At stone wall’s door
The air smells sweet
Not far away
High posts are three
Education and Justice
For all to see
Sounds from the sky
Near ace is high
Running north, but first across
In jewel’s direction
Is an object
Of Twain’s attention
Giant pole
Giant step
To the place
The casque is kept.

Fortress north Cold as glass
Friendship south
Take your task
To the number Nine eight two
Through the wood
No lion fears
In the sky the water veers
Small of scale
Step across
Perspective should not be lost
In the center of four alike
Small, split,
Three winged and slight
What we take to be
Our strongest tower of delight
Falls gently
In December night
Looking back from treasure ground
There’s the spout! A whistle sounds.

At the place where jewels abound
Fifteen rows down to the ground
In the middle of twenty-one
From end to end
Only three stand watch
As the sound of friends
Fills the afternoon hours
Here is a sovereign people
Who build palaces to shelter
Their heads for a night!
Gnomes admire
Fays delight
The namesakes meeting
Near this site.

If Thucydides is
North of Xenophon
Take five steps
In the area of his direction
A green tower of lights
In the middle section
Near those
Who pass the coliseum
With metal walls
Face the water
Your back to the stairs
Feel at home
All the letters
Are here to see
Eighteenth day
Twelfth hour
Lit by lamplight
In truth, be free.
Beneath two countries
As the road curves
In a rectangular plot
Beneath the tenth stone
From right to left
Beneath the ninth row from the top
Of the wall including small bricks
Seven steps up you can hop
From the bottom level
Socrates, Pindar, Apelles
Free speech, couplet, birch
To find casques destination
Seek the columns
For the search.
Two twenty two
You’ll see an arc of lights
Weight and roots extended
Together saved the site
Of granite walls
Wind swept halls
Citadel in the night
A wingless bird ascended
Born of ancient dreams of flight
Beneath the only standing member
Of a forest
To the south
White stone closest
At twelve paces
From the west side
Get permission To dig out.
Of all the romance retold
Men of tales and tunes
Cruel and bold
Seen here
By eyes of old
Stand and listen to the birds
Hear the cool, clear song of water
Harken to the words:
Freedom at the birth of a century
Or May 1913
Edwin and Edwina named after him
Or on the eighth a scene
Where law defended
Between two arms extended
Below the bar that binds
Beside the long palm’s shadow
Embedded in the sand
Waits the Fair remuneration
White house close at hand.
View the three stories of Mitchell
As you walk the beating of the world
At a distance in time
From three who lived there
At a distance in space
From woman, with harpsichord
Silently playing
Step on nature
Cast in copper
Ascend the 92 steps
After climbing the grand 200
Pass the compass and reach
The foot of the culvert
Below the bridge
Walk 100 paces
Southeast over rock and soil
To the first young birch
Pass three, staying west
You’ll see a letter from the country
Of wonderstone’s hearth
On a proud, tall fifth
At its southern foot
The treasure waits.
The first chapter
Written in water
Near men
With wind rose
Behind bending branches
And a green picket fence
At the base of a tall tree
You can still hear the honking
Shell, limestone, silver, salt
Stars move by day
Sails pass by night
Even in darkness
Like moonlight in teardrops
Over the tall grass
Years pass, rain falls.
In the shadow
Of the grey giant
Find the arm that
Extends over the slender path
In summer
You’ll often hear a whirring sound
Cars abound
Although the sign
Nearby Speaks of Indies native
The natives still speak
Of him of Hard word in 3 Vols.
Take twice as many east steps as the hour
Or more
From the middle of one branch Of the v
Look down
And see simple roots
In rhapsodic mans soil
Or gaze north
Toward the isle of B.
Pass two friends of octave
In December
Ride the man of oz
To the land near the window
There’s a road that leads to
Dark forest
Where white is in color
With two maps
After circle and square
In July and August
A path beckons
To mica and driftwood
Under that
Which may be last touched
Or first seen standing
Look north at the wing
And dig
To achieve
By dauntless and inconquerable
Your goal.
Where M and B are set in stone
And to Congress, R is known
L sits and left
Beyond his shoulder
Is the Fair Folks’
Treasure holder
The end of ten by thirteen Is your clue
Fence and fixture
Central too
For finding jewel casque
Seek the sounds
Of rumble
Brush and music


  1. Anthony Jaussaud

    Hey George would you please explain this to me? Is this the verse anagramed out??

  2. Anthony Jaussaud

    Never mind I’m sorry I see how this works now. My bad sir.

  3. Anthony Jaussaud

    Thanks George!! This is a great gift for the community let’s do this!
    I think we have found something that is going to break this wide open please allow me to share. If you use one eye open and look at this beautiful piece of art from the top of her head down to the bottom of her dress. At around 165-170 or so degree angle. Tilt back and forth around for clearing.There are many optical illusions. I’ve found many including the symbols morphing into letters and numbers. As a community, together I feel this can be solved quickly. Remember this is an illusion so one eye open will really help. Thanks again G!!

  4. Doug Zimmerman

    thanks so much for posting the hi res artwork. I just learned about this Nov 2018. I live in CA so decided to work the SF puzzle. I think the solution starts in Lincoln Park and ends on Mile Rock Beach at Land’s End Point. I have every verse covered as well as visual alignment of features in the art, the rose leaves. The fourth “dark” leaf points to the area of the casque. Also, I believe the 11 moons are the 11 marked rocks on nautical charts between LEP and and Mile Rock straight out..btw, the capital letters in the verse create the anagram “FARTHEST JOINT IN GG”. Cliff House, in the jewels direction. Also, an ORB marks the actual location of the casque, hovering at or above it. The two casques found had very obvious landmarks right in the middle of the picture. Does not appear so with the rest. Look under the paint with a magnifying glass.

    You can tell I am hooked. happy to share.

    • Steve G.

      Doug you live in La Mirada?

  5. Doug Z

    Sounds from the sky Near ace is high. Perhaps a golf reference since the golf course is on the bluff above Lands End Trail. From the trail the sounds would come from the sky.

  6. Canuck

    The fair people match for San Francisco are Alibi Elf AND Mira Chimera.
    Alibi Elf – starts with Al like Alcatraz.
    There are the letters RS on the bird in the cage – obviously a match for Robert Stroud, the “Birdman of Alcatraz”.
    The letters “A and P” appear on the Elf’s left hand – my belief is that they stand for Aquatic Park.
    There is a candy or bonbon between Alibi Elf’s legs – likely a Ghirardelli clue

    Mira Chimera – I think the name hints that the San Francisco image is backwards (as if the G and H don’t give that away). I remember having books in the 80s that you needed a mirror to view the image properly.
    The pantyhose being pulled into a shape that resembles a trolley bus hook similar to the ones used by Muni in San Francisco.
    The shape in the high heel is similar to the Aquatic Park speaker towers.
    The shape in the dress hemline looks like the round windows on the south and west sides of the Ghirardelli Building.

    This is all in addition to the image and verse clues, which support the fair people clues for San Francisco.
    I looked at Golden Gate Park, Legion of Honor and Chinatown all for quite some time. When looking at the fair people clues though they indicated overwhelmingly that the casque was hidden in the Aquatic Park area.
    There is no point in putting Alcatraz, Cable Cars, Ghirardelli into the clues if you can’t see these things from the spot the casque was hidden IMO.
    Alcatraz is referenced in all 3 of the image, verse and fair people…there is just no way Byron buried it out of sight of “The Rock”.
    Glad to see there are some people turning their attention to Aquatic Park.
    Based on some of the clues I’d say its somewhere between the Maritime Museum and Hyde Street if it still exists. Chances are if it was buried in the beach sand its long gone!
    I might have a couple spots worth investigating further for those onboard with Aquatic Park. For those that aren’t I’d like to hear a good argument to the contrary backed with findings.

    The biggest thing holding people back is not accepting the 3rd element, the fair people match for each location. I do agree that the written portion of the “Field Guide to the Fair People” is mostly nonsense, but completely disagree with the images in this part of the book not being helpful. Sorry, its not as simple as spot the train, space shuttle, Birdman of Alcatraz and you are done. You need to look beyond the obvious. I’d say each of those images contain about 3-5 clues each if you take the time to really focus and do your research. Nothing crazy, none of this Photoshop crap, I’m talking history books, encyclopedias, maps…stuff you could get your hands on 40 years ago.
    I’m sharing this information because I want people to truly understand The Secret and focus on the correct locations. What good is being allowed to dig in Golden Gate Park when the casque isn’t buried there?

  7. Canuck

    Good luck to everyone going to the San Francisco meet-up, wish I could join you! Great city, lots to see and do…went there on my honeymoon and had a really good time! Probably the only downside is the smell of urine, heard it mentioned on the podcast and can vouch that its a thing, particularly on the Muni and around the BART stations.

    With everyone going there figured it was worth looking at this one again more closely. Even though I like Aquatic Park, haven’t been able to satisfy “Giant pole, Giant step” in that particular location.
    Started poking around for something to match “Giant pole, Giant step” and really liked the “El Cid” statue at Legion of Honor for this, so circled back to that area. I’m not saying its perfect, but anything with “Giant pole, Giant step” gives you a fighting chance at finding the casque.
    Keeping Alibi Elf and Mira Chimera for the fair people match for San Francisco, certain elements show promise.

    Mira Chimera – the detail on the sandal straps is similar to the tack around the neck area of El Cid’s horse, bottom of the dress has a Spanish motif, hollow area in the heel of the right sandal similar to horse hoof on the statue.

    Alibi Elf – nose and left cheek of the Alibi Elf holding the briefcase on page 128 is very odd looking, but similar to El Cid’s right arm holding the spear, the crescent shapes of the flag hanging off El Cid’s spear is similar to the shape on Alibi Elf’s coat collar on page 127, and maybe most significantly is the pose of Robert Stroud in the Alibi Elf image…looks a lot like “The Thinker”, which is also at the Legion of Honor, not far from the El Cid statue!

    As for Verse 7 – El Cid’s spear and raised horse hoof satisfy “Giant pole, Giant step” (better than the GGP Verdi IMHO). I’ve read others mention that “Education and Justice” could be code for El Cid and Joan of Arc (both at Legion of Honor). It possibly explains “Running north, but first across” as well…if you look at El Cid’s horse it is running north and El Cid has this large cross around his neck…pretty clever! Not really sure of ” In jewel’s direction, Is an object, Of Twain’s attention”…one possibility is General Frederick Funston buried at the San Francisco National Cemetery? That’s roughly North-East same general orientation of the El Cid statue.

    I would probe or GPR the north facing side of the El Cid statue close to the base of the monument where the raised hoof and spear tip are (from dead centre to the north-east corner). I know people have searched this general area before, but worth another look in my opinion. Heard the Legion of Honor area is under construction, but hopefully someone can make it over to this location and check it out. Thanks!

  8. Canuck

    So I kept plugging away at the Legion of Honor/El Cid theory and all of a sudden it all fit together! It’s awesome…incredible word play by Byron!
    Here is the entire Verse 7 San Francisco solve in all its glory for everyone to enjoy:

    At stone wall’s door – q4t user erexere pointed out that “The Thinker demonstrates perpetual ponderance as an expression of the idiom, to be at a stone wall”. I agree with this assessment…the large arch leading to The Thinker at Legion of Honor satisfies this line. This is also supported by Robert Stroud posing as “The Thinker” on page 127. Also note the “24” above the window in the page 127 image, Legion of Honor was completed in 1924 and opened to the public.

    The air smells sweet – Legion of Honor was a gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of a sugar magnate. Back in 2011 q4t user erexere used word play to point out “the heir smells sweet”….Spreckels husband was the heir to a sugar fortune, so that satisfies that line. There is also an “A.B.” on Alibi Elf’s left hand (I originally mistook this for A.P. and went down the Aquatic Park rabbit hole) as well as another “A.B.” on Alibi Elf’s left pant leg…both Alma and her husband had the initials A.B.

    Not far away
    High posts are three – If you look out front of the Legion of Honor there are these large 3-lobed light fixtures on posts. The Japanese translation said that the posts are made of wood. If we can confirm these large 3-lobed light fixtures were on wooden posts in the early 1980s (I can’t see why they wouldn’t have been as metal and concrete posts weren’t really a thing back then) that would satisfy those lines.

    Education and Justice
    For all to see – It was suggested that Education and Justice being capitalized was code for El Cid and Joan of Arc who fit those descriptions and are out front of the Legion of Honor, so these lines are satisfied.

    Sounds from the sky – I figured out these were the voices of angels and saints that Joan of Arc heard and led to her being burned at the stake. So this is a clue to the Joan of Arc statue and satisfies this line. One thing that may also satisfy the mysterious “G h” in image 1 is that the architect of the Joan of Arc statue has his name carved in the base. G Albert Lansburgh….starts with Capital G and ends with a small h, and would been seen backwards if standing at the Joan of Arc statue looking towards El Cid from her perspective. This is just crazy, but Mark Twain wrote “Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc”….ever read the book? I guarantee you Byron did!!! It mentions a dragon of brilliant blue color with gold mottlings, just like Image 1!!!!

    Near ace is high – so many people have tried to use Highway 1 or 101 with this but that would be “ace is low”. In Blackjack and other card games, ace is high means 11. Just out of curiosity I looked up the layout of the Lincoln Park Golf Course and damn near fell over. The tee box for the 11th hole is right behind the Joan of Arc statue!!! Holy crap!!! Consider that line satisfied. I can’t recall who said it, but someone recently said that the 11 “moons” could be golf balls, not a bad thought!

    Running north, but first across – as I mentioned in my previous post El Cid’s horse is running north, and El Cid has a cross hanging off his neck….so consider that line satisfied.

    In jewel’s direction
    Is an object
    Of Twain’s attention – the first thing you need to realize is there is more word play. Twain actually means twin or pair and in this case you have 2 statues of people on horseback. The Joan of Arc statue is oriented perpendicular to the El Cid statue so that she is staring at him. El Cid is the object of Joan of Arc’s attention. So the jewel is west of the Joan of Arc statue toward El Cid! Consider those lines satisfied.

    Giant pole
    Giant step – As I said in my previous post you need these items to have a fighting chance at finding the casque and El Cid has both, so consider those lines satisfied.

    To the place
    The casque is kept – nobody can say for sure until the casque is unearthed, but based on the clues given the casque should be buried on the north side of the statue right below El Cid’s spear tip and his horse’s raised hoof. This is where I would dig.

    George, time to move the meet up to Legion of Honor and dig the casque up!!! Plenty of boots on the ground to make it happen.
    Remember when it comes to The Secret, once you see it you can’t unsee it!
    I’d love to have the jewel, but I’d rather have the casque unearthed for the entire community to enjoy and to honor Byron’s legacy.
    Thanks everyone!

    • Steve G.

      Would Serra fit in your theory?


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