Yellow Gold Crucifix Lost under Stilted House, Found and Returned Surfside Beach SC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

On Friday, March 8th, I received the following message from Corey, “Hi, I have a house in Surfside Beach. One of the guests has dropped a necklace and the crucifix came off of it and can’t be located. Checking to see if you’re interested in trying to find it.” I responded saying “Sure. Call me,” and sent him my number. When he called he gave me a few more details. He mentioned that when the crucifix was dropped on the concrete it bounced, possibly in an area beside the driveway. I told him I’d be there in 30-45 minutes. I also asked him to text me the address, which he did.

On the drive down, Corey sent me a picture of the area, with a red circle around the particle spot where the crucifix had been dropped. When I pulled into the driveway, I got a better idea of the possibilities of what I needed to do. First, I did a visual of the entire area, looking through 2 boxes of kid’s shovels, buckets and other beach toys with no luck. Next I looked in and around a golf cart, including releasing the brake to move the cart and looked under the tires. Still nothing, I pulled my Gold Bug with a 6” coil out of the car and started detecting the ground holding a row of trees, mulch and dead leaves beside the driveway. I pulled out about a dozen roofing and siding nails, pull tabs and bottle caps, but still no crucifix. I went to the neighbor’s yard and did the back side of the tree line. I moved over to the opposite side of the driveway and checked the grass area. I was out of ideas, so I grabbed my Equinox 800, lowered the sensitivity and researched the tree line. I called Corey and told him I hadn’t had any luck. He told me that Kim, who is the owner of the cleaning company that cleans the rental, was coming over and would be there in about 10 minutes. I told him I’d wait.

When Kim arrived she told me that in the process of cleaning the house, she had found the chain and crucifix among other items the renters had left behind. In the process of moving the items downstairs to the garage she set everything down on the seat of the golf cart. At that time the crucifix was still on the chain. When she picked up everything to move it to the garage is when she noticed the crucifix was gone. Her co-worker said she heard something hit the concrete and saw it bounce into the tree line. The two searched everywhere and couldn’t find the crucifix, hence I was called. She opened up the garage to show me where she had set everything down. Not sure if when she picked up the items, the crucifix fell out or not but we both saw the crucifix lying on the garage floor. Woo-Hoo!!!! I can’t remember if Kim said the owner lived in Michigan or Wisconsin but she was going to get the crucifix back home soon.

Kim – Thank you for helping solve the mystery.

Corey – Thanks for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find this treasure.



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