Last year around this time my son happened to find a series of strange and related clues that eventually led to the digging up of buried treasure.
Let me tell you a story of how it happened.
Last year around this time my son happened to find a series of strange and related clues that eventually led to the digging up of buried treasure
The first thing he found was a piece to a map along with a few other strange items
The scrap of paper had some weird stuff on it, but wasn’t folded in any way. If I remember right we had to align it with something to figure out where to fold it. Below is what we saw when it was folded correctly
So under the steps he went
Under the steps was a box. Inside the box we found another part of the treasure map and some more clues
The sheet of paper below just had the letters without all circles in pencil
To figure out which letters to use we had to use one of the clues we found before
There were more clues in the bush in our front yard
One of them was this picture with holes in it
On the back was this weird mark. That’s when it dawned on us
We needed to use two of the other clues we got to find the message
Once we put the paper with letters on the back of the boat picture with holes… the swirly key told us what the correct alignment should look like
When we aligned the letters with the picture with the holes cut out using the key we found the location of the next set of clues
Eventually we found the full map
Still more clues
Working it out
My son was thrilled during the entire process
The scrap of paper said “The treasure is shining through the two swords” which meant placing the swords over the sun. Once we over-laid the key on top of the map
We found the location of the treasure!
Is was on the west side of the house. Here is my son digging up the treasure
Eventually I took over while he watched. This is how you react to treasure buried next to your house
One of my hobbies is planning treasure hunts. I planned this one for my children and it was a huge success