Before reading this post about Yamashita turtle signs or markers, make sure that you have already read the other previous post about turtle signs. It’s because on this post, we are going to further discuss in details about how to properly interpret the turtle sign where its head is pointing to the treasure deposit spot.
Let’s say that you have encountered this turtle sign here on our illustration. This is a turtle sign where its head is pointing to the location of the hidden treasure deposit. At this point, let’s answer some of the most common questions that are often asked by many about this particular turtle sign or marker.
How do you determine the distance from the turtle sign to the digging spot?
Turtle sign does not give or provide any specific distance to the exact location of the digging spot. It is like an arrow sign where it simply points to a certain direction. Unless, the turtle sign that you found has engrave markings on its back or shell which indicate about distance. But if there is none then, the only way for you to determine the correct digging spot is to carefully explore the portion where the turtle’s head is pointing at. What you have to do is to search for the next marker or sign which can confirm the spot.
What if you explored the entire portion indicated by the turtle’s head and you did not find any sign or marker?
There are two possible reasons about why. The first reason is that, the marker that you have been searching was already gone where someone might have moved it especially markers that can be carried by a strong individual. Another reason is that, someone had completely damaged the sign or marker to the extent that it can no longer be identified. But don’t worry; there is still a method on how to bypass the missing or damaged sign. The second reason is that, the turtle sign that you found in the first place is not an authentic marker but simply natural.
When a marker is found from the location indicated by the turtle’s head, do you automatically dig it?
The answer is “No”. It actually depends on the sign or marker that you have found. If it happens that you found a sign representing the hidden treasure deposit such as an X sign, then this is a good confirmation that you should dig right on that spot. However, if you discovered a sign indicating a certain direction such as an arrow sign then don’t dig on that spot because you are given another different location. Let’s say for example that you followed the direction of the arrow sign and then you discovered an X sign on that location. This will be the digging spot. Unless, the arrow sign is pointing directly on the ground.
The same procedure is applied to turtle signs with their tails or feet pointing to the direction of the hidden treasure deposit.