Many have been asking if there are really buried Yamashita treasures underneath the old Japanese Imperial Army flagpoles. This is one of the most common beliefs by most treasure hunters around.
But basing it on my own personal experience as a treasure hunter myself, I can say that it is somewhat “true”. However, there are still some things that you need to consider, especially the presence of signs or markers. You have to know that through the signs left behind by the Japanese soldiers, this is one of the best ways to confirm it.
The question that is supposed to be asked is, “Is the Japanese Flag Pole a marker?”
My answer to this question is “Yes”. In most cases, Japanese flagpoles are used as “reference points” or basis in distinguishing the site you found is correct. This is more commonly applicable to those treasure hunters who possess treasure maps.
Let’s have a simple example to best illustrate what I mean.
Let’s say that in your treasure map, there are three important reference points. One of them is the flagpole which is at the top portion of the site. The other two are the rice field situated at the left portion while the old creek at the right.
In order for you to confirm that the place that you found matches with your map, you should be able to find the three important reference points. So if it happens that the site does have a flagpole but it does not have an old creek, then it means that you are at the wrong place.
This is actually the reason why there are treasure hunters around who often ask for locations of old objects such as Japanese flagpoles, old houses, Japanese camps, and etc… However, this does not automatically mean that there is buried treasure deposit underneath them. Just like what I stated above, these can only be reference points.
Unfortunately, not all of us possess a treasure map. So your next question is what to do when you find an old Japanese flagpole on your site.
My advice is to try your luck and dig underneath the flagpole. Based on my experience, there are markers left behind by the Japanese soldiers underneath it if it’s positive. Such markers include foreign objects such as bottles, old coins, combat shoes, and etc… So if this is the case then you should choose to continue digging.
In most cases, buried treasure deposits underneath a flagpole reaches a depth of 10 to 15 feet. It isn’t usually deep because most of the deposits only range from small to medium treasure deposits only. And in some cases, the deposits are simply give-aways.