One of you guys has asked another interesting question which is all about treasure deposit on old garbage pits. His question is about a situation if the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) had also hidden their Yamashita treasures under these old garbage pits. As a treasure hunter myself, my response to this is “Yes” because I already had an experience about it.
Before the JIA occupation of the Philippines, it was a traditional practice for most Filipinos in the past to dig garbage pits near their homes. But even today, some Filipinos still dispose of their garbage through this method particularly those who are residents of remote places.
The Japanese soldiers had actually seen these garbage pits as perfect hiding places for their Yamashita treasures. If you come to think of it, the majority of individuals surely won’t even attempt to try and dig them.
Now that I mentioned that old garbage pits are possible deposit spots for hidden Yamashita treasures buried by the JIA, this does not mean that everyone of them have deposits. Similar to the other previous posts, it requires signs and markers as confirmation. Once you have discovered them around then that is the only time that you can start digging it.
What if you cannot find any signs and markers around?
If there are no signs and markers that can be found around then you should avoid digging it since you are only going to waste your time. But if there is a strong background information that you have gathered such as the Japanese soldiers had set up their camps nearby, then there is a possibility that there might be some signs around that probably got lost or erased through time.
In this case, you can give a try digging it. But as you attempt to dig it, it is very important that you have to closely observe markers. One of the common methods that the Japanese soldiers did was they used old bottles. And you can distinguish them as markers when they are properly arranged.
Based on my experience, old bottles as markers are often arranged where they form a certain shape such as circle, square, and triangle. But despite their arrangements, you just have to continue digging downward.
Aside from the old bottles, other objects that I came to encounter used by the Japanese soldiers were their own personal belongings. Such objects include their worn military uniform, combat shoes, and etc…
If you are unsure about the pit of garbage that you intend to dig, you should also inspect every trash object and check their labels. Your objective here is to look for the manufacture date of the objects particularly the year to confirm that the garbage pit was dug during the time of the JIA occupation.
Locating the Item Deposit
Again, only through the signs and markers can you accurately determine the exact location of the item deposit. This is why you need to proceed with caution while looking for every possible signs that you may uncover.
But based on the majority experienced by most treasure hunters, they had uncovered the item directly underneath the bottom portion of the garbage pit. However, there are cases where the Japanese soldiers had placed blockages in between as a seal. Such blockages can be a huge rock or an extremely hard concrete.
Possible Trap and the Volume of Hidden Treasure
When it comes to garbage pit treasure deposit, there is always a concern about possible trap. But again, based on my experiences, the Japanese soldiers didn’t place traps on this one. This is because most treasure deposits that they buried under garbage pits were small deposits only. Thus, setting up traps was not necessary where they better use it on large volume of treasure deposits.
The most interesting thing about garbage pit treasure deposit is that they are not buried too deeply. So if you have a reliable metal detector then you can use it to scan the surface and it may be able to penetrate through the trash way down the item.