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.

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.
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.
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.
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. Dean Taylor

    May 2019

    We have found the ST Augustine Treasure. Positive we have the correct location. We have contacted the state of Florida to get permission to dig a small hole. but they are not willing to give us permission due to the land was a Seminole Indian location. We are willing to bring a archeologist and pay any fees

    Not sure what the next step should be.

    • Jackie G.

      You need to contact the Seminole Tribal Authorities. Tribal land is governed by tribal law; you do not want to get caught on their land doing something illegal and when they are done with you the Federal government will prosecute you.

    • Leilani Siplon

      Dean, any progress?

  2. Mel

    Hey. Listened to the St. Augustine podcast. I found a huge rock too, you posted an old picture of it on q4t. I want to make sure it isnt in the same spot the George GPRed so I dont waste my time but I can’t find anything on the Old Fountain of Youth. Do you know where that photo of the large rock you posted was originally taken. I cant imagine it being moved easily…

    • burnstyle

      Same rock. It’s been there for 60 years at least.

      I have gpr’d there.

      • Mel

        You happen to know when those branches where cut and how long this logs have been laying between the fence and the tree? Way too heavy and dense for me to try and move.

        • Burnstyle

          I’m not sure. The trees are constantly being trimmed, and other trees are constantly falling.

          They have been there a few years at least.

          • Mel

            I CANT let that area go :-/ its gonna be the death of me

            • Mel

              Hey, can u hook me up with a user status on the q4t site per chance?

  3. Biz

    Hello! Is there a specific company or person that I could contact to inquire about gpr? I have my theory and Mr. Fraser said the city is concerned about old lines. If I could get a contact to inquire about the process and pricing. I appreciate any information. Thank you!!

    • burnstyle

      Call Matt

      I think he charges about $250hr with a 4hr minimum. Or you can call 811 and have the city locate the lines for free.

  4. Canuck

    It’s been too quiet lately, time to generate some discussion.
    Back to the fair folk matches…
    So for St. Augustine the match is Werner Von Brownie.
    Named after Wernher von Braun, who was a pioneer of rocket technology.
    St. Augustine is not far from the “space coast” and you can see the rocket in the top right corner of the image.
    If you look just below the necktie you will see a capital “H”.
    This being the traditional map symbol for a hospital, I believe this is a reference to Hospital Creek (which is near the Fountain of Youth).
    Next the grass is the bottom right corner seems to spell out “FLA” for Florida.
    I found it very interesting that the figures had their eyes closed and the one was plugging his ears. My interpretation of this is that it’s a clue to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (which not coincidentally is just north of the Fountain of Youth and along the top portion of Hospital Creek.
    The next clue is about halfway down the image on the left side in the grass. I see the number 1914, which would be a reference to the St. Augustine Fire of 1914.
    The end of the wick appears to have the number “31”. St. Augustine converted to Christianity at the age of 31.
    One more clue in the image that warrants further investigation and could be important. It is at the very bottom of the image about the mid-point. If you turn the image sideways you will notice a rooster. Maybe a reference to Taberna del Gallo? George any thoughts on this or any of these clues?

    At the very least the clues confirm St. Augustine Florida and the vicinity around the Fountain of Youth. Some of the other places people are looking in Florida are crazy, De Leon Springs State Park…those guys are so out to lunch!

    • burnstyle

      That fairy is generally associated with Houston as a nod to the children’s zoo. With the shuttle lifting off (and Houston being so tied to NASA), The H as you pointed out, and a gnome fountain in the park being named ‘Brownie’

      Here is a picture of brownie

      And here is a link to Brownie’s page on 12treasures, the links will allow the site to track whats being talked about and where… and let people go back and forth between discussions.
      Werner Von Brownie

      another interesting note it WVB wears the same shoes which are in the margins of the beginning og the book. Those shoes have a bird on them which is a match for an emblem at Hermann park.


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