Change of Directions

Many treasure hunters especially the amateur treasure hunters do often commit mistakes when they encounter signs pertaining to “change of directions”. These types of signs are no different from other signs that give directions as their meanings.

In most common cases, signs that tell about change of directions are encountered buried under the ground.

As an example, let’s say that you have discovered some markers on the ground surface. After analyzing them, you have managed to determine the exact location of the digging spot.

However, digging the spot has two possible outcomes.

One, you will recover at shallow depth a certain marker pertaining to a change of direction. Based on my own experiences as a treasure hunter, the depth is commonly around 3 to 5 feet deep.

In one of my actual experiences, we encountered bullets as markers. These bullets had huge sizes where they had a length of around 5 inches long. When we found them under the ground, they were arranged and aligned together just like in the illustration above.

There were a total of five pieces. And, we recovered them at a depth of 3 feet only.

What we did was that we followed the tips of the bullets and when we reached the distance of 20ft, we found the deposit.

And two, you can recover a sign about change of direction at a certain several depth under the ground. This is also often the case when you are near the hidden treasure deposit.

So when it comes to most amateur treasure hunters, especially those without knowledge on how to decode signs or markers, they often end up ignoring these changes of directions and simply continue digging downward. As a result, they end up losing their way towards the wrong direction.

In all of my treasure hunting experiences, shown in this illustration is the most common method used by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) in hiding their Yamashita treasures under the ground.

It is actually rare or uncommon for them to hide their treasures directly under the digging spot of the markers that they left behind. So in most cases, the deposit is somewhere on the side.

As another example and based on my personal experience, we have discovered an old bayonet or knife. These are objects used by the JIA soldiers as markers that point to directions similar to an arrow sign. The tip is the pointer.

When we discovered the bayonet under the ground, it was originally laying flat horizontally. Thus, knowing what it means, we followed the direction where it was pointing at and it brought us to the location of the hidden deposit.

Aside from the bayonets and bullets, other objects used by the JIA soldiers as markers for change of directions include old bottles, samurai, rifles, and old shoes. Other than these objects, of course we also have engraved markers on surfaces of the rocks or rocks that bear the shape of a certain directional marker.

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