The Secret A Treasure Hunt | San Francisco

The Secret A Treasure Hunt | San Francisco

In 1982 Byron Priess buried a secret treasure in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. He left clues in a book as to the location of the buried treasure. To this day, no one has found it.

0:00 – Intro
0:32 – Background and general info
1:17 – Image overview
2:17 – Detailed image review
4:51 – Verse
8:20 – Solution and wrap up

Music – The Future Ancient Now by Nathan Moore

References and resources for your treasure hunt:

The Secret – Byron Preiss – A solution to Image 1/Verse 7 (San Francisco)

National Anthem’s ‘Slave’ Lyric Is Proudly On Display In Golden Gate Park–the-secret-treasure-found-in-boston-pictures
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  1. @anythingaboutmarvel on March 31, 2024 at 9:38 am

    lets dig it now

  2. @mikedmann7487 on March 31, 2024 at 9:40 am

    Loved the great video. I go onewheeling though the park looking at everyone’s possible clues and finds. Have met a few hunters though the years. Would be great to have a hunters meet up.

  3. @legacyXplore on March 31, 2024 at 9:40 am

    Great job on these videos. Can these be detected by metal detectors? For some reason I thought they couldn’t. If so a nice privy prob, good touch, and some systematic probing could go a long way. Hitting that box with a prob would sound and feel very specific.

  4. @people00111 on March 31, 2024 at 9:41 am

    If there anything can be found which can only found at 6 oclock

  5. @ninjatears on March 31, 2024 at 9:41 am

    Love your videos man. Keep em updated 🙂

  6. @joeewer4024 on March 31, 2024 at 9:46 am

    The lady looks like a bell!! Her dress. Split it with me lol

  7. @HiddenTreasuresMysteries on March 31, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Let me know your solution! If it is still there and everyone’s solutions are checked, it will be found. Let’s find this thing.

  8. @yj_holic4590 on March 31, 2024 at 9:48 am

    7:00 Also, about the *object of Twain’s attention* , I think it is the Guiseppe Verdi staue near the "Music Concourse Drive". From my research, I have come to know that Twain was not a big fan of opera (he felt it was often intense and incoherent), however, *Verdi’s Trovatore* was one of his favourites, and he attended one of his concerts in *San Francisco* in August 1866.
    Verdi’s statue, therefore, qualifies as an object of Twain’s attention and the position of the statue near the *Music Concourse* makes it a very strong clue!

  9. @CSJiGSaW08 on March 31, 2024 at 9:49 am

    Can we get more vlogs on this?? This is trending big now.

  10. @user-er9so5jn8p on March 31, 2024 at 9:53 am

    i found it

  11. @stevengreg9094 on March 31, 2024 at 9:55 am

    Remember, Twain wrote "Is Shakespeare Dead?" Shakespeare’s’ bust would be a grand object of Twains attention, use in conjunction of the acrostic "Go straight nine ft" I would say its 9ft behind the bust. Dig approval Nov 14th 2022, stay tuned.

  12. @nomadniko on March 31, 2024 at 9:56 am

    I have a theory on a general location that is not inside the park. Would like some help so long as I get my share of the credit.

  13. @Kitfoo77 on March 31, 2024 at 9:57 am

    Have you contacted Josh Gates yet? He’s been big on The Secret since his last episodes about it.

  14. @BNEAGLE23 on March 31, 2024 at 9:57 am

    Love from India

  15. @laurieallen8040 on March 31, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Interestingly enough, her sleeves her two sleeves make the number 11. I personally don’t believe the Golden Gate Park is the correct place even though there’s many references to it in the picture, there’s other references to number 11 fort mason is number 11 Fort Mason us up at Black Point and if you look around those areas, the Yin & yang could stand for Chinatown. There’s also the Galileo Academy. High posts are three could refer to the fact that there are three docs or wharfs right there at the San Francisco maritime national historic Park. Anyway, just ideas throwing out there.

  16. @cleborp4453 on March 31, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Do Houston next

  17. @jaybays2251 on March 31, 2024 at 10:01 am

    can’t be sutro tower, as priess said all the posts are wood

  18. @KNOWLEDGEREINGS on March 31, 2024 at 10:02 am

    Is there any difference between the first and second print

  19. @mariotrinidad2147 on March 31, 2024 at 10:04 am

    How are you sir remember me this is Teinidad Remember I told you I have a surprise OK I’m not a Hunter Treasures Bud on my landscape business I use different techniques to find pipes and different objects under the ground The normally you don’t know where they are but at the same time you don’t wanna damage. So to make it short the same day I find out about these Treasure is because your video I never heard about it before So tha surprise I have For you it’s the right location where the Treasure is just let me drive over to San Francisco to confirm And also let me find out about the legal matters to dig and once I find out I’ll let you know to invite you to dig at all with us just let me put everything together. I am Exciteder because whatever is there supposed to be is there for around 240 years Also the deepness it’s between 4 and 6 Ft.!👍

  20. @zacharypayne4080 on March 31, 2024 at 10:05 am


  21. @anythingaboutmarvel on March 31, 2024 at 10:07 am

    please continue the secret legacy❤

  22. @barbaratimmons5510 on March 31, 2024 at 10:08 am

    As with most solutions throughout The Secret, there are far too many assumptions. Look again at the female. She has BLUE EYES and CURLY HAIR Both of these makes me think that maybe she is not Chinese. I have taken my idea wider to include the chance that perhaps there is a different road to follow. Also her facial features are not consistently Eastern. Could there be a Spanish connection here? The gem is not totally a convincing PEARL- ( Chinese connection ) either. It could be a YELLOW SAPPHIRE which makes another leaning towards the Mex/Spanish tribe. My interpretations lead me towards ANGEL ISLAND . Both Chinese and many Spanish were Quarantined there. The fact that nobody has found the Casque to date makes me want to consider alternative locations and I feel that the island would be a sound place for the solution. The Shakespeare hint is good ( a rose by any other name could smell as sweet )and the site has to be linked strongly with a particular immigration group or event..NOt just the casual on going immigrant influx over a long period. There is a particular aspect of the Artwork which indicates clearly that in at least three illustrations there are two groups hinted at as possible, but one item make it clear which one was chosen to receive the casque. Surely if it had been Golden Gate Park someone would have found it by now. We must try other sites. My location for the Chinese/ Pearl connection is NEW ORLEANS. This is based on the historic developments. After the emancipation of slaves the Chinese moved in to replace the need for cheap labour. It cannot be African in N.O.- theirs is Charleston and with the Diamond Gem. Florida with the TURQUOISE is located in Jacksonville (Fort Caroline) connected to the earlier peaceful French Huguenot settlers. NOT the aggressive Spanish at St Augustine. This is just my interpretation but I tend to use facts other than supposition to interpret the solutions, and also the artistic guidance I find in the illustrations. Good Luck to all.

  23. @usercanada577 on March 31, 2024 at 10:08 am

    I like this video, hope you dig it up

  24. @edwardsantos9230 on March 31, 2024 at 10:09 am

    I also believe that the part of poem referencing "Mark Twains object of attention…" I think in Reference to his love at the time, Ms. Ina Coolbrith. Of which there is an Ina Coolbrith park location in San Francisco near North Beach area, just SouthWest of "Giant Pole" (possibly in reference to Coit Tower). And a similar archway depicted in image could be that of the archways of Coit Tower. Let me know what you think.

  25. @yj_holic4590 on March 31, 2024 at 10:13 am

    I have a solution which seems plausible, though it is a bit complicated. I really want to go there and dig out that box, but it is really unpredictable when the travel restrictions will be lifted…. So for the time being, I will just sit here (in India) and wait for any news about the hunt
    3:40 Also in my solution, the numbers 122 and 123 represent coordinates. There are also the numbers 37 and 38 in the women’s hair…. Once you plot them on the map, you’ll get an area, which is (you probably guessed it) SAN FRANCISCO!!

  26. @blaineknutson6847 on March 31, 2024 at 10:15 am

    A line from the jem-stone to an arrowhead points to her culler.

  27. @squierstrat9502 on March 31, 2024 at 10:15 am

    I really believe this is the wrong verse for SF. It really doesn’t link to anything in the park.

  28. @camertz087 on March 31, 2024 at 10:16 am

    The jewel is what they call the tip of the pyramid "the jewel of san francisco"

  29. @darren5835 on March 31, 2024 at 10:17 am

    Are you free at 9am tomorrow, May 9th? I’d like to invite you along for my dig.

  30. @markbosky on March 31, 2024 at 10:18 am

    I believe the object of Twain’s desire is the "Cliff House" which he wrote fondly of in the SF Chronicle. The natural archway near the coast and Cliffhouse is present in the painting background. I feel like the stone gate at the top of the painting does not refer to Shakespeare’s garden, but something else. It doesn’t visually look as similar as the buildings or elements in the solved paintings. Twain also wrote a letter saying how he felt at home on Montgomery street. The Transamerica pyramid is on Montgomery street and existed when the treasure was hidden. Transamerica Redwood Park perhaps?

  31. @edwardsantos9230 on March 31, 2024 at 10:19 am

    " a Giant pole"…. wasn’t there some giant totem pole posted in Golden Gate park during the 1980s or around the time the book was written. I had seen a news documentary about the totem pole which is supposedly housed in another location in San Francisco now. It was moved from it’s original spot in golden gate park.

  32. @ryanscrugham2247 on March 31, 2024 at 10:20 am

    How bout x , at the golden gate senior center flag pole x marks the spot take a look

  33. @kingemo7806 on March 31, 2024 at 10:20 am

    Just got done watching this whole thing loved the series

  34. @yj_holic4590 on March 31, 2024 at 10:21 am

    Can you also please make a video on the French treasure hunt, *On the trail of the Golden Owl* aka *Sur la trace de la chouette d’or" ???

  35. @houstontxdave6876 on March 31, 2024 at 10:25 am

    Nice work. I like the "eleven" theory. Hope you get to dig it up.

  36. @ronniewilson1149 on March 31, 2024 at 10:25 am

    Where are you located? Are you a local hunter?

  37. @camertz087 on March 31, 2024 at 10:26 am

    What if ace is high, is indeed 1 being high? As in elevated?

  38. @rvd93021 on March 31, 2024 at 10:26 am

    January 11 at 11:11am look where shadow is pointing

  39. @amihan99 on March 31, 2024 at 10:27 am

    Shit is so hard

  40. @mr.underhill9045 on March 31, 2024 at 10:27 am

    🔮⏳⛏️🗝️💎🕶️… SOON…🤫

  41. @ashby2737 on March 31, 2024 at 10:30 am

    The association to 11 seems weak. What about the fact that New York is the 11th state. There’s 11 stars in the sky in this painting. The painting that supposedly leads to the Houston casque has a single star in the sky as in “The Lone Star State.” Also the rose happens to be the state flower of New York.

  42. @thesecretdecoded5801 on March 31, 2024 at 10:30 am

    Looks like you were on to something. I believe I have a better solution. I plan on putting up my solution within a week, unless SF parks and rec wants to play ball….

  43. @jaybays2251 on March 31, 2024 at 10:31 am

    the shinx wasn’t built until until 2013

  44. @alexishager81 on March 31, 2024 at 10:31 am

    I live 10 minutes away from Golden gate Park. If anyone wants me to do their digging in up for it with all credit to you!! 😄

  45. @camertz087 on March 31, 2024 at 10:33 am

    Let me add, pair the other lines together… ace is high, running north but first across, must be the highway that goes north after crossing the bay…

  46. @mikeshahrestani7962 on March 31, 2024 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for sharing!! It would have been cool if you had made this video 11 minutes and 11 seconds😂

  47. @frankhuman5610 on March 31, 2024 at 10:36 am

    Are you SF-based? After wandering about GGP for dozens of hours running through these clues during the lockdown, I have a pretty strong theory of where this can be which seems simple and obvious. But you need to see it in person to understand. I like the Francis Scott Key Monument theory, but the foundation for the family said if you write them with the correct location, they will remit the treasure and count it as found. (In case it was buried or destroyed)

    It would be surprising if nobody has written them about the Key monument yet.

  48. @Chiibee on March 31, 2024 at 10:36 am

    I’m an Australian who had no idea what this was until a year or two ago, I find The Secret fascinating. Thank you for keeping the search alive! X

  49. @rubenrussicerro2379 on March 31, 2024 at 10:37 am

    hello i like a lot your solution i got the next two step to continue , the golden perl and the twain attention , can we make a meet to talk about ….

  50. @blaineknutson6847 on March 31, 2024 at 10:37 am

    A number 4 on the dress.

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