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    One of my favorite places to go. I can't wait to spend some time there and enjoy some treasure hunting. I have not been able to do a site survey on this one yet. I know the area, but I am not sure what the vegetation looks like at this time. If I am not mistaken, this one seems to be the easiest of the secret hunts. A plan is in the works to unearth the NOLA casque! Yes I know some of you are saying this guy must be crazy. I would never join any forum or chat just for the fun of it. I announced that I plan to go city to city and find the rest. This week is the week that I go get Houston out of the ground. It is hard to convince park people I will tell you that. As for NOLA? Come on, there is no other place to bury something cool than this location.

  • #2
    This one was found but it was destroyed. But wherever you’re digging, I’m just sayin, when Katrina came through a lot of corpses were moved around lol a guy that gave me a tour of Armstrong park told me about that. Kinda creepy honestly

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    • #3
      Yes Katrina did a lot of damage. Fortunately this location only had some flooding and did not change much. Being below sea level did make it a nasty soup bowl of mess. In my opinion I don't even know why they attempted to dig at the location where he probed with the camera. It is good to have some trial and error though. Filling in rabbit holes is part of being a treasure hunter. I recommend not going in too deep and coming back with fresh eyes. The clues for NOLA are also similar to Houston. I found that interesting and it was helpful.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dezxman17 View Post
        Yes Katrina did a lot of damage. Fortunately this location only had some flooding and did not change much. Being below sea level did make it a nasty soup bowl of mess. In my opinion I don't even know why they attempted to dig at the location where he probed with the camera. It is good to have some trial and error though. Filling in rabbit holes is part of being a treasure hunter. I recommend not going in too deep and coming back with fresh eyes. The clues for NOLA are also similar to Houston. I found that interesting and it was helpful.
        Absolutely.... He was in the wrong location.....

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        • #5
          A little hint. One thing I noticed that helped me with this one. West is north. So looking at the art, the top of the page is west, and you know where to go from there.

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          • #6
            I should have been a little clearer with that hint. This applies to many of the important clues in the art, and not the entire portrait. He divides the art up into sections for different perspective.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dezxman17 View Post
              A little hint. One thing I noticed that helped me with this one. West is north. So looking at the art, the top of the page is west, and you know where to go from there.
              I'm sorry Dez.... that is not totally correct..... Close but incorrect.... If you will notice the word Preservation at the top of the clock.... The word is not centered above on the clock.... The V is in the middle therefore there are six letters to the right of "V" and only 5 to the left of it. Most feel that the word Preservation that is in the painting must correlate directly with the historic Preservation Hall in the French Quarters.....It might, but, this word is misaligned because the "N" is actually your North compass heading from the central point on the clock.... Smack dab through the middle of the "N"

              Once you have recognized this..... There is absolutely no way you could mistake this for anything other Armstrong Park..... The moon in the picture is not the Superdome so throw away any solve that thinks it is.... Imeverybodynow
              Last edited by Coinaster; 08-06-2020, 12:48 PM.

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              • #8
                You have a valid point there. But look at the little white spot above the V, that is the sunset. There should be a shadow there. Also there doesn't seem to be a black box indicating where 12 is centered. This clue isn't for the entire portrait, just for many of the important clues. I think he shifted it to the left so we would notice the seven in the box next to the right arrow. I think the moon has more than one meaning. As stated in the book about clues coming in twos.

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                • #9
                  I have decided to give my solve away for New Orleans. I really think my solve will be convincing, and I hope someone has some luck. I can't travel at the moment, and I am very fortunate to still have my job. I imagine there are many people that could use some excitement. On Monday morning I will post my solve and provide some info to show how I reached my conclusion. This is not going to be a poem or a riddle, it is going to be straight forward with measurements and what I think is the exact location. I honestly would enjoy the success of another treasure hunter. All I ask is that you give some credit for the find to Dez the X man. I am hoping this will convince someone to let me unearth the Houston casque. Please, please, mention that I provided the solve. This is the only reason I am doing this. Also If the finder is so gracious, I would love to have one or the other, the gem or the casque. You don't have too, but I would really appreciate it. So you have until Monday to plan your trip or get ready. I think only a handful of hunters will bite. The best chance you have is to be in New Orleans Monday morning. I will post somewhere around 9am. Yes, I might have it wrong, but I am sending you to a wonderful place you will enjoy. I have no authority to give any permission. Please have respect for nature and put everything back the way it was. The first person there gets first dibs on breaking ground. Please have some respect my favorite word. This will be fun! Believe it or not............

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                  • #10
                    Ok one clue and no more till Monday. No, not Armstrong. When I show you I think you will agree.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dezxman17 View Post
                      Ok one clue and no more till Monday. No, not Armstrong. When I show you I think you will agree.
                      Thanks.... I can't wait!

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                      • #12
                        Hope this will get someone in the general vicinity of the dig location. Please post your adventure and let me know how it went. I am going to give the location that I have come up with to find the New Orleans casque. So first I will go ahead and get straight to it, then I will list a few clues that led me to this conclusion. I have not been boots on the ground so hopefully there will be no surprises. I think it is located at beautiful City Park. This park is also shaped like the clock. Rectangular and symmetrical. The location is the southern end of the park on the north side of Bayou Metairie. The historic oak grove is on the south side of the bayou. You can only access the dig site from the north side, or by boat. My findings take me to Shell Island on the northwest side of the bayou. The stone arched bridge is the access point to the Island. You will need to take a measurement from the stone bridge and the large live oak that is basically in the middle of the island. It should be around 22 feet from the bridge to the oak. Your measurement will be somewhat like a triangle. Measure out 55 feet from the southwest corner of the bridge, and measure 33 feet from the oak tree. bring these measurements together and that should get you close. So when you are walking south over the bridge. Look to your right, which is west, and measure off that corner 55 feet. Measure off the tree 33 feet. I recommend a metal detector and a measuring wheel. If you can use GPR, that would be best. If you find it please mention DezXman led you to this location.

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                        • #13
                          Now let me explain a little to show how I came up with this. First looking at the art you have a oval shape with a horse head in the middle in the lower right corner. If the art was to fall to the left on its side it would look like the fair grounds race track and bayou metairie to the west of it. Looking at M 6.5 in the clock there is a shell. At M7 there is a open mouth shell with the south end of the arched bridge landing in the mouth of the shell. On the wrist there is a drawing of the bridge looking south with the big tree in the middle in front of it. At M 2.5 a light blue square there is a side view of open mouth shell with arch bridge landing in shell. In this same square there is an N at the bottom and a W at the top. On the arm below the cuff looks like a shell. All over the artwork you have arches. Above preservation you can see the outline of stones in blue below the gold arch. Next to the 29 in the right corner of the clock the bird has faint lines that make a shell. If it is an angel it still has an awkward design. This is a shell. Even the flower or bell on the other side is awkward.

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                          • #14
                            On the wrist below the thumb at the bottom of the hand is an arch with an X above it, and it seems to be looking west. As you go up the hand there are some red tracks that seem to be coming from two points. The jagged fingernails are similar to the jagged stone planter boxes on the bridge. This bridge is similar to Langles Bridge and I thought that was the general location. When I started seeing the shells in the art it led me to shell Island. Namesakes should be the Owen Butler fountain that happens to be a water Nymph. Middle of 21 I am thinking more than one thing. 7+7+7 equals 21 with a seven in the middle, also there might have been 21 trees on the Island at the time. Seven steps over the stone bridge. Three up and three down. I used to think it was to the left of the bridge, but there were too many numbers in the art and I think he wanted to get it away from the water.

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                            • #15
                              At the park there is art on top of poles, the mask is on top of a pole. It is one of the oldest parks in New Orleans and has a rich history. Namesakes could be the dueling Oak where scores were settled. In the middle of the clock to the right of the arm looks like the oak on shell Island, looking east standing on the treasure I presume. You can look at street view on google earth. This tree is very important to the solve. I have looked at every angle and west part of the Island looks best. The top part of the clock wood on the left has a step or foot that is similar to the bridge. The left corner of the left eye has an arch with with markings going up above it. The measurements I keep seeing are 22, 33, and 55. I am stuck on 22 from the bridge to tree, but I have seen faint 44's and 32's. Over that same eyelid is an arch and a dot with a red triangle from both points. The flying boy on the clock is touching an arch with his hand and foot. The hand is up higher than the foot. I am thinking this is from north to south. On the clock face it looks to be midnight. This tells me that crossing the bridge go straight to tree, and the seconds are at three o'clock. So looking south over the bridge you would measure out at your visual three o'clock.

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