The treasure trove was guarded with miniature bombs.
After Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita surrendered to Filipino guerrillas and the United States, his alleged ‘war loot’ was nowhere to be found. Though Yamashita was hanged for his crimes, stories of untold wealth still linger.
And 70 years after, and hordes of gold already found, many still believe that there are still some of the loot out there—yet to be discovered.
This viral video shows how treasure hunters found dozens of gold bars in an unknown cave in the Philippines. Though it isn’t clear as to where and when the video was taken, many netizens believe the treasure trove to be part of the alleged Yamashita’s gold.
What is ‘Yamashita’s gold’?
Yamashita’s gold, also referred to as the Yamashita treasure, is the name given to the alleged war loot stolen in Southeast Asia by Japanese forces during World War II and hidden in caves, tunnels, underground complexes, or just underground in the Philippines.
The treasure trove is how Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, commander of the Japanese Imperial Army during the war, is remembered, 70 years after he surrendered to Filipino guerrillas and the United States on Sept. 3, 1945, at Camp John Hay in Baguio City in the Philippines.
The secret of the Philippine caves…. Yamashita treasure dig and found by the locals a large cache of golds that has been implanted with a miniature bombs.#PhilippinesWealthiestNationOnEarth
Posted by Pres. Ferdinand Emmanuel E. Marcos on Monday, January 2, 2017