Holes is by far the most commonly used treasure sign left behind by the Japanese Imperial Army (JIA) soldiers as clues to their hidden Yamashita treasure deposits. However, the problem with holes as treasure markers is that there are also too many holes around that were made by nature which means that they have nothing to do anything about a certain hidden valuable item.
In order to recognize a hole as a legit Yamashita treasure sign, where are several steps that we have to consider and this is what we are going to discuss in this article.
But first, what does it mean when we discovered a legit hole as a Yamashita treasure sign?
Hole as a Yamashita treasure sign can have several and varied meanings. It’s because holes are not commonly used by the Japanese soldiers as a single marker. Hole or holes often comes along with other symbols such as a hole inside an engraved rectangle, circle, or triangle. In short it is very rare to encounter just one single hole as a treasure sign.
Depending on the symbol or other sign which accompany the hole, the meaning could be varied.
Let’s use the common treasure sign which is the “rock enclosed treasure deposit”. This sign is composed of two symbols where the symbols are composed of the letter C like symbol accompanied by a dot or hole at its center. This basically means that the treasure deposit is hidden inside a large rock.
But when it comes to a circle with a hole at its center, the meaning is different. This sign means “treasure on the spot”. Meaning that the item is buried or hidden right on this spot or exact location.
Can you see the how the symbols accompanying the hole affects the meaning of the treasure sign?
Anyway, in general, the meaning of a hole is that it is often used to represent the item or object.
Now, here are some of the steps about what you can do to recognize a certain hole if it is a legit Yamashita treasure sign or not.
Analyze the Hole if it is Man-made or Not
If you already have a lot of experience as a treasure hunter then you may have already developed the skill in analyzing a certain marker if it is man-made or nature-made.
There are actually some holes that can be easily identified as a marker while there are also some holes that are hard.
If the marker is composed of several holes then we should study their arrangements. We have to recognize the holes if they were purposely aligned or forming a certain arrangements intentionally.
So if we happen to discover holes that are well arranged forming a triangle then this is no doubt a legit treasure sign. But if the holes that we encounter seems to be just randomly all over the surface then there is a very low chance to be considered as legit.
Single hole is by far the hardest to determine but the next step can be the solution.
Search for Other Markers around that Links to the Hole
If we encounter just one single hole, it may be hard to analyze it if it is an authentic sign or not. So the best way to confirm its authenticity is to search for other markers around.
What we need to do is to explore the nearby surroundings in search for any additional markers around.
If we happen to discover some markers then it is important the these markers are linking to the location of the hole.
Let’s say for example that when we explored the site, we discovered an engraved arrow sign. Now this arrow sign is pointing to the location of the hole. So in this kind of situation, this fully confirms that the hole is an authentic marker.
Perform a Trial Dig directly Under the Hole
If we explored our site around and yet there are not other markers that we discovered but we still have a strong belief that the hole is an authentic marker, perhaps the final attempt is to perform a trial dig.
As stated above, hole generally indicate or represent the hidden treasure or the hidden object. So what we need to do if we want to perform a trial dig is to excavate right under the suspected hole marker.
We can dig down to a depth of 5 feet. And at this depth, we should be able to uncover a buried legit marker. If no buried marker is uncovered then we stop digging since this is not the digging spot. Other than this, the suspected hole marker might actually be just nature-made and it has nothing to do with with hidden Yamashita treasure around.