Paul Humphreys

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a voluntary reward basis. The amount is left entirely up to you, commensurate with having your lost sentimental item back in your possession. In the event I am unable to find your lost item, a $40 call-out fee helps cover equipment maintenance and travel costs to and from locations 1/2-hour drive each way.

Travel Costs for more distant searches, statewide and abroad, can be discussed and agreed upon in advance.

Search Types

Land--- beaches, public parks, yards, fields, RV parks, campgrounds, school grounds, fairgrounds, toboggan hills, hiking, horse and RV trails, and riverbanks.

Water--- wading searches in rivers, ponds, lakes.

Snow---drifts, piles, parking lots, sledding hills, drive ways, trails.

'Other': Insurance salvage and claim recoveries - house & estate searches.

Search Locations

South-East Wisconsin and beyond.

Paul Humphreys's Bio

Just when you thought it was lost forever… kindness, technology and experience come along to give you hope! Metal detecting, in particular reuniting owners to their lost sentimental jewelry items, has brought me tremendous satisfaction. I've been honing my metal-detecting skills since 1976 when my late father introduced me to the hobby. It has been fun to pass the metal-detecting torch on to some of my own children and grandchildren. And as a cancer survivor, each day is another day to relish with those I love, especially my college bride and best friend, Kathleen.

Paul Humphreys - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Engagement Ring Found! Greenfield, Wisconsin (2017)

    In the wee small hours of December 18th, Lindsey Ernisse’s gorgeous engagement ring went missing in the vicinity of a busy apartment complex in Greenfield, Wisconsin. She and her fiancé, Michael Perry, searched and searched in the darkness. They scoured the driveway between the parking area and the entrances to the building but without success. […]

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  • Lost Platinum Wedding Ring Found – Elkhart Lake, WI (2017)

    Nick Mitrani was visiting in Wisconsin from Long Island, New York, when his platinum wedding ring went missing. It happened while doing some geocaching around Road America, an internationally acclaimed motorsports complex and one of America’s longest road racing circuits. Located in the picturesque rolling, wooded hills of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine district, Road America is […]

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  • Lost Wedding Ring Found! – Oak Creek, WI (2017)

    A young Michigan couple, Ryan and Jess Knapp, were visiting in Wisconsin and enjoying an evening’s fun with their son, West, at Oak Creek Parkway Park. But then Ryan’s black tungsten wedding ring disappeared. A thick bed of woodchips in the playground seemed the logical place to search. Ryan looked late into the night using […]

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  • Wedding Ring Found! – Lake Beulah, Mukwonago, WI (2017)

    Jumping off boat docks runs a very high risk of removing rings from one’s fingers. I mean one moment the ring is there snug and happy on your finger and the next thing you know, slurp, the lake monster sucks it off and swallows it whole. It’s not fair! There ought to be warning signs […]

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  • Wedding Ring Found! – Williams Bay, Lake Geneva, WI (2017)

    It is too bad Golden Retrievers don’t retrieve gold, gold rings that is. If they did, then Chicago resident, Adam Katz, wouldn’t have called me. Adam jumped off the family’s boat pier into Lake Geneva the other day to join his Golden Retriever in a short swim back to shore. When the pair emerged, Mr. […]

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Paul Humphreys - Testimonials

  • Paul was a life saver! (2017)


    Paul was a life saver! When I felt the ring come off my hand in the lake, I thought for sure it was gone forever. After my friends and I searched for over an hour as best we could in the sand below and came up empty,

    I had no hopes of ever finding my ring again. I count my lucky stars that I found Paul and within an hour after sending him an email, he had his plans in place to find my ring. In less than 24 hours, my ring was recovered and I breathed a huge sigh of relief!

    I live in Chicago, so Paul even went the extra mile to carefully ship my ring back to me, after traveling to Lake Geneva and gearing up to go underwater to help locate my missing ring. I can’t say enough how great this whole experience was…well, I mean…losing the ring in the first place wasn’t great, but Paul sure was!

  • My husband and I are beyond thrilled with Paul Humphrey’s dedicated search to finding my husband’s wedding band (2017)


    My husband and I are beyond thrilled with Paul Humphrey’s dedicated search to finding my husband’s wedding band in Lake Winnebago.

    Paul went above and beyond our expectations, coming back a second time to scour the area that he wasn’t able to search the first time around. As far as customer service goes, Paul gets our highest accolades.

    Thank you again Paul for generously donating your time to find my husband’s wedding band!

    Brooke – Oshkosh, WI

  • “We thought the ring was gone forever (2017)


    “We thought the ring was gone forever and that the website [] was a scam, but Paul proved us wrong within a matter of hours. We will forever be grateful and keeping his number on file!”


  • I can recommend Paul without reservation to anyone who has lost a wedding ring. (2017)


    I can recommend Paul without reservation to anyone who has lost a wedding ring. From our first communications, I could tell he had a sincere and honest approach to solving such a puzzle. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I could not be happier that he was able to find my long lost rings!” Peter – Cambridge, WI

  • Thank you so much for your quick response to my call (2017)


    Thank you so much for your quick response to my call and for finding my wedding band immediately. I can’t express how much I appreciate your willingness to travel, on a holiday, to my home 45 minutes away, to help me find it. Thanks again” Valerie – Fontana, WI