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.

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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.

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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.

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Solved - Cleveland, Ohio

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.

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Solved - Boston, Massachusetts

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.

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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.

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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.

American Page / Japanese Page

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.

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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.

Acrostic: SELOY
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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
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.

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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.

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Solved - Chicago Illinois

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

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Image 1 / Verse 7: San Francisco
Painting Name: Unknown
Painting Inspired by: Unknown
Latatude Longitude 37/38122/123Map
Month: June
Birthstone: Pearl
Time: 6 o’clock
Flower: Rose
Nation: China
Line tying verse to image: None
Litany quote: “From far Cathay, the dragon’s Pearl: Chaste, perfect as the silver moon.”
Parks Department: San Francisco Parks and Rec
Official Contact: Submit Secret Treasure Dig Request
Dig Status: Fill out a permit and wait for your time slot

Japanese HInts:
Line 2: sweet
Generally means sweet as in taste but you shouldn’t be concentrating on the taste. For example, The air can be sweet without being tasty sweet. It can smell sweet or feel sweet. Think about how the air could be sweet.

Line 4: High posts
This post is made out of wood

Line 5: Education and Justice
It’s very difficult to understand what education and justice is referring to however after education and justice can be seen not far, the editor said If you think of the can be seen not far and you add something on to it and think hard about it then it becomes easier to understand. Education and justice can be seen from a place not too far away from here. In regards to that sentence, what place is this…….?

Line 7: Sounds from the sky
What is it referring to? There are a lot of sounds that are heard from the sky,. For instances, the sound of a bird the sound of a plane, the sound of the wind. There are also sounds that are not registered by human ears and cannot be heard without a special machine.

Line 8: ace
Line 12: Twain
It’s not splitting rope, it’s a phonetically sounded out name.

Line 13: Giant pole

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  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.

    • Pete

      Does he show us GGP? So where is the right stone wall with a door? Why is there a baseboard near Lincoln? Why is the rose in front of him? Why are there 3 green leaves? What kind-of clock is on a table and has a shadow? Perhaps if you are at the correct SWD it starts to line up. Is the answer is not far a way?

  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!!

    • Martin

      Why has no one mentions the Japanese tea garden and the flower clock a the conservatory.

      • Michael E (for Sonja)

        You must first be a child of the fields and forage to survive. Use empathy to navigate humanity and a keep sense of others perspectives, before standing at the door and being anointed with sweat smell of knowledge and justice for all. You see, it’s when 50 and 5 paint the sky in blue hues of fog and rise, that time is back of forward and the sounds are high. Spiral away to see the day, and sit in demure silence and see the holy stone for what it is. Look across, in the direction and see where only it could be kept. I’ll have it and repost. If not, I’ll repost anyway.

  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?

    • Shawn

      The dark leaf is pointing to the top of the X which is a building on nob hill called top of the mark ..look closely my friend it points to the top of the X

  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?

    • Shawn

      Well I have proof it’s in Huntington park

    • Shawn

      I agree the only reason verse 7 goes to San Fran is cuz of the twain attention and people stay forgetting the rules match the verse to the painting ….twain wrote a letter to grace cathedral stating such ….this is before he became famous too ..

  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!

    • Keith Skaggs

      How about the thinker, in Egypt!

  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?

    • Thelf

      This looks great. Not so abstract as other hypotheses… but not too blunt either. Fits the fits pattern from Cleveland and Chicago too.

    • Joost van Dijk

      This theory is by far the best.

      Looking at Google maps in front of the statues are lions on both side. If you would take the text “in jewels direction (jewel being the casque), is an object, in twains attention, Giant pole, giant step.

      The lions being the twains, They overlook the parkinglot. Now there is a red piece in the center. But googling legion of honor 1980 you stumble upon a postcard image with a giant pole in exectly that position.
      And behind that is something that I could see as being the giant step.

      Maybe bit far fetched but would be more logical to burry the casque not in the garden of a museum.

  9. John

    Boston Secret was just solved.

  10. Lou

    The crossed arms in Image 01 represent the Bay Bridge and the finger is pointing to a location in the East Bay.

  11. Canuck

    The litany quote for San Francisco is quite interesting.

    “perfect as the silver moon” – the official song commemorating the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge is called “There’s a Silver Moon on the Golden Gate”. Most likely where Byron got the idea to use it in the book.

    “Chaste” – although this would fit my Joan of Arc at Legion of Honor theory, it also applies to the Virgin Mary.
    Some interesting ideas on the images came out after the Boston find. The pig head next to the polo stick – pua’a means pig and then the polo stick gives you Puopolo was one that was mentioned. So I figure why not try this technique on Image 1?
    How about just for argument sake it’s Mary in image 1 and you put her with the clock on the table – so “Mary” and “time” – that would give you Maritime National Historical Park.
    Just to show you this theory has serious legs, is anyone familiar with a Hans Memling painting called Allegory with a Virgin? You need to look at this painting as I feel it was JJP’s inspiration for Image 1. It has a woman standing with her arms crossed surrounded by similar looking rocks.


    • Samantha Norred

      I tend to agree about the maritime museum reference. I discovered an 8 and a 6 at bottom of her dress. When googling 1886, SF, you get the Balclutha (1886), which has 3 wooden posts, that seem to also be the 3 posts referenced. Which means the riverboat may also be the Object of Twains attention….

  12. David Wildgoose

    I found a postcard from the early 1980’s that shows a tall stack (assuming it is an exhaust stack) right behind the SF Fire Department Pumping Station #2. which is on the northwest side of the aquatic cove. There is a steep hill directly behind that. It doesn’t quite match up with “direction of Twain’s attention”, but it fits giant pole, giant step. This would put the search somewhere near black point. Twain did write an article about General Funston (Twain’s attention) and there are some landmarks related to General Funston not far from the pump station. The General’s residence is due south and Funston Rd. is slightly SSW. This would put a search area in Ft. Mason just south of Black Rock.

    I really think that the area to search is in the maritime garden due to the fact that North Beach was the primary immigration point from angel island, and fits the narrative, but I have trouble with the giant pole. Let me know if any of this helps.

  13. Stephen Maddox

    40.698364, -74.053076
    Doesn’t this look like the water to the left of her head?

  14. Funky Fresh

    Anyone try using the Asian Art Museum as the stonewalls door? It was relocated in the late 80’s or early 90’s to the downtown area. It used to be the west wing of the DeYoung Museum before they completely changed it in 87′. It was right next to the Tea Garden, Rose Garden, and the Music Concourse. The entrance looked like the painting outline and it has 2(Twains) Guardian Dragons at its steps, it also is covered in plaster so it looks like a stonewall. It may be nothing at all but who has the greatest Wall of all? China!! And it is Asian themed. The old DeYoung Museum had 3 flagpoles in front in the NE direction between the Museum and Francis Key Scott Monument. For more details on this theory go to FB The Secret Treasure for Good People. Or not!!! Thanks for reading.

    • Andrew Johnson

      “Stone wall’s door” could also be a reference to Golden Gate Avenue, which is just two blocks north of the Asian Art Museum. Just north of the AAM is the UC Hastings School of Law; “justice and education”.

  15. Rezyt

    This is a bit out of left field but has anyone considered Fort Point? There are some elements to the doors that have arches that look about the same. Stone building and many stairs. Sounds from the sky may refer to the bridge right above, etc..

  16. Leah

    Hi All, very new to The Secret and just bought my first copy of the book. I was looking at the Japanese hints online and has anyone thought of the word Twine instead of Twin when sounding the word phonetically? It says splitting rope and if you split a rope you have smaller pieces, hence Twine. I have no idea where any reference to Twine is in SF but it just stood out to me. Anyone else think if twine not twin? I am over in San Jose and cannot wait to go explore SF after this Shelter in place lifts. It’s very exciting!

  17. Fung Chi

    At stone walls door is Dragons Gate, opening to chinatown. High posts are three, 3 piers near fishermans wharf. Education and justice refering to courts and schools in financial district. Sounds from the sky, the bay bridge. Near ace is high, James Herman cruise terminal. Object of Twains attention is City Lights Bookstore. Giant pole, Coit tower. Giant step, Filbert Street stairs. To Levi’s plaza park, the place the casque is kept. Paths look similar to parts of the snake.

  18. Donavin MacDonald

    What about Maritime Garden?
    – It’s north just above the Ghirardelli sign.
    – The monument at 37.806735, -122.422578, has a square cut out at the top, which could mean the above door on the painting. Which has Alcatraz north representing in the jail cell door.
    – “At stone wall’s door” could mean the stone monument base, it’s the door’s stone wall.
    – “High posts are three” could mean the C.A. Thayer schooner at the warf, it has three sails.
    – “Sounds from the sky” from the San Francisco bridge, which is visible at the park.

  19. Gavin C. Lee

    Do we know the high of the Pole that is not there anymore. Maybe it cast a shadow at the time shown in the clock and that is the giant step to locate the spot where to dig???

  20. Shawn

    For this solve i got Huntington park …the top of the mark black leaf pointing to top of the X which considered the mark …and the jewel of nob hill is Huntington hotel…twains attention is grace cathedral cuz he wrote to it look it up he wrote a letter stating this….once u get there down town china is right down the street ….i went there 2 weeks ago and everything fit the easy theme of Gemini…twin I have pics and proof everything in the verse is there like giant pole is the spite pole that was there giant step is legit the step to the mansion that was there…air smells and feels sweet cuz of the breeze …there is a lot of church info inside the church that I didn’t find ..some one sent me the pics and we worked on it but now they don’t think my clues fit but they do …the block starts on 10 Cushman ave and ends 83 …just like the dress …btw most people haven’t even thought to cut the painting up into 4s u will see something new ..the Chinese ying yang is for good and evil I would be wrong it means inner peace reflection of one’s self ..Gemini is twin lady’s or twins well down the street is a church called st Francis….and if u look inside the church there is a statue called the same thing look it up u will see that robe matches the painting and the border where her waist is …there are ton more clues that say the treasure is there but if wanna know more email me [email protected]

    • Shawn

      Also ace high is the clock outside the church that rings every hour but at 12 the two spades are at it’s highest and the cross is post of three and it’s made of wood both Japanese translation and English fit perfect just waiting for the church to get back to me bout Bryon signing in …sounds from sky u can tell is the bells that ring ..and most people don’t know that there is a plaque in the dirty that is hidden but the name of the person is George Washington Cable he was considers twain twin…all the clues fit …as I said any questions lmk

  21. Andrew Johnson

    Looking at Google Maps, I think it might be somewhere in the vicinity of the UC Hastings School of Law “Education and Justice/For all to see”. “At stone wall’s door” might be a reference to Golden Gate Avenue. The Society for Asian Art is just one block south of UC Hastings.

    • Shawn

      There is a stone wall shaped like a door by Fairmount ,top of mark. ATNHEFSNRIIOGGTT…..FORGET GIANT HINTS .. I went to Huntington but it’s been redone and way to busy to bury the casque there so I went north to ina coolbrith park…the claws cb for coolbirth?? Ina was twains editor so if it’s not at Ina, ta ,or legion of honor..its long gone

      • Hahah

        Boston – 18 – 12 =6 6 + 5=11image, lines feel at home and lit by lamplight

        Chicago 13 -10= 3 3 + 2 =5image, lines fence and fixture and central too

        Houston 9 – 8= 1 + 6= 7 + 1= 8image lines looking back from treasure ground small split

        Cleveland 10 + 2 -7= 5 9 – 5= 4image lines rectangle plot, seek columns

        San Fran 3 – 4= 1 × 1= 1 image,lines, Of Twain’ s attention, near ace high

        Milwaukee 200 – 100 -92= 8 3 + 3= 6 3 + 5 = 8 so all together 8 + 8 =16 -6 10 10 ×1=10 image, lines, as you walk the beating of the world distance in time or at distance in space .

        St Augustine 1+1=2 2+2=4 4+2=6image…. is from 12 1,2 from the first chapter of the book lines, at base of a tall tree, like moonlight in teardrops

        New Orleans 15÷3=5 5×1=5 5+2=7image ,lines, fifteen rows down to the ground, from end to end

        Montreal 2+2+2+2+1=9image lines, white stone closest, together saved the site

        Charleston 13-9=4 4+2=6 8-6=2 2×1=2image lines, by eyes of old,

        Roanoke 2+2=4 4-1=3image lines, to the land near the window, which may last be touched

        New York 3×2=6 6+5=11 1+1=12,lines, in the shadow , of the gray giant .
        This is my take on how you confirm your math is correct and not contrived….some puzzles the lines might help u locate them and some might keep you on track …..

        • umut

          The math does not make any sense. Based on what are you making the decision to add/subtract/multiply/divide?

  22. Andreas Bohlem

    Hello Treasure Hunters my English is not so good so I use Google Translator.I have a Hint for you.
    It´s not San Francisco.
    Good Luck everyone

    • Shawn

      What makes you say that??

  23. Igor Breyman

    Hey All,

    I’m hopping in here as I’ve recently gotten obsessed with The Secret. I live in the East Bay, so am happy to hop in with my thoughts and the search in the future!


    • Brian Krogh

      Has anyone else looked at Portland rather than S.F.?
      All clues line up.

  24. Dean Sherland

    The golden gate park theory talks about the music stage. I’m looking at the image and I see a Rooster within it. The name of the stage is, Rooster stage. New to this so it’s just my first observation.


  25. Rachel

    “Running north, but first across In jewel’s direction Is an object Of Twain’s attention”, could be Sawyer Camp Recreational Trail. The jewel could be the Crystal Spring Reservoir. The “sounds from the sky” could be traffic on Skyline Blvd.

    • Ashley King

      oooo! good one! I’m new at this but just wanted to say I thought it was a good put together

  26. Ashley King

    A park of some sort or more so I was thinking a garden (of something containing a plant used for poison or drugs?)

  27. Ashley King

    My Uncle thinks it has something to do with The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

  28. Katelyn

    Have you ever looked into Mark Twain. He live in San Francisco in the 1860s and wrote deeply about the treatment of Chinese immigrants at that time. Just writing this based on the Japanese clue for line 12 (“Twain”).

  29. Katelyn

    Could high posts of three be the Sutro Towers?

  30. P. Ceniseros

    This might be crazy, but what about Portsmouth Square in Chinatown? Schoolhouse monument, Twain used to hang out there, first place the flag was raised (giant pole? Too much of a stretch?). Plus, the Ying Yang symbol on the picture ties into something I was looking at on a map. Like I said, probably crazy, but then again…

  31. Thomas

    Has anyone thought about the Palace of Fine Arts? Everything in the poem is there. The main structure looks like a pearl from the sky with an arch like the dress. There are three pillars, a stone wall with a giant door, plus flowers, music and education. Just saying, that would be a place or palace to look.

  32. Vanessa

    Is it ok to post my theories here?

  33. George

    The top of transamerican is called the “crown jewel” and was the tallest building in San Francisco in 1981

    • Mike

      new here but i followed the clues i think your right. i think “Running north, but first across” refers to north but across SF and at the foot of the transamerican is a water fountain of jumping frogs and a street called mark twain st so it makes sense but cant get past the pole and the step.

    • Lonnie Smith

      Hi George: Tower of Jewels. Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915. Runs close to NORTH point street heading West through the Palace of Fine Arts complex. This Tower is no longer there but it was famous in its time.

  34. George

    In a reverse image her hair part is the shape of the land and souther end of Golden Gate Bridge

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  36. Michael Boler

    Hello, there is a lot of good comments here. I have the cliff house as my object of Twain’s attention. Where to go from there. You follow the gaze of the faces on the giant totem pole The giant step is up to Sutro Heights Park.

    I also wanted to see if anyone here knows where to get a copy of the original 1982 addition of the secret and how much to buy

  37. Jeff Clark

    My proposed solution – publishing specifics separately, but – the casque is kept in the drain pipe of the old reflecting pool across from Sweeny Observatory

  38. Dave K

    Dragon lady slang for u2 spy plane sounds from the sky like u2 music began in 1978 leads to music shell shape of aura around face like front of shell

  39. Kevin T Hayne

    I believe I know exactly where the San Francisco casque is. I live in Cape Coral Florida and I wouldn’t be able to get there for quite some time. If an honest treasure hunter (I’m sure we all are!!) would like to message me, I think we can get this one solved. All I want is shared credit for the find if I am correct about the location.

  40. Elecia Atkinson

    Recently heard about this missing treasure. As a Geocacher I am STOKED to try and find this! Not sure if it has been mentioned or searched yet, but I have a strong feeling this is in Shakespeare park in GG Park. If you look at the dress outline it looks very similar to the pathway in that section. The clock and rose to the left makes me think of the time clock in the center of the garden, the rose being where the rose garden would be as well on the map. The older benches in this area also have similar roses engraved on them. Mark Twain also wrote a book about Shakespeare… I think there is a bench in the park with his name on it… possibly the treasure buried beneath?

  41. Pete D Horat

    She is a twain, meaning pair, two or couple I.e. the 2 sphinxs. In jewels direction (on her neck) is the serpent or object.

  42. Devon

    The woman’s head and face could be a clue. Pictures of Grace Slick from around 1981 look like the woman, as Grace Slick lived in San Francisco. The Jefferson Airplane house (where Slick lived) faces the north side of Golden Gate Park. This means the casque is in Golden Gate Park.

  43. Phil

    Hey there! I am from Australia, it is my first attempt ever! so if I say anything that sound stupid that will explain why.
    I think the casque could be within or near the Dutch Windmill or below the Queen Wilhemina Tulip Garden.

  44. Howard

    At stone walls door the air smells sweet, nearby high post are there… in the Japanese version he stated the posts are wood, seems to be the flower conservatory is the starting point… the building has three high post, the Roses make the air smell sweet, on the picture’s nightstand you have a rose and a clock like the ground clock on the flower conservatory grounds.

    Science and Justice for all to see … the Science Museum (Science) and Art Museum (Justice), for all to see, so traveling west from the flower conservatory, we are now in the courtyard between the museums.

    Sounds in the sky near Ace is high … continuing to travel west, now at the 101 underpass on JFK Drive, cars driving overhead making “Sounds in the sky” on Ace = 1, Hwy 1 in particular.

    Running north but first across … across = a cross, Running directly north of the Hwy 1 underpass on JFK drive is the huge Prayerbook Cross …

    The Jewels direction is an object of Twain’s attention .. unfortunately, this can mean a lot of things, including nearby China Beach, whose initials (c b) are shown in the dragons talons … however, I believe all other treasure finds to date have been in public parks, so, inclined to stay in the park …

    Giant Pole, Giant Step … I don’t think this means the now removed Totem pole in Lindley meadow, as many suspect, that would just be too darn obvious …. after all, the book is about immigrants, and Indians are NOT immigrants, they are indigenous… which might take one back to the idea of China Beach … alternatively, the talons could be expressing “c p” for the Cider Press in front of De Young Museum, which shows a man turning the press as if he’s taking a “giant step”. Unfortunately, if the treasure was ever buried around that area, it was destroyed when the park tore out the old museum and put the new one in,

    So, kind of stuck at the Prayerbook Cross as the most likely intermediate location …

  45. Rob Richards

    Shakespeare Garden. He was alive when things were torn up. And Sutro isn’t a clue, it is wooden “posts”. Too many moons and things involved with the SG. People make this harder to Han it needs to be.

  46. Devon

    Here’s something I noticed: last time I was at GGP, I saw a giant flagpole on a giant step right next to the Spreckels Temple of Music. Two of them. I am thinking the casque is in one of those plant beds below it. Even though the rules say they’re not in plant beds, remember the Cleveland casque was found in a plant bed.

  47. George

    I’ve found the woman in the picture. Don’t want give details yet since finally have time to try and solve this. But I’ll give it a few months then post where she’s at when I see I can’t solve it.

    • George

      So there a statue of the woman in fort mason( stone wall) just to the left of the fort mason community garden. She’s right of the trail. There are cannons in the fort(sound from the sky possibly) called black Point (the black leaf). The tables post is actually the lamps that are at the gate entrance of the fort. The church at the entrance is the mirror image of the rock formation in the image above the woman.

      If this helps you locate the cask just give me some credit. Thanks

      • George

        Oh yeah the dragon is Lombard st. The road is made of brick. Just like the dragon. And the curves match


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