posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 07:36 PM
Heard a great podcast a while back on the subject - a little backround about the gold & podcast links listed below (you need Realplayer to listen to
the podcast - its free):
"In June 1945, with US tanks less than 30 kilometres away, General Yama#a, head of the Japanese occupying army in the Philippines, knew the war was
lost. He held a farewell party in Luzon province for 175 Japanese chief engineers, in one of the 175 underground tunnel complexes the engineers had
constructed. At midnight, with the sake and patriotic singing in full flow, Yama#a (with two of Emperor Hirohito's princes) slipped out and detonated
dynamite at the tunnel's entrance. Buried 70 metres underground, the engineers had only the mute company of row upon row of gold bars, looted by the
Japanese army from the territories it had conquered in Asia.
Despite the murderous precautions taken to protect the secret vaults, US military intelligence officers discovered their existence and seized billons
of dollars worth of gold, platinum, precious gems and cultural treasures from the hiding places. Together with Nazi war loot from Europe, the Japanese
plunder was funnelled by the US into a secret "Black Eagle Trust, named after the Nazi insignia stamped on gold bullion stolen by the Nazis."