One of the most controversial topics in the Philippine history is the hidden Yamashita’s treasure. Many people are still believing that the treasure still exists while there are others who think that it is just a part of a myth.
Recently, a Facebook Page named Philippine Shocking History wrote a lengthy post exposing another alleged story connected to the controversial Yamashita’s treasure. Ang Kayamanang Hindi Nahawakan, was exposed in social media about the story behind the famous treasure.
Story Behind the Yamashita’s Treasure
In 1970, a former military and key master named Roger Roxas allegedly found the Yamashita’s Treasure near the Baguio General Hospital. He was patiently searching for it for almost seven months.
Initially, Roxas and his comrades found a Samurai sword, a bayonet, firearms, and other artifacts in the area. They continued to dig a tunnel, hoping to find something bigger and grander.
On January 23, 1971, the treasure hunters found various types of expensive jewelry, golden coins, golden bars, and a golden Buddha which contains several pieces of precious diamonds.
Selling of the Treasure
A few weeks after finding the grand treasure, Roxas planned to sell it get funds in order to pursue the operation and get the remaining treasure in the area. He also attempted to report it to the late President Ferdinand Marcos but was not able to contact him.
Roxas was able to sell seven out of the 24 gold bars. He also sought a buyer for the Buddha statue. Kenneth Cheatham, a representative of one of the prospective buyers, found out that it is made of 22-carat solid gold.
The social media page revealed that the government of the late President Marcos confiscated all the treasure found by the group. It was allegedly used to improve the country’s economy.
Roxas passed away in 1993. Several historians claim that the existence of the Golden Buddha or Yamashita’s treasure is a big lie.
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What can you say about this? Do you think Yamashita’s treasure is real or not?