WW2 POW Journal discovered in Philippines

I was looking through some old books at a library in Cavite City, Philippines, where I live, and found several pages of a form of diary written into the blank pages at the beginning and end of this particular book.

The author was at the time of the writing, according to what is written anyway, an American POW of the Japanese being held in a camp in Bataan in 1944.

The gist of this short but fascinating diary is that this POW (I'll withhold his name until this can be verified) was one of three prisoners who were picked out of his camp and taken by boat from Bataan to Sangly Point Naval Base and then housed apart from any others and then used to dig several deep holes in sites where wooden crates holding gold bars and wrapped in soaked oil cloth and canvas were then lowered into these holes and buried. The prisoner knew of the contents simply because a couple of the crates broke open during the digging and burying.

The four sites chosen to bury these crates were also used as graves for the Japanese soldiers who guarded the men as they dug the holes and buried the crates. New guards were used each time simply because the ones used each time were shot and buried with the crates obviously to keep anyone from telling tales.

The prisoner knew as well that the last hole they dug would be their grave as well.

Included in the pages (3) are crude maps of the sites. I need someone who knows anything about this area during that time to look at these pages and give an assessment as to their validity.

I have not told anyone other than my wife of this find and am not going to draw attention to myself by going out and digging or anything like that.

Anyone, anywhere with any knowledge or information for me please contact me at my email address to give me some idea as to how to proceed from here.

Thank you
bananaskins69@gmail.com

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Feb 15, 2016
Tunnel #9
by: Don

The nine tunnel is here in my home town.

my email: sean_jojean@yahoo.com.ph

Jan 06, 2016
Bamboo Tree Treasure - Yamashita's Gold - Phililppines
by: Anonymous

hello good day, im from mindanao and recently we used a detector and we we detected under the bamboo tree. may i know what are the possible traps or how many meters do we need to dig up?. tnx..

Sep 19, 2015
sign on stone
by: batobato

we have one stone at the farm beside a creek and spring,sign can be read only if you wet with water the said stone...is this a stone treasure mark/sign?
AXI4Z is visible sign when wet and disappear when dry.

Aug 23, 2015
Hidden Treasure In The Philippines by Aquila Chrysaetos
by: Anonymous

Hidden Treasure In The Philippines by Aquila Chrysaetos books is not accurate and his rock markers are just ordinary rocks not real Japs treasure markers... his theory about vanishing buried vault is even wrong....hahaha

Nothing new about these book of Aquila Chrysaetos same with Al Umali THAOI book...they empahise on drawing symbols...NOT ORIGINAL JAPS ROCK SYMBOLS, you know why? bcoz they are all ill experience treasure hunters they have not yet found original Japs rock treasure markers.

I WAS LAUGHING WHEN I READ THAT BOOK...ONLY AMATEUR HUNTERS WILL BELIEVE ON IT...BUT PRO TH LIKE US, WILL NOT BELIEVE ON IT...FULL OF WRONG AND UNRELIABLE YAM TREASURE THEORIES ONLY.

Aug 15, 2015
Saturn
by: Anonymous

I want to know where we can buy a TH book By goldeneagledave.please let me know.thanks

Aug 09, 2015
New Treasure Book
by: Goldeneagledave

To all TH Pinoy's a book has been written called General Yamashita's Dream Book: How To Successfully Find Hidden Treasure In The Philippines by Aquila Chrysaetos available as a reference book or ebook on Amazon.com.

This book is very good and is written by a fellow TH who has worked on treasure sites in Luzon and Mindanao. It is packed with 100's of treasure symbols, their meanings, where to look for treasure, how to use a Casio watch and a digital camera to find buried gold.

Many Filipinos are using the book to help find treasure. It has helped me. Who knows it may help you understand the layout of your treasure site and find the treasure!

Good Luck to you all God Bless you. Goldeneagle.

Jul 16, 2015
Black Plum Tree - Yamashita's Gold - Philippines
by: Owl

Jasmine, c im intersted in that plum tree that you call it bonsai and has a hole on the trunk that grows in the plateau , a sustected ww2 yamashita treasure. This is my no 09369577310.just text me asap. Owl

May 28, 2015
LEGENDS ARE HALF TRUTH
by: fuser

a thousand nights and a thousand stories and a thousand tons waiting for us. viva yam hunters.

May 27, 2015
ALL SEEING EYE TREASURE
by: AQUILA

WHO HAS THE IDEA OF THE ALL SEEING EYE OR THE AQUILA TREASURE? THIS IS A GREAT PUZZLE AND I BELIEVE THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST TREASURE SITE OF THE HISTORY. THIS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE WW2 UNDISCOVERED TREASURES. i HAVE THE IDEA BUT CAN YOU FEED ME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO IT?... THANKS, THIS SI REALY A KIND OF BRAIN STORMING.

Apr 22, 2015
about a posible location of yamashita's treasure
by: erwin

Hi to all of you out there i have a little information about a possible location of the yamashita treasure that has not been explore until this time.because in my place hundred kilometers north of manila.i know some people who knows a treasure signs like a seven big stone has drilled one on each by about 2 inch. a japanese bamboo that's what they called it plant in triangle position.200 meters from shoreline in the middle of coconut plantation.it has been there for about 60 years until right now.and most interesting of all is the old steam cargo train in the middle of the mountain about 6 kilometers from shore line.it its interesting right

Mar 22, 2015
original japanese map for entire bukidnon
by: raymon_jao@yahoo.com

My map was given to me by my chinese boss from hongkong.... it was in japanese writing... anyone from bukidnon who can help me decipher 16 locations... pls conTact me... +639173363355 raymon

Mar 03, 2015
square concrete monument
by: Anonymous

Please email me at okidokel@yahoo.com if you have any idea what F.R.(with an arrow underneath) 379/20 means which are engraved in a square (15cm x 15cm) concrete monument found in the middle of our farm..thanks

Mar 03, 2015
Yamashita's Treasure - Concrete Monument in a Secondary Forest in Mindanao, Philippines
by: Anonymous

Here in the Philippines, most concrete markers or monuments used in geodetic surveys are cylindrical in shape with the letters PS. I recently found one concrete monument, square in shape, jotting in the middle of our land which was once a secondary forest. It has the engravings: F.R. (with an arrow underneath), 379/20. In the middle of the arrow is a rusted head of nail. I know it does not stand for forest reserve as the land and adjacent areas have been classified as alienable. Nobody around our place is familiar with such type of "marker". What's peculiar about this concrete monument is that it's oddly placed somewhere in the middle of our farm and not in the corners or periphery. If it's not a geodetic monument, then what is it? A million thanks in advance for the enlightenment.

Mar 02, 2015
treasure sign? mohon.
by: Anonymous

anybody out there that if you will know the mohon which is a cement marker in land and has marked with PLS BL. Is it possible for the yamashita treasure marker? if anybody could know regarding these you may email me at cyril.clemente@yahoo.com

Nov 29, 2014
15 lonely tomb of wao
by: Anonymous

anyone can give me a clue or a map in the site of 15 lonely tomb of wao...because in the farm of my family there is a waterfalls that has so many signs showing to us...like hands curving stone.crocodile,triangle with a circle in the middle...pls contact me sir if there is a advice or opinion regarding on this topic....thanks and more power


akititx@gmail.com

Jun 13, 2014
Marcos reburied treasure sites
by: Anonymous

Almost all provinces in Luzon had big volume treasure sites. In fact, we know a few Marcos reburied sites, these are the treasure sites that had already been found in martial law days, inspected, inventoried and assayed by Lloyds of london and Johnsson & mathey people but the treasure was not brought or sold abroad due to EDSA revolution. In fact, my TH partner's father is one of those who inspected it. The treasure cave was closed and need TH budget or funder to operate it. For more info contact: hunter_pinoy@yahoo.com

Jun 11, 2014
what province
by: Anonymous

in what particular town in luzon is the location of the biggest yamashita treasure that's not yet been recovered? any information?

Jun 11, 2014
please help
by: jasmin

can you please give an analysis about a ww2 bonsai black plum tree with a hole that is 14 inches deep on top of the trunk. the tree is planted on a plateau. during the ww2, the japanese soldiers had a camp 1 km away from the plateau. thank u and more power.

Jan 24, 2014
More YamashitaTreasure Sites
by: maghat

Hi, are there any possible sites for these hidden treasures in Negros? We found a very large turtle like stone with 15 straight lines and 5 holes engraved at the top of it. Is it a possible sign of a WWII treasure? Pls send me a message at magbanrio@yahoo.com thanks

Oct 30, 2013
neediing education
by: Anonymous

it was 3pm in march last year, my companions are in a hurry to get on the motorized banca as we are bound for the next island and there's barely enough time somehow an unexplicable force drew me to a group of huge boulders at ebb tide-point so I sat on one of those. I had a great peaceful feeling sitting there. my cousin, after a few minutes came to me, reminding me of the travel time to the next island (45minutes. all of a sudden he was saying..hey, I think you found what people have long been looking for. there was a piece of oddity right under the rock.

can anybody tell me what "concrete" or "cement" that usually cover jap treasures looks like? any fotos? this one didn't look like ordinary concrete or cement. more than 3 meters wide (icouldn't see its length or its toatal shape because of the tide) it looks like dried weldwood glue, smooth and brownish. it is definitely out of place. it doesn't look natural.

Oct 04, 2013
Tamarind Tree - Yamashita's Treasure
by: Anonymous

our neighbor has a tamarine tree a big tree is it possible that thier is a treasure? i think more or less 10 meters away from that tree and one of or pastor have a divice to scan a gold and he said its a possitive 4 tons of gold and 5 meter thier is a give aways...any adivice if it is a possible?

Aug 19, 2013
yamashita treasure sites locations
by: Anonymous

Of course you will never find the treasure and exact treasure sites in those places bcoz it was supposed to be well kept secret. Only the treasure hunters who researched those treasure sites knows the exact locations.

Jun 10, 2013
Yamashita's Treasure
by: Anonymous

It seems impossible to find all this treasure, I am from philippines, and was not able to identify this places....mentioned here

Nov 19, 2012
Please Reply about Treasure Journal in Philippines
by: Anonymous

what is the name of the site here in malaybalay city, bukidnon? we found a head of the fish carved in a stone, what does it means? we will wait for your response and continue.. thank you! vince_paul45@yahoo.com

Feb 24, 2012
SUSPECTED WW2 JAPANESE TREASURE SITES (PHILIPPINES)
by: gergio2004@yahoo.com

CONTINUATION........

B. UNDERWATER TREASURE SITES
112) Siwa Maru,D Island Ship(very large)
113) Tikang Maru (large)
114) Sakima Maru (large)
115) Maru of the Orient 3 (large)
116) Capt. Kimura 6 ships (very large)
117) Mini Submarine (small)
118) Camouflage Submarine (medium)
119) Cliff wall Submarine (medium)
120) Underground Submarine base (large)
121) Runway Edge Sea Vault (small)
122) Daibatsu of Ginoog and Davao Gulf (large)

Notes:
1) Treasure volume: small (1-10 tons), medium (20-50 tons), large (50-100 tons), very large (above 100 tons). Estimated volume of treasure may change.
2) These are the treasure leads and information we have accumulated thru more than 20 years of extensive treasure research, exploration, actual operation, interviews of Japs / Filipino veterans, maps, live pointers and natives.
3) These are the combination of different type of treasures sites….buried (shallow/deep), tunnel, caves (open, closed, waterfalls, underwater), ship and submarine wrecks, tombs, statues, school, church, etc. In different kind of terrain in the Philippines…town, mountains, jungle, waterfalls, caves, rivers, sea…etc.
4) These suspected treasure sites have different stages of operation: for diggings, exploration, recovery, relocation…etc.
5) Its our team that names these suspected treasure sites for easy reference.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: gergio2004@yahoo.com

Feb 24, 2012
SUSPECTED WW2 JAPANESE TREASURE SITES (PHILIPPINES)
by: gergio2004@yahoo.com

CONTINUATION.....

2. MINDANAO / VISAYAS ISLAND
A. LAND TREASURE SITES
49) Seven General Treasure (very large)
50) Three Gen. Treasure of Tagurano (very large)
51) Gen. Yamashita Treasure at Mundo Hill (very large)
52) Gen. Yamashita Treasure at Panabo (large)
53) Gen. Sakura Treasure (large)
54) Gen. Toyogoshi Treasure (large)
55) Gen. Kutamura Treasure (large)
56) Gen. Teruya Treasure (large)
57) Gen. Yamada Treasure (large)
58) Gen. Murakami Treasure (large)
59) Adm. Nakone Treasure (large)
60) Adm. Igie Treasure (large)
61) Col. Oshihiro Hansawa Treasure (large)
62) Col. Yamaguchi Treasure (large)
63) Lt. Ohata Treasure (medium)
64) Secrets Of Carmen (small)
65) Secrets of Cuyo Island (small)
66) Secrets of Dalirig (small)
67) Secrets of Dagat K Dabaw (small)
68) Secrets of Lake Sebu (small)
69) Secrets of Lake Venado (small)
70) Secrets of Lipadas (small)
71) Secrets of Makilo Ranges (large)
72) Secrets of Mt. Apo (large)
73) Secrets of Namnam (small)
74) Secrets of Pangantucan (large)
75) Secrets of Raware (medium)
76) Secrets of Silae (small)
77) Secrets of Sinuda (small)
78) Secrets of Tamugan (medium)
79) Secrets of Upian 1 and 2 (medium)
80) Nubos Treasure (medium)
81) Takahashi Butai Treasure (very large)
82) Kashibaora / Tanaka Treasure (very large)
83) 10th Buntai Treasure (medium)
84) Horse Cave Treasure (small)
85) Crocodile Cave Treasure (medium)
86) Giant Lizard Cave Treasure (medium)
87) Madapo Hill Treasure (small)
88) Kiakol Treasure (small)
89) Todaya Treasure (medium)
90) Crown of Cambodia (medium)
91) Djakarta Tunnel (very large)
92) Medusa Tunnel (small)
93) Tunnel 9 (very large)
94) Lying Lady Mountain (medium)
95) Golden Budha of St. Francis (small)
96) 3 –Chained /Wired Tomb (small)
97) Lonely Tomb of Talomo (small)
98) Lonely Tomb of St. Ines (small)
99) Lonely Tomb of Luban (small)
100) Sea Tomb of Luban (small)
101) 15 lonely Tomb of Wao (medium)
102) Samurai Tomb (small)
103) Sinkhole Tomb and Box (small)
104) Mysterious Jungle Steel Crate (small)
105) Waterfalls of Block (small)
106) Foxhole of Umayam (small)
107) Swimming Horse of Kisawi (small)
108) Underground Horse of Mt. Magolo (medium)
109) Tabokno Falls treasure (small)
110) Gandara Secret (small)
111) St. Vincent Secret (small)


Feb 24, 2012
SUSPECTED JAPANESE WW2 TREASURE SITES (PHILIPPINES )
by: gergio2004@yahoo.com

SUSPECTED JAPANESE WW2 TREASURE SITES (PHILIPPINES )

1.LUZON ISLAND (Estimated. treasure volume)

A. CAVE AND WATERFALLS TREASURE SITES
1) Dumagat Secret Treasure 1 (very large)
2) Dumagat Secret Treasure 1 (very large)
3) El Sombrero Treasure 1 (very large)
4) El Sombrero treasure 2 (very large)
5) Secrets of Digoyo (very large)
6) Mt. Billionaire (very large)
7) Gen. Tamaso Cache (very large)
8) Gen. Tanaka Treasure (very large)
9) Sinkhole Cave (very large)
10) PB Cave (very large)
11) Gen. Yakoko Treasure (large)
12) Secret Airstrip 1 (large)
13) Snake Cave Treasure (medium)
14) Padlock Cave (medium)
15) Caged Budha Cave (small)
16) 3 G. Budha Cave (small)
17) Underground Cave Temple (small)
18) 5 Lonely Tomb Cave (small)

B. BURIED / LAND TREASURE SITES
19) Tokyo 2 Tunnel (very large)
20) Japs Jungle Base Camp (large)
21) Callao Secret (large)
22) School Secret Treasure (medium)
23) Prado’s Court (medium)
24) Springfield Tunnel (medium)
25) Japs Plane Hangar treasure (medium)
26) Cargo Truck Tunnel (medium)
27) Church Secret Treasure (medium)
28) Skull Tunnel Treasure (medium)
29) Masoc / Grandfather Treasure (medium)
30) Egg Cave Treasure (medium)
31) Zapote Tree Secret (small)
32) Mango Tree Secret (small)
33) Santolan Tree Secret (small)
34) Tamarind tree Secret (small)
35) Lamp Light Treasure 1 (small)
36) Lamp Light Treasure 2 (small)
37) Peroz Road Treasure (small)
38) Triangle Bridge Treasure (small)
39) Japs Flag Treasure 1 (small)
40) Japs Flag Treasure 2 (small)
41) Japs Execution Camp Treasure (small)
42) Mango Hill Treasure (small)
43) Japs Cargo Plane 1 (small)
44) Japs Cargo Plane 2 (small)
46) Eagle Rock Treasure (small)

C. UNDERWATER TREASURE SITES
46) 2-Metal Box (small)
47) Underwater Golden Budha (small)
48) El Diablo Island Secret (small)


Dec 21, 2011
Got it
by: Anonymous

This information was forwarded to me by a friend Dave from Las Vegas. He ask me if I can validate the information. I did what he asked and found the location of the "Give Away" very valid. After all these years this one thousand-pounder target is still there. So there it is.

Dec 21, 2011
Not Hubert...Sorry
by: Anonymous

That was not one of the names my friend. Sorry. Have a nice xmas!

Dec 21, 2011
American Prisoners and Yamashita's Gold Treasure
by: Anonymous

As much as the gold sounds very exciting, I am more interested if one of the Americans names was Hubert Jeffus. He was a family member and I would like to know if he was one of the men. Supposedly he was on a ship that was shot down and he never came down however it would be interesting to know if something else may have happened to him. A simple yes or no would do.

Thanks.

Dec 20, 2011
'Yamashitas Gold'
by: Matthew S.

Howdy Friend,

It appears you've got the key (or at least a KEY bit of information) regarding 3 possible caches of 'THE TIGERS GOLD' Aka 'Yamashita's Lost Gold'.

It remains the most famous of WW2 Japanese Treasures, its value is in the BILLIONS, items ranging in size from small gold coins to HUGE gold statues of BUDDHA, and EVERYTHING in between.

Like the Nazis, the Japanese stole hoards of treasure in the form of gold and art relics and stashed them away, the largest hoard still 90% UN-accounted for is Yamashita's treasure.

I would LOVE nothing more than to fly over and bring my metal detectors and shovels and help you dig this up, but unfortunately I must warn you of the DANGERS involving these treasures, ALL of the 'Tigers' Gold sites are BOOBY TRAPPED, all lethal devices from nerve gas grenades to 500pound BOMBS on tripwires were rigged to EVERY LOCATION.

As recently as May 17, 2011, a group using ground penetrating radar located ONE cache of gold ingots, the tunnel entrance was booby trapped with a large BOMB, however THANK GOD it was a DUD, and humorously enough it now serves as a GONG for the 'LUNCH CALL' for the workers.

So that's what I have so far on the Treasure, I firmly believe you might hold the key to one or more of the 'TIGERS GOLD' caches.

Please Keep us informed of your activity, I'm not treasure seeking as much as I used to with all the work I'm doing, but I'd LOVE to hear if you locate anything!!!

God Bless,

Have A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Matthew S.

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