Treasure Hunting

Airplane Hunting

Bristol Beaufighter firing rockets As Chairman of The Swale Search and Recovery (metal detecting) Club I was approached recently by an up-and-coming air museum to help look for wreckage of a WWII Bristol Beaufighter that had crashed on a local muddy foreshore during a training exercise. It was believed, or hoped, that there was a […]

Categories: Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

In Search of King John’s Treasure (Part 2)

The only field that produced a good aura was the same field that had given the curious orbs with the camera on the AV setting. While not the recommended setting, it does indicate that other camera settings work – perhaps as good or better. We had photographed the field from different points on adjacent sides […]

Categories: Dowsing, Gold, Metal Detecting, Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

Olympus Digital Cameras

  We have found three early Olympus digital cameras that are capable of photographing auras. The earliest is the D-360L, which will produce tiny orb auras and does not even need a filter. My friend Kybob has made a video of this camera in action: Note that there is a vehicle in background in […]

Categories: Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor


Every detectorist dreams of finding a hoard and this new book will increase your chances of doing so. The rich history of the British Isles has led to the burial of thousands of hoards for many different reasons – some as offerings, some as savings or in an emergency, intended to be recovered later. Although […]

Categories: Gold, Metal Detecting, Metal Detecting Finds, Treasure Hunting

In Search of King John’s Treasure

A few months ago, out of the blue, an Australian, Garry Brooker, inventor of Rangertell, long range metal locators, gave me GPS co-ordinates, which he claimed to be the possible location of King John’s treasure. He didn’t tell me how he obtained this precise location, just that he and some American friends have become very […]

Categories: Dowsing, Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

Magical Treasure Hunting

This is a history of treasure hunting from the middle ages to the present day, rather than a how to book. Nevertheless, it is well researched and despite being written by a university senior lecturer, is quite entertaining, although biased towards Europe, as medieval North America is largely undocumented. The study leads to the conclusion […]

Categories: Dowsing, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting

The Colour of the Money

Buried metals interact with the earth’s magnetic field to emit electro-magnetic radiation. Radiation seems to be emitted across a spectrum of wavelengths from Near Infrared, through visible light to Ultraviolet. Different metals may have different dominant colours of radiation, as processed by the camera. This seems unrelated to the natural colour of the metal or […]

Categories: Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

Book Review – Dowsed Treasure Locations Around the World

  I must confess to knowing Aquila personally; however I do think that the concept here is brilliant. The author has used his expert research and dowsing skills, honed in searching for Yamashita’s gold, to investigate and pin-point the location of many of the lost treasures around the World. Some of the fabulous treasures featured […]

Categories: Dowsing, Dowsing, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor, X_Factor

Filters and Holders

I still get asked many questions about infrared filters so I am going to cover a few points here.  The Canon camera is a Single Lens Reflex, which means you view directly through the lens, not a viewfinder, so when you put a nearly black infrared filter in front of the lens, with the best […]

Categories: Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

The Yellow Peril

A while ago a guy in the Middle East kept sending me infrared photos, taken with a Canon camera during the day, like the one above top. I had not come across this before and it did not seem to matter what we tried, the photos always came out yellow and with no sign of […]

Categories: Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor, X_Factor

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