It is a very common belief among many treasure hunters that the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) had often hidden their Yamashita treasures under their old Japanese made fox holes. Is there any truth about this? Let’s find out as we go on with the discussion.
For those who do not know, foxholes are simple holes dug at a shallow depth which is good enough for one person or soldier to fit in. It is designed in a way that they can’t be easily noticed because foxholes are hiding places. Many soldiers, especially the Japanese soldiers in WW2 used it against the Allied Forces for surprise ambushes. And this tactic was quite effective for them in the forest areas. One of the reasons why the Allied Forces feared them.
With this tactic, one Japanese soldier alone waiting for a group of unsuspecting Allied Forces can take down several of them before he is to be taken down.
Some foxholes were designed by the Japanese soldiers with hard concrete almost similar to a bunker which ensures their protection. I have already seen a few of them but the most common foxholes around were quite simple which were ordinary holes dug down on the ground.
Now, let’s tackle the part if the Japanese soldiers had really buried their treasures in foxholes that they made.
Based on my own personal experience, they did but not every foxhole has buried treasure deposits in them. Still, signs and markers around are the basis that can tell about the presence of a certain hidden Yamashita treasure.
So if your site has foxholes around, it is best to search first for signs and markers before attempting to excavate on some randomly guessed places. Because if you simply go on and dig every foxhole around your site without much of a basis, then you will surely just be wasting your time and effort. Anyway, there is nothing wrong about giving it a try but you should know when to stop or to continue.
The next common question about foxhole deposits is the exact location where the item is hidden. Again, it all depends on the signs and markers. But the most common hiding spot is at the bottom portion of the foxhole. Thus, all you have to do is to continue digging downward.
My experiences with the treasure deposits buried down from the foxhole have shallow depths. In short, they can be easily recovered. But when it comes to volume, they were mostly small treasure deposits only. And sometimes, they were merely give-aways.