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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.

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.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-06-28/finding-the-hidden-10-billion-fortune-of-philippines-president-ferdinand-marcos





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. 



https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=philippines+bolos+being+made+video&ru=%2fvideos%2fsearch%3fq%3dphilippines%2bbolos%2bbeing%2bmade%2bvideo%26go%3dSearch%26qs%3dds%26form%3dQBVDMH&view=detail&mid=22B8E3C9BB41E4C62E2022B8E3C9BB41E4C62E20&&FORM=VDRVRV 

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.

https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2018/12/12/silver-salvage-in-caballo-bay-japans-sabotaged-treasure-hunt/



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? 



  https://www.goerie.com/story/news/state/2021/03/09/treasure-hunt-pa-civil-war-gold-dents-run-elk-county-fbi/4641200001/

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. 

https://www.pattayamail.com/latestnews/news/x-marks-the-spot-or-doesnt-for-thai-buried-treasure-hunters-344460




Monday, February 15, 2021

 I love these vintage photos of silver coins recovered post WWII that were dumped in Manila Bay by fleeing U.S. forces--to keep them from falling into Japanese hands.  I'm sure these U.S. sailors didn't find them all.  


Looking for treasure--always a dangerous business

 Some treasure hunters died in an accident in Maguindanao, Philippines.  https://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2021/07/treasure-hunter-dies-...