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Interpreting the Y Sign as Yamashita Treasure Marker

In the previous post, I came across several comments asking some questions that are related to the Y marker. We already covered this sign in the past but I think it needs a more detailed explanation. So I decided to make a post about it with the aim to discuss and explain it in the best understandable I possibly can.

When it comes to Y markers, it often represents four different site locations. These could be an old creek, river, trail, and tunnel.

Engrave type of Y Markers

Y markers do come in two forms which are either engraved onto a surface of a certain object or the site itself has a figure that consists of Y shape. Let’s first tackle the engraved type of marker. 

Assuming that you found a Y sign engraved onto a surface of a marker, what you need to do is to try and inspect it carefully. This is for you to determine if it is a legit marker and not some sort of naturally made by nature. You have to know that it is very common to find naturally made Y shape carvings around. Thus, it is very important that you have to make sure that the Y marker you found is man-made or left behind by the Japanese soldiers in the past as a marker.

Let’s say that the engraved Y marker that you found is legit, the next step is for you to find any of the four places on your site which I mentioned earlier. These are the old creek, river, trail, and tunnel. Let’s say that near your site is an old creek. What you have to do is to find the portion of this creek where it has a Y shape. 

But what if there is an old creek but it doesn’t have a Y shape portion?

If this is the case then it means that the engraved Y marker is not referring to the old creek but another place. So the next places that you should try to look are the old trail, river, and tunnel.

So let’s say that not far away from the engraved Y marker is an old trail. And when you checked it, you found out that it has a portion with a Y shape. This means that this is definitely the place that is being referred to by the engraved marker.

Sites with Y Shape as Markers

At some point, the Japanese soldiers don’t need to engrave a Y marker somewhere around the site. They only engrave such markers if determining the deposit spot is somewhat confusing. So if your site has an old trail, river, or trail that has a Y shape  then you can already consider them as a marker. 

But the big question is, where can you find the treasure deposit spot?

The most common place for the treasure deposit spot is at the right side of the Y shape portion. As an example, if your site has an old creek with a Y shape then what you need to do is to check its right side portion. At this portion, it is expected that you should be able to find additional markers that can confirm the spot. So if it happens that there is indeed a marker then that’s the time that you start to dig it. 

But how about when you thoroughly inspected the right side portion and you didn’t find any markers?

In this kind of situation, it is possible that the item is buried at a different portion of the old creek. This is often the kind of situation where the Japanese soldiers used or engraved Y markers around the site.

In order to locate the exact location of the treasure deposit through an engraved Y marker, the Japanese soldiers often add additional symbols on it. The most common symbol that they usually add is a dot which represents the item. Aside from the dot are square, rectangle, and many other symbols that symbolizes the treasure deposit.

If you have been reading my other blog posts then you might already be familiar with this marker. But for those who are new here, the dot on the right side of the Y marker is what confirms that the treasure deposit is at the right side portion of the Y shape creek, river, trail, or tunnel.

This dot doesn’t always need to be at the right side where it can also be at the left, top, or end of the Y marker. Depending on the location of the dot is also the portion on the Y shape of the actual site as the treasure deposit spot.

What if you found an engraved Y marker but you could not find any old creek, river, or trail around the site with a Y shape?

If this is the case then it could only mean one thing which means that there could be a hidden tunnel. When a tunnel is found, there should be a portion of it particularly its passageways that has a Y shape. At this portion of the tunnel, what you need to do is to look for markers that will dictate which portion of the tunnel is the item hidden.

Thank you very much for reading down to this end and happy treasure hunting!     

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