The Secret: A Treasure Hunt by Byron PreissHoly scheisse! It does exist! I read this book when it first came out, when it was a new book at the public library. Over the years, I began to believe that Id just mashed together the memory of a beautifully enchanting cover from a random fantasy novel seen in a supermarket or a dream, a provocatively simple title that no 8 year old could resist (secret, treasure and hunt in any order) and the contents of several faerie tale and folklore books Id read in the early 80s and, voila, a bibliophiles intoxicating Mandela Effect cocktail: the syrupy summery popsicle sweet false memory of a magical book from childhood.
The quest to find 12 hidden treasures from a 1982 treasure hunt book
Please record your notes about this image in the list below. Alternately, the pattern of curves in the waving flag may be a better match for the Matanzas River, which flows northwards to meet the Tolomato River at the city of St. It is a strong match for one of the architectural symbols used in a map on display at FOY. The four points may also be a match for the layout of the Castillo de San Marcos , which is also on the Matanzas and is located a few blocks directly south of FOY. The numbers 2 and 4 are positioned side-by-side in the drawing. Unlike most numbers in the images, these do not appear to be hints at latitude or longitude. One plausible interpretation that has been proposed is that this is a rebus of "two-by-four," in reference to a board used in the "green picket fence.
There is a treasure of sorts, a ceramic cask buried somewhere in Milwaukee. But if you solve the puzzle and dig up the cask, you will be a worldwide web legend—and probably fined by the Milwaukee County Parks Department. If the reader examined the appendix pages and figured out which of the 12 riddles paired up with a corresponding fantasy-styled painting which also contains visual clues , and then went hunting and dug up the cask, he or she was to send the ceramic key to Preiss. He would then reward the finder with a precious birthstone as seen in each painting. It has been determined with fair certainty that Painting 10 and Verse 8 match up for Milwaukee. However, deciphering and following these clues is an ambiguous mess.
Lake Park, Milwaukee, where many believe one of the hidden casques is buried.
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Byron Preiss April 11, — July 9,  was an American writer, editor, and publisher. A native of Brooklyn , New York City, Byron Preiss graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in ,  and earned a master's degree in communications from Stanford University. In , while Preiss was teaching at a Philadelphia elementary school, he conceived, and with Jim Steranko , produced an anti-drug comic book, The Block , designed for low-level reading skills. Published by Steranko's company, Supergraphics, it was distributed to schools nationwide. He founded Byron Preiss Visual Publications in [ citation needed ] to publish original works, including Weird Heroes