Checking Holes as Yamashita Treasure Sign | 2 Types of Holes


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Among the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) treasure signs that brings most confusion to all THs (treasures hunters) are the holes. It is indeed the “easiest and simplest” markings left behind by the JIA as clues to the hidden locations of their war loots. But due to nature, many other holes also tends to exists.

Many THs especially complete beginners often fall into confusion believing that the natural made holes they found is an authentic JIA treasure sign. So they tend to work on it putting a lot of their efforts and sacrifices but only to get disappointed in the end.

Distinguishing natural made holes from man-made holes can be a bit hard for complete beginners. In fact even experienced THs can also be mistaken. However, their authenticity is best confirmed by the “presence of any other signs around”. One good and common example is an engraved arrow sign pointing into the hole.

Hole Treasure Sign

Two Types of Holes as JIA Treasure Signs

1. Through-and-through Hole

A “through-and-through” hole is a type of hole on a certain object that goes way through its back. Common sizes measures from 1 inch to 5 inches diameter.

When it comes to its meaning, it is actually a “pointer”. Although, there are different ways on how to determine the exact spot being pointed by this sign. So to best explain it, let us have an example.

Assuming that you found a through-and-through hole on a large rock, all you just have to do is to take a peek on it landing your sight into the exact digging spot of the hidden treasure.

What if the rock is situated in a certain body of running water? And, it is not possible to take a peek into the hole?

Rocks with through-and-through holes found in water sources are actually interpreted differently. Let us say for example that you found a rock with a hole situated at the creek. What you need to do is to “divert” water into the hole which goes out to its other end. Now, observe the “dropping point” of the running water from the hole and that will be the spot being indicated by the sign.

What if there is a through-and-through hole on a rock but when peeking into it, it shows a “far view distance” making it hard to determine the accurate spot?

The solution is to use powerful flashlight/torch. Thus, the procedure must be performed during the night. Simply put or insert the head of your flashlight into the hole then turn it ON. Follow the direction of the light where it hits the surface of the ground and that will be the digging spot.

2. Half-through and Shallow Depth Holes

“Half-through” or “shallow depth of holes” are the most common type of holes encountered by THs. When it comes to holes with shallow depths of around ½ inch to 10 inches deep, they represent the number of hidden deposits. But when it comes to holes with depths consisting of more than 3 feet, they indicate measurements of distances or depths regarding about the location of the hidden item.