As of now the most agreed upon locations are as follows:
Image 1 matches with Verse 7 : possible location San Francisco
Image 2 matches with Verse 6: possible location Charleston
Image 3 matches with Verse 11: possible location Roanoke Island
Image 4 matches with Verse 4: CONFIRMED location Cleveland: Found in 2004
Image 5 matches with Verse 12: CONFIRMED location Chicago: Found in 1984
Image 6 matches with Verse 9: possible location St. Augustine
Image 7 matches with Verse 2: possible location New Orleans
Image 8 matches with Verse 1: possible location Houston
Image 9 matches with Verse 5: possible location Montreal CANADA
Image 10 matches with Verse 8: possible location Milwaukee
Image 11 matches with Verse 3: possible location Boston
Image 12 matches with Verse 10: possible location New York City
The above are ‘ideas’ based on sound reasoning and years of research. It should be remembered, like any treasure hunt, until the treasure is found they are not confirmed locations and remain only possibilities.
I have wondered about the NYC puzzle. It seems to focus on Fort Hamilton High School, and Verse 10 refers to a V. Currently there is a V on the ground at the west end of the FHHS athletic field. It centers on the football goalpost at that end. It shows up in a 1996 aerial photo, but I don't know if it would have been there in 1981 when the prizes were buried. Has anyone considered this as the V alluded to in the verse? The athletic field has two baseball diamonds, northwest and southeast. Some believe Image 12 can be interpreted as showing a ball diamond. It has a football field, which means it has yard lines. Going east from the middle of one branch of the V by the western goalpost would mean heading toward the football field. Are "steps" as used in the verse the yard lines of the football field? Is the cask on the twenty-two yard line where it intersects a line parallel to the long length of the football field and going through the middle of one (or the other) side of the V? Possibly on the north side where there is a ball diamond also? Is that why the "or more" in Verse 10 can seem to make the measurement vague when it may not be in fact? Is it because 22 "steps" can me taken either to refer to exactly the 22 yard line or to refer to actual paces of which there would be more from the middle of one side of the V? Does "rhapsodic man's soil" refer not only to Brooklyn born Gershwin, but to the soil of football heroes rhapsodized in song? Does "simple roots" just mean grass that used to be on the field? Just tell me I am wrong so I can forget about it.
Post by borntalent on Feb 28, 2019 14:23:50 GMT -5
Good job.. very close. I believe I found the casque last year and recovered a piece of the plastic casing. I had mentioned it at the time on another forum (and got harassed over it), and contacted Josh Gates.. but no answer. I believe the actual casque was destroyed in a renovation, but I am certain of the spot in which I found it. I would have loved to dig more (deeper and wider area) but police presence was too much, which is why I tried to get Josh Gates involved. At some point I will go back, maybe when the weather warms up.. but digging will still be an issue and I am convinced the thing was destroyed.