When i had taken up the case, people had figured out that image 1 and verse 7 go together and refer to a treasure in san francisco. In the book there are poem verses that is linked to a painting. The secret is a continentsized treasure hunt thats been going on for close to 40 years. Treasure hunters may be closing in on prize in golden gate. Twelve treasure boxes were buried at secret locations in the united states and canada. A treasure hunt to pull together all information and give a platform for people to equally share their thoughts about the treasure locations.
Josh gates exclusive interview on finding the secret. Were talking about the secret, a historical treasure hunt across the usa with couplets and prose that leaves a trail of clues as to where a treasure can be dug up. Welcome to the secret wiki this is a wiki for solving the secret, a puzzle book published in 1982 by byron preiss. Apr 30, 2018 buried treasure hunters descend on san francisco s golden gate park duration. Secret treasure hunt, the department is asking prospective treasure hunters to. I believe there are a few errors in what discoverers believe they themselves have uncovered about the mystics within the painting itself. There are 12 verses in the secret and each one needs to be matched to an illustration in order to solve the puzzle. Apr 04, 2019 in 1982, byron preiss published the secret, a puzzle book that combined 12 short verses and 12 elaborate fantasy paintings by john jude palencar. San francisco kpix 5 in san franciscos golden gate park there has. Jan 21, 2018 each treasure had clues embedded in a painting and a poem verse.
The secret draws treasure hunters to san franciscos. The bay bridge in san francisco, california, where josh searches for one of the treasures from the book the secret. Through the end of 2019, only three of the 12 boxes have been found. This book, published in 1982, includes 12 images and 12 verses which need correctly matched together in order to discover the locations of 12 buried ceramic casks. The secret treasure hunt explained for beginners expedition. Treasure hunters seek key to jewel box buried somewhere in. Preiss buried 12 casques around the usa in 1981 and wrote a book called the. Unfortunately, there doesnt seem to be any definite way to match the two parts together, and different treasure hunters still have different ideas. The secret article, focused on image 1 and san francisco. A treasure hunt is a fantasy novel created by byron preiss that was published in fall of 1982. In search for the san francisco casque of the secret armchair.
Byrons book is a fascinating and sometimes maddening treasure hunt. Jun 11, 2008 finally back to san francisco image 1 pictured above has always felt like it was san francisco, but we had no proof suddenly the clues started lining up and image 1 is definitely san francisco. The outline of the table post is very similar to the profile of a cable car, one of the iconic symbols of san francisco. Unexplained mystery of 12 hidden treasures unexplained. The secret is a treasure hunt started by byron preiss in 1982. Most likely where byron got the idea to use it in the book. A treasure hunt was originally published in 1982 by byron preiss during a trend of armchair treasure hunts. May 01, 2018 in recent months, people from far and wide have been descending on san francisco because of 1982 book called the secret about buried treasure. Hello and welcome to my post about the secret san francisco. The secret byron preiss a solution to image 1verse 7 san francisco jennifer. This page presents what are currently thought to be the most likely verse image. A beginners guide to the secret armchair treasure hunt by jenny kile september a beginners guide to the secret armchair treasure hunt by jenny kile september 17, 2018 a beginners guide to the secret article written by dustin white special thanks to j. People from far and wide have been traveling to san. The previous year, author and publisher byron preiss had traveled to 12 locations in the continental u.
Treasure hunters may be closing in on prize in golden gate park. Written and illustrated by kit williams, masquerade contained fifteen paintings that pointed to the location of a buried treasure, in this case, a rabbit pendant made of gold and jewels. Since 1988, we have sent over 40,000 treasure hunters on exciting teambuilding adventures around the san francisco bay area. My name is david stevenson, living in fife, scotland in the u. The secret article focused on image 10, presumed to be milwaukee. The litany quote for san francisco is quite interesting. In charleston, the secret buried treasure remains a.
A treasure hunt san francisco public group facebook. The book, which tells the story of mythical creatures known as the fair people, garnered attention due to the contest released alongside the book, where 12 different treasures were hidden across north america and those who find a treasure will be given a prize. If youre not aware of it, there are buried treasures hidden all around north america. It is believed image 1 matches to verse 7 for san francisco. In 1982, childrens book author byron preiss published the secret, about. Mar 05, 2019 counterfeit in san francisco fan community rocked by false find in 37year treasure quest. Readers were expected to pair each painting with a verse in a way that would provide clues to finding one of 12 plexiglass boxes buried in various parks around north america. The secret treasure san francisco forum tripadvisor.
And so the decadeslong mystery from the book the secret. The 1982 work features byzantine images and verses that, taken together, are. The key to finding each can be found within the twelve fullcolor paintings and verses of the secret. Each casque contained a small key that could be redeemed for one of 12. The chinese new year treasure hunt is san franciscos longestrunning urban adventure game a scavenger hunt for information, in which teams collaboratively solve clues leading to offthebeatentrack locations connected with local history, art, and culture. He spent a year or so traveling around the country, burying small ceramic boxes two feet underground. As kpix reports, the whole thing goes back to a 1982 book called the secret. The secret is an armchair treasure hunt book published in 1982 by byron preiss, containing 12 short verses and 12 elaborate fantasy paintings, which would pair in a way that would. People descend on san francisco in search of buried treasure. Each treasure had clues embedded in a painting and a poem verse. Back in 1982 a man named byron preiss decided it would be a good idea to publish a treasure hunt. In 1982 publisher byron preiss buries 12 treasure boxes in 12 north american cities and releases a book of enigmatic images and verses, offering clues to their locations.
The secret draws treasure hunters to san franciscos golden. Our cluefocused treasure hunts provide a dynamic, fun experience and use players skills and personalities within collaborative teams. Join george ward brett zingler and bradley hodges as we discuss the upcoming meetup, as well as some other projects the team has been working on. My book has notes in the margins listing possible cities with each verse. The eleven moons in the san francisco picture represent apollo 11. This image is thought to be linked to verse 7 and a casque in san francisco, ca. The book set off a hunt for 12 ceramic casques hidden in 12 north. To set up the puzzle, preiss traveled to 12 locations in north america to secretly bury a dozen ceramic casques. Across north america, these twelve treasures, over tenthousand dollars in precious jewels in 1982 dollars, are buried. At stone walls 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.
Sep 20, 2019 so when the san francisco recreation and park department received an email request to dig for buried treasure in golden gate park, in january 2018, it was the agencys first introduction to the. K i have studied intently the painting for san francisco. After 7 hours of studying and researching, i thought i had cracked the case. Its creator, byron preiss, was inspired by the book, masquerade, which was published in the u. In this episode we explore the mystery behind the secret a treasure hunt. Nixon went to china, and the opera house in san francisco once had a play called nixon in china. Jan 16, 2015 the secret is a field guide to them all. The secret of the secret by deidra and dustin white. Mar 04, 2019 san francisco kpix 5 in san franciscos golden gate park there has been a bizarre twist in a treasure hunt thats been unfolding for nearly forty years it all started with a book. Josh gates with treasure hunter james renner in milwaukee. In recent months, people from far and wide have been descending on san francisco because of 1982 book called the secret about buried treasure. Twelve such treasures were buried back in the early 1980s as part of a treasure hunt worked into a book called the secret.
Clues for where the treasures were buried are provided in a puzzle book named the secret produced by byron preiss and first published by bantam in 1982. The resolution in the book printings would not show anything that you think you are seeing. New quotes love secret infj ideas the secret a treasure hunt. He wrote a few poems, and had a friend of his paint some images. The secret by byron preiss the secret a treasure hunt.
Josh gates searches for a treasure from the book the secret in golden gate park of san francisco, california. This means that the keys will no longer be exchanged for jewels but the hunt for the ten remaining buried casques continues. Golden gate park is one of the major open spaces in san francisco. The secret byron preiss a solution to image 1verse 7. That means somewhere in san francisco, in 1981 byron priess buried a casque. Keep in mind, in reality, byron was either a horrible treasure hunt designer or an evil. We know, however, that the book was published well before the work was. In charleston, the secret buried treasure remains a secret. Cracking the secret expedition unknown official show page. Many armchair treasure hunt books have been published over the years, most notably masquerade 1979 by british artist kit williams. Masquerade promised a jewelencrusted golden hare to the first person to unravel the riddle that williams cleverly hid in his art. The ongoing legacy of the secret, in san francisco and around the country, began amid a wave of armchair treasure huntscomplex puzzles that led to actual hidden prizesin the late 1970s. James renner is on a quest to discover the others, and he invites you to join the hunt.
The quest to find 12 hidden treasures from a 1982 treasure. Josh gates exclusive interview on finding the secret treasure. It all started with a book called the secret, published back in 1982. Apr 30, 2018 people descend on san francisco in search of buried treasure by wilson walker april 30, 2018 at 10. Sadly, preiss was killed in an auto accident in the summer of 2005.
The 1982 treasure hunt book, the secret, has clues to 12 hidden gems. The secret a treasure hunt byron preiss the san francisco. Go behind the scenes with the chronicles jason fagone, tara duggan and audrey cooper, as they discuss the fishermans secret, a story of one fishermans modernday treasure hunt. Were creating a hopefully official site for all things the secret. He buried 12 treasure boxes in 12 parks across north america. San francisco history buried treasure san francisco history. We are the original san francisco treasure hunt company. A book that has clues to buried treasure hidden in various locations.1124 1332 1535 235 1024 850 1368 983 258 1068 931 1341 760 730 385 1439 459 942 1183 1063 956 1257 54 767 1604 960 99 120 63 782 1503 50 462 1350 775 843 5 523 470 369 1114 1220 1435 1293 529