It is actually very interesting to know that old creeks and rivers are two of the most common places where the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) had hidden a lot of their Yamashita treasure deposits. A Japanese General of the Imperial Army whom I came to know and already mentioned about him in the other posts, he claimed that they prefer drinkable water than foods that they could eat.
So when they were trying to escape away from the pursuit of the combined forces of the Filipino and American soldiers, they did their best to follow the routes of the creeks. Thus, they end up burying most of their loads in such places.
Can you interpret river sites the same as the creeks?
The answer is “Yes”. Old rivers with positive treasure deposits can be interpreted exactly the same way as the old creeks so as the old trails.
Moreover, the features of the old creeks or rivers is actually the marker itself which can provide the important information in locating the hidden item. So what you need to do is to survey the entire area to know the figure or shape of the old creek or river.
T Shaped Creek or River
In this image, it illustrates a creek or river that bears a shape similar to a letter “T”. And the interesting part is the portion with a dot symbol. It’s because at this portion, it is the location where you can uncover the treasure deposit.
Y Shaped Creek or River
I have already come across a lot of comments and messages from our TH Community who encountered this Y shaped creek or river.
So if this is the shape of the creek or river in your place then you should inspect its intersection portion. This portion is indicated by the dot symbol in this image.
C Shape Creek or River
Another common shape of creek or river is a curve similar to the letter “C”. Illustrated by this image, the location of the treasure deposit is indicated by the dot symbol which is at the outer portion of the curve.
Zig-zag Shape Creek or River
In some cases, an old creek or river can also bear a shape of multiple curves or “zig-zag” formation. If this is the shape of the old creek or river in your site then the item is hidden at the curve which is the middle one. As you can see in this image, the dot indicates the spot of the treasure deposit.
90 Degree Curve
This is another curve shape of an old creek or river but unlike the C shape version, this one has a 90 degree corner. Analysing it closely, you should notice that it looks like an “arrowhead”.
The location of the treasure deposit on this site can be found at the outside tip or corner of the old creek or river. Or, you can just simply refer to the dot symbol shown in this image.
Two 90 Degree Curves
Sometimes, the old creek or river may be composed of two 90 degree curves similar to what is shown here in this image.
Just like the other previous markers above, the location of the hidden item is best indicated by the dot symbol in this illustration.
Locating the Treasure Deposit on Old Creeks or Rivers
So how do you apply these markers in your site?
Let’s say for example that your site has an old creek with an interesting history where a certain group of Japanese soldiers settled their camp temporarily.
What you need to do is to study the entire feature of the old creek and try to define its shape.
Assuming that you managed to plot the shape of the old creek, try to match it to any of the shapes that we covered above.
If there is a match then go to the actual portion of the creek indicated by the dot symbol and search for additional markers around. You may even try to attempt by directly digging the particular spot especially when you cannot find any signs.