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Postby Egbert » Tue May 13, 2003 3:46 pm

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I believe this image falls under the following theme:

June (6 o'clock)
Pearl
Rose
Chinese/Asian Theme
"From far Cathay, the dragon's Pearl:
Chaste, perfect as the silver moon."
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Re: image 1

Postby Egbert » Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:04 pm

If you take a look at Dan's high res pic of this image, you will see in her hair, on the right side, is definitely a clue.  I thought it was the number 88 at first, but the loops on top are not closed.  It doesn't look like a symbol that I recognize --- has anyone else seen it?  Perhaps it is a modern art sculpture.

On her cloak are the letters "G" and "h" backwards.  Then down one side are the roman numerals for 1, 2, 3, then an upside down 5 (or a letter A), and then 10 (or an X), and then symbols I don't recognize.  On the other side of the cloak are the roman numerals for 1, 2, 2, then the yinyang symbol, an upside down 6, an upside down 5 (or a letter A), and more symbols I don't recognize.

The dragon's tail ends in a number 6.  I don't see anything in the cliffs.  This is a very tough pic.   ???
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Re: image 1

Postby SoonerFan » Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:02 pm

I think the blue in the hills on the left hand side represents an object. Turned sideways it kinda looks like a genie's lamp. Well, maybe not but its a peculiar shape and a peculiar place to use blue in the picture so i think it represents something.

Also, on the left hand side of the hills it looks like there is a native american wearing a robe and headress seated and looking toward the right. His head would just below and left of the barred window at the top of the hill.
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Re: image 1

Postby maltedfalcon » Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:47 am

OK, Without a shadow of a doubt this  image is San Francisco-
The 38 122 lon/lat numbers were a nice confirmer -
but I did some image manipulation with this one and have confirmed it to be SF.

Then it was trial and error to find the right corresponding verse. and using the internet - solved or confirmed almost all of the verse, it leads you along a certain path starting from a location specified in the picture.
getting more and more specific as you get to the end of the verse.
I figure at this point I can point to within a mile or so of it.

Its funny first your not sure then suddenly you make a connection with a stanza and you just go doh!

I hope to go to SF next week or so If I can't get it to pan out I will post my translation and see what others can do with it.
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Postby Egbert » Mon May 03, 2004 8:15 pm

For those of you reading this thread and not knowing where the "38" latitude is coming from, as Fox points out in another thread, it's the number of boxes on her sleeve.

Good luck maltedfalcon!  Let us know what you find.
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Re: image 1

Postby johann » Mon May 03, 2004 11:11 pm

maltedfalcon--

Is there any way you can indicate which verse you are using.  I am far from San Fran and seeking another treasure and I would be greatly assisted by a process of elimination.
But, if you do not want to reveal that info yet, then I understand.  Either way, I hope your hunt turns out well.

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Re: image 1

Postby Chris » Tue May 04, 2004 9:02 pm

I'm not sure if this is correct or not, but an old thread on the American Treasure Hunt Society forum mentioned that this pictured referred to New York as the lady's face is that of the Statue of Liberty.


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Re: image 1

Postby maltedfalcon » Mon May 10, 2004 7:15 pm

I didn't mean to infer I found something totally hidden from the eye, you can still see it, but it was by using image manipulation that I finally clued in that it was there.

I will share it, but first I am going to go to SF this week to check out my clues. and see if I can get a little closer.

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Re: image 1

Postby maltedfalcon » Mon May 10, 2004 7:36 pm

Actually the statue of Liberty picture is Pix 12
I'm not sure if this is correct or not, but an old thread on the American Treasure Hunt Society forum mentioned that this pictured referred to New York as the lady's face is that of the Statue of Liberty.


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Re: image 1

Postby catherwood » Mon May 10, 2004 8:39 pm

I will share it, but first I am going to go to SF this week to check out my clues. and see if I can get a little closer.


This coming weekend?  May 15th?  Would you consider allowing two of your fellow hunters to tag along?  We (Dan Amrich and myself) would not try to steal your glory or your riches.  We live in the area and would be tickled to share only in the thrill of the chase.  I'll volunteer to hold tools or take pictures.  And you never know whether an extra set of eyes and brains could help you.
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Postby maltedfalcon » Mon May 10, 2004 8:48 pm

Tell you what,
Actually I've been wishy washing back and forth about inviting you guys.
But I want to try it on my own first.
If I can't get it wednesday - How about we pick another day and meet in SF I will go over my clues with you and we will see what we come up with.

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Re: image 1

Postby fox » Mon May 10, 2004 9:15 pm

wishy washy or not Matt, why not invite them along?  Egg found a casque and if you have the right locale but are missing one clue, maybe Cat or Dan may hold the piece of the puzzle missing.  

If I ever am quite convinced of a location and there are other hunters in the area....."The more, the merrier!"

Things have sure picked up a lot lately and as casques are found, others will be easier..........yahooo  :D  THE SECRET is finally revealing its secret...
Thank you for this adventure BP.
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Re: image 1

Postby catherwood » Mon May 10, 2004 9:53 pm

Tell you what,... I want to try it on my own first.
If I can't get it wednesday - How about we pick another day and meet in SF I will go over my clues with you and we will see what we come up with.


Of course, it's your choice, since we still are not sure which verse you're using for your clues. ;)  I myself have already experienced a real-world mini-treasure hunt, digging up a shard in The Journey hunt for The Stone.
http://www.thestone.com/  "buried clue"

On my little adventure, i made the mistake of rushing out the door without all my print-outs.  I assumed I could go from memory, but when I got there all the trees looked alike.  I *thought* i had the right bend in the path -- and indeed later i found out that i was right -- but could not determine where the X was to dig.  Two hours later, another player came along and HE had printouts!  We had never met before, not even online, but we became a team -- I did have a shovel which he did not think to bring.

I do think there was an extra benefit to having someone with me to share the thrill.  If you don't want help solving this one -- and i *totally* understand how that feels -- at least bring along a family member or friend.  And beverages, bring beverages. ;)  And a camera.  And print-outs of *everything* and/or the book itself. And a way to clean-up afterwards.

Have fun, make an adventure of it rather than a narrow task, and GOOD LUCK!
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Re: image 1

Postby Egbert » Thu May 13, 2004 10:33 pm

Tell you what,
Actually I've been wishy washing back and forth about inviting you guys.
But I want to try it on my own first.
If I can't get it wednesday - How about we pick another day and meet in SF I will go over my clues with you and we will see what we come up with.

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ps Im up past sacramento


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Re: image 1

Postby loph » Thu May 13, 2004 11:12 pm

Hey Egbert,

have you heard back from Priess yet??  Did he congratulate you??  Did he tell you when you'll get the jewel?  
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