Update about the Baguio Convention Center Treasure Hunt

In the previous post, we discussed about a Yamashita treasure hunt at the BCC (Baguio Convention Center) led by Eliseo Cabusao Jr. This site is a government property but he was able to acquire permission from the City Council to excavate or drill the area. However, he was racing against time because of the limited 60 days period given to him to accomplish his goal.

The month when Mr. Cabusao started his operation was on the month of March. So from the time of this post, his completion period is now far over. The big question is, “Are they able to recover the suspected Yamashita treasure at the BCC?”

Unfortunately, there is no way for me to confirm about what they have actually accomplished. So I contacted a close friend of mine from Baguio and according to him, he never heard any further reports from their local or regional news. All we can do until this point is to speculate. In my own opinion, maybe it is best for them to keep everything a secret regardless of the outcome of their project.

Let us assume that Mr. Cabusao successfully recovered the buried treasure and the news goes public nationwide. Do you think that there is a benefit for him? I do not think so but rather the opposite. Then on the contrary where he failed or found nothing, he will be put to shame.

Anyway, Mr. Cabusao was featured by Jessica Soho (Kapuso mo Jessica Soho) on one of her documentary reports entitled “Gintong Kuwento ng Yamashita”. You will get to watch him talk about his project at the BCC.

Anonymous Tip about the Treasure Deposit at the BCC

Mr. Cabusao’s main source of information in excavating a site at the Baguio Convention Center is a 90 year-old US immigrant who claim that he took part in burying the Yamashita treasure. His secondary basis is that, he consulted a certain group who utilizes the satellite for detecting gold. And according to him, they confirmed the presence of gold on that area.

Now, here comes an anonymous commenter of my blog. He claim that he used to work as a driver of a former Japanese soldier back in 1990’s. And, it seems to me that they went to travel on various places searching for the best site to recover a hidden Yamashita treasure deposits. One of these places that the Japanese soldier visited along with his driver was at the BCC site. On their trip and exploration, the Japanese soldier revealed to him the exact location of the item.

According to the driver, Mr. Cabusao’s suspected site which is within the Convention area is “100 meters off” from where the item is exactly sitting. Other than this, the Japanese soldier told him that the treasure is a tunnel deposit so he showed him the entrance. The clever driver then tried to remember a tree as a marker to the exact opening of the tunnel. Going fast forward to our current time, when he recently passed thru the area it is so unfortunate that the tree is no longer there. But even the tree was gone, he claim that he can still remember the exact spot.

My Final Thoughts about the BCC Treasure Deposit

Underground Tunnel Deposit

At first, my speculation about the treasure deposit at the BCC was buried in a traditional way which is done by digging starting from the surface of the ground then going down to a certain depth. But through various sources that I came across, it is an underground tunnel deposit. Even Mr. Tony Wells pointed it out on his comment. (For those who does not know, Mr. Tony Wells is the true legend of Yamashita treasure hunting here in the Philippines. He is the owner of TSEAT – The Southeast Asian Treasure Connection, which is one among the most reliable sources that talks about treasure hunting industry.)

Mr. Cabusao and Anonymous Driver Should Collaborate

If it is uncertain that Mr. Cabusao is able recover the Yamashita treasure at the BCC site then he might need all the help he can get such as collaborating to the anonymous commenter. It’s because Mr. Cabusao might be the first and the last treasure hunter given permission by the City Council to operate at the BCC area. His failure might even cause disappointment to the City Council where all other treasure hunters seeking permission in the future will no longer be allowed.

Anonymous Commenter

It’s a huge thanks to him that he shared a vital information about the treasure deposit at the BCC area.

To the anonymous commenter, if you are reading this post then I suggest that you should investigate Mr. Cabusao’s project. All you need is to know is if they “succeeded or not”. If they succeeded then this is a confirmation that the deposit which you claim 100 meters away from the BCC site is probably another or separate nearby deposit.

Moreover, if it happens that you are from Baguio (a highly urbanized city situated at the northern Luzon of the Philippines) and you have some information about Mr. Cabusao’s Yamashita treasure hunting operation at the BCC site. Then, feel free to share them on the comment down below.


I will be making additional info here about the recent updates of Prof. Cabusao’s BCC project.

GSIS Claims to Own the Property

Huge thanks to Jed Nevin from Facebook about this information. Professor Cabusao’s operation is put to halt due to the reason that GSIS claims to own the property that he and his crew intends to drill. Thus, they need to conduct a re-survey to determine who really owns the property before they can push-through on their operation.
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Most Expensive Coin in the Philippines

You might have already heard the 1971 one peso old coin. If not then according to rumors, there were 100 pieces special edition of 1 peso old coins that was released by the BSP (Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas) to the public. And aside from their rarity, these 1 peso old coins can be the most expensive coin in the Philippines due to their claimed value reaching up to 1 million pesos.

What is so special about them?

The ordinary 1971 one peso coin and its rare counterpart do have similar face on one side which is the face of Dr. Jose Rizal. But on the other side, they have completely different faces. The ordinary once have the symbol representing the Republic of the Philippines. While, the rare once do have the symbol of an opened book which is the Noli Me Tangere.

What actually makes the rare one peso old coin so special is that, it is believed to be made out of Yamashita gold which makes it pure gold. This is the reason why it has an estimated value of about 1 million pesos.

KMJS Proves the Validity of the Most Expensive Coin in the Philippines

A team of media which is KMJS (Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho) from GMA Network made a short interesting documentary of the rare 1971 old coin. On their search, they found Roel (not his real name) who happens to own 1 piece of the rare coin. According to him, he is aware of the shocking value of this 1 peso old coin so he himself is looking for an interested buyer who can offer him such amount. Unfortunately, most individuals who contacted him ends up not interested in buying the coin.

To confirm the validity of the coin owned by Roel, KMJS team consulted Boyet Manuel who is an avid coin collector which makes him an expert on this kind of industry. After studying Roel’s coin, he noticed that it is thinner than the regular coin issued on 1972 to 1974. Due to this reason, he derived into a conclusion that Roel’s coin has been probably tampered by a medal maker or artistic individual who did it just for fun.

My Thoughts:
It seems that even the regular 1971 one peso old coin is very rare that even Boyet Manuel (of the Philippine Numismatic and Antiquarian Society – oldest and largest organization in Asia of coin collectors) does not seem to have one on his collections which he can use for comparison. It’s because he made used of those coins that were released on 1972 to 1974 in which they might had been designed thicker as compared to the 1971 edition.

The next person consulted by KMJS was Maja Gratia Malic who is the Deputy Director of Currency Issue and Integrity Office of BSP. According to her interview, she denied that Roel’s coin didn’t came from BSP. This is due to the fact that they cannot find a copy on their collections, website and even on their money museum.

My Thoughts:
As a personal opinion, what if the previous coin-maker of the BSP back in 1971 probably made Roel’s coin for a test but it didn’t worked out or had some other reasons. Since there were only 100 pieces of these rare 1 peso coins, I guess they did not put them on the record. And, the presence of these 100 pieces of coins was probably not that too important to be worth recorded.

My Final Thoughts:

My own final thoughts about these rare 100 pieces of 1971 one peso old coins is that, they were probably created as samples. But due to human error, they were released accidentally to the public.

When it comes to the rumored Yamashita gold mixed into these coins, it could be true but not in all 100 pieces of the coins. There could only be 20 or just 1 of these coins that got gold mixture in them. This is probably what explains why there were so many interested buyers on Roel’s coin. However, when they realized it was not made of gold, they immediately backed out.

Moreover, all thoughts that I shared above are just my own mere speculations which means that I could be wrong. Anyway, the mystery of these 1971 one peso old coin remains unsolved. And while it remains unsolved, it currently holds the title of being the most expensive coin in the Philippines.
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Large Yamashita Treasure Found – Secretly Recovered and Disposed

This post actually have something to do with my long absence being inactive both here on my blog and on my FaceBook page.

In the past previous months, one of my trusted friend who is also our trusted gold buyer suddenly called me on the phone. He asked me to help him assist in transacting several Yamashita gold bars recovered by their anonymous client. But at first, he accused me that I might have something to do with the recovery which I don’t.

Out of curiosity and doubts that they might be dealing with professional swindlers, I decided to help them out. Besides, the owner of the Gold Buying Company, as I stated above, is a one close friend of mine.

Inspecting the Yamashita Gold Bars if it’s fake or real

There are already several scary stories of professional scammers who sold fake gold bars and were able to run away with it. Many have fallen even from a very simple trickery by the scam artist. So if you are a gold buyer, it is always important to follow a strict rule of inspecting the authenticity of the item if it’s “real or fake” so as how you handle the transaction process.

If you are the gold buyer, it is very important that you are given the permission to test the item on-sight by both parties. The tester should be able to touch or take tiny piece of samples which depends on the method he or she intend to use. However, every process must be done and closely observed by both parties. Take note, if the item goes off-sight by either parties, hideous fraud could happen the reason why it must not be allowed.

Going back to my story, we carried multiple tests on the gold bars which came out with authentic result. Since the seller was so confident that the gold bar being tested was real, they even allowed us to chop it down into smaller pieces. As a final result, the gold bar was entirely legit.

The seller sold several gold bars, all tested and authentic.

Interview with the Treasure Hunter who found the Yamashita Gold bars

I talked to the seller (there were three of them) trying to get as much information from them but they were too careful with their words not to disclose any specific information especially about the location of their site. According to them, they are a large group of treasure hunters where all those gold bars they sold were just a small piece of their own share.

Their group consisted of 15 members and they did not just uncovered gold bars but golden Buddha, jewelries and some sorts of precious antiques as well. They believed that they had uncovered a large Yamashita treasure deposit which in my own opinion, they probably did if all what they stated was true.

As a large group, they decided to dispose small portions of their findings to various separate gold buying shops to minimize the risks of getting scammed. We were able to confirm it by contacting other gold buyers through my friend who has good business relation to them.

In just a matter of few weeks, there was a rumor in the gold buying business community that a large amount of gold commodity was dumped or sold. This caused a minor impact on the Philippine gold market where the price slightly fell down. What really makes the rumor interesting was that, the source of the dumped gold didn’t came from mining but from a recovered Yamashita treasure.

Gold Bar Buyers in the Philippines must Stay Cautious

Despite about this motivational experience that I had and shared, gold buyers in the Philippines must still stay cautious especially when dealing with claimed recovered Yamashita treasure. Majority of them are still syndicates or scammers trying to find victims that could fall into their deceitful schemes.

It’s not actually just buyers but being cautious also applies to legit sellers as well. Thus, it is always important that both parties must always come into terms that eliminates every possibility of getting scammed on both sides.

Why Found Yamashita Treasure must be Disposed Secretly?

As an important part of the transaction process, it must be carried out secretly. You do not want to call the attention of the media or authorities which might even result into the confiscation of the item.

If it happens that authorities got involved, you may be given a small share of percentage for being the finder which often fall between 20 to 30 percent only. The rest will go to various claimed government institutions including museums. So for those who doesn’t believe or have doubts in the existence of the Yamashita treasure buried in the country, this is just one of the main reason that explains why there is insufficient proof that goes out to the public. Treasure hunters would actually rather choose to dispose their gold secretly than acquire attention.

How would you feel if you have a job and you are only getting 20 to 30 percent of your salary because of various taxes being deducted? It is a very similar case when a found Yamashita treasure by a certain individual goes into the hand of the authority. Thus, it’s always best to dispose it secretly as the wisest choice.

As a treasure hunter myself, our job isn’t like any ordinary job with guaranteed regular payday. As long as you don’t find a treasure, you don’t get paid. Due to this reason, many have actually tried but they failed and gave up. I’ve even heard terrible stories that treasure hunting had ruined their lives where they even went to the extent of committing suicide. Thus, as a treasure hunter, I strongly believe that the finder should legitimately and fully own the recovered item. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case which is very disappointing that I would rather keep my findings strictly confidential.

I already made a post about Selling Your Recovered Yamashita Gold findings where you can chop it into small pieces and then melt it before selling to various gold buying shops. I do recommend to choose gold buyers who are catered for miners. It’s because they don’t often ask or care about where you got your gold as long as it is in melted form. And most importantly, don’t sell them all at once or in just a short period of time. At least give a proper time interval.

Moreover, the group of treasure hunters who sold a few of their finds told us that they will come back again especially when gold hits a good price.

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Baguio Yamashita Treasure Hunt Continues

March 15, 2017 – Several years later since Roger Rogelio Roxas excavated a large pile of treasure deposit somewhere around the area of the Baguio General Hospital (BGH), the City Council just recently gave permission to another treasure hunter Eliseo Cabusao Jr. Although, his mission is not to recover those treasures left behind by Roxas but to uncover another treasure deposit from a different site which is at the Baguio Convention Center (BCC).

Cabusao is strongly confident that buried somewhere around the premises of the BCC is a hidden Yamashita treasure.

The meeting between Cabusao and the City Council was a closed door which means, there were parts of their discussion that is not intended to be disclosed to the public.

Both parties came to an agreement but with some conditions involve. It is actually a set of conditions made more on the side of the City Council because what all Cabusao want was simply their permission to excavate the BCC site.

Cabusao has been granted the permission to excavate a hidden Yamashita treasure at the BCC provided that he allows the city government to watch or observe their progress on the actual site. If it happens that the item has been recovered, the city must be given a share from the loot.

This is how they divided their shares. The city government takes a greedy 35 percent and another 30 percent cut which will go to the National Government or specifically, the Philippine National Museum. The remaining 35 percent is what goes to Cabusao. Anyway, this could still be the best opportunity for Cabusao whereas, “it’s far much better to have something than nothing”.

Despite the permission given by the City Council to Cabusao, it doesn’t mean that he can work on the site for as long as he want. He was granted only sixty days to uncover the treasure. According to Cabusao, the deposit consists of truckloads of gold which indicates that it is a large deposit. This means that it is not an easy task to dig and find those items with a limited time of recovery.

In order to minimize the financial cost of the operation, Cabusao came up with an idea to simply drill a 10 centimeter hole on all of their prospected spots. As it gets deeper, they will increase the size of the hole to 30 centimeters then up to 80 centimeters on each stages depending on their observation if they seem to hit the right spot.

If it happens that they manage to hit the item, they will start the excavation process. But if none got hit, they will fill up the holes and fix the minor damages they incurred.

Cabusao’s Basis for Existence of the Hidden Yamashita Treasure

According to a source which is an online news article, Cabusao claimed that he came to know an old man who was a Japanese Soldier of the Imperial Army back in WW2. As a part of the JIA, he was assigned as one of the soldiers who helped buried truckloads of gold near the BCC lot. For some unknown reason, he told about it to Cabusao.

Of course, Cabusao cannot just rely on what the old man revealed to him. So he conducted several various methods of assessments on the site such as scanning and detecting to confirm if something is really buried on that place. The result of his assessments had even strengthen his level of confidence to pursue on recovering the treasure. And gladly, the City Council just gave him the permission to dig on a government property area.

What are the odds of Cabusao being able to recover the hidden treasure?

In my own opinion, I think “luck” plays an important role in recovering the buried treasure here due to their method which is by drilling holes. There are actually chances that they will miss their target. Unless, they are planning to drill a lot of holes around the area.

The use of scanners, electronic detectors or any other tools for pin-pointing the exact location of the deposit can also be inaccurate due to some varied reasons. If you have your own metal detector designed for deep penetration, you surely already have experienced a lot of “false signals” which is so pretty annoying. I mentioned this because it’s one of the aspects that motivated Cabusao’s confidence on his assessments to dig his prospected area.

My point here is that, rather than drilling they should immediately “start digging”. They should open up the surface and dig a large hole good enough for the crew to go down at deeper depths.


You have to know that by simply observing the soil, it can give you some good hints so as the rocks. Aside from the soil and rocks, you may also encounter various foreign objects such as glass bottles, metal scraps, tools and even human/animal skeletons. All of these are signs telling you that the portion you dug has been dug before and they are often clues that provide information as to where the deposit is located.

The scanner or electronic detector may also come into play by re-scanning the surface of the site for every level of depth that has been reached.

You might say, “This will cost Cabusao a lot of money for this project”.

It is indeed a very costly project and unfortunately, it is always the risk that a treasure hunter financier is willing to take. A well-funded financier will most likely offer the City Government a full renovation of the BCC. But of course, the share percentage will be different and its completion will take a much longer period of time.

Moreover, I do have a fellow treasure hunter who supported the existence of a hidden Yamashita treasure at the BCC. He mentioned about it just a few years ago but given the situation which is situated on a government property, we did not pursue it.

To tell you more about the site, BCC is one among the popular ghost hunted places in the Philippines. Numerous reports from different individuals shared their experiences of creepy and violent spirits around the place. What I think is that, they are troubled spirits guarding the treasure.
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Recent Yamashita Treasure Found Real or Fake?

Recently, I shared a YouTube video on our FaceBook page about a group of treasure hunters who found and recovered a Yamashita treasure. The main question is, “Is it real or fake?”

If you have not watched the video yet then I suggest that you should check it out before you continue reading this post. It’s because the whole content of this discussion is all about this footage. (You can check the video here)

The video has only 5 minutes run-time. From the start, it shows that the treasure hunters seems to be working in a certain deep underground environment. It could be inside a cave, tunnel or a deep hole that they dug. I speculated that they were working “deep under the ground” because of the presence of water unless the site is located near a water source.

A guy was shown cutting wires with his cutting tool. Thus, he is probably the bomb expert of the group. By the looks on how he was handling his job, it seems that he knows what he was doing by cutting wires here and there with such an amazing pace. I really find it quite surprising that the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) made such kind of booby trap on this one that can be easily disabled.

Somewhere in the middle time-frame of the footage, it seems that his fellow treasure hunters came in to help him particularly in cleaning the gold bars covered with mud. The bomb expert then went on the other side, asked for his gas mask, equipped it and that was the end of the clip.

I just want to let you know that the footage is not mine or the one responsible for uploading it. It became viral in the social media in January 2, 2017 and that was how I came across it where I also shared it on our FaceBook page for everyone to check.

Is the Yamashita Treasure Found Real?

Take note: The answer into this question is based only on my “own personal opinion” and “speculations”, it shouldn’t be used as a conclusion because I could be wrong about it.

You have to know that it takes actual “physical examination of the site and the object” to confirm the legitimacy of the Yamashita treasure found by them. It is really hard to find authentic evidence by just merely watching a low quality video taken by a mobile phone camera.

The Yamashita Gold Bars

The most attractive part of the footage is the part where the gold bars was shown or revealed. That was plenty of gold bars piled on that constricted space underground. We can do nothing but to fantasize about ourselves being the one who found these precious items instead.

Gold Bars

I cannot tell if what they had uncovered was a “main deposit”. What was shown were gold bars with similar sizes (a main deposit often consists of various deposits). Perhaps, this was a “medium deposit” but I can be wrong because only a few portion of the recovery site was shown. There can be other items around.

It is really hard to find the original source of this video which can tell some reliable information about this recovery. But, the majority of sources claims that the deposit was recovered inside a certain cave.

The Booby Trap

Aside from the gold bars, what makes the footage seems legit was the booby trap. A guy which seems to have a military hair-cut was the one disabling the trap. He also seem to be quite skilled at doing it where he knows his way around of cutting the wires without any hesitations. Maybe he has already done this kind of job several times.

Cutting Wires

There are actually four different types of deposits and those deposits with high volume surely does have dangerous traps setup on them.

High Volume of Deposits

When a high volume of deposit is found, the entire chamber is filled with treasure. In most cases, treasures of various kinds. The most common items are gold bars, gold/silver coins, jewelries and golden Buddha. And due to such amount of valuable deposits, the JIA ensured that the traps they setup to protect the items are of “no joke”.

Medium Volume of Deposits

Medium volume of deposit consists of several caches of precious items. They are usually a single type of item piled together in a certain storage. But still, the total value of the item offers great fortune to the finder. And just like the above type of deposit, traps are likely setup by the JIA.

Low Volume of Deposits

A hidden Yamashita treasure consisting of a single barrel of drum or storage chest is considered a low volume deposit. When it comes to the trap, it may either have one or none at all.


Give-Aways are items such as a single piece of gold bar or gold coins found just lying around. They are commonly found by accident because they are not buried too deep under the ground or hidden inside a certain place that can be reached by a person accidentally. The main purpose of a give-away is that, it actually serve as a sign. Anyway, give-aways don’t usually have traps.

Wearing Gas Mask

It seems that the recovery site emits a terrible smell that the featured guy on the footage asked for his gas mask. I have already discussed several times about the “foul odor” and “itchy skin” that can be experienced when digging on a positive site. However, it seems that they only have one gas mask that they have to share it with one another.

Gas Mask

When working on a site emitting any kind of suspicious smell (either good or bad), it is important that all diggers should wear their own gas mask for protection.

Overall, those are the aspects that I noticed watching this short footage of claimed Yamashita treasure recovery about its authenticity. It isn’t really not convincing enough to tell if it’s real.

Do you think it’s Fake?

I am so sorry for those who liked this video (especially those who got motivated by it) but based on my own personal opinion, the “fake aspect” outweighs the “real aspect” of the footage.

First of all, I am really curious to know why they share such kind of video to the public. The featured guy cutting the wire even showed his face to the camera without being worried that bad people might come after him. Do they really have to make videos of their successful recovery that they even have to share it just to boast themselves around? Unless, it is a leaked video. Perhaps the treasure hunter who took the footage lost his device and it ends up into the hands of a wrong person who uploaded it online.

The Gold Bars were not covered with Asphalt

Majority of gold bars that were successfully hidden by the JIA in the country are covered with asphalt. Those old photos of claimed Yamashita treasures found, specifically gold bars that were recovered and not covered with asphalt that are circulating around the internet are images of gold bars that were directly confiscated by the Allied Forces from the JIA by surprise. Thus, they weren’t yet soak into the asphalt.

Now, on the footage, we can see that the gold bars were “not covered with asphalt”. The color of the items also look so polished. Isn’t it supposed to be “tarnished” due to time especially that they do not have any special kind of coatings?

Aside from the asphalt, you can clearly see that the gold bars “do not have any markings” on their surfaces. Authentic once do have markings on them which I already discussed in the previous post.

Thus, I think those claimed Yamashita gold bars were fake.

Disabling the Booby Trap

Even my entire team mates don’t know how the guy knows his way around at disabling the booby trap setup by the JIA. He must be an elite. But in my own opinion, this is again “fake”.

If this is real, then “why not completely disable the trap entirely before calling the others?” He even warned them not to lift any of the item because it might trigger an explosion. Aside from lifting, they were not allowed to touch them or even to press their cleaning tools hard on the items. This makes no sense and it’s too risky. What if one of them did it by accident? This means, “They are all finish”.

The Gas Mask must be worn at All Times

It really bothers me a lot why the featured guy had to wear his gas mask after a certain period of time exposing his lungs to the air inside their recovery site. He should have been wearing it from the very beginning of their entire operation.

If the air is contaminated with poison then he won’t last long enough. The others should also wear their own gas mask as well. But on this case, it seems that they do not. They just covered their entire heads with clothing. Thus, it seems to me that the air is not contaminated and safe to breath.

Scam Video Footage

When I made further research about the video footage, I came to know that a certain group of people are using it for scam. The source claim that “Tulfo” was the one who exposed it.

However, basing on how I viewed the entire video, it was an actual footage of a scam. In the middle part of the video, you can hear other individuals entering inside the recovery site. And, they were not yet familiar on how to safely reach the chamber that they were guided which way to walk by those who were already inside. If they were their fellow treasure hunters then they should already know their way in-and-out. They should already been familiar with the place because they worked on that site perhaps for several months. But, they were uncertain of their paths.

The once that were already inside were the fake treasure hunters (scammers). I think that there were three of them. Aside from the featured guy who did the cutting of the wires and the person taking the shot on his mobile phone camera, I saw a third guy with similar haircut and outfit with that of the bomb expert.

The people that were being guided around on how they can safely get inside were guests. I think they were buyers who came to check the gold bars if they were real. As they enter, the featured guy was acting so cool by cutting wires here and there. He wants to emphasize to the guests that the trap was still active and dangerous.

Now this is the most catchy part, the guy warned the guest “not to lift” any of the item or even touch them with their own bare hands. It’s because this is the only way how the guest can tell or identify if the gold bars were real or fake on that kind of situation. All they were allowed to do was to clean the surfaces of those fake gold bars covered with mud which actually proves nothing. But for the amateurs, this kind of act is already good enough to convince them.

Don’t you know that a professional gold buyer can tell if a certain gold object is authentic by simply lifting it with his hands? He can determine it through its weight. Aside from weight, precious gold are soft materials that you can use your nails to press it on the surface leaving a mark behind. Unfortunately, such actions were disallowed by the featured guy from the footage.

And finally, the funny part of the video was that, he forgot to wear his gas mask. He just wore it after the guests entered the chamber. I think this was to show to their guests that aside from the booby traps, the air was also contaminated even though it was not.

If these group of claimed treasure hunters’ true intention is to really show-off their findings to the public, then they should upload more clear details of Yamashita treasure found by them. They should take closer shots into those claimed gold bars including those booby traps if they were really owned by the JIA.

Will Elmo also Release an Actual Footage of his Findings?

Some of you might have been so deeply disappointed about treasure hunting for the hidden Yamashita treasure in the Philippines especially after reading my post favoring the fake side of the footage. You might even start to think that the Yamashita treasure could just actually be a “myth” as most critics says. Well, “don’t be”, you should remember that Roger Rogelio Roxas already did proved the existence of the Yamashita treasures in the country several years ago ( started during the Marcos regime).

Do I really have to post an actual footage of our site particularly our findings just to convince everyone? In my own opinion, posting it online “won’t make any difference”, it won’t change anything and I get nothing in return but risks.

The main reason why I put up this blog is to provide the necessary information to help people like you who have deep interest on this kind of activity. It is “not about proving” the existence of the Yamashita treasure but to “share my knowledge” through my experience that I acquired in my long years of involvement on this industry.
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Makro New Jeohunter 3D Dual System Metal Detector

Since majority of you are asking me about the best tool we use in our treasure hunting projects, I would like to feature the "Jeohunter 3D Metal Detector System". Like any other metal detector, it is designed by the manufacturer to detect different types of metals underground. But, what makes it more reliable among others is that, it can actually detect targets even at extreme depths.

This equipment comes with three different search coils for different purposes and it is the key that allows you to discover gold or any various forms of precious metals underground. In my own personal opinion, it is the search coil and not the component’s box is what allows this device to penetrate deeper as compared to any other metal detectors.

As a treasure hunter here in the Philippines where we aim to find large cache of treasures, the Large Search Head is the perfect search coil to use. It actually covers the greatest depths and it allows you to cover large areas at the quickest amount of time.

Aside from deep penetration, the tool is designed to ignore small or non-valuable metal objects such as pull tabs and nails.

When it comes to its usability, Jeohunter 3D Metal Detector is designed to be user-friendly which means it can be used by an amateur or professional without any problem. This is actually due to its visual monitor that displays everything that is being searched by its Search Coil. In short, operating it is just a matter of turning it ON then you may now start detecting buried objects right away.


Some of the Outstanding Features

Full Color Visual Target Analysis

The best feature of this Jeohunter 3D model is its Full Color Visual Target Analysis Report. Through this function, you are able to see images of the target detected so as the type of metal it belong. If there are more than one object on a certain specific spot then you will be able to see each of them displayed on your visual screen. The large red letters on the screen indicates what type of metal has been found.

Accurate Target Depth & Size Analysis

As a treasure hunter, it is important for us to know “how large” and “how deep” is the buried object. This allows us to have the necessary preparations before digging. Thank goodness, Jeohunter 3D has this functionality to provide detailed analysis report of the target’s size and depth.

Locate Underground Caves and Tunnels

Jeohunter 3D Metal Detector is not just good at detecting precious metals underground. It is also designed to detect caves, cellars, graves and tunnels under the ground. This feature is what made this device so powerful and the favorite choice by most treasure hunters.

Targets are divided into Four Categories

The visual analysis will show you the specific metal you have located, gold, non-ferrous, steel and iron. No need for a separate computer or software, everything you need is built right in to the Jeohunter 3D Metal Detector. At the click of a button, results are displayed to you instantly in the field.

Real Time Graphical Image Analysis

Through Jeohunter’s graphic display, you can see everything with your own eyes through its monitor. It has an advance visual image system that allows you to analyze what has been detected before even decide if you want to start digging.

So how do I get one?

This awesome metal detector has made treasure hunting very easy and fun as never before. From the comfort of your home just log on to your Amazon account and place an order where it will get shipped to your door step. It’s that simple!

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Finding the Best Metal Detector for Beginners

If you are new in the field of metal detecting hobby trying to explore if it gains you the interest, it's actually best to start by choosing the "best metal detector for beginners" that suits your needs. Some people who attempts to engage on this kind of activity tends to lose their interest due to their wrong chosen equipment. But with the right tool on your hand, there's good chances that you will enjoy this interesting outdoor activity.

As beginners, it is highly suggested that you should first settle down on a reliable cheap metal detector.

Don't go buy your metal detector from a Toy Store or Children's Department Stores because they are basically designed as toys for small kids. They are not really worth using in finding good valuable items buried underground.

The best place to find a professional quality and best metal detector for beginners is on the internet. It's because you can conduct your own investigation regarding about the product via other people who already bought the same equipment. At Amazon, previous costumers who bought a certain item are free to share their experience about the product and rate them from 1 to 5 (5 stars rating being the highest).

Qualities of Best Metal Detectors for Beginners

When it comes to sensitivity of a certain metal detector, both cheap and expensive MD products can have equally the same capability. The only reason that makes a certain MD quite expensive is that, it has too many additional components that filters out the target for easier identification.

Here are the following qualities that a beginner should consider in choosing the best metal detector to use:

1. Easy Assembly

The majority of complaints coming from beginners is about assembling their equipment. Some says that the user-manual of their newly bought MD doesn't have enough detailed step-by-step instructions on how to properly assemble it.

If you are not really good at technical stuff, I suggest that you should choose a MD that is easy to assemble.

2. Easy Adjustment Settings

Choose the type of MD that doesn't have too many settings to adjust especially those that requires manual adjustments. Today, most MDs for beginners are now designed by manufacturers equipped with microprocessors. This is like a CPU that automatically does the appropriate setting adjustments of your equipment.

3. Simple Indicator

In my own personal opinion, simplicity is what's best for beginners. Thus, choose a MD with simple audible or visual indicator.

4. Discrimination Feature

A MD with discrimination capability is important when you intend to search for relics. You surely don't want to dig every spot once your MD sends out an alert. If this is the case, you will most likely recover a lot of trash.

And as stated above, choose a MD with discrimination feature that is easy to understand.

5. Perfectly Suited for your Needs

Before purchasing your MD, you need to identify its main purpose. Are you going to use it to hunt for coins or relics? Are you going to use it to detect gold nuggets? Does it require you to submerge your equipment underwater?

Those are just some of the few questions that you need to ask yourself before purchasing the suitable MD that you really need.

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Overall, choosing the best metal detector for beginners depends on those factors discussed on this post. Consider them and the right tool will land on your hand.
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What Makes Your Metal Detector Go Crazy?

Metal detector (MD) is a very important tool for most of us THs (treasure hunters). Treasure hunting without a MD is actually a huge lost on your part unless you are working on a site where you already know the exact location of your buried target. Or, there are signs that clearly tells you what exactly you need to do.

Coin hunters tends to use standard or even cheap metal detectors in locating their targets underground. MDs on this category can only detect shallow depth and they are quite good at detecting small pieces of metallic objects. This makes the tool perfect in locating lost coins or jewelries that were accidentally dropped by people in the past. It’s because they are likely buried at shallow depths.

Yamashita THs use a different level of MDs that are far more sophisticated and powerful (in terms of depth penetration) as compared to those being used by the coin hunters. It’s because their targets are large deposits containing volume of precious treasures buried at a quite depth.

It really sounds promising that if you happen to possess one of the most powerful and accurate MD today, finding hidden treasures would be so easy. Unfortunately, no equipment is yet to be invented.

At some point, when metal detecting at a certain area, you may have already experienced where your MD suddenly goes crazy. It actually gives a lot of false signals where it seems to respond on some random spots or locations. Then when you dug it and reached the level of the object as indicated on your equipment, you cannot find anything.

What could be the reason?


The main culprit is actually the ground properties of the area that you are trying to detect. There are so many natural objects underground that can cause erratic behavior of your equipment.

Anti-Metal Detector Underground

If all metal detectors are capable of detecting metallic objects deep underground so “accurately” then we THs would all be successful on our projects but the truth is, it is unlikely “not”. MD industries are still on the process of finding a solution on how to deal with the natural interference under the ground.

Here are the following anti-metal detector that can be encountered underground:

1. Hot Rocks

When metal detecting on an area filled with hot rocks under the ground, this often causes erratic behavior to your equipment. Although, hot rocks do not contain any valuable mineral such gold, silver or copper but they do generate strong positive signal from a MD. This makes these rocks the most annoying natural anti-metal detector.

2. High Mineralized Type of Soil

There will always be places where there are high concentration of mineralized soil. One type of minerals contained in a soil is iron. Metal detecting on an extremely mineralized soil can actually turn your MD blind even when the object is just lying on the surface of the soil. Gladly, MD manufacturers are able to find a solution called “Ground Balancing”. Most deep penetrating MDs are now equipped with this function which allows the equipment to ignore minerals in the soil.

3. Asphalt

The JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) did covered most of their treasures especially the gold with asphalt. This are the type of asphalt that MDs will fail to recognize what’s underneath it.

4. Metal Scraps or Garbage

The best treasure hunting site for coin hunters are on old abandoned places where they have high chances to detect lost valuable items on the ground. However, along with those precious objects are metal scraps or a lot of trash with no value. These worthless garbage can actually interfere while metal detecting especially those MDs with poor discrimination features.

5. Termites and Ants Nests

Some MDs are capable of detecting holes underground which is specifically used in locating man-made tunnels. Unfortunately, termites and ants that dwells under the ground also knows how to create their own tunnels. As a result, it often gives false alarm to the equipment.
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Foot or Feet Yamashita Treasure Sign

Majority of you my fellow TH (treasure hunter) friends have recently been asking about the meaning of a foot or feet sign that you encountered on your treasure hunting projects. When it comes to this particular symbol, you have to know that it can have varied meanings depending on some circumstances.

Foot sign is actually one of the most common markings used by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) that they left as clues on the treasures that they had hidden. It can be encountered in two different forms. First, it is engraved on surfaces of old objects such as old trees and rocks. Second, strange rocks that takes the form of a foot. The first form is actually more reliable than the second. It is because there are many rocks around that naturally resembles the shape of a foot. I have to admit that even I can hardly determine such sign if it is authentic or not.

Foot Sign
Engrave foot signs are often discovered out from the surface and rarely buried or hidden. The JIA actually intended to make it visible because it is a marking that plays an important part in pinpointing the exact location of the item. Without this sign, even a professional TH may have a hard time or even fail to figure out what to do next.

Rocks that strangely resemble the shape of a foot are more commonly encountered buried under the ground. Unlike the engrave counterpart, this sign has something to do with the distance or measurement.

Meaning of a Foot or Feet Yamashita Treasure Sign

It is really quite complicated to interpret the meaning of a foot sign especially when there are other symbols along with it. You have to know that these other symbols can influence its basic meaning to give different interpretations. But before we proceed on this part, let us first discuss the basic meaning of a foot sign.

1. End of Trail or Trail to Treasure

Most copies of Yamashita Treasure Signs interprets the foot sign as “End of Trail” or “Trail to Treasure”. It is a very clear meaning telling you that at the end of the trail, that is where the exact location of the hidden object. However, the main issue here is all about the trail. The trail that is being referred here is the “old trail”. Most amateurs actually tends to follow recently made trails that no longer follow the original paths. As a result, they end up digging the wrong spot.

2. Five Steps Away

The JIA did not used exact measurements because that will be time consuming and they were at the brink of being chased by the Allied Forces. They actually used their body parts for estimates such as the number of their steps. Common number of steps used by the JIA are 5, 10, 15 and 20. Five steps is applicable for the foot symbol while the higher number of steps are for those signs with “spokes”.

In order for you to confirm that the sign is interpreted this way, another sign near it must be found particularly a sign that gives direction such as an arrow. Let us assume that you have found an engrave arrow symbol near the foot sign that is pointing towards the East, it means that from that point, you have to do five steps towards the East direction. On that fifth steps, that will be the digging spot unless you discovered another sign that tells you to go to another different direction.

3. Five Feet Depth

The best interpretation for those strange rocks resembling a foot shape that are uncovered under the ground is “five feet depth”. You have to know that it is not really an exact five feet deep. As stated above, the JIA used estimates on their measurements which are not accurate. What they did was that, once they dug a hole having a depth of a height of a man standing then that is considered as five feet deep to them. Thus, it is always a good practice to extend your diggings deeper.

4. Dig at the Center Spot

Another meaning of a buried strange rock that resemble a foot shape is to dig only at the center spot. This is very important because it is actually a warning sign. Digging at the wrong portion can lead into traps being triggered such as water traps, gas and etc… Once the trap is triggered, it may be impossible to recover the treasure.

Aside from giving you the instruction to dig only the middle portion and as a warning sign, it also has a motivational meaning indicating that the treasure is closely buried right under that spot.

Buried Treasure Indicated by a Foot Sign

A foot sign does not only give clues or hints about directions, distances and spots to dig but it also tell something about the hidden treasure. This is the reason why the JIA commonly used this particular sign because it tends to confuse individuals who does not have deep understanding about this symbol.

Those foot signs that are interpreted as “End of Trail/Trail to Treasure” and “Five Steps Away” have small to medium deposits only. Such deposits include old coins, jewelries and gold bars. The best part is that, they are easy to recover. Most of them are buried at a shallow depth while some are simply hidden underneath an old rock or it can also be inside a hole or its large crack. The same applies for old trees specifically an old tree with a large hole. Thus, a good and reliable metal detector does the job a lot much easier.

As for the foot sign that involve serious digging work, it is expected a “volume of hidden deposit”. It contains a large deposit but it is not so easy to recover. Dangerous traps are also cleverly setup which makes it even a bit risky. Other than that, this kind of project requires a large sum of financing and a lot of time to be spent.

Moreover, what I discussed on this post are just still the basic interpretation of a foot sign. As I stated above, it can be interpreted differently when there are other signs near it. The same actually applies for most of the other Yamashita Treasure signs.
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Yamashita Gold Treasures in the Philippines

Assuming that on your diggings, you finally reached the chamber or discovered the container of the hidden “Yamashita gold treasure”, there are actually some important things that you need know before taking them out. Many THs (treasure hunters) have already dealt the consequence of being careless or ignorant when they found the object in search “not knowing” that there are still some safety or spiritual procedures that needs to be done.

You might be surprised to know that the majority of individuals who found and recovered a Yamashita treasure were short-lived. Surprisingly, this include the former Philippine president, Ferdinand E. Marcos. Some sources claims that he died from cardiac arrest but what actually contributed to this type of deadly disease are a variety of ailments that caused complications leading to his heart failure. In my own opinion, he got those ailments when he first made an actual contact to the treasures he found.

These Yamashita gold treasures are composed of “stolen war loots” that mostly belonged to the Southeast Asian countries. The Second World War was actually “no ordinary war”. Countless number of innocent individuals got involved and died for no cause just because of these treasures. This makes these precious items, tainted with sweat and blood of the many. Thus, their troubled spirits cannot rest-in-peace for the sake of guarding the treasures that they died for.

Troubled Spirit

Yamashita Gold Treasures Have Deadly Chemical Mixtures

You need to be aware that the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) were too clever enough to put mixtures of deadly chemicals in most of their treasures particularly gold items. It is quite deadly that simply touching the gold with your bare hands makes you contaminated marking your death at a certain period of time. The effect could take several months or even years where it slowly targets the vital organs of your body where the process can be best describe as, “killing me softly”. It is indeed such as “painful death” because the victim has to undergo suffering from a deteriorating health.

Deteriorating Health

In one of my post where I discussed How to sell gold that you found? (Referring to the Yamashita treasures found) I mentioned about taking a small cut then cook before selling it. If you intend to follow this procedure then I suggest that you should wear gloves, mask and clothing that can cover your entire body.

Your gloves will protect your hands from manually handling the item while your mask will prevent you from inhaling the “fumes”. Take note, the fumes or smoke generated by the heat out from the gold when being cooked is also lethal. Aside from inhalation, you will also get poisoned if you make skin contact (including your eyes) to the fumes. This is the reason why you have wear something that will cover your entire body like an astronaut.

Tightly Sealed Yamashita Gold Treasure Containers

There are many different tightly sealed containers used by the JIA such as ammunition boxes, large barrels, oil containers, concrete boxes and etc… If it happens that you encountered such objects on your diggings, it is important for you to know that aside from the valuable item, they also contain deadly poisonous gas inside as trap. Once you opened it especially while you are deep inside the hole that you dug, you will surely be unable to escape. Thus, it is highly advisable to lift the object out from the surface before opening the container. But still, there are some safety procedure and precautions that must be strictly followed.

JIA Ammunition Box
This is a good example of ammunition box used by some JIA as container for their Yamashita gold. By the way, this antique is currently for sale. Contact me if you are interested.
Usually, once you uncovered the item, there are Yamashita treasure signs around it that when interpreted correctly, it warns you about the trap. But in most cases, majority of THs tends to ignore this warning where they end up opening the container without hesitation leading into their own demise.

Back in 2015, we had an interesting site somewhere in the region of Northern Luzon, Philippines. Our source claimed that the JIA dug one large tunnel in the area where they hid most of their cargoes before they left. During the time when we started working on it, the place composed of thick bushes and several large trees. By the looks of it, it seems impossible to find the tunnel.

To make the story short, I considered it “luck” when we accidentally discovered the tunnel entrance. Upon exploring it, we were surprised to find the container simply at the end of the tunnel without much challenge such as digging or metal detecting involved. But instead of taking it out right away, the owner of the land decided to throw us a party so as an offering to any of the spirit guarding that treasure. We actually believed that such entity guided us the reason why it was so easy for us to find the item.

The land owner guaranteed that no one will attempt to steal the treasure from us. He made us feel so secured that the item will still be there until the next morning that we are going to retrieve it.

Morning came and we woke up. We were shocked to see a lot of the nearby residents surrounding our site with a group of police authorities investigating around. Then we came to know that the land owner deceived us. Along with his eldest son, they went back into the tunnel during the night of our sleep and tried to carry it out with just the “two of them together”. It is actually impossible for just two person to move it so they decided to open the container allowing them to carry what they can hold on their arms.

Unfortunately, the father and son died when they inhaled the poisonous gas trapped inside the treasure’s sealed container. Even a group of rescuers who rushed their way inside the tunnel also got involved, they never came out. But at first, the residents and the authorities thought that there was a giant Cobra snake living inside. I think that they derive such conclusion because the tunnel was well naturally preserved and offer the perfect shelter for reptiles. I myself even thought that maybe they were right but why it did not attack any of my crew when they explored it the other day?

The police authorities even called their special unit who were armed like they were going to a war. Lucky for them, one of my crew member who sneaked behind them and managed to get near the entrance of the tunnel immediately identified a familiar scent. Without hesitation, he shouted and warned all the people to back off because its “poison gas”.

So instead of sending the armed unit, the authorities sent another group of rescuers but this time they wore their proper equipment. And gladly, they were able to take the dead bodies out. One of the rescuers revealed that the container was opened and saw the gold bars inside it. He was thinking of grabbing one but his good conscience made him realized that he was there for those dead people.

After the terrible incident, we tried to push our luck to the authorities if we can claim the treasure since we were the one of found it in the first place. However, they claimed that we can’t because it will be used as the “main object of evidence” proving the deaths of those individuals. Without it, it was hard to believe on their report.

Entities Guarding the Yamashita Gold Treasures

I already covered in some of my posts about the spirits guarding the Yamashita treasures that they themselves can show you the exact location of the hidden item particularly through dreams. But on this discussion, there is something that I want to further explain which is focused on the treasure itself.

If it happens that you managed to recover a certain Yamashita treasure through the help of spiritual entity, you have to give back something in return in the form of an offering. Others who also found such treasures without the aid of any form of entities but they uncovered human skeletons requires the same procedure (proper burial must be given).

Here’s another interesting story of an old friend who was able to recover a Yamashita treasure but through the help of a certain entity. According to him, the spirit contacted him through his dreams and revealed the location of the treasure. In return, the entity asked for some good clean clothes and certain amount of money as offerings.

The spirit needs to wear new clothes because he finally wants to reunite with his family. As for the money (it was just actually a small amount of money), he will use it on his travel back to his home (sorry, some of you may not understand this part). Given the poor situation of my old friend, the entity allowed him to retrieve the treasure but he needs to pay for his offerings on some certain period of time. In short, he is in debt with the entity.

As time progress, my old friend suddenly became incredibly rich. He built a lot of houses, businesses and owned several land properties. But, the offering to the spirit remains unpaid.

The poor entity kept on waiting until he could no longer bear it. Then, my old friend suddenly experienced bankruptcy, serious family issues and many other problems that caused his downfall. Today, he is back to his normal poor life but the curse still seem remained on him. He claimed that even his hard earned money are like being flashed down the drain.

Lesson learned, when dealing to a certain spirit, you have to comply with its demand. If you manage to retrieve the treasure and you think that you can get away with it by not giving back your offering then you better think again. Rather than fortune, you will reap terrible misfortune that you will regret taking the treasure in the first place.

Who is the Rightful Owner of the Yamashita Gold Treasures - Philippines or Japan?

Most of you already knew that the treasures hidden by the JIA in the Philippines consists of war loots stolen in the 2nd World War. As already stated above, they originally belonged to all different Southeast Asian countries. So does this make them the rightful owner?

All treasures hidden by the JIA in the Philippines was named after the Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita. He was the officer-in-command responsible for the transportation of their war loots back to their homeland in Japan. Unfortunately, they got intercepted by the Allied Forces in the Philippines where they end up hiding them instead across the regions of the country. Now that the 2nd World War was long over, does this make Japan the rightful owner?

There is now no denying that the Yamashita treasures are hidden in the Philippines. Although, some critics still insist of denying their existence despite of all solid evidences uncovered from different parts of the country including its coastal regions. Since these valuable war loots are currently hidden in this country, does it make Philippines the rightful owner?

The answer into those question is, “Philippines”. Besides, Japan strongly claimed that they cleverly transported all their war loots into their homeland successfully before they even got confronted by the Allied Forces in the Philippines. As for all Southeast Asian countries, it would be quite a hard task to identify each item as to which specific country do they originally belonged.

Moreover, as far as I am aware, “finders-keeper rule” is currently being applied once you discovered a Yamashita treasure in the Philippines.

Some of the Yamashita Treasures Consists of Philippine Gold

The Japanese Imperial Army actually took advantage of the rich natural resources of the Philippines, specifically mining resources. They forced all their slaves to work in the mines increasing their gold production at an amazing rate. As a result, majority of the Yamashita treasures are composed of gold bars.

Therefore, not all Yamashita treasures did not came from foreign countries. Some sources claims that 30% of these hidden treasures are composed of Philippine gold.
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Old Spanish Sunken Ship Contains Tons of Gold Coins

Some people simply thought that old Spanish sunken ships containing valuable treasures such as gold coins are just a mere myth or legend. But recently, there was a confirmed 300 years old shipwreck that rightfully belongs to the Spaniards which was found laying in the water-bed of Florida's Atlantic Coast.

The interesting story started when a diver named, "William Bartlett" decided to explore the wrecked Spanish ship under the water of Florida's Atlantic Coast. He was along with "Jonah Martinez" who was the Captain of his boat.

At first, Bartlett dived down under the water with a metal detector on his hand. Then, it only took him a few minutes to uncover his first Spanish gold coin. As he continued detecting, he found another gold coin and then another. So he kept on detecting until he couldn't carry them anymore. According to some sources, he filled his diving gloves with all the gold coins that he found.

When he surfaced, Captain Martinez was also surprised by what Bartlett found. According to the Captain, when he saw Bartlett surfaced out from the water, "every fingertips of his was stacked with gold coins".

Knowing that there were more Spanish gold coins left behind, they went back home and asked another treasure hunter for help, "Dan Beckingham". In the next two days, the trio went back into the site. (Note: The site is more commonly known as the, "1715 Shipwreck Site")

On their further underwater exploration, Treasure Hunter Beckingham was able to discover a total of 350 Spanish gold coins. This has an equivalent value of $4.6 million worth of today's money. And due to this large sum of money, their findings was considered as the most "Valuable Find" in the 1715 Shipwreck Site.

Another Discovery of Spanish Gold Coins at the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Site

Somewhere in the month of June, a family of treasure hunters decided to spent their outdoor activity by exploring the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Site. But this time, they explored the southern portion area of the previous discovery site mentioned above.

As a result, the family also recovered plenty of Spanish gold coins amounting to a total of $1 million. According to their statement, they believed that there a certain form of "magic" involved on their astounding discovery.

History of the Spanish Sunken Ships of the 1715 Fleet

Based on history, there were a total of eleven treasure-laden Spanish ships known as the, "1715 Fleet". And according to some rumors, these ships were carrying around $400 million worth of Spanish gold coins and many other artifacts.

The 1715 Fleet were on their route towards Spain from Havana on July 31, 1715. Unfortunately, when they were off Florida's Central Coast, they unexpectedly encountered a powerful hurricane. The hurricane created devastating winds and waves smashing the ships on the reefs.

Spanish Shipwreck

As a result of the tragic incident, more than 1000 lives were taken. Thus, it is now considered as one of the biggest maritime disasters of the Colonial Spain history.

Today, Brisben's Company currently hold the Salvage Rights into those wrecked ships. It is quite intriguing why the Spanish Government never asserted their claim to salvage their own ships despite the fact that they were carrying tons of lost treasures.

Aside from the Brisben's Company, the State of Florida also asserted a claim on those sunken ships. This gives the State the rights to receive 20 percent of the recovered artifacts which will be displayed at the Museum in Tallahasse. As for the treasure hunters or anyone who can find the remaining lost treasures will have a split share between the Brisben's Company.

If at some point that there's natural occurrences that caused the treasures to be washed up on the lands and you are the one who is too fortunate to find them, then the treasures are all yours to keep.
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Buying Dexpan and Other Amazon Products for Pinoys

Many of you my fellow Filipino (Pinoy) treasure hunters have been asking for my assistance on how to purchase Dexpan product from the Amazon store. Some of you are even asking for an alternative product that is available at the local stores here in the Philippines. But based on my research, sad to say that there is "currently none".

When buying products from the online Amazon Store, there are actually some specific products with this kind of statement:

This item does not ship to ***, Philippines. Please check other sellers who may ship internationally.

The statement is saying the same thing as, "this product is not available for sale in your country". And unfortunately, Dexpan is one among these products.

How to Buy Dexpan or Other Amazon Products and Ship it in the Philippines?

Thanks to the services offered by "Johnny Air Plus" that Filipinos can now purchase any products such as Dexpan from the Amazon. Johnny Air Plus is actually just one among the trusted Online Shipping Partner in the Philippines that you can use for your Amazon item to get delivered right into your place.

Johnny Air Plus

Here's the Official Website of Johnny Air Plus

Steps on How to Use Johnny Air Plus Online Shipping Service:

1. Register an Account

The first important step is to register or create an account at the Johnny Air Plus official website. Simply access their "New Member" or "Sign Up" form then fill up the necessary details. And most importantly, you must have a scanned "Government Issued ID" for confirmation of your real identity. You will have to upload it from the registration form to be able to complete the creation of your account.

2. Use Johnny Air Plus Shipping Address

Go to the Dexpan Amazon product page then change your Shipping Address. Change it into the shipping address of the Johnny Air Plus. Their address will be provided to you by a JAC Plus employee. If it happens that they didn't then you should contact them.

3. Your Receiving Address

Provide the address to JAC Plus about where you are going to receive your purchased Amazon product. You can actually choose to pick it at these following locations:

- SM Megamall
- JAC Plus Makati
- SM Cebu
- JAC Plus Davao
- Or, you can also have them delivered right into your Manila home address

4. Track your Item

After completing step 1 to 3 above, you will be given a "Tracking Number" to monitor the delivery progress of your item.

5. SMS Message

If your item finally arrived and it is available for pick up, JAC Plus will immediately send you an SMS Message to your mobile phone notifying you about your package.

The first time that I used JAC Plus, they offered me a "first-time customer discount". And here's the best part, I got my item delivered in just one week which is an amazing service.

So there you go guys. I hope that there won't be any problem anymore about how to purchase your Dexpan in the Philippines. But just in case that you still encountered some problems or issues, post it on the comment form down below.
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