Yamashita Gold Treasures in the Philippines


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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.