Historical records claims that buried “Japanese or Yamashita Treasures” in the Philippines consists of undocumented number of golden Buddha, gold bars, gold/silver coins, jewelries and antiques. Can you just imagine yourself being able to recover any of these items? If you do, you will surely be living in a wealthy life. But despite of the fortune, THs (treasure hunters) are actually risking their lives every time they attempt to dig any of these hidden Japanese treasures.
The JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) back in WW2 (World War II) buried most of their war-loot treasures by equipping them with “dangerous traps”. These traps includes poisonous gas, toxic chemicals and vintage bombs. Many THs actually fell as victims into these traps which unfortunately ended their lives. Thus, THing (treasure hunting) in the Philippines either as profession or hobby must always be treated with “utmost risk”.
Aside from dangerous traps are “natural causes” particularly earthquakes and landslides. No one can actually predict when an earthquake is going to happen. Due to this reason, THs or anyone working under the ground are at risk when it unexpectedly occur.
Unlike earthquakes, landslides are caused by bad weather conditions which our modern age technology now allow us to predict their occurrences. So it is always best advised “not to go THing” during “rainy seasons” or “incoming bad weather” is announced.
Assuming that you have successfully recovered a certain Yamashita treasure deposit, the risk involve still does not end here. Bad people will come after you especially when they found out about the valuable item in your possession just like the case of “Roger Rogelio Roxas”.
THing in the Philippines is indeed a very risky type of activity which can never be avoided by THs. If you cannot afford to take the risk then hunting for the buried Yamashita treasures is not for you.
Avoiding the Risks of Digging WW2 Japanese Treasures
All the risks involve mentioned above can be avoided provided that you know exactly what you are doing. Experienced THs most likely know how to handle those risks but for the amateurs, it is vital for them to learn some guidance.
Here are some of the following tips on how to avoid or minimize the risks of digging the Yamashita hidden treasures:
1. EMDs (Electronic Metal Detectors)
EMDs are not just meant to be used to detect buried treasure deposits. It is actually a tool that can also be used by THs to avoid the risks of accidentally triggering booby traps. Thus, if it happens that your equipment detected a certain metallic object then “do not be too hasty” enough to dig it. You have to take extra caution and dig slow.
2. Gloves and Boots
If a treasure sign indicating warning about “poison trap” is found, diggers must wear their gloves and boots to avoid “skin contact” with the soil (All Yamashita treasure found must also be handled with gloves on). The JIA often contaminate the inner layers of soil with deadly chemicals which emits strong scent of odor. This scent could either be “sweet” which smells good like perfume or terribly bad like a rotten dead corpse of rat.
Exposure to contaminated soil will first have a symptom of experiencing “itchiness”. After several hours, the victim will experience “dizziness” then later, “paralysis” and “death”. It is a very slow process of dying with no known possible cure even up to this date.
3. Gas Mask
Other than a contaminated soil as discussed above, a poison warning sign also indicate “deadly gas traps”. Unlike the chemical poison, inhalation of this poisonous gas leads to an “immediate death”. This form of trap can only be encountered deep from the ground. And unfortunately, the only possible way to avoid this danger is by “wearing a gas mask”.
When a hole or tunnel is dug on a ground consisting of “loose type of soil”, it has the huge tendency to collapse. Any experienced or skilled diggers will surely suggest the use of “timbers for support”.
Note: The Philippine Government just recently implemented a strict “Law” prohibiting illegal or unauthorized cutting of trees even when they are at your own backyard.
5. Water Pumps
“Water trap” is another risk involve when digging the Yamashita treasure. When unsuspectingly triggered, a sudden burst of water will fill the hole causing it to collapse burying and drowning the diggers to their own death. Sadly, the only possible way to avoid water traps is to interpret early warning treasure signs.
Some THs who encountered water traps but persistent to continue working on their projects does not have any other options but to use “water pumps”. Although, the risk involve remains the same because at any given time, the water could suddenly overpower the water pumps.
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We found a stone just as big of a fist, which cut into halves and formed into heart shape. Located in a 25 feet deep below. What does it mean? under stream.
A heart sign usually denotes a great hidden wealth. But since you encountered a broken heart, it means that there are two deposits which are hidden on two different spots.
Hi Sir, we found a stone that has a sign engrave on it. The sign looks like a circle with rays. Actually looks like a sun.
The number of rays refer to the distance. In most common cases, it is the number of steps towards a certain direction. But, that direction is being directed by another undiscovered sign. Thus, try exploring the surrounding of your site for additional signs.
Sir, we already dug 22 feet the soil and rocks smell like perfume and soil looks corals. Please tell me how long we need to dig. Thanks.
Simply keep digging until you will encounter a more interesting sign pertaining to the hidden object. As for the odor, you have to refrain from smelling it because it could be dangerous.
We need help how to decode sign. We have a lot of sign I don't know how to interpret those sign. We are seeking help because my relatives keep digging 70 ft now. The area is positive I can send you a proof. The problems is we don't have knowledge of hunting.
Thanks and I hope you help us good day.
Can I ask about the sign of engrave circle, what kind of sign is it?
Sir Elmo! Good day,
We already reached about 21 ft. digging in our backyard (site target). We pass already the sticky and hard soil. Now we reached the black sand and suddenly we dug red color sand. What does this mean? and how deep we need to dig if its positive?
Thanks and hope you can give me an idea.
Sir, we had found a cemented parcel along the corner of my cousin's rice field which is rectangular in shape. We consulted experts and they confirmed that something precious is really in there, however upon knowing that some of my female cousins peep in the hole where they were digging they already decided not to show at the site to continue the operation of unveiling what's inside because they claim that it is a bad omen.
Do they have point on this? Some of the members of our family were digging the site already but as I have read your blog and other related articles on treasure hunting I was able to learn the dangers and risks of it. I am anxious with my family's safety.
Please advise us. Right now they have reach for about 1.55 meters digging and have found a 2 meters length by 1 meter width cemented vault which they claim to be very hard.
My advise is to break the rectangular shape concrete that you found. Forget about that bad omen because sometimes, claimed bad omen are just made up by people in the past to protect something precious such as treasures.
If the bad omen is real, then you maybe contacted by spirits warning you about touching that rectangular concrete.
Good day Sir, I'm from Vizcaya. I found something interesting. A heart shape with an inverted j connecting to it, there is also 4 metal equally buried down on it. The sign is 3 inches wide.
What is the meaning of this Sir? Please tell it to me. Thanks and God bless.
An inverted J marker is a very interesting sign indicating that there is something buried right on that spot. Thus, I suggest to dig on the spot where you found the sign.
Sir, I just wanna ask if there is any solution for those deadly poisonous chemical?
Actually, my father and his friends dug up to 150 feet with positive signals and symbols. They also encountered poisonous chemicals. Inhaling those chemicals in the air which cause them feel dizzy and itchy on their skin.
Up to now they are still continuing. But now, there is a big pond of water down there. They used long bamboo stick to know how deep it is. At least 10 feet long stick they are using but still it can't be reached.
They stirred the middle of it and they saw shinning something (we don't know) in the middle. The water is positive with chemical mixtures. We don't know what and how to fight those poisonous chemicals. We are 100% sure that there is a big deposit there.
Please give some advice Sir. Or you can contact me.
Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed cure for Japanese poison traps. Thus, the best way is to avoid or prevent them in the first place.
Anyway, I am still conducting a research especially those treasure hunters whom I know who made contact with these kinds of poison traps and they were able to overcome it. I might be able to publish a post about it by the end of this month.
Good day Sir Elmo, I am from Mindanao. My uncle dug about 3 or 4 feet then they encountered a green soil. After 2 feet maybe, a blue soil then they continued digging and they found five cemented seashells in an oily but soft soil. Is this a sign that they are near the treasure Sir?
Thanks a lot Sir. Hoping for your reply.
Follow up question Sir, what does it mean about the color green circle soil and a blue circle soil? They found also live ants under before they found a 5 seashell.
Thanks Sir have a nice day.
These colored soil are layers which are considered signs which goes the same with the seashells. They are considered as a guide which simply confirms that you are digging in the correct direction. Anyway, I already have a post discussion about this topic and I suggest that you read it in case you still haven't.