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Untraced Hidden Treasures in the Book of "The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!"


In 1982, a mystery book called "The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!" was published in the U.S. which was created by Byron Preiss. Preiss was inspired by the book, Masquerade, that was published in England in the year of 1979.

Masquerade was written and illustrated by Kit Williams, containing fifteen paintings that beckoned to the location of a hidden treasure made of an 18-carat gold, jewel-encrusted hare buried somewhere in England. That book sold millions of copies around the globe.

Preiss assigned a young artist named John Jude Palencar to create the twelve paintings for his book, of which each painting was combined with a cryptic poem. Used together, they pointed an armchair sleuth to a specific location. There, three feet underground, a buried casque could be found, and inside of that casque, a ceramic key will be hidden. Each key could be turned into the publisher, who would hand over a gem worth around $1,000.



Unfortunately, "The Secret: A Treasure Hunt!" was not as popular as Kit's Masquerade. The provided clues were so harder to solve that it nailed every gateway of the cheat, and Preiss, alone, buried all the keys in various locations that he never told to anyone else. Perhaps, Preiss also did not realize its actual difficulties.



Two years later of its publication, in the year of 1984, three kids unfolded the location of a key in Chicago. Then almost two decades were spent but nothing much happened until 2004 when two lawyers found another one in Cleveland.

And since 2005, after Preiss's tragic death in a car accident, it has remained secret to this date. Whether the gems are said to have also been lost.


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