During halftime Saturday between Michigan and Michigan State the pictured man and his children hit their backyard court for some 2 on 2 hoopin’ and during the excitement as he caught the passed ball with feet up off the ground to slam dunk his tungsten palladium ring flew off.
Minutes were ticking away before the second half of the real game was back on and as he sat down he noticed the ring missing. So for a couple days he reenacted what was going on and couldn’t find the ring. Part of the trajectory they thought put the ring out into the road area and a grass island.
They even raked up last Octobers leaves and still no ring. When I talked with him Tuesday night we agreed to meet today and go over the area with my metal detector. He was at work and was going to be on his way so a relative and I went over where they thought the ring could be. It didn’t take me long to sweep the area in question with my bigfoot coil but nothing came up. The relative went back into the house for a few while I thought out a new strategy. Since I covered where they thought it could be I thought maybe someone saw it in the street and walked off with it. But my feeling was to check back behind the net and wood privacy fence. As I did a grid search I was running out of ground when suddenly about 10 feet from the back of the net I got a nice +47 signal and I knew from past tungsten ring finds this had to be it! Firing up the Garrett carrot and running it over the grass I got a nice vibration and sifting thru the grass and leaves revealed this stunning tungsten and palladium ring! I texted him the pic as he was already on the road coming home and was super thrilled! So even tho their team didn’t get the win, we had a real win on the home court…turning March Madness to March Gladness!
Boom Boom Out Go The Lights!
Last Tuesday half of this nice lady’s engagement ring came off when the power went out, she had been doing laundry, dishes and was scrambling around the main floor of the house, and by time she was able to grab her cell phone for some light she noticed it was missing. After lighting some candles and regaining her composure, her and the fiancée started to look around some but to no avail. Add to this 2 cats and a really cool pit bull that likes to scoop things up off the floor. She thought maybe the ring came off in the bedroom closet as this was the last place she was before the lights went out. When I got there today, their thoughts were that the dog swallowed it. We had the other half of the ring so I got a read on that and scanned the dog and got a signal but they informed me that it was a microchip. So with no other signals on the dog I searched the yard area where he does his business and nothing showed up. Back into the house we went and I got out my dowsing rod and started to search in the bedroom. I treat all indoor searches like a crime scene and any signal from the dowsing rod gets investigated, meaning drawers getting dumped out, cabinets emptied, clothes pockets search, furniture moved, washers/dryers emptied, trash bags searched, whatever needs to get pilfered thru ect.
Just to be safe the fiancée took the dog to the vet for an x-ray which came back negative. Sweeping the dowsing rod I got some signals which produced other objects of value but not the ring. We went to the kitchen next and I swept the rod to cover the main floor and got a lock towards the living room, pointing towards one of the sofa’s…very strange she thought cus she didn’t remember being in there. When we got to the living room I saw a bowl of coins and thought maybe that’s what the dowsing rod reacted to even tho that’s not what I had in my mind during the dowse. We decided to search the cushions and behind the pillows, no luck until the sofa was moved and there this beautiful white gold and diamonds ring was just under the sofa on the wood floor! They were very happy and couldn’t believe they found it and how the ring got there. She vaguely remembers being in there and reaching down for a lighter, the ring must have come off then and she didn’t hear it hit the sofa/floor or one of the pets saw it and pushed it under the sofa. So, the ring found, lights back on, pets safe, happy couple, happy treasure hunter!
Just got back from a night search for this very nice, pictured couple. They were at the hospital tonight visiting an ill loved one and walking back to the car she pulled her gloves off and 2 pieces of her 3 piece ring came off in about 4″-5″ of snow that came down yesterday. They found the main piece and when I got on site they had been searching thru the snow with gloved hands and flashlights for the thinner ring. There was some lights but seeing was more enhanced by the big snow supermoon shining from above giving the glistening snow a sparkly surface. She had the matching ring so I took a read with the MXT from different directions and got +6 and +8. I started to scan and grid at 90 deg swings in the trajectory from where she was standing and where they found the other matching ring. She had gone to the car to double check if the ring was in there and him and I kept searching.
I got a few iron and foil signals and after a few minutes I got a +6 and +8 but very short signals. Probing the snow with the Garrett carrot revealed this beautiful thin platinum band tipped at a 45 deg angle just as she got into the car. I said I got it and he yelled to her and we waved our hands and arms in the air to get her attention. She excitedly ran back to us and happily grasped the ring and quickly put it back on! The temporary loss of the sentimental ring, the excitement of the search and quick recovery got our heart rates up really high but now 3 beating hearts are all back in the normal range again!
Safe And Secure…..Again!
This pictured gentleman’s keys fell out of his pocket while operating a snow blower to clear the 6″ to 7″ snow that dropped in on the metro Detroit area Saturday afternoon. After a few passes in the backyard driveway he heard what he thought were sticks or something banging thru the machine. It wasn’t until he finished when he reached for his keys and they were gone. Now he was stranded and locked out as his wife was out of town. Before I got to the site today he managed to find the square portion of the car set on top of the snow in the neighbors yard. When I arrived I learned that there was a black vehicle key and his house keys still missing. Searching the drive area where he first heard the sounds in the machine my MXT said overload! and reaching down under the thin layer of snow produced the house keys and badly bent metal ring! Moving next in the trajectory where the square piece was on the snow took us into the yard next door. I knew from past searches for this type of key it produces a foil signal and a negative number on the meter depending on the key’s orientation. As my bigfoot coil sliced thru the sparkly layers of snow I got a foil/negative read about 4″ deep, cutting a deeper slice I pinpointed the key tipped slightly vertical in the snow and reaching into the snow produced the black car key! He said he was just about ready to jump up and down to warm up and as I held it up I said well this is a good reason too!
He was so thrilled that the keys were found, bringing that great feeling back to him that he and his family will be safe and secure again!
The Art Of Manliness Lives On!
What is manliness?, and how is it measured? If you were to google this there would be all kinds of answers. Most would agree to some point that they are all correct to a certain degree. But not too far in the past and to this day, it was and still is manly to carry a knife. Who doesn’t remember their dad or grandpa handing a pocket knife to a young boy at Christmas or out on that special hunting or fishing trip! Then the thrill of adventure building stories around it till it was time to pass it on to a true friend or family member. Thoughts of this were in this pictured man’s mind when he received a knife yesterday for Christmas. Living near a woodsy area filled with forest debris he went out for a hike with his friend and the knife became lost.
We decided to search this morning and when we got there we discovered more debris piled up where they were hiking. I searched the clear areas while he removed the piles of Christmas scented debris to give me a clear area to swing the metal detectors coil. Sloshing thru the mud I was getting lots of junk signals coming from pieces of concrete that had settled and were poking up thru the earth’s surface. I knew the metal in the knife would be reading in the positive section on my MXT. So annoying as it was to hear the junk I kept swinging. I thought for a moment that maybe someone who was dumping the debris since the knife was lost may have saw it and kept it. But after 40 mins I got a bouncy +52 to +68 on the meter. Pulling the pinpoint trigger switch showed 0 depth so I got the Garrett carrot out and probed around in the foliage and sure enough there it was! This silver blade of this gorgeous knife revealed itself! I waved over to him and he thought I wanted to take a break and I said yes..a big break!… don’t move another branch! When he got to me he was super elated that his sentimental gift wasn’t lost forever and will be able to have many stories to pass it forward someday and that nothing will ever get between him and his knife again!
Brown Is The New Black,
Life for Princess began in a suburb north of Detroit. As a puppy she took quickly to chasing toys and keeping her owners quite active. As she grew and went out on hunts she was proud of her beauty, poise, talent and abilities to serve her master and became very demanding and impatient. You could tell by her expressions and continuous ultimatums when her owner fell short of bringing down game. She loved the thrill of the chase so much that she started to chase anything that flew by in her yard, sometimes taking her into neighboring yards. She’s harmless, everyone knew who she was in the neighborhood and referred to her as the dog with the pretty brown coat. Her owners tried lots of things to try and keep her from roaming and finally decided to put up a fence to keep her in the yard but still give her room to be active. The pictured gentleman called me and asked if I could locate property irons/markers as the fence co. would need them. With my land surveying skills and experience I agreed to come by today. Armed with my Sidewinder and the “treasure” property map we set out into the yard. After a few minutes of detecting in all metal mode, I was able to find all 4 of the irons, very rare, I havn’t done this in quite awhile, as most property markers are gone, removed by someone, rotted, or never were put in at all. The owner was happy that they can proceed with the fence and as we walked around Princess would be watching us, we sensed her laughing at the upcoming change in her freedom even tho her poise, posture and expressions convinced us that the fence wouldn’t hold her back from doing her best….. as she feels brown is still the new black!