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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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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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.

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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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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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  1. Canuck

    The figure on the round stone window feature at roughly the 3 o’clock position is based on the Boston Celtics logo. In the image the left eye is open and left hand has the single finger extended to the ball, while these features are on the right side in the Celtics logo. The legs seem similar in both with the left leg crossed in front of the right with the left knee bent at a 90 degree angle. The left ear in both match closely and both have similar clothing. The figure in the image doesn’t look human or like a leprechaun, looks like maybe it has a beak? It could be a clever nod to Larry Bird? The Celtics won the NBA Championship in 1981 so would be popular right around the time the book came out.

  2. Canuck

    The word “mercy” is in the bottom left corner of the block that is top center of the image above the stone circle. Boston artist J.S. Copley painted Mercy Otis Warren wearing an expensive blue satin dress, trimmed with silk and silver and lace ruffles at the sleeve. The same dress is said to be worn by a couple other women in Copley portraits. This is likely JJP’s inspiration for the woman in the Boston image. The fairy holding the jewel has been suggested to be modeled after another of Copley’s works.
    Mercy Otis Warren was also an important figure in the American Revolution, the time period hinted at in Verse 3.
    The painting, titled “Mrs. James Warren (Mercy Otis)” is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It just so happens it is right across the river from the area many believe the casque to be buried.

  3. Jackie G.

    I am new to this; only six months, can someone explain to me who and how the locations were chosen? Because of the locations; I have found, none of them match the locations all the web sites list. Also, every casque location I have found; it is illegal.

    • Max

      Byron price was the one who placed each box and chose where they went

  4. CasqueMaster

    Anyone know spots that have already been dug or probed in Boston?

  5. Canuck

    I suppose we will find out for sure on Wednesday whether the Boston casque was found, but things look promising!

    One match between this site and Image 11 is the Freedom Trail logo, which is inlaid into the street on special markers. The Freedom Trail passes very close to Puopolo Park and its logo has the 2 circles, one larger and one smaller, much like those found in the 2 bubbles in Image 11. I’d say that’s one match if we are going to reverse engineer a solve for Puopolo.

    As a general comment on all the casques, this would make it 3 for 3 as far as the jewel in the images go.
    Chicago – was found south of the “Loop” in a grassy area…matches what the image shows (jewel below loop earing on green background).
    Cleveland – was found inside a cement planter box…matches what the image shows (jewel inside grey square).
    Boston – notice the peridot is at a particular angle so as to appear like a baseball diamond….if this solve is true it would match what the image shows.
    The jewels weren’t haphazardly placed in the paintings by JJP, the way they are shown is a clue to their burial site.

    • Steven

      I like everything your saying. I’m from the north end in Boston. Everything matches up with this neighborhood it’s everywhere the old north church where the lanterns were lit. The Paul revere house the freedom trail how every clue points north the statue. What a lot of people don’t know are some of the specific things in the verse that I only know from sitting with all my uncles at Sunday dinner. The coliseum was a real place directly behind Columbus park where the goddes is. The green tower of lights was the old highway that ran through the whole city it was what the big dig tore down it ran above ground all over pass it was green and the green line ran on it and underneath it is the rose kennedy greenway. I have a theory that fits everything he said and everything you see in the picture. I haven’t really talked about it much because I wanted to do it but after what I saw on the coming attraction and that my cousin saw josh gates at Columbus park Monday I want to share it and see what people think. It clearly all points to the goddess at Columbus park there is the statue then stairs then the water. I think the box is 5 steps away from the wall into the water. The castle in the picture, if u look up high or low tide in Boston it comes up castle island tides always. On the right side of her hair in the picture it is commercial st puopolo park area if u look on google maps it is almost the exact map. If you are in Columbus park there is a circle monument type thing that if you stand in the middle it manipulates sound it fits perfectly to one of the circles or orbs. If you are standing in Columbus park there is the exact match the the stand that’s holding the globe. Whee the wall meets the water there’s a huge chain link and the stands that hold the chains together are exactly the same as the bottom tight of the picture the circle on the post. What I meant to say too about the two half circles. The structure I mentioned about the sound are two half circles because you can walk into it on both sides and the stones are dark then light just how they are in the picture. I could keep going. I hope that josh did find one because I want them to be solved but at the same time I don’t want it to be the Boston one because I WANT IT

      • Steven

        Obviously at low tide I don’t think I said that

    • Steven

      Oh my god I just read the end of your comment and they are digging up the baseball park right now to put all new turf in. That must be where he was with all the construction workers. At puopolo park

  6. Steven G

    I have a proposed theory pertaining to the new information leading to Puopolo. First maybe the falcon is on a polo stick. Second is following the start of Paul Reveres ride passed Copps Hill Terrace take the 5 sets of stairs to Poupolo. The rest is yet to be theorized I believe its near the 1st base light pole in the home base direction or vice versa. I don’t think someone would purposely dig around home base and jeopardize the integrity of the soil around the batters area. The light post makes more sense if you are trying to preserve the park. But which light post? nearest to people? Player? then the 3rd base would fit…..whaaaaaaa the rabbit hole again. 😉

  7. Canuck

    I was listening to Dustin and Deidre White’s podcast and there was mention of combining the “Near those” with “Who pass” as a hint toward the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. I actually like that, quite clever.

    The last line “In truth, be free”, I’m thinking its a combination of Veritas, the Harvard motto as a hint toward Puopolo who was a Harvard football player and the Freedom Trail, which passes near Puopolo Field and whose logo has the 2 circles (one big and one smaller) as found in the bubbles of Image 11.

    That large circular object in the background could very well be the molasses tank. Notice at the top of it there are a “1” and a “9”? The Great Molasses Flood took place in 1919 so I really like that as a match.

    The object that most thought was a music note, well that could very well be a hockey stick. Steriti Memorial Rink is right next door to Langone Park and Puopolo Field and is home to the Suffolk Rams Men’s Division III ice hockey team.

    The more you look into it, the more the pieces start to fit and it makes sense. I feel the best thing about finding this 3rd casque is being able to use what is learned to find others. I definitely feel the jewel placement in the images is an important clue for the burial site.
    It’s also becoming more apparent that the immigration tie is important as all 3 found casques were found in areas tied to particular ethnic groups.

  8. Mark

    I have been following the Secret since I first saw it on Expedition Unknown about 2 years ago.
    I just find the verses and clue with the painting very clever.

    Like the guy who found Boston said- I think alot of people are over solving these.
    The paintings for all of the sites has a picture where the treasure is buried. Cleveland has the columns with flower bed and tells you specifically where to dig
    Chicago has the picture of the fence post right near burial site. Then gives you exact spot where to dig. End of the 10th tree in the central spot of the fence post and electrical fixure on the building.
    Boston tells you to “Feel at home” which is another way to say its at home plate. There is also a picture of home plate and a leg touching homeplate on the right sleeve of the painting. Its all thereto see. Referes to the A-Z constition letters you are looking at from home plate in the water.

    Also these verses are probably not in order. The 5 steps in the direction of a green tower of lights. Could be to start at home plate and take 5 steps to the first green light tower that was at the park.

  9. Crum

    The acrostic is huge. Does anyone have a theory as to how to distinguish which letters are used and which aren’t? Is there a pattern that can be applied to other verses to help solve the acrostic? I really think that the Roanoke verse is an acrostic as well.


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