What is important to remember is that all the monuments, maps, waybills and signs and symbols, no matter who put them there, are actually “Coded Messages” that have important meanings, or multiple meanings. Many times the directions are not as clear as they appear to be. They did not want just anyone to be able to find these sites. The important thing is to understand the deviousness of the people that placed them there. Whether it was the Spanish, Indians, Mexicans, prospectors or thieves.
The Spanish motivation for their exploration and exploitation of the North, Central and South America was their search for the Seven Cities of Cibola. A legend dating back to 750 AD. The legend(s) of the Seven Cities of Cibola are just as steeped in mystery and confusion today as they were in the past. These cities were so rich, the streets were paved with gold and the natives wore so much gold, that it was hard for them to move about. Today we know that neither the bishops nor the Spanish ever found these seven fabulous cities. The reason for this is that they did not understand that this legend was actually a "Coded Message."
Another and common type of lightning bolt warning, will be located on either side of a shaft or tunnel entrance. (The “bolt” will never be above the entrance.) It will be cut, carved or chiseled into the bedrock, within 1 1/2 or 2 feet of the entrance itself. The opening or entrance to any of these will be covered or concealed. The entrances will be blocked by logs or rocks.
Make sure to notice where the point of the lightning bolt is pointing.
1. If the point is down then you will find floor traps only after you have entered.
2. If the point is towards the main entrance, then the trap is at the entrance itself. By breaking through the entrance, you will have set the trap in motion. Sand may be re- leased from a support rock(s), holding back a larger boulder further upslope from your position. It may not look like a dangerous situation, but believe me, one of my partners
almost lost his life to a trap of similar design.
3. If the point of the bolt is pointing up, then the trap(s) will be from above, only after you have entered the tunnel. Not at or above the entrance itself.
4. A heart that has a crack down the center, separating the two lobes in half. The crack is representing that your heart will be broken if you do not heed the warning. Be careful with this one. It does not tell you where the trap(s) are located or from what direction the death will be coming from.
5. Another variation type of trap warning is three crosses. Two to either side and below a larger cross. This message is from the three crosses, at Jesus’ Crucifixion. Saying: Stay to the right. This is the position of the “Good Thief” that was with Jesus on the Mount at Calvary. A Mexican variation of this was used. Instead of two crosses below the larger cross, two skulls were used. This says follow the straight and narrow. Do not use any tunnel to either side of the cross.
6. Be aware and leery of any type of signs that are mentioned above or have connotations relating to death. They all relate to death by some means. It is quite possible that someone may have been more devious in their motives. The Royal or King’s Spaniards had rules that were mandatory and “MUST” be followed to the letter. Others may not have held the same beliefs. This is why you must take this information seriously and be cautious with everything that you may do. “Safety is the prime directive!”
The following “death trap” drawing depictions and explanations do not cover the com- plete range of traps that will be encountered or found throughout the world. They are shown here, to give you an idea, of how some of them were constructed.
In the Jan/Feb 2001 THU article of the Gold Prospector Magazine, I published the very first photo ever taken, of an active 300 year old “Death Trap“, found in Mexico. If you continue on, you will see this engineering feat for yourself. How it was constructed and how it works. Read on.
This trap is designed to be set in motion by the removal of the material that actually seals the entrance itself. When the area around the sand (A) supporting the other boulders/carved stone is disturbed, the sand is released and weakens the overall support of the death boulder that sits above the entrance. Once the boulder has you trapped beneath it, the overburden then flows down the hillside. Making it look like a land slide has occurred. Covering the entrance and you. “Be Safe Out There”.
The following are signs and symbols for mine(s), treasure(s), or place(s) of importance.
Turtles have been used as guide all over the world. They are used to give us directions, points to a trail or simply, location of a mine. Carefully observe everything about the turtle’s position of the head, tail legs or markings on its' shell/back.