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Yamashita´s gold

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Kai-Petri, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

    Jul 31, 2002
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    I guess getting to learn about the pacific war this is what you face very soon....Like Rommel´s treasure or the kind. But anyway, I wonder if any of this loot has been found really or if there is any evidence of it?I can see there are loads of sites around...






    What happened to the treasures after the war? Sterling and Peggy Seagrave claim in their book "Gold Warriors ", that the driver of general Yamashita was tortured by the Americans and that he betrayed more than twelve hiding places. The Americans would have lifted the findings in cloak-and-dagger operations and transferred them to America. President Truman - so this therory - declared the findings as a „state-secret "in order to exclude rights for compensation of other states and private-persons. The treasure would have been used then for financing the fight against the communism in the phase of the cold war. – Another book about Japans „Yamato dynasty ", which is classified as less credible, develops the thesis, that the Japanese would havesucceeded in transfering bigger parts of the treasure. With help of the treasure they would have financed their economic miracle in the postwar era. - It is known, that the japanese TVB Asahi found 1800 gold barts in the value of 150 million dollars near Manila.

    There are more numerous proofs, that Filipinos themselves have found parts of the treasure. A Mr Roxas, who was a translator during the war for the Japanese, found in 1970 a tunnel filled with gold and some skeletons. He took at home a three feet high golden Buddha. A short time later president Marcos was informed over the finding. After a torture Mr. Roxas revealed the place of discovery, nevertheless he was thrown into the prison. Mr Roxas took proceedings in 1986 - a short time before his death - against Ferdinand Marcos. The complaint failed however because of joint tenancy of the married couple Marcos.


    Is any of this true? Ideas? Opinions?


    OR FAKE......???
  2. reddog2k

    reddog2k Member

    May 2, 2003
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    Yes Kai most of this is true :D

    Most of the gold was stolen from countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Indochina, and the Philippines. The gold was supposed to be transported to japan, but when the US Navy gained control of the sea's, the japs had to find a place to ship the gold. The Philippines was the perfect place because of it's location.

    Supposedly there's over 100 billion dollars worth of gold still buried in the Philippines. President Marco's claimed he found some of the gold, and used that as his explanation of how he became so rich. In reality he stole the money.

    Private treasure hunters also searched for gold most of them came up empty, those who suceeded had to give a cut to corrupt government officials.

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