The story begins 36 years ago…
Byron Priess was an American writer who specialized in fantasy novels. 3 years after he published the kid’s book Dragonworld, he published a book called The Secret that contained 12 different verses and 12 fantasy paintings. One of the paintings would pair with one of the verses, together they would provide a set of clues that led to one plexiglass box that would incase a ceramic box in a park in North America. Inside the ceramic box was a key that you would send to Byron Priess. In return, he would send a gemstone worth $1,000.
Only two of the boxes have ever been found. One was found in 1983 in Chicago and one in 2004 in Cleveland. Byron Priess, unfortunately, passed away in 2005 in a car accident. Yet people continue to search to this day.
All of the 12 boxes though are related to a place of immigration. Byron Priess’s father immigrated to the U.S, which was a big inspiration for him. For example, the Cleveland box was found in the Greek Cultural Garden since many Greek people immigrated to the Cleveland area. Same with Chicago since a lot of Irish and Scottish people immigrated there.
People believe that the 10 remaining boxes are likely located in the following cities. I also included country of immigrants that went to that city;
Image 1- San Francisco, California – Chinese Immigrants
Image 2 – Charleston, South Carolina – African Immigrants
Image 3 – Roanoke Island, Virginia – English Immigrants
Image 4 – Cleveland, Ohio – Greek Immigrants – Found
Image 5 – Chicago, Illinois – Irish/Scottish Immigrants – Found
Image 6 – St. Augustine, Florida – Spanish Immigrants
Image 7 – New Orleans, Louisiana – French Immigrants
Image 8 – Houston, Texas – Persian Immigrants
Image 9 – Montreal, Canada – Netherlands Immigrants
Image 10 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – German Immigrants
Image 11 – Boston, Massachusetts – Italian Immigrants
Image 12 – New York City, New York – Russian Immigrants
If you are interested in hunting for one of the treasures I recommend checking out this link because it includes many of people’s theories about each of the images. I recommend getting the book (it’s on Amazon) because it includes all the images and verses, as well as some interesting stories about the treasure. I hope you get involved in the hunt for the remaining 10 boxes!