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    lost Yamashita gold of WW2 starts Tonight on History Channel 10PM Eastern

    Lost Gold of WW2 (TV Series 2019– ) - IMDb

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9799150/
    Documentary, Reality-TV. ... Legend has it that there is a treasure of immense value buried in the Philippine jungle - now a team of American experts, with the help of the only surviving witness, try to uncover the clues to solve the greatest mystery of WW2
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    Thanks! Set DVR to record.
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    Been waiting for this one Jeff. Thanks
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    Yep same DVR is set I’m excited to get into this.
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    I enjoyed Episode One.

    I Really liked the Way they got Down the Pit
    No screwing Around debating

    Though The guy claiming to have been an Eye Witness ?
    was Either 5 during WW2 or he's a B.S.'r imo.
    Didn't look a day over 80 definitely didn't look over 90.
    Though I didn't catch him saying how old he supposedly Was at the time,
    or what he is now,

    Voice of the Commentator Sounded a Bit like the Guy from Oak Island
    But so far he didn't ask any Stupid Questions, So either not Him,
    Or different Writers.

    & No suggestion that the Japanese were knights templars


    The Lost Treasures of Egypt was good last night also though not in proper order,
    Last Week Episode 1
    Last Night Episode 6
    Next week Episode 3
    so Obviously Reruns
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    In 1941 Grandpa said he was 12 years old. So he should be around 90 now
    But I think if they would have found gold the media would have told us ?
    I thought it was a decent show
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    In 1941 Grandpa said he was 12 years old. So he should be around 90 now
    But I think if they would have found gold the mediap would have told us ?
    I thought it was a decent show
    I recorded it with last night's O-Island, 1st show was pretty good.

    Would 1941 been the year they would have buried the gold, or closer to the end of the war?

    I head him say he was 12 also, but at his current age, 1941...1945 would be significant.

    just a thought.

    Respectfully, tim
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    Was interesting, but I hate the typical Oak Island cliff-hanger ending when they were about to scratch on that wall. I'll be willing to bet in the first five minutes next week that turns out to be either just a rock or dirt and that hole turns out being a dead-end. Just seems strange to me those first diggers would dig straight down and coincidentally be right at the end of a plugged tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worm-Slicer View Post
    Was interesting, but I hate the typical Oak Island cliff-hanger ending when they were about to scratch on that wall. I'll be willing to bet in the first five minutes next week that turns out to be either just a rock or dirt and that hole turns out being a dead-end. Just seems strange to me those first diggers would dig straight down and coincidentally be right at the end of a plugged tunnel.
    I was thinking since the cement Plug was about Half way down the Hole,
    It could have possibly been Caving in there, & The cement was used to
    shore up, and prevent Cave-in as they dug deeper.
    I'm not convinced it's a Tunnel, Or they would have ended last nights episode,
    by showing the Hole. and suggesting they will Explore it next week.

    I'm no Big fan of Cliffhangers either, But unfortunately,
    I guess when you don't have Confidence in your Work,
    ya gotta leave something to Draw people back.[same Bat Time,Same Bat Channel]..
    Downside, too many useless cliffhangers before commercials, like on O.I. Drive people like me away. just one at the end , not quite as bad
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    Unfortunately, I fell asleep at my keyboard near the end of Oak Island, so I missed it. Maybe, like O.I. it will be repeated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    ...Though The guy claiming to have been an Eye Witness ?....

    Gentlemen, re.: "Eye-witness accounts" & the Yamashita legend : Years ago, when the internet was younger (late 1990s to 2005-ish), a WWII soldier to have been in his 70s to 80s. Right ? And back then, I clicked on many Yamashita threads. Mostly it would be (and often still is) someone from the Philippines making a post , seeking advice, for a machine that goes "6 meters deep", etc.... And when you read deeper, it was predictable : They invariably believed they knew where the Yamashita gold treasure was.

    And if you asked them "how do you know?" and/or "what makes you sure?", then ...... LIKE HERE .... there was always the "eye-witness". Either via first-hand knowledge (they "knew someone" who was in that brigade), or that they had a map passed down to them from an "eye-witness".

    Hence this "eye-witness" phenomenon is part & parcel to the legend. Either first hand, or just a few-degrees removed. If all the stories are to be believed, then: A) there were thousands of "eye-witnesses", and B) thousands of maps made by the "eye-witnesses" floating around, that get passed down in families. That you can buy on the street corners there.

    I think that persons, with a bit of mathematical prowess, can begin to see the silly-ness that creeps in. This should make the "telephone game" painfully obvious.
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    And re.: "Eye-witnesses". I got fooled by this semantics game too. In my early days of md'ing (chasing legends in Mexico). At first, the legends seemed iron-clad true. After all, they involved "eye-witnesses" who saw some treasure being dug ("tips of icebergs" psychology that is prominent in each legend). But once you track down and interview/grill that "eye-witness", well .... it turns out they didn't actually see the dig or coins happen. But they know the guy who DID see it. So you track down THAT person, and interview HIM. And ... you guessed it. He too didn't actually see the dig and the coins. But he got it on good authority from so & so.


    And so forth back to permanent regression. But in each telling, it is always told in first person singular . By persons who sincerely believe (hence "not lying") that eye-witnesses are involved.


    And even if we grant the true definition of "eye-witness", shall we begin a conversation on how things, that people saw when they were young, got interpreted ? eg.: UFO's, bigfoot, supposed treasures being seen, etc.... ?

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    Yes I have read some of whats on the internet about gold hoard on the islands.

    More surprising is that in the last few decades Imelda Marcos, has been quoted as offering some of it back.

    The Japanese spent 8 years stripping conquered lands clean, and buried on the island.
    1. Makes me wonder, just how much the Allies recovered after the war.
    2. And how much Marcos, found.
    3. There is the well known 70's Gold Buddha, found by Roxas.
    4. Who's estate was awarded a large court settlement, never to collect.
    5. Some accounts say the Buddha was bronze, not gold.


    I wonder how much is left?

    Aug 31 2017
    https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/31/...-ton-gold-haul


    MANILA - Former first lady now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos once wanted to return part of her family's 7,000-ton gold cache worth roughly P15 trillion, Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza said Wednesday

    Zobel said Marcos, then weak and ailing, showed him original certificates of the gold bars worth $35 billion, then based on the prevailing price of $400 per ounce, after Marcos asked to borrow some $250 million several months after the Marcos family landed in Hawaii. Marcos signed a promissory note for the loan, with the certificates meant to prove he could pay him back. The promissory note was dated October 17, 1988, one day before was indicted in the United States.

    Apart from the gold certificates, which came mostly from Germany, Zobel said Marcos had in possession two more tranches of gold from Suriname, a sovereign state in the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America.

    In all, he estimated that Marcos had total wealth of some $100 billion. When Flavier asked him if he heard it right, Zobel replied: “Yes, $100 billion.” That was in 1989.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timex View Post
    ..... There is the well known 70's Gold Buddha, found by Roxas.....
    Timex, the Roxas story has been debunked. And the Marcos quotes/story has been more-than-amply answered by more plausible explanations.

    But back to the show: I recorded it last night. And this morning, just now, watched the opening 5 minutes. It was predictable.

    Their "eye-witness" saw "something being buried". Uh.... wait ... does that make him an eye-witness to a "treasure" being buried ? Or "something" being buried ? Heaven forbid there *might* be a more plausible explanation for whatever-he-saw when he was a boy (or teen or whatever).

    And sure as heck: The story is riddled with Hollywood cliff-hangers about conspiracies (all the "sinister G-men" in various countries who knew about it). And what good treasure legend isn't riddled with booby-traps ? (that's what made Raiders of the Lost Ark movie so fun, after all). Yup, you gotta watch out for those poison darts, gas grenades that will go off if you enter the tunnel, flood tunnels, insane depths, etc... Right ? And the obligatory ciphers, cryptograms, squiggles on rocks, etc... Which can only mean one thing: The clues that they riddled the site with, to mark their treasure with. Right ? OF COURSE

    After that 5 minute intro ....... I couldn't bear it any longer. It's the same baseless sensationalism as the O.I. show, UFO shows, paranormal shows, big-foot documentaries, etc.....
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