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Postby GPKing » Sat May 03, 2003 9:34 pm

It's a real treat to see this one revived.

I also see that somebody went through the trouble of digging up some of my old posts about this one on the American Treasure Hunt BB.

I hope that hunters do not take my conclusions of Pennsylvania, Yellowstone Park, Washington DC, etc., as gospel.  They were just guesses on my part at that time.

I do feel that image six does relate to Florida. The empty space on the right of the picture ( not the rock upside-down )is a very good respresentation of the west coast of FL, with the rock being the Gulf of Mexico.

Also, Ponce de Leon was searching for Fountain of Youth, which is supposedly located in St. Augustine, located on the east coast of Fl.  They do have a 'fake' fountain there ( really just a trickeling natural spring ) set up for tourists.

Maybe the palm tree in the pic shows the town location?
Or the circular area in Ponce's flag?

I do think that the stone in each pic depicts the jewel to be found, not an indicator of where it is.

I also believe that pic 12 is New York, which is strange because the flower for New York is the rose, which is in pic 1.

Also, page 10 ( not pic 10 or verse 10 ) in the book has a map showing the lines of travel used by the fairies when they left Europe.  Maybe these lines extend across to cities in the US?

Well, I still have my copy of the book, which I pulled out and re-read when I saw all these posts.  It bought back many memories.

I do live in NYC and would be glad to search out any potential sites for any hunters with a firm guess of a site in the city.
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby fox » Sat May 03, 2003 11:27 pm

8)
Glad to have you onboard King.  We WILL solve this thing if it takes us........who knows how long.
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby GPKing » Sun May 04, 2003 6:05 pm

Thanks for the welcome.

Stupid me, I just took a cruise to Key West in March and found out that President Truman like to stay there.

Here's a link on the subject:

http://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com/

( 'White house close at hand' from verse 6?)

It also seems that this is the island where Ponce de Leon died too.

http://floridakeys.com/keywest/history.htm

The island used to survive off of piracy.  The islanders would light false signals and cause ships to crash into the rocks, where they would plunder their cargo.

( first five lines of verse 6? )

The same area has Ernest Hemingway's house, and the Audubon house.

( 'stand and listen to the birds' from verse 6 )

War was declared on Spain in the custom's house in the same area after the Maine was sunk in Cuba.

( 'freedom at the birth of a century' from verse 6 )

Here are some other local attractions:

http://floridakeys.com/keywest/thingsto ... ctions.htm

Long palm shadow could be a tree, or the shadow of an extended hand from a local statue, at a certain time of day?

Any thoughts?
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby GPKing » Sun May 04, 2003 6:58 pm

Once you get rolling, you can't stop.

Tennessee Williams lived in Key West.  His mother's name was Edwina! I wonder if he had any nieces or nephews named after he died? Or maybe local residents?

( 'Edwin and Edwina named after him' verse 6 )

I seems that Key West was a writers' mecca.

( 'Harken to the words:' verse 6 )

The semicolon is unusual, since the verse has no other punctuation.  Maybe the lines following each relate to a writer that lived there?

Henry Flagler, the famous developer of Florida, who extended the Florida over-sea railroad to Key West in 1912, died in May, 1913.

( 'Or May 1913' verse 6 )

The search continues...
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby GPKing » Sun May 04, 2003 10:31 pm

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach and Park lies behind the Truman Annex ( the little white house ) in Key West.  In fact, you must pass through the Annex to get to the beach.

The Fort there was once a desalinization plant

( 'Hear the cool, clear song of water' verse 6 )

Now, if I can only get the last bit:

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
Awaits the Fair remuneration

Jetties at each end of the beach?
Below a binding bar?
Next to the shadow of a long palm tree?
Buried in the sand.

Gotta keep digging...
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby fox » Mon May 05, 2003 1:33 am

Wow,
Very good finds GP.  Many folks did indeed feel this V was for FL but some of your finds seem to confirm it even more.  Now, like you said, we just have to decipher the last of the V and see how it, matched with a P leads us directly to the burial site.  I cant wait until I get home (been out of town for a week) to do some more digging on this one.

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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby Egbert » Mon May 05, 2003 3:32 pm

Thanks for all your thoughts, GP.  Since some of your posts relate to verse 6, I copied and pasted them to the verse 6 thread, just to keep things organized.  Here is Image 6, btw:

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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby fox » Wed May 07, 2003 2:39 am

Just a little rambling.  Isnt it looking more and more obvious that this P leads us to FL?  What more is needed?  The Palm Tree, the Spanish Conquistador (possibly Senor de Leon himself) & the re-occuring shape of the state itself.  I know, it isnt the EXACT outline of FL (that would be too easy) but saying the rock/mountain doesnt "resemble" the state is ludicrous.  Also, as pointed out by GPKing, the space to the right of the rock/mnt is of similar shape to FL & look at the cloud in the upper right of the P....yep, this too is quite similar to the outline of the state.

If this P does NOT lead us to FL, I will gladly eat my Cabasset.  Which leads me to something else I found....Sr. de Leon isnt wearing a Cabasset as I had first thought.  The Cabasset is the spanish styled armor helmet which conquistadors wore.  What the P shows is actually a Comb-Morion. (quite similar to the Cabasset but Mistaken by many to be a Spanish helmet, this style of Morion was actually designed and exported by the Italians the true Spanish Morion is the Cabasset).   Any Italians invade/conquer FL ?  ???  8)
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby GPKing » Wed May 07, 2003 4:23 pm

Hey fox

I know that it's possible to pick any city in the US and, if you try hard enough, you can make any of the verses fit.

After re-reading my posts, I can see some really big stretches of my imagination.  It was fun, though.

Here's another real stretch.

The rock down in the lower right hand corner suggests something reflected.  I  photocopied the original picture and folded it in half.  Make sure that the edges meet perfectly. When held up to a very strong light, the tip of Ponce's flag ends directly on the edge of the small bump in the lower right of the picture.

I know that this is not a real clue, but thought it was weird.
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby fox » Thu May 08, 2003 1:18 am

I understand what you mean about picking any US city and forcing items to match, but that is not what I've done.  I have simply stated that everything in the P (including the numerous times the state outline occurs) seems to point to FL.  I'm sure if I randomly chose a FL city, I could make it somehow fit.  What we need to do now is actually locate the city.
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby catherwood » Thu May 08, 2003 3:05 am

..but saying the rock/mountain doesnt "resemble" the state is ludicrous...


just to be clear, the rock itself isn't obviously FL-shaped, but the negative space it creates in the right half of the picture is most definitely FL-shaped.

Also to be clear, the palm tree is a palm tree because it is pictured as a palm tree.  The image (or as rbfox likes to abbreviate, the P) is pointing to Florida.  

The point where we diverged is in the assumption that the word "palm" in a VERSE would necessarily link to a tree.  I still want to keep the discussion of verses and pictures separate.

The next step is to narrow it down to a particular city.  I think the pictures will all lead to a single city (if not a specific park or location in that city), and thus P6 must tell us more than just "florida".

Saturday is rather filled for me, but *maybe* i can get those scans online on Sunday.
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby Egbert » Tue May 13, 2003 3:25 pm

I believe this image falls under the following theme:

September?(can't see a time)
Sapphire
Aster
Spanish Theme
"The Hadas of Iberia:
Sapphire, shy as a wild field flower."

The flowers, difficult to make out, appear to be Aster:
http://216.239.51.104/search?q=cache:fRxE4qirWaMC:plantsdatabase.com/imagesbyuser.php%3Fuser%3DCrimson+aster+%22morning+glory%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Also, Aster is local plant of North Central Florida.  8)
http://216.239.51.104/search?q=cache:qQALedLcuFkC:www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herbarium/locfl/locfvine.htm+aster+%22morning+glory%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby johann » Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:59 pm

A friend of mine sees the following images in Image 6:
1. a hawk with the gem as its eye
2. an upside-down shield with a chevron
3. a cartoonish bloodhound that resembles Hannah-Barbara's character "Droopy."
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby Egbert » Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:16 pm

A friend of mine sees the following images in Image 6:
1. a hawk with the gem as its eye
2. an upside-down shield with a chevron
3. a cartoonish bloodhound that resembles Hannah-Barbara's character "Droopy."


Has your "friend" been drinking?   8)
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Re: Image 6 and other ramblings

Postby Steve » Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:27 am

Hi All, a friend of mine is off to Chicago tomorrow. He is going to Grant Park, and I asked him to take photos, only thing is, I can't remember where we thought the casket was. If someone could give me a list of places for him to photograph (today) then I will post them here when he gets back.
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