In this post, we are going to discuss a large old rock where it has an engraved arrowhead on its side. This rock marker has been discovered by one of our fellow treasure hunter in this community who has two questions about it.
His first question is,
“Is the rock marker he found an authentic Yamashita treasure sign?”
“If it is a legit treasure marker then what does it mean?”
Below is the actual photo taken by our fellow treasure hunter on his site which seems to be like an old creek. This is due to the presence of this water.
But what our fellow treasure hunter here wanted to show us is the old rock here at the center if it is a legit marker or not. Before we analyze the authenticity of this rock as a marker, let’s first discuss more about the details of this site.
According to our fellow treasure hunter, he is actually not a treasure hunter the main reason why he has no idea about signs or markers left behind by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers on his site. He only had sudden interests about the Yamashita treasures through my contents and when he remembered the past story of his grandfather about their land.
Based on his grandfather, he had witnessed a group of Japanese Imperial soldiers in the past who passed by on their land property. He saw about ten of the Japanese Imperial soldiers carrying ten large boxes. However, he didn’t see where they took these boxes and where they buried them on his land.
When he went to check his property after the Japanese Imperial soldiers left, what he saw were many diggings left behind by them.
Now, my own personal opinion on this is that the ten large boxes carried by ten soldiers probably consists of “medium volume of treasure deposits”. And they may contain gold bars, jewelry, old coins, and antiques.
When it comes to the excavations left behind the Japanese Imperial soldiers, my opinion is that they buried their treasures through “multiple separate treasure deposits”. This means that they had divided their treasures into smaller portions and they buried them on different portions of the site.
Now on the search and exploration of our fellow treasure hunter on his site, he discovered these three old rocks as shown on the image above. Based on the appearance of these old rocks, I can say that they are pretty old or “dying rocks”. It is termed dying rocks because these types of rocks are easy to break and they are degrading turning back into being a part of the soil.
Anyway, the engraved marker on one of the old rocks seemed to be preserved and very noticeable.
Here is a much closer photo taken by our fellow treasure hunter to the old rock that caught his attention. This side of the rock is rusty but the most curious part is this engraved symbol. It is an “arrowhead” that is pointing in a direction. Based on how it is engraved, I can say that it is man-made or made by the Japanese Imperial soldiers as a treasure marker.
When it comes to arrowheads as treasure markers, they are interpreted exactly the same way as the traditional complete “arrow signs”. Sometimes, the Japanese Imperial soldiers may also leave symbols that indicate exact distances along with the arrow signs or arrowheads markers.
But in this old rock marker that we have here, I do not see any additional symbols that can provide us distance.
Based on my own experiences as a treasure hunter, the Japanese Imperial soldiers don’t usually leave clues on distances especially when the location being pointed by the arrow sign or arrowhead is far. They only left clues to distances if the location indicated by the arrow sign or arrowhead is nearby.
Now due to the lack of markers provided by our fellow treasure hunter here, all we can do is to follow the direction indicated by the engraved arrowhead. We are going to follow this direction while searching and exploring for the next marker.