Hello “Treasure Hunt Club” Community, throughout all the posts and pages that I already posted here on my blog, there is really no particular post where I made myself a proper introduction.
Old time members of the community already knows me by the name, “Elmo Zugwalt”. It is a very popular name which means that I am not the only one who is using it. Anyway, I won’t be discussing here my personal details but everything about my involvement in the field of treasure hunting.
When it all did started?
As my younger self in the past, I am always fascinated by breaking codes and puzzles. I really enjoyed solving them especially those that are very challenging where only a few can solve it. The main reason is that, in every codes, decoding it will always reveal unexpected surprises in which what I really enjoy a lot.
So my interest about solving puzzles has evolve into hunting for “hidden treasures”. Anyone who hides his valuable treasure will always leave markers, clues or a map that will later allow him to recover his items. However, no one would ever want to leave clues or even treasure map that can be easily interpreted by anyone. They have to make it quite puzzling that only they themselves can decode it. But unfortunately, there is always someone who can also figure it out and break the code.
Some of the reasons why people hides their treasures:
War is one of the main reason why a rich individual would rather bury all of his precious treasures to a certain secret location than to keep it at the bank. So if the war ended and he managed to survive, he can retrieve all his treasure back and continue his life of being a wealthy person.
Unfortunately, wars would usually take a lot of years that the person who hid his treasures dies at an old age or quite too old enough to remember anything from his past.
If a certain person stole something valuable then it is a common sense that he will surely going to hide it. Bandits robs banks, pirates loves to plunder villages and even soldiers during wars can loot anything they wanted on their newly conquered territory.
However, stolen goods are not always safe in the hands of thieves so hiding them is their best option.
All banking firms are not really 100 percent guaranteed secured. This is the reason why there is an insurance that may possibly cover losses if something went wrong. But for those extremely rich individuals, the amount of insurance is far too small for their total worth of money.
So for some wealthy individuals, it is not common for them to hide their treasures.
These three common reasons why people had to hide their treasures offers good opportunities for treasure hunters. But that’s not all. There are also many other valuable treasures that were considered “lost” with very insufficient clues on how to find them. One of them are popular shipwrecks containing tons of undocumented valuable items.
There is really so much challenge to treasure hunting trying to solve or locate a certain valuable object with often very minimal clues. You really have to perceive all the possible angles of the situation in order to derive high probability deductions.
Spent a Lot of Years in Treasure Hunting
With my full interest in treasure hunting, I spent a lot of my time in treasure hunting.
I first started as a treasure hunter in the Philippines. The reason why I have chosen this place to start was because of the Yamashita Treasure. Unlike any other countries, the treasures of Yamashita were hidden during the near end of the recent Second World War which means, the clues and markers aren’t tampered much by nature or time where they can still be encountered all over the place.
It took me a lot of years and some amount of investment so as many learning curves before my team recovered our first small deposit of the Yamashita treasure. But my journey to treasure hunting did not end here, I even invested more on better equipment which allowed my team to achieved more success.
My succeeding projects does not only involve the Yamashita treasure in the Philippines. I also travel around the world in search of other and more interesting hidden treasures.
My First Blog – Treasures and Antiques
The first blog that I created about treasure hunting was the “Treasures and Antiques” hosted by Blogger. My original purpose was to document my journey and share valuable information that I acquired through my actual experiences.
After just several months of blogging, I really never expected to grow such a large number of readers and followers. Comments started to pile-up so as my email inbox accumulates a lot of messages. It really gives me so much pleasure and interests responding to all inquiries.
From Free Blogger Platform to a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
Some individuals are saying that websites or blog created from free blogging platform such as Blogger don’t seem like legit. Thus, I hired a Web Developer to perform all of the technical stuffs particularly the migration or transfer procedures to a self-hosted WordPress blog. He also currently maintains it except for the written contents which I provide.
I also renamed the old title to “Treasure Hunt Club” which I think is a lot more fitting name for a treasure hunting community.
Imposter Warning for Everyone
At some point, posting your contact details on the Comment Form cannot be avoided especially when you want to reach other people with similar interest. This is often the case when you are looking for a seller, buyer or financier.
The problem here is that, anyone can send messages to those contacts and pretend as Elmo Zugwalt. You have to be warned that currently, I only establish private communication from my FaceBook Page account and nothing else. I no longer open my old email because it is being heavily spammed.
My Future Plans on this Blog
Keep on Providing Useful Contents
I will keep on writing useful articles about treasure hunting and many other related stuffs such as antiques and metal detectors. This also include responding to all comments.
Mentioning about comments including private messages on FB, there are always slight delays on my responses. The community is continuously growing so as the number of inquiries that I have to answer back. This is the main reason why it could take several days before I can send my replies.
I am planning on doing some give-aways to every lucky members of Treasure Hunt Club Community. Perhaps, I will give-away my second-hand metal detectors or treasure hunting equipment that I no longer use.
If I can see that one’s project has the potential of being successful on recovering the hidden deposit, I will be providing some financial support.
Moreover, the most important of all is to always maintain a good and helpful community.