1862 was an active year for the KGC

I was watching this video on the Minnesota Sioux Uprising and my ears perked up when he mentioned that the Sioux had been coerced by the British and Southern Sympathizers to take action against the settlers.

The Sioux, a sovereign nation that was set up by the interests of the KGC working within the Indian Bureau of Affairs system starving and stealing from them then offering them a seductive carrot when they were presented with arms to create a military action that would force more Northern troops off the battle front between north and south and bring them out to the frontier to deal with the manufactured uprising.

The Sioux nation I feel for as they were all but pawns in intrigue.  38 were hung as a result.  Abraham Lincoln lessened the number from over 300 to 38, but to this day the very same interests that created this tragedy criticize one of our greatest Presidents for this action.  With over 1000 settlers killed and 300 or more in custody, 38 were sacrificed to appease the very interests that created this dilemma in their effort to thwart salvation of the union.

The Sovereign Nation of the Ojibwe’s leader, Hole in the Day, struck a brilliant deal instead of taking military action that can honestly be considered one of the most brilliant acts of diplomacy known to this nation.  It was a risky gamble but his show of force when the United States was already facing a mighty Sioux Nation on top of the Civil War lead to concessions that his people still enjoy today.  There is no doubt that Hole in the Day was faced with similar pressures from the United States Government and the interests of the KGC in the British, Southern Sympathizers, KGC inside the administration in the Indian Bureau of affairs.  It is a testament to the brilliance of Hole in the Day’s keen sense of Temerity to pull off such a coup.

We know that the KGC was instrumentally infiltrated the Indian Bureau of affairs and with the 1862 Sioux uprising we know they were very active in Minnesota.  It should not be a surprise to anyone that there are KGC cache sites through out the lands the Mighty Sioux and Brilliant Ojibwe once defended, hunted, and grew their great nations.

They say that war is hell and I believe that is an understatement.  In Probing History back to 1862 we find a political landscape and international intrigue of conflicting interests that lead to what can only be considered an enormous tragedy for both the 38 Sioux who were hung, many being innocent and over 1000 settlers who came to this great state to assist building a nation.  The KGC just like today was instrumental in manufacturing this tragedy for their own self interest deceiving and squeezing the Mighty Sioux nation into taking actions they would of otherwise not taken.  Hole in the Day chose a different strategy and because of that I now know that I want to learn more about this great leader.  How did he see the lay of the landscape so clearly?  What gave him the wisdom to gamble and in the end be justified with the outcome?

Since my family came to this nation in 1866 I feel as if I don’t have a horse in this race.  Maybe it gives me the ability to distance myself from the raw nerves that are still present today.  While I have an opinion of who is at fault here in 1862, I can’t say that one player in this game was right or wrong as they were all working within their time and own interests.  It saddens me yet, does not surprise me that the KGC infiltration was so great as to be able to cover for the criminal activity of those entrusted with the welfare of the Sioux Nation after a deal had been struck.  Yet we see this in all aspects of our government today.  The misuse of power and government seems to be norm rather than the exception.

I can’t lay blame in the Sioux for reacting to their treatment and trying to rectify the situation as well as I can lay blame on the settlers that were slaughtered and demanded some justice for the action even if they were only given 38 instead of all those in custody.  I can see that Abraham Lincoln was in an impossible situation and applaud him for only sacrificing 38 instead of all those detained that numbered over 300.  I really marvel at Hole in the Day’s shrewd temerity and I think his people would agree that out of all of the players in this action his was the most ideal.  I can’t even lay blame at the KGC as I understand the British Merchant and Southern interest.  I personally don’t agree with the KGC and their methods but like it is said, war is hell and especially in probing history of 1862, it is an understatement!

The political landscape today is just as murky.   One thing that I hope you understand that these same interests are alive and well.  The power structure is different as the Ojibwe and Sioux are no longer on the battle front, but they are still being utilized as we all are today.  Many of us find ourselves in similar situations that the mighty Sioux nation found itself, while others feel they can negotiate the troubled waters as Hole in the Day did for his people through these troubled times.  In Probing History we discover great examples of Temerity and tragedy in the choices that were made.  Because of these choices the pain and anger created out of the actions are still just as real today as they were back in 1862.  In hunting relic and treasure it is important that we share the stories recovered so that one and all that are graced with this knowledge can make informed decisions today that lead us into a more promising future.

 

Response to Lisa MacIntrye guest post on Stout Standards Blog

In response to a post on Stout Standards blog:

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I applaud the post by Lisa MacIntrye where she lays out some of the fears archaeologist have with metal detectorists.  But I can’t deny the misconceptions she has with metal detectorists and relic and treasure hunters. I do agree with her that cherry picking a site of its valuable finds with no regard to the entire story found in the context of other finds on that site. The grid is merely a strategy to employ that has proven to work well if you have the resources. A relic and treasure hunter employs multiple strategies to uncover the story of a site an the metal detector is usually one of the first strategies we throw at a site as it is a good tool to tell us the lay of the land.

I do a lot of Farmsteads because I have no interest in city folks and find the Pioneer Spirit that our nation has lost needs rekindling. So this is an example of what I throw at a site to recover its many stories.

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First, I walk the site and photograph it paying special attention to trees, landscape and stones. Being able to read these three aspects will reveal where you need to spend your time quickly.

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Second, comes the metal detector to see how well I read the landscape in step one. This is an exhaustive step because it is not just a merry romp but instead multiple approaches that also employ a grid strategy. These sites are also metal detected in different seasons and weather conditions as humidity in the air and soil really aid or inhibit results. Some strategies employed are the following: A. A test the intuition approach where you go where you feel you will find something. All targets especially those of note are gps located and photo documented in all these steps to reveal later their relation to other finds as the story reveals itself of the site. B. The Grid strategy is repeated North to South, then East to West and diagonally in all directions. C. Seasonal revisiting the site strategy to do all the above over again especially on plowed fields because with each turn of the plow the landscape changes and it is a whole new ball game.

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Thirdly, The above strategies only cover above ground and down anywhere from 4 to 18 inches if you are very lucky. But it is those 4 inches that will inform you where you need to dig deep to recover the rest of the story. The third step is to dig deep, privy, dump, foundations, rock formations, and in areas where the number of finds at 4 inches is great enough to inform you that there maybe something to help tell your sites story below.

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Fourth step is a continual step of research that actually is never ending. With each find you find a new path to research and with every challenge your site throws at you a new need to find a solution through research. This could be a conversation with a local elder to hours and hours scouring the internet for that one photo that confirms your gut instincts. There also is a need to understand the historical context the site endured along with its residents. Again, a never ending step that is never set aside.

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Fifth step is one of resources that can not be afforded.  It is that Ground Penetrating Radar and all the great gifts of technology that is out of my reach.  One day I pray I can afford this technology but what if archaeologists offered this technology to the relic and treasure hunter to find middle ground and join us in a joint venture on a site rather than trying to become our masters?

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The Sixth Step is Innovation where you think outside the box and take strategies and methods in desperate other lines of work and apply them to overcome challenges you are facing in the field.

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The Seventh step is a thick skin and a sense of humor as you will be inundated with those that are only set on destruction rather creation because of their own inadequacies and tunnel vision.  Have fun with it but don’t let it take up your valuable time.

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The bonus to all of this is that we do not rely upon tax dollars and agenda’s but our own. We share what we legally can share for others to learn from and are readily available to assist others learn this craft and art.

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The way I see it is that the relic and treasure hunter has made archaeology as we know it today redundant. The tell tale sign of this is their use of the government and law to limit our access yet we still out perform and if unregulated we could share more of what we are finding without the fear of being criminalized or have our finds ripped from the hands of the rightful owners, that is the land owner and the relic hunter depending upon their agreement.

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The issue we have with archaeologists is that they bring nothing to the table in their current structure. I envision a relationship where archaeologists instead realize their role of assisting with ID, documentation and research rather than dictating and criminalizing those of us that are out performing them to no cost of the tax payer but benefiting the land owner, themselves and the community as a whole as we recover the stories and history no archaeologist would bother to dirty their hands or facade of credentials.

 

The Lost Payroll-1862

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THE LOST PAYROLL – 1862

A Minnesota Story

In 1862 a troop of soldiers where transporting an army payroll from Fort Snelling to Fort Ripley. Near Blue Hill Township, they were informed by a dispatcher of a nearby Indian uprising and were ordered to bury the payroll and proceed immediately to Mankato. Only the paymaster and one other soldier knew where the payroll was buried, and both were later killed. The treasure’s location remains unknown.

There is also this slightly different version of the Fort Snelling – Fort Ripley gold story. It was told to the writer by Aaron McDonald of Zimmerman in 1978. His version indicated that the soldiers had made contact with some Indians just north of Elk Lake along Battle Brook. This would place the location of the event in Baldwin Township.

It was getting dark when the soldiers buried the two saddlebags of gold coins under the roots of an oak tree. The soldiers whipped the packhorse, sending it off into the night towards Fort Ripley. The Indians thought the soldiers were escaping and followed the packhorse. Meanwhile the soldiers escaped and returned to Fort Snelling.

A fire burned through the area later that year and when the troop came back in the spring they were unable to find the gold. No one can confirm the absolute truth of the above legends. The information on which they are based was handed down verbally through several generations of people. But there appears to be sufficient consistency to believe that they are more fact than fiction or imagination. There probably was a sizable amount of gold buried in Blue Hill or Baldwin Townships and, from what we can surmise; it is probably still there today.

From: “There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills” by Sherburne County Historical Society

Basalt or Caliche…That is the question

I found this stone among the many cache site clues this last year. It is jet black when wet and black to grey when dry with some white inclusions and also some areas that rust due to the iron content.  There is not enough iron content to attract a magnet, but it does set off my metal detector.

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This stone has been highly manipulated as its curious shape and form fit the site to a “T”.

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This lower jaw of the gator head damn near looked like an embedded horse shoe if it was caliche but the question is still out there, is it caliche with something interesting inside or just basalt that is found on the North Shore?  This is one rock that I would love to get x-rayed.  It is such a curious looking stone.

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The Gator with opened mouth revealing a passage doorway.  It is an interesting rock meant to grab your attention and attract your dowsing rods to its location.

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Here you can see some of the rust that comes off this rock.  This and the curious form and surface have me wondering if this is just a really well done caliche job and this rock may hold something interesting.  Yet, that thought is not strong enough to ruin the stone to find out.

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Just one of the many mysteries I have recovered this last year.  It still has me scratching my head as it does not really reveal anything that I don’t already know about the cache site.  It falls into the duplication of information of the site, but does not really reveal as of yet, anything that has not already been found.  But it is just a cool rock creation.  It is just so different than anything else found being a large sample of basalt that it sticks out like a soar thumb.

Listen to what your “Junk Finds” are telling you

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“Oh great, another JUNK FIND!” is what you may tell yourself pulling up this old steel tin can top after a promising signal leads you to this uneventful find.  It sure sounded good, but damn it anyway!  Right? …  WRONG!  Take a closer look!

Do you see the numbers and code found on this can lid?  Do you notice the square and round holes?  Now if Betsy farm wife was slamming a probe into this tin can lid to release its contents shouldn’t all the holes be more uniform?  Wouldn’t the pattern be more random?

Remember, train your mind to always ask “What If?”  And if you just discarded this can lid and moved to the next target you would of thrown away the micro cache template for this local area.

When I first started in relic and treasure hunting NebTrac on YouTube told me to “Listen to what your “Junk Finds” are telling you.”  And that sage advice has taken me to some outstanding finds that I only dreamed about when I first purchased my first metal detector.  90% of relic and treasure hunting is OBSERVATION.  It has little to do with the knobs and buttons on your metal detector.  Although it is wise to know your tools inside and out, the greatest tool you have as a relic and treasure hunter is your keen observation and always ask yourself “What if?”

Granted, it was not easy to match up this can lid with my finds.  It took a lot of ingenuity and luckily I had been recording the gps cordinates of finds and landmarks in this area.  I matched those coordinates with finds and landmarks with signs, symbols and code found on them to the can lid and all of a sudden, the chaos I had ventured into started to make a lot more sense.

  • So take a good hard look at your “Junk Finds”.
  • Ask yourself “What if?”
  • Test and retest your theory
  • If you find what the clue is telling you is there, then it is not a dodge, but a valuable asset to your relic and treasure hunt.  Certainly not JUNK!
  • If you can not discern what the clue is telling you, don’t chuck it.  File it away as a “Possible” clue.  It may make sense as you hunt the site or later during research season reveal what it is trying to communicate to you.
  • If you never figure it out and it leads you no where, then feel free to throw it away after a few seasons or if you moved on from that site.  Don’t feel your time was wasted because you learned something and that is more valuable than silver or gold!

Don’t Fall Prey to a “One Trick Pony” Approach to Hunting Relic and Treasure

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The metal detector industry geared it’s products from early on to focus on the coin shooter.  This was very successful in order to sell their metal detectors but it is truly only the first step into hunting relic and treasure.  The “coin shooter” seeks to find unintentional dropped coins.  They improve their percentages by hunting sites where great numbers of people congregated with money in their pockets knowing that there will be a certain percentage of coins dropped and lost.

This beginners step in hunting relic and treasure relies upon a vast number of individuals crossing over that site and being careless with their valuables.  It is simply a numbers game that relies upon the constant that where ever people are, there will be evidence left behind.  This constant is utilized with all of relic and treasure hunting.  Where ever people are, there will be evidence of them.

Now, don’t get stuck and simply believe that when you master being a coin shooter you have reached the pinnacle of relic and treasure hunting.  Because you have simply only mastered the first step into relic and treasure hunting.

Coin shooting relies upon the unintentional dropped valuable.  The next step into relic and treasure hunting is taking on the hunt for the intentional placement of valuables in caches.  This next step takes you from highly traveled parks, beaches and public spaces into the country side where that farmer hid his life savings in fruit jars, or that outlaw cached his ill gotten gains to recover once the heat was off.  It also includes military caches and peoples caches of valuables and relics that may include wisdom and their story cached away for coming generations or the initiate to recover.

While the intentional cached relic and treasure is a totally different animal to hunt.  Simply knowing the settings on your metal detector is not going to guarantee your success.  You will still have to know your tools, metal detector settings and you will have to increase your grizzly arsenal so that whatever the site throws at you, you will be able to discern and find the treasure and relic that you seek.

Depending on the age of the cache, you will have to understand ancient tools used to set the cache site.  You will have to understand dowsing rods.  You don’t have to use them, but you have to understand how iron, metal and stones can be found using dowsing rods.  Yes, you can find foundations and metal with dowsing rods.  You can also find water.  Knowing how to differentiate the metal target from the underground water source is important.

One tool that I have to really learn better is how to navigate with a compass.  The older the cache site, the more low tech or ancient tech you will have to rediscover.  Tree carvings, trail trees, thong trees and rock carvings and rock formations will have to be a new language you will have to master.  The Spanish or Jesuit mining and Kings road signs, symbols and code you will have to understand.

The hours of research and interviews you will have to undertake increases with the deeper you get into hunting relic and treasure.  If you think that making sure your batteries are charged is all you have to do to jump in a car to go out to the public park to hunt you are just sampling relic and treasure.

You will have to learn how to dig a dump or privy.  You will have to learn to tell the goose from the greenery.  You will have to learn that each site is unique and yet one site will lead you into another.  If you just throw your non coin finds in a bucket and never question and research what they are, you are not diving deeply into relic and treasure hunting but only sipping or cherry picking.  You will not be able to tell the sites story.

In order to tell the sites story you have to dive in deep to relic and treasure hunting.     Please don’t fall prey to the “one trick pony” approach to relic and treasure hunting.  Get Grizzly with your Temerity and dive into the deep water of relic and treasure hunting.  Fill up your Grizzly Arsenal of knowledge and tools that will allow you to tell the sites story and find the relic and treasure you seek.

Tree bumps and blemishes

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This is a new wrinkle in the quest to uncover the information hidden in the greenery on these sites.  This is an old site I was revisiting its documentation after discovering the woodpecker holes could be understood using something similar to morse code  and a cipher I was excited to run across.  The same method could probably be used here on this tree, but I thought I should ask the readers here if they have ever ran across similar growths and blemishes on trees on their hunt sites.

I am theorizing that they scarred the bark and maybe even utilized insects or some external agitant placed under the skin of the bark to assist the growth blemishes where they were needed.  The other code found carved on the trees suggest this was an intentional and not just natural as other trees of the same species are not affected.  Also there is a pattern that is evident with the naked eye.

There is enough duplication on these sites that we don’t have to have an answer for every bit of information present, it makes life easier but it is not necessary.  It just bugs me to no end that I can’t just apply a strategy or cipher to this abnormality and be able to discern it as a part of the mirage or something of this sites reality.

I guess this is what makes cache site relic and treasure hunting so enjoyable.  You are always learning and growing with each new wrinkle.

Apophenia, essential tool for the Relic and Treasure Hunter

As a Christian, artist and relic and treasure hunter, I pride myself on teaching others to see in new ways, think outside the box and to shed light into the darkness.  This is one of those subjects in relic and treasure hunting that I feel I need to shed some light upon.

Estes Brook Hill 172Skeptics, Sentinels, anarchists, outlaws and simpletons try to throw out the “psychological disorder” terms like Apophenia and Pareidolia to attempt to silence the information getting out on how to see “the goose in the greenery”.  They rely on the stigmata of the terms to dissuade research and conversations on the subject.  Why?  Because it is key to unlocking these cache sites that are found all across this nation and if they can keep you from using this tool in your grizzly arsenal, then it will severely handicap you in finding the treasure you seek.

It is much like Temerity.  Temerity only appears foolish to those that will never attain or embody the characteristic.  Well, you will never find relic and treasure intentually cached to be recovered at a later time unless you fine tune these tools.

Yes, Apophenia is a relic and treasure tool that can be developed even in the most linear of thinking minds to distinguish the goose from the greenery.  A great example of seeing what others don’t and if they do they don’t follow through with it or are bullied into setting their observations aside.  A lovely British student utilizes her Temerity to become the leading expert in the world on WW2 Tree Carvings.

“WW2 tree carvings and bark grafitti unveil private lives from the past”

“Chantel Summerfield, an arbolglyph reader from Malvern , Worcestershire, 24, said: “You can walk down the streets and see the carvings on the trees and not think anything much of it but when you actually look into it it tells you an awful lot.

“I’ve followed many of the First World War soldiers’ carvings from trees that once stood a few miles behind the front line on the Western Front, through to finding their graves in Commonwealth War Graves cemeteries.”

Those that deny the very existence of their fellow man utilizing this ability to hide the goose in the greenery are simply ignorant or just enslaved to someone else’s agenda.

Leonardo Da Vinci, a genius in many fields of study had this to say about this effective tool of observation:

his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as a device for painters, writing “if you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms.”[11]

In order to master and perfect this tool of observing not only the natural world around you, but to discern the hidden goose in the greenery there are many examples online and off that you can train your eye and brain to venture where few have the temerity to go.

However, this tool is only as good as any other tool in your grizzly arsenal of tools to hunt and find relic and treasure.  If you don’t know how to use your metal detector, you will not find the treasure for which you seek.  It is the same with this apophenia gift that you develop.  Remember on any sight, but especially cached sites there is one question we must continually answer and test:  “Is it the goose or is it the greenery?”  or “Is it the mirage or the reality?”

Every cache site is created to look ancient, to blend in with the natural and provide a simplistic cover story to protect the relic and treasure cached away.  So you are going to run into a higher percentage of mirage than you will find in its reality.  For example a 1920-30’s bootlegger will cache his property or his neighbors so that if anyone does notice something is out of place, it will appear like it was a remnant of the past dwellers of the location.  They will try to make things look as if the natives that the land was taken from had left some remnant of their civilization behind in rocks, tree carvings or landscaping.

So always test what you are observing with what you are actually finding as you dig.    All the wonderful stone and tree carvings are meaningless if you can’t test them with finding what they are telling you should be there.  Remember, what is above is also below.  So if it isn’t then you have found the mirage, and not the reality.

 

Tree Carvings & Strategy

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When you get onsite, it is always beneficial to pay attention to not only the stones on the site but also the trees.  If you are in the right place, you will see signs, symbols and code almost everywhere.  The example above is that of a tree section where the bark is carved, shaved and manipulated to communicate a message.  Now most of the message maybe gibberish but take it all into account and compare and contrast your historic and contemporary aerial photos with clues found on rocks and stones in that area.  Even if you only know the basics you can still make heads and tails of what is there if you are diligent and observant.

In the field I could only tell that something was here so I documented it with a photograph.  Utilize your camera as you can really never have enough photos come research season.  Take photos from the 4 cardinal directions as different distances.  If you find something that you know is significant take photos from as many angles as you can approaching it as degrees on a compass.  An object has 360 degrees that you could be taking photos from to document the find.  You will thank me later.  Remember to take photos in different lights, and times throughout your hunt day.

You may not be able to see the clues out in the field, especially on dirty stones.  Later the photo’s will reveal what you missed in the field.  If you can always take photos of the stones and trees before you clean off dirt, moss, twigs and other items that may cover what you hope is there.  The reason being is that sometimes it is in the greenery that clues can be found.  I have many stones that clues utilizes even the moss or algae on the stones to give you the clue someone else may have missed if they just went to clean the stone without that quick snapshot before hand.

Tree carvings are difficult but can really help you see through the mirage.  For instance stone carvings are hard to date.  They appear ancient even if only twenty years old.  Rocks that sit under water or in wet areas have more moss and algae growing on them so they can appear much older than they really are.  Trees however can be ring dated and fresh code on saplings can tell you quick that you are working a maintained cache site and not some ancient forgotten site as it may appear to the untrained eye.

Every hunt site you have to go into like a forensic detective.  More than likely if you are hunting a cache site, it is and was a crime scene.  Some of my valued finds are tools of the trade finds.  I enjoy bringing light into these dark sites and telling their story.  This threatens a lot of Sentinels.  Good.  They should be worried because I am sharing with you my methods and strategies so that you can shine some light on the darkness that may infest your Grizzly Backyard as well.  Use this information and get out there and find the stories and treasures that await you.

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Above is a sample of what I do.  I insert the photo into Microsoft Publisher then I import smaller sizes of the photo and change their color so I can discern bettter what is present.  If your software has the ability a negative image works wonders as well in revealing their secrets.

I generally use one of the images to mark up with the paint tool so that I can keep track of the information that is on the tree, stone or aerial photo.

Once you have this information compare what you are finding on trees and stones to your aerial photos.  You will be amazed when the imagery starts duplicating itself and then you will understand better the actual lay of the land.

But your work is not done there.  Most armchair treasure hunters stop with the aerial photos.  A few consult the stones and even fewer turn to the trees.  But none of this really matters until you start to dig.  Remember what is above is also below.  So the only true way to test you ability to discern Aerial photos, rocks and trees is to test them with digging for the treasure you seek.

If you don’t find what you think you should be finding then you have to figure out what wrong turn you made.

Some more Tips:

  • The imagery used is like a fractal.  It can be scaled up and down and fit into millions of different topography features and the natural world.  What you have to do is identify not only the image on a stone for example.  But also surrounding registration marks or other images that will help you lock it into the correct and intended location.  So if you find that hand I outlined on this tree that is also a shadow hand gesture for a barking or howling dog.  Look for that same hand gesture to be in the local topography.  Maybe it is a field or a swamp, maybe a clump of trees or a depression.  Usually it is not hard to find many locations that this one image could represent.  But chose some more images on this tree to test your theory.  Off to the right there is a line that takes the form of a profile of a man.  Now check or test your positioning on the aerial photo to make sure that that man profile also lines up in relation to the barking dog hand.  If it does, then choose something else and continue testing until you are satisfied you have the right location.  ***But remember not everything on that tree is going to found in the area.  Most if not all of it is the mirage put there to confuse you.  So test and retest.  But the final test is always what is found in the ground.
  • Take tons of pictures, you can never have enough.
  • Change the color of your photos to reveal code you can not see.
  • Be diligent.
  • Never, never, ever let the bastards get you down.
  • These sites are set up with a bunch of fail safes that are duplication of the information needed to recover the intended cache by the initiated.  Use this to your full advantage.  They did this so if the current land owner clears a field or is really good at rock picking their field, they still have a way to find what they have hidden away.
  • Never take anyone’s word for it.  Always test and then retest.  Even this information I am freely giving you here, don’t take my word for it, test it over and over again until you are satisfied that I know my shit.
    • The 4 relic and treasure hunting resources that helped me out greatly are:
      • Bob Brewer’s Rebel Gold
      • Bart Jeppesen’s Ancient Ghost
      • Charles Kenworthy’s Signs, Symbols and Code series
      • Elaine Blohm Jordan-Indian trail trees

    • Yet, each of them I have tested and re tested their work to differentiate the dodge from the real deal.  All 4 of these resources stand up pretty well.  But remember you are on a site neither of these 4 nor myself have set foot on.  You won’t know what will work and what won’t work.  So you throw your whole arsenal at it and determine for yourself your hunting style.  Then when you have it figured out write a book to help the next generation.  Until then, join us here or in our group on Facebook as we all help each other and have fun toying with the sentinels and simpletons along the way.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TemerityMagazineGroup/

Well research season is coming to a close here as the snow recedes.  Soon the 2013 Grizzly Hunt Season will be upon us!  I hope I have given you some strategies you can include in your own hunt.

Join me on the Quest to discover the secrets of the Dog Stone Tablet

Above you will find the photosynth of my documentation photos of the Dog Stone Tablet I found on a site I will later disclose.  This site has been hunted yet as this stone will reveal the true treasure may yet to be discovered.  I chose this stone because it falls into my “Tablet Stone” criteria and it is a site that has been metal detected, and the whole of the grizzly arsenal thrown at it.  Yet, will this stone alone reveal that there is more to this site that I have yet to discover?  Or will the information on the stone confirm what was found?  I suspect both will reveal themselves.  And if your willing to join me on this quest I will reveal what was found and help both of us through this stone and its hidden secrets the best that I can.  I am offering this quest and experience so that others like yourself can begin probing history right in your own Grizzly Backyard.

I will post this up here and as we get folks interested I will reveal the back side of this stone in another photosynth so you will have the whole picture.  Then as discoveries on the stone mount I will reveal what corresponding finds were found or go hunt the area looking to see if I missed what this stone is telling us is there.

This is your opportunity to learn and grow from the comfort of your laptop and become apart of a hunt that is still ongoing.  Now this site does not get visited by myself that often as I am just now researching the clues recovered after the initial hunt.  I have bigger fish in the pan right now cooking, but I thought this would be a great place to start this journey with you so you can have access to what I do daily here.  In providing this opportunity I hope that more people will join me hunting their own grizzly backyards recovering and probing history.  This is  hat the Grizzly Groundswell is all about, inspiring a groundswell of people getting Grizzly to take ownership of our combined and shared history, make better decisions today knowing what our history actually was so that it will lead us into a much brighter and promising future.

I have posted this on both ProbingHistory.com and GrizzlyGroundswell.com as well as on Facebook. Please “Like” and comment to join this quest below on either of the two sites or on the facebook post.

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