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Commonly Asked Questions about Yamashita Treasure Signs

In order for me to minimize answering similar questions about a certain “Yamashita treasure sign, I decided to compile all commonly asked questions about JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) treasure signs on this post.

Animal Symbols

Many of you already encountered animal signs on their THing (treasure hunting) projects. They often either come in the form of an “engraved sign” or rock “forming a certain shape of an animal”. Encountering YMTS (Yamashita Treasure sign) symbolizing animal figure usually “indicate an important spot”. They are actually “pointers” giving you the hint to check or dig specific portion of your site.

Let us say for example that you found an engrave YMTS consisting of coiled snake with its head directly facing or pointing downwards into the ground. Thus, it is interpreted as “treasure deposit under”.

Note: All snake related signs also warns you of dangerous poison traps.

Diamond Treasure Sign

YMTS consisting of diamond symbols commonly refers to the contents of the hidden deposit which are “precious jewelries”. However, they can also be interpreted as “directional signs” especially when they are encountered buried under the ground.

Heart Sign

The most common and repeatedly asked YMTS is an engraved heart symbol or heart shaped rock. This particular sign is best interpreted as “treasure nearby deposit”. Other references also have slight similar meaning such as “treasure deposit buried under” and “wealth/fortune hidden on the spot”. However, most amateur THs (treasure hunters) often encounter heart shape rocks that are not really YMTS but just “natural form of rocks”. Thus, to determine if they are authentic treasure signs, there should always be presence of other “man-made” signs around.

Human Figure Signs

The majority of YMTS that are composed of human figures pertains to buried deposits consisting of golden Buddha. Some experienced THs jokingly interpret them as “buried dead human bodies”. Aside from giving a hint about the content of the hidden deposit, they also point you into the exact location or digging spot of the item. Assuming that you encountered an engraved human head on the surface of a rock, what you simply need to do is to follow the direction being stared by its own eyes and that will be the digging spot.

Rectangle with a Dot at the Center

If it happens that you encountered a sign which consists of a rectangle with a dot at the center, it means that the hidden treasure are composed of gold bars stored in a box or boxes. The rectangle actually represents the storage box while the dot denotes the valuable items.

Moreover, I will constantly update this post adding more commonly asked YMTS on the list above.

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  • Anonymous says:
    • Anonymous says:

      Good day Sir, do you know the meaning of a slanting line with two separate dots at both ends? We found it engraved on a foot shaped rock which is placed at a holed entrance.

      Thank you.

      Elmo

      It means that there are two separate hidden deposits which is represented by those two dots. The slanted line indicate that they are hidden at the incline portion of the tunnel.

      • Jay de la cruz says:

        Good day Sir,

        May I ask some question? What is the color of the last layer of soil before the object? I encountered a dark brown soil w/ some broken ceramic jar. After the dark brown soil, it turned into normal colors.

        • The last layer is completely random. But in most cases, the last layer is often composed of broken pieces of ceramic jars, bottles, bones or shells.

          • Hello Sir Elmo, may I know your FB page? I want to talk to you Sir. Thanks.

          • The link to my FaceBook page is found on the top most, just below the Search Form. You should find there a small FB icon.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Anonymous says:

      Sir good day. We found a rock that has engraved signs consisting of three hearts with dots at their bottom part. When we searched for more signs, we found two rocks (separate location) with clam shell on it. This rock is located near an old burnt tree. Connecting all those three rocks, they form a triangle. What does it mean Sir? Is there a positive deposit and where is the digging spot?

      Elmo

      Engrave hearts can also be interpreted like an “arrow sign”. The bottom part or pointy potion of the heart act as the “pointer”. Since there is also a dot, it represent the item. So before I can answer your questions, I need you to explore and describe the location of the spot being pointed by the heart.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Anonymous says:

      Sir. What is the meaning of a sign that look like 11V and 7KO? We found them at the entrance of a cave.

      Elmo

      The 11V mean “at the side of the corner” while the 7KO refers to the hidden deposit which mean “deposit buried under the spot”. Anyway, you have to provide more details about your project site so that I can provide more specific advises and suggestions.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Delia Cebritas says:

      I just want to ask how to separate the white stones that are embedded on the rock. These stones look like diamonds but they are quite hard to remove from the surface of the rock.

      Elmo

      Use chisel. There is probably a trick to it.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Sir. After we dug about 5 feet deep under the ground, we encountered stairs. What can we find below that stairs? Is it possible that there is deposit at the end?

      Elmo

      It is possible but it is hard for me to confirm given that there are no other signs especially from the surface that you found.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Anonymous says:

      What does a cow head symbolizes?

      Elmo

      It consists of several different meaning but basically, it is a “pointer”. I suggest looking for more additional signs around to support what it actually mean.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Hello Sir Elmo. My friend asked me to seek help about the signs that they found. They discovered a heart shape rock in the river. On top of it, there is a sign consisting of 3 holes, 3 triangles, V, 4 lines and foot print. The dimension of the rock is 10 feet by 4 feet.

      What can you say about the signs Sir? I hope to hear from your soon. Thanks and God Bless.

      Elmo

      Interesting signs that are so easy to interpret. The 3 holes represents that number of deposits. This means that there are three separate deposits on that area. The 3 triangles means that the 3 deposits are hidden on the three corners.

      The V sign is like an arrow sign. It is pointing directly into the hidden spot of the items.

      The 4 lines and the footprint refers to the distance. It means 5 steps and 4 feet deep. Take note, this could be an underwater deposit since that area is at the river.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Gimel Estrada says:

      Hi, I just want to ask what is the meaning of ≡ C? Thanks.

      Elmo

      It means 103 feet from the corner. Anyway, I need more details about the site and additional signs can be more helpful to identify the location of the hidden deposit.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Anonymous says:

      Hello Sir Elmo, we are now at 60 feet deep in our project. We found Y5K engraved sign, brown color cover, leaves, tree branches and black shiny lead object. Please advise us on how to proceed. Thanks.

      Elmo

      I think you are about to encounter a tunnel or small path ways because of the engraved sign Y5K. It means that the item is buried under the intersection. Anyway, the black shiny lead object that you found is interesting. Can you take a photo of it then send it into my FaceBook page?

  • Anonymous says:
    • Judin Gasmen says:

      Sir good day! What is the meaning of a spiral lines engraved on the surface of a rock? Thanks Sir.

      Elmo

      I need to know the formation of these spiral lines. Is it a circle?

      • Hello Sir Elmo, what's the meaning engrave sign carabao with rope around the head and the tip of the rope is above. And, together with plate and jar.

        • The carabao sign represent the deposit which is quite heavy and it requires a lot of strength to be lifted out. While, the rope means that there is a guide that you simply need to follow which will lead you into the hidden deposit. Those plates and jars means that the deposit is a mixture of valuable objects.

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