In part 1, we covered gathering important information about your site regarding the possible existence of a hidden Yamashita treasure deposit. Now that you managed to collect them, what’s the next step?
The next step is actually to “sketch” your site. You have to know that by sketching your site, it makes it easier and clearer for you to understand the meanings of the signs leading you into the correct deposit spot.
Each experienced treasure hunter does have their own unique method of sketching their site. Thus, what I am about to share in this post is based on my own.
Draw the Magnetic Poles or Compass Directions
On your piece of drawing paper, the very first information that you should sketch is the magnetic poles or compass directions. These are the North, South, East, and West. You place this information in one of the corners of your sketch.
You have to know that the magnetic poles or compass directions do often have some relations to the other markers left behind by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers.
Natural Objects Around your Site
Next is to draw the natural objects around your site such as the mountains, rivers, and old creeks. You should also include the information that you previously gathered in part 1 such as the old houses regardless of whether they still exist or no more. Aside from old houses are Japanese soldier camps, old trails, old bridges, and including old trees and huge rocks.
Rising Direction and Sunset Direction of the Sun
The sun is also another important object that you must include in your sketch. It is important that you have to place the direction where it rises up in the morning and sets down at noon.
You have to know that the sun was used by the Japanese soldiers as an important basis of their markers with a huge volume of site deposits.
Signs and Markers
After you are done sketching the entirety of your site, what you need to do next is to finally add the signs and markers that you discovered. This is why in part 1, I mentioned that you should try to survey your entire site to search for every possible marker around.
You need to know that if you are able to discover all signs and markers around your site then you manage to detail them on your sketch, then interpreting them would be a lot easier.
Interpreting Your Sketch
Assuming that you have sketched all the necessary objects and signs, how are you going to interpret it?
First is to focus on the signs that are giving directions such as the arrow signs. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s have a simple example.
Let’s say that you found an arrow sign. What you have to do is to draw a straight long line in the direction where it is pointing at. Next is to examine this direction if it is exactly aligned with one of the four poles. In this example let’s say that it is pointing exactly towards the North.
Since it is pointing right towards the North, it means that following this direction will lead you into the location of the treasure deposit.
So let’s say that you followed the direction then you came across a marker with an engraved X sign. Since the arrow sign, and North pole directions are all aligned, it means that the treasure deposit is under the X sign.
Based on my own personal experience, the Japanese soldiers often hid their Yamashita treasures on the North and West portions.
But what if the arrow sign is not aligned to any of the four magnetic poles?
This means that you can move to the next object which is the sun as your next basis. Try to examine the direction of the arrow sign if it is pointing into the direction where the sun rises or sets.
In this example, the arrow sign is pointing to the direction where the sun sets during noon. So just like with the previous example, this direction leads you to another marker which confirms the treasure deposit spot.
Next to the sun which you can use as a basis are the mountains.
As for the rivers and old creeks, we have already discussed them several times in the previous posts.
And for the old houses, Japanese Military Camps, and old bridges, such kinds of structures do often have huge possibilities that where they stand have buried treasure deposits underneath them.
Moreover, you do not need to be good at sketching your site. What’s really important is that you can sketch your site in a way that you or anyone can easily and clearly understand. So whenever you want to ask for help from the professional decoders, you can just present them your sketch and they should be able to locate the spot of the hidden treasure deposit on your site.