The TreasureMan has hidden 13 caches so far, with four being found already. In order to participate, you register on the TreasureIllustrated forum to download the FREE PDF booklets he provides clues in. (WITH permission from HCB, they are also here on the MW Forum and Website)
Here is a link to the different caches and the links to the PDF's with the clues:
Post by GeneticBlend on Aug 8, 2018 8:35:33 GMT -5
I went to the Treasure Illustrated site, and found a thread called "Accessing the H. Charles Beil Buried Cache Threads". The author, who also owns the site, talkes about how you must join the site in order to access his pdfs. Here is what he wrote:
"I've restricted the cache forum so that only registered members may see the threads, videos and posts concerning these treasures. After all it wouldn't be fair to have a nonmember snipe one of these out from under you all when all I ask in return is to register with our forum to get the books, videos, clues and Maps to the caches.
Why did I do this? Well eventually I would like Treasure Illustrated to be able to stand on its own. Currently it costs me several thousand dollars a year to run this site and to get to a break even point we need about 5,000 more members so that we can attract sponsors. By requiring people to become a member to see the cache information we'll continue to inch closer to that goal."
I have no problem with this. I joined. I received an access code via email, returned to the site, but I can not access the pdfs. I noticed on the same thread, that other people have posted that they can not access the pdfs either. I am wondering if anyone else is having an issue with this. If not, can you tell me where it is I can find the pdfs? The thread instructs to go to "The Fabulous Caches of H. Charles Beil", but I can not located this anywhere on the site.
I wrote to H. Charles Beil, but have not received a reply.
Post by GeneticBlend on Aug 8, 2018 12:50:22 GMT -5
Goldhunter, thanks, I did see that Woodsy Swamp is in Pennsylvania, in Clinton County, it seems. It has several pages of a cipher that looks interesting.
These seem to be spread all over the United States, and worth thousands of dollars each.
Many of these are NOT buried, and those that are can be found with a metal detector.
The stories seemed to be based on history, and are interesting. They don't seem very difficult to figure out a general area, but I think trying to narrow down an area is where they will cause more problems.
Thanks all for exploring these Hidden Caches...It is an excellent project TreasureMan/ HCB is doing. I hope to do a brief summary on each of the caches in the coming weeks. Only to share highlights of what was hidden, where, Skull level of difficulty, etc.
Hopefully we can get some discussion going about them!
Plus, if any of you go out searching, please share your story here. It will be awesome to see images of the many places being explored and researched. History is wonderful to learn about!
Thanks again all.. .. and any suggestions on this section of forum, please let me know....
Karen, Don't feel so bad....There were two other people that posted that they were having difficulty finding it too!
the issue i had is that the link to "Accessing the H.Charles Beil Buried Cache Threads" was in a box hidden behind another box (in the list of link, 3rd row down, - bottom right side) - seems to be a Browser display issue. I used Chrome.
Does anyone have a quick reference table that lists cache name, approx, geographical area, cache contents/worth, skull rating, when hidden, status, etc?
I have limited free time, so need to focus on cache in MD, PA, VA area for now, and want to make a quick risk/reward assessment.
Only been looking at this for a few days... fantastically generous of Treasure Man. Thanks for providing the articles Jenny, and the search report# GB.
Best of luck in your searchers, astree, if you go. I'm working on a Summary for each cache which includes most of those items you mentioned. Some of them have been written already and can be found in the threads.
Post by GeneticBlend on Aug 31, 2018 10:22:54 GMT -5
There are 3 in Pennsylvania:
The Outlaw Cache (4 skulls)
The Legend of Woodsy Swamp (4 skulls)
The Legend of the Cross on The Rock (I think this one is 5 skulls)
HCB (H.Charles Beil) hid a fourth cache, Scotty's Pirate Cache, in Pennsylvania, but he hasn't released the book/clues for that one yet.
There is one cache in Virginia, I can't recall the name, but it is located at Otter Creek Campground. The area has been thoroughly searched. Some people believe that the cache might be missing...perhaps found by someone walking their dog, or children playing. The Virginia cache was not buried because it was in a place where metal detecting is not allowed. So it would have been just covered with debris, or maybe rocks.
He does not have a cache in Maryland, but I do believe HCB mentioned somewhere on his forum that MD is one of the states that he is planning to place one soon.
Post by GeneticBlend on Oct 8, 2018 14:14:20 GMT -5
The Treasure Illustrated site has seen no activity for a long while. And not much has been posted here either. There was a big flurry of activity over these hunts, then it seemed that everything died down.
I know I am still waiting for the stories to come out on the newly hidden caches.