The Lue treasure map is something that gives treasure hunters many sleepless nights. But you won’t find any streets, lakes, or highways on this map. This map includes obscure images and geometric shapes that criss-cross each other or sit beside each other. The map also has a large sweeping curved line from the bottom left-hand corner to the top right-hand corner. The reason why the Lue treasure map has given hunters so much grief is because it tells of a place where massive amounts of gold are buried. While that undoubtedly should leave some happy treasure hunters, the problem is that no one has been able to decode the Lue treasure map – even though it’s more than fifty years old!
The Lue treasure map was created by the Nazis but it was a Nazi follower that actually lived in the United States that created it. It was at this follower’s home that the Nazis had buried over 100 tons of gold which they had smuggled into the States. They did this so that they could sell the gold on the US market and crash the US economy, preventing the United States from entering World War II. However, someone in the United States government got wind of the Nazis’ plan and passed the American Gold Act, which prohibited any gold from being sold on the open market.
Once the Nazis found out that their plan had been foiled, they tried to get into the United States to take the gold back. When they reached the follower’s home however, they found that he had died, leaving the mysterious Lue map behind. The Nazi soldiers dug all around the follower’s home looking for the gold but were unable to find it. They continued to search until Hitler called it off and had them return back to Germany.
Once the Nazis had returned home, the American government tried to decode the map with some of the most brilliant FBI and CIA officers. But they too, were unable to decipher the odd map. The government then leaked the map to the public, in the hopes that someone would be able to decode it. No one was able to do it, but famous treasure hunter, Karl Von Mueller published the map in 1960 and ever since, people have been trying to figure it out. But that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been many theories!
Some think that where the sweeping line meets the pillar in the center means “turn me”, and that the two lines coming through the middle of the pillar and the arrow also mean “turn me.” The map also seems to be a sort of pinwheel. This comes from the fact that there are two three-dimensional gimbals located within the map that create the pinwheel. If the wheel is turned, the map is said to then reveal all sorts of information. But very little of it will be useful as the majority of it is false. This was a special feature that the Nazi follower incorporated into the Lue map to make it even more difficult for anyone to find the gold.
It’s widely believed that the bars appearing at the bottom left hand side of the page represent the actual bars themselves. And because a pyramid sits on top of these bars, many think that it’s within some sort of pyramid that the bars are hidden. The map doesn’t give you a location for the pyramid, but it does give the location of a very large field where the pyramid sits among other large structures. As the treasure hunter turns the map and extracts information from it, the location of this field will be revealed to him.
Of course, all treasure maps come with a code or a key and this one does too. It’s thought that the key lies in the Great Seal that can be seen on the one dollar bill to the side of George Washington’s nose. Using this key, along with the Lue map, and the notes that the treasure hunter has made by turning and analyzing the map, it’s said that the gold can be found in the pyramid, under the left leg of the pyramid layout.
Of course, this is just one theory to decoding the Lue map. And of course, if these theories had proven true, we’d probably be reading about someone who found Hitler’s gold, rather than theories on how to crack it’s location!