Join the hunt with two thrilling adventures: Steel's Treasure and the newly released Steel's Gold!

The epic story of U.S. Air Force Captain William Steel, an intelligence officer with serious authority issues, and his hunt for billions of dollars of lost WWII Japanese treasure hidden in the mountainous jungles of the Philippines.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ferdinand Marcos-- Master manipulator of the truth

 Interesting article outlining the truth behind the death of Ferdinand Marcos's father (Mariano Marcos) who was brutally executed by Filipino guerrillas in 1945 for collaborating with the Japanese-- not as Ferdinand long espoused that his father died at the hands of the Japanese. 

(US Army major Robert Lapham-- third from left-- documented the death of Marcos's father at the hands of the guerrillas) Documents at the Philippine Archives Collection at the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. state that Marcos was tried and executed by the Luzon Guerrilla Armed Forces (LGAF), a guerrilla force fighting the Japanese under the command of Major Robert Lapham.  

In Lapham's account, Mariano Marcos was tried, and having "readily confessed," was executed on March 8, 1945, as a Japanese collaborator by the Luzon Guerrilla Armed Forces. Mariano Marcos was drawn and quartered - his hands were tied to two carabaos, which were then whipped to run in opposite directions.[His body parts were then hung by ropes on the branches of a large tree in what is now the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University,  Bacnotan campus, as a demonstration of what would happen to those who collaborated with the Japanese.

In a book written by Lapham later, he adds that some of the guerrillas who were allowed to participate in the execution were related to Julio Nalundasan.

The version of the story told by the Marcos family says that Mariano Marcos was executed by the Japanese

Monday, June 28, 2021


Fascinating read--an article on trying to track down where the Marcos's stashed billions of dollars worth of stolen assets--likely including lost WWII Japanese treasure.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Interesting video on the U.S. Colt 1902 Philippine Model .45 caliber pistol.  It was used in the Philippine War 1899-1902 by U.S. forces.  It is a older pistol that was brought back into active service to use during this conflict-- specifically because U.S. soldiers were dissatisfied by the stopping power of their .38 caliber pistols.  Apparently, thick jungle brush and stubborn bolo wielding Muslim guerrillas warranted upgrading to a bigger caliber bullet. These pistols are sought after today by collectors. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

 Can't get enough of this Philippine treasure legend. Great summary article covering the history of the WWII story of the silver pesos' that were dumped in Manila Bay, Philippines. There has to be more of them still sitting on the bottom of the bay. Probably not an easy dive-- I imagine there is tons of debris hiding them. But with a high tech underwater metal detector anything is possible. The pure silver pesos' could be worth a significant amount of cash.

Friday, March 12, 2021

 Closer to home in the U.S.A-- Fascinating story about lost U.S. Union army gold shipment that disappeared during the Civil War.  Supposedly, the F.B.I has been investigating the claim?

Monday, February 22, 2021

 Apparently, the Philippines isn't the only country with Yamashita treasure fever.  Thailand has long thought it held WWII lost treasure hoards.

Ferdinand Marcos-- Master manipulator of the truth  Interesting article outlining the truth behind the death of Ferdina...