass for someone trying to dig a well) going downward. We tried digging, but somehow we lacked the know-how on exactly what to do, where to dig, etc.
If I were to embark in this endeavor, what exactly should I know? And most of all, once something found, how to move the gold? I seek a mentor badly. Kindly email me at dkansas18@yahoo.com

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

Happy Hunting, some clues> some given signs are explanatory, but some needs an expert, you may find pointed objects (ofcourse the direction is given, but the object itself is the measurement, specially any animals).

dwaine said...

hello.... i have found some good signs about 1 to 2 meters deep, one of which is an old bottle with a snake remains in it, a crown shaped made of clear glass, bottles with engravings at the bottom. diff sizes of nails, charcoals mix with the sand, old china wares and diamond shaped wire attached or somewhat glued or cemented with a stone, i can post the pics but i cant find how to post it. any tips or comment on the signs. Thanks

Anonymous said...

when you encountered red stone as red as blood, that is a warning sign that there is a trap

Unknown said...

gud am..anayone plz interpret ds kind of st0ne sign..uhm..it is a big st0ne alm0st 1 meter in diameter nd has a h0le in da midle apr0ximately 3 cm in diameter..it is l0cated al0ngside in the cr0sing of da r0ad..based on my belief thier is a g0ld dep0sit sumwere here in my place c0z last 2007 few japz cme here in our place to mke sum investigati0ns...plz c0mment me bak.nd im a beginer treasure hunter.

nicku haru landz said...

,here in my place several meters away fr0m the cr0sing of r0ad nd a st0ne with a h0le in da midle,,is a p0nd nd old elem.sch0ol..i f0und a st0ne like an ad0be..nd several metals that in a dec0mp0siti0n stage..id f0und also a cup in da p0nd that has a 4 petal fl0wer design that has a def.petal c0lors..

nicku haru landz said...

anyway i want 2 kn0w wats da meaning of da big st0ne with da h0le in da middle it is l0cated al0ngside of da r0ad..tnkz..

nicku haru landz.. said...

uhm it is 3 inch n0t cm..s0rry..sum1 hu will help me plz..

roche said...

what do you do kung may poison nga code. inverted "Y"? Salamat.

Anonymous said...

i see a perfect triangle w/ dot in the right sid at may katabi pho itong malaking na di mAIntingdihang nakasimetong bato. sa isang corner naman pho ay makikita tile naka dikit a creek .at sa isnang corner naman pho may makikita kang malaking bato na may makaukit na squre 5x7 inches ang sukat.malapit pho ito sa dagat. sinabi pho ng lolo ng tiyuhin ko n may kabaon na kayamanan dito.mandito daw pho sa lokasyon na ang nakatakip sa kayamanang nakabaon ay paty na bato. katabi nung tringle rock hukayin pho naming at the right side na may dot sa gilid nung triagle rock triangle rock haggang tuhod pa lamang pho kami may maamoy na pho kaming malansa at amoy kalawang na tumagal ng ilang sugundo lamang.malapit na pho ba kami sa tresure kung may lumabas ng ganon.
thank u.

Anonymous said...

nakaita naman pho ako ng eagle na nakayupyup na parang nangitngitlog na nakatapal sa bato na may mga butas.iisa pho and mata ng ibon facing to NE marami phong marker ang nakapalibod Ne dito.ang haba pho ng tuka ng ibon ay 2 in at ang katawan ay ay 5 in .may nakita pho akong kurting puso na may hati sa gitna katabi nung ulo ng ibon ibon ilang metro ang layo sa marker na ibon na nakatapal sa bato. may nakita din pho akog makinis nabato na may x na may dot .maari nyo pho ba akong tulunga upng makita ang give away nito at tesure n ito

Anonymous said...

we already found the top of a cement di sya magamitan ng chisel di tumatalab how do we break the cement, may nakaukit na turtle at swan sa cement, what does it mean?

Anonymous said...

kung malapit kayo sa dagat cguradong matunig ang labanan dyan.. mga ilang metro layo nyo sa dagat? try yo pong picturan ang kabuuan ng area ng cnsabi mo at send mo sa email ko at subukan kung edecode.. magumpisa kang kumuha ng pic frm West, North to East kelangan klaro para makita ko ang mga nkasulat.. reyordonio@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

sa IBON nman kung facing NE. mula sa tuka nya o mula sa bato n yan sukatin mo pa NE ng hanggang 25m at subukan mong maghukay ng hanggang s lalim n 4ft at my makikita kng sign dapat, at kung wala, lumayo ka pa hanggang 50m at ulitin mo ang unang proseso n cnabiko at kung wla p, lumayo ulit p NE ng hangang 70m at desame process parin. kung saan ka nkahukay ng sign dun ka magpatuloy maghukay.. bago bunutin ang mga mkikitang sigs ay dapat picturan muna at tandaan kng ano ang kanyang original pisition dahil mhalagang matandaan ang orig pisition nito spgkat cla ang ngsasabi at ngtuturo kng ano at saan ang location ng items.. kelangan ng ubayong ingat at kng maari ay humanap ng experto upang walang mapapahamak.. mapanganib po ang trabahong ito mga kapatid.. kng my fb kayo try no po akong eadd at ng maeadd ko po kayo sa phil t-hunter s fb dahil masmarami pong masmagagaling sa pagdecode s group n kinabibilangan ko.. reygordonio@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

May nahukay kami na 18"& 14" concrete cement 2'. Next 4' feet stone x with right spot. Ano po ba ang ibig sa bihin ng nahukay namin?

Anonymous said...

This is different from others but I know di nature gumawa nito. This is somewhere sa Philippines. Nasa area sila ng isang sikat din sa mga hunter na lugar na even mga hunters sa Mindanao alam kahit super malayo. May falls na authentic tapos merong cave na ginawang artificial falls. Pero if mapalansin mo yung falls na artificial naka talikod so di mo malalaman na falls. Sa artificial falls merong mga 2 dimensional na markers hindi carving kung di clear na markers like a fish na may gils and kaliskis and eyeball tapos kinakagat yung box tapos parang inaagaw ng crocodile. Dun sa area na yun may parang number 7 na baliktad. Pinasok yung artificial falls na cave tapos nung nag dig na ng ilang feet may mabaho na parang malangsa (poison gas pala yun) so we need to buy sachets of surf detergent tapos mixed with water tapos ibuhos dun and hayaan for days na matapos. After bumalik ng few days mga 5 days working on it days lang kasi pag gabi umuuwi sila. Nakita yubg heart na malaki actually parang spade siya if heart siya heart na locket ang design tapos after ng heart 3 feet lang nakita naman ang 20 inches na turtle na parang ginawa talaga eh parang statue tapos since yung turtle naka face sa isang wall sinira yung wall pag sira ng wall nandun na mga slobs na naka patong patong. Then kinuha mga slob blocks (yung ingredients parang may pyrites, sand sa beach and the usual ingredient) okay so nung sinira siya dun nakita ang parang pa circle na small circles and again statue na ginawa talaga tapos 7 sila and may malaki sa gitna pero nd mo siya makuha kasi super tigas and mapapansin mo na ang flooring is cemento. So since matigas and hindi mapasok dumaan sa isang way na may marker din na circle tapos ilang meters meron namang marker na mga parang statue na misiles na of course cementado tapos ilang meters naman parang mga billiard balls tapos ilang meters naman (kasi sinusunod ang tunnel guide) may bird talaga na made of cement tapos half moon na kasing laki ng coconut shell na nilalagyan ng kalaymayhati ng bohol. After few meters yung isang part bg half moon nakita then after nun may stairs na 3 steps and design ng stairs parang kagaya sa quiapo na parang alanganin yung step kasi parang mahuhulog ka. After nun ilang meters naman may frankincense na malalaki and after few meters of digging may 2 cylinder or rods. Then nung pababa pa dun may wall then yung wall parang malambot na and nag echo na sa kabila. Pero nag rest muna sila ng days kasi need e charge mga lights. We dont need help or financial or what. Need ko lang advice if bakit grabe ganun ka grabe mga markers nila? Yung site pala may water trap din pero nalagpasan na namin. Is this what they call the royal chamber? And again nd namin need financier need lang advice if ano pinapasok namin kasi nd talaga nature gumawa nun tao talaga at alam namin may tinago sa loob. Thanks.

Apu Ghosh said...

It's an important thing when you are working with concrete, water and cement. The water–cement ratio is the ratio of the weight of water to the weight of cement used in a concrete mix and has an important influence on the quality of concrete produced. A lower water-cement ratio leads to higher strength and durability, but may make the mix more difficult to place. Concrete hardens as a result of the chemical reaction between cement and water (known as hydration, this produces heat and is called the heat of hydration). For every pound (or kilogram or any unit of weight) of cement, about 0.25 pounds (or 0.25 kg or corresponding unit) of water is needed to fully complete the hydration reactions. This requires a water-cement ratio of 1:4 often given as a proportion: 0.25. Too much water will result in segregation of the sand and aggregate components from the cement paste. Also, water that is not consumed by the hydration reaction may leave the concrete as it hardens, resulting in microscopic pores(bleeding) that will reduce the final strength of the concrete.
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Anonymous said...

i just wanna ask po...whats the meaning of a half sculpted face with 3 diamonds in the eyebrow....