At any rate, when I came across these entries at a treasure website, I really did a double take given the overlapping symbols with the relics, like snakes and daggers and spearheads. There's a lot more, but I have to wonder if some of the out of place or strange artifacts that turn up here and there might have come out of the civil war.
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Many in the treasure hunting community believe that Jesse and Frank James were, among other things, Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC) "Sentinels." Whether this is completely true is open to debate.
What is not open to debate, however, is the fact that Jesse, Frank, and the James gang as a whole buried numerous small-to-medium sized treasure caches throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. A number of these caches have been identified, researched, tracked down, and recovered in recent years.
Surprisingly enough, many of these caches were found by following treasure signs and symbols that belong to the KGC pantheon. With that in mind, here are more KGC treasure signs and symbols:
Sun(s) (Carved or etched images of the sun should be noted, especially if they have "rays" radiating out from the sun circle itself. Could mean that the center of the sun is the treasure location or one or more of the rays point to one or more treasure caches.)
Carved or Oddly Shaped Rocks (These often appear "out of place" in their current surroundings and are immediately recognizable. They have this effect for a reason. Stop and take note of your surroundings. Note: A search of the immediate area with a metal detector might be a good move on your part. J.R.)
Snakes (The snake symbol invariably "points" the way to a treasure trove or cache. If you run across 2 or 3 snakes etched or drawn in parallel with one another, they may indicate multiple caches.)
Bird Tracks (Usually these are 3-toed tracks drawn or carved as simple connected lines leading a certain direction that typically leads, in turn, to treasure.)http://treasuretrovegold.blogspot.com/2 ... en_24.html
Daggers, Knives, Swords (These symbols often have multiple meanings. If the blade symbol is pointing downward it can mean treasure is here or nearby; if the blade points upward it may mean that you must press farther on; and if crossed blades are used it may mean "X" marks the spot or beware, danger is close.)
Window Rocks (Window rocks are fairly common here in the Southwestern U.S. where I live. Typically these are geologic formations where erosion has, over time, etched or "eaten" away the center portion of the rock formation leaving an open "window." In a treasure context window rocks are signs or views to treasure when one stands at a certain position and looks through them. The problem here is that many window rocks are simply natural elements without any treasure significance. However, if you are on a proven or researched treasure "trail" and come across a window rock formation, take heed. It may provide a critical clue to the location of a treasure trove.)
All-Seeing Eye (A very ancient symbol, the omniscient or all-seeing eye is a very common Masonic symbol that was adapted and used by the KGC as well. A good example can be found on the reverse of any U.S. one-dollar bill. The eye's meaning can be different things to different people, including an "inside" message or direction to a KGC member or "Sentinel." For the rest of us mortals, the eye is open to interpretation from a treasure hunting standpoint. "You are being watched," "look here," "look beyond," "search inside," etc.)