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Estate Search for Hidden Silver Bars in Ridgefield Connecticut Reveals a Time Capsule!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Keith Wille was hired to search an estate for hidden treasure in a cold war fallout shelter… The story behind this job begins over a half-century ago, as do many searches with a focus on fallout shelters or hidden fortunes. From the end of World War II, the mid-1940’s through to the end of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, U.S. citizens endured an era of nuclear fallout paranoia. This resulted in the rise of the survivalist mentality and the construction of the fallout shelter. A hidden fortress on your property to protect your family, contain valuables, and preserve day-to-day supplies one would need to survive. The survivalist mentality was fueled in the 1960s and 1970s when the U.S. government released the Community Fallout Shelter Program. At the start of the federally funded program, President John F. Kennedy advised using fallout shelters in a letter to the American people in the Sept. 1961 issue of Life Magazine.

With a half-century of preparation for nuclear war and the hundreds of years of U.S. history, one can only imagine the number of fallout shelters, hidden stockpiles, caches, buried fortunes, and time capsules across the nation. The International Time Capsule Society estimates there are between 10,000 and 15,000 time capsules worldwide. Through my years of working with archaeologists and being hired by property owners, I’ve been fortunate enough to find a number of these historical items throughout Connecticut and along the New York border.

I was recently hired to conduct an estate search in Ridgefield, Connecticut, including the interior of a fallout shelter built many decades ago. The job included locating an unknown number of silver bars weighing 30lbs each, valued at over $8,000 per bar with today’s silver prices. The search began with surveying the estate for all potential areas the silver bars could have been hidden. My search included possible hidden caches within the fallout shelter’s stone walls, features and landmarks on the surrounding property, and the main house’s basement. Coming up empty on the fallout shelter treasure hunt, I turned my attention to potential hidden valuables in the basement the various outdoor features of the estate. One outdoor feature was a stone wall bordering the driveway built by the estate owner’s father many decades ago. In our ongoing dialogue throughout the day, the owner recapped a memory of his father constructing the stone wall by hand and enclosed a time capsule within the wall’s center section. With the pending sale of the estate and all potential hiding places needing to be thoroughly searched for treasure, I verified the unknown treasure’s location deep within the stone wall using my metal detector. I began chipping the masonry away with a heavy-duty steel digging bar. After 30 minutes of chipping and removing stone after stone, I finally cleared a view hole down into the center of the wall. Underneath the stone were layers of wooden planks covering the hidden compartment and contents below. Hearts racing, we removed the planks piece by piece, eventually exposing plastic-wrapped containers. As we pulled the contents out one by one, it became evident that these items were not heavy enough to contain the valuable precious metal hidden many decades ago. Starting to lose hope, we were now reaching into the bottom of the stone chamber, where one final piece of the time capsule remained. Continuing to chip the hole bigger and bigger, we could retrieve the heaviest of the hidden objects from the historic cache in the stone chamber. The final piece retrieved from the chamber included a deteriorated metal box containing two handguns, with holsters, and a stockpile of ammunition! The estate search was complete with one final gift from the survivalist who wanted nothing more than his family to access the essentials in a time of crisis. In total, the time capsule contained two containers of wheat germ, two containers of beans, a bible, hats, mittens, a pocket knife, two boxes of ammunition, and two handguns. We determined through my estate search that the hidden silver bars were not located on this property, and the owner was able to sell the property with no secrets left behind.

Testimonial:

“Thanks for a great job with the treasure hunt. Talk about staying focused and eye on the prize. I can’t think of anything we didn’t cover at the Estate Search. Tremendous Job.”

With 10,000 – 15,000 time capsules worldwide, could there be a lost time capsule buried or hidden on your property? Don’t waste your time with borrowing or renting a metal detector, have a professional member of The Ring Finders search your estate. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and short distances into other surrounding states, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me 860-917-8947.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring Second Beach (Sachuest Beach) Middletown Rhode Island… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring Second Beach (Sachuest Beach) Middletown Rhode Island… Found! While I was searching for another lost ring at second Beach Middletown RI, Rory flagged me down with the story of his lost ring. Ready to enjoy the summer beach day with his family, Rory took off with watch and wedding ring, placing them both on top of his t-shirt. Sometime later Rory was gathering his belongings and realized he didn’t have his wedding ring – only 15 minutes later he looked up and saw me walking by with my metal detector. After listening to the story, it sounded like Rory knew exactly where his wedding ring was lost. I asked him to stay put in the beach spot until I finished searching for the other lost ring. Minutes later Rory showed where his cloths were and we cleared the area of chairs, a beach buggy, and sand toys. Rory was spot on with where he thought he lost his ring. One swing of my metal detector and another owner was reunited with a very sentimental possession! As always, it was a pleasure to help find a lost wedding ring!

 

Rory’s Testimonial:

“My lucky day to run into Keith Wille on Second Beach in Middletown RI yesterday 15 minutes after I lost my wedding ring in the sand. Keith was walking by with another individual and assuming they were a couple of metal detection enthusiasts I asked Keith Wille for a favor to scan our area for the ring and he quickly obliged. What I didn’t know until after he found it is that Keith is in the business of finding valuables for people who lose them and the individual, he was walking with was his client – another guy who had lost his ring the previous day! (Keith found that guys ring too!). Thank you Keith Wille and if anyone find themselves missing valuables in the New England area – call Keith quickly! www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com

 

Lost ring at beach... Found!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Platinum Wedding Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost wedding ring at the beach? Don’t waste your time with a borrowing or renting a metal detector, have a professional member of The Ring Finders find you lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

Lost Diamond Ring Second Beach (Sachuest Beach) Middletown Rhode Island… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Stephanie called after losing her diamond ring at Second Beach (Sachuest Beach) Middletown Rhode Island. She jumped out of her beach chair to chase her toddler, forgetting her ring was sitting on her lap. She realized the ring was lost while driving home and called me immediately. After a brief phone call and some rescheduling, I was on my way to find Stephanie’s lost ring. I met Stephanie’s husband Drew at the beach and he took me right to the location they were sitting on the previous day. It being a Sunday with beautiful weather, the beach was packed. Fortunately, Drew knew exactly where they were sitting and I was able to find the ring within 3 minutes – right in between 4 other beach-goers and their towels! Another family reunited with a very sentimental possession! As always, it was a pleasure to help find a lost ring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost ring at the beach? Don’t waste your time with a borrowing or renting a metal detector, have a professional member of The Ring Finders find you lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

Lost Diamond Wedding Band Colchester CT… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Lost diamond wedding band… Found! I was referred to Sandra by another happy ring owner from one of my 2018 searches. Sandra lost three rings in her yard and was only able two. I searched the area where the other lost rings were found a few days prior – no luck. I expanded the search for the lost ring beyond where Sandra and her family spent a night searching on their hands and knees. Found it hiding a small patch of green grass! Another owner reunited with her very sentimental possession! As always, it was a pleasure to help!

Here’s what Sandra had to say about her experience working with me:“So I lost my wedding band last weekend and I was referred to Keith Wille to find it. He is a professional treasure hunter and although I had my doubts and fears he found my ring this morning! Very professional and very friendly n kind n courteous. I recommend him to anybody who has lost a valued piece of property! Thank you so much Keith it was a pleasure meeting you!”

Lost ring in your yard? Don’t waste your time purchasing a metal detector, have a professional find your lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

Lost Wedding Ring Brewster, New York… Found!!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Lost rose gold diamond ring… Found! Jordyn lost her ring while gardening a couple months ago. She noticed the ring was missing and spent hours searching the yard and driveway – no luck. She even purchased a metal detector of her own to recover the lost ring – still no luck. She eventually came across my website and clicked “Schedule a Search Now”. I arrived and we took a quick walk around the yard retracing her steps from that dark day. I searched most of the yard, gardens, and even the woods where the weeds and clippings were being dumped. After about an hour we asked the grounds keeper if he would trim the overgrown areas were the clippings were dumped so we can get a better look. Found it! 10 feet past where I searched the first time in the overgrown area. Another owner reunited with her very sentimental possession! As always, it was a pleasure to help! Thanks to my wife Allie for capturing the video!

Jordyn’s Testimonial:“Two months ago, I lost my wedding ring while gardening. I searched day and night for it and even bought a metal detector to try and find it. I was so embarrassed that I didn’t tell anyone I had lost my ring. I knew it had to still be somewhere the yard but was starting to come to terms with the fact that I may never find it. Today I had Keith Wille who is a professional at this, come out with his metal detector and after an hour he FOUND IT!!!! I started crying immediately and felt this huge weight off my shoulders. I will forever be grateful for him and his wife! Now we are on our way to our jewelers to get it resized!”

Lost ring in your yard? Don’t waste your time purchasing a metal detector, have a professional find your lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Jordyn’s Instagram post!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this video – SURPRISE ring return!

 

 

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

Lost Rings Niantic Connecticut… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Two diamond rings were lost in a grassy yard while a woman was playing with her dogs. The owner placed her rings in a pocket before taking her dogs outside and that was the last time they were seen. While playing, the rings were shaken from the pocket lost in the grass. After searching for hours at night with a flashlight in hand – no luck. She decided to search for a metal detector online to try and find the lost rings when she came across my website and emailed me. About 10 minutes into the search for her lost rings, I found both in the center of the yard only inches apart. Another owner reunited with her very sentimental possessions! As always, it was a pleasure to help find the lost rings!

Lost ring in your yard? Don’t waste your time purchasing a metal detector, have a professional find your lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

 

Lost Ring Niantic Connecticut Found Lost diamond ring Niantic Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

Lost Ring East Beach Charlestown, Rhode Island… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

A custom gold ring was knocked off of a table and lost in the sand. Glenn realized the ring was lost while leaving so he returned to the remote part of East Beach and combed the sand on his hands and knees – no luck. He debated a metal detector rental to try and find the lost ring but he ultimately decided to schedule a professional search. In less than 5 minutes after beginning the search for Glenn’s lost ring, I found it and he was reunited with a very sentimental possession! As always, it was a pleasure to help Glenn find his lost ring!

Glenn’s Testimonial:

“I want to thank Keith Wille for helping me find my ring yesterday after I lost it in the sand on Sunday. He’s got the metal detector mastered!!!”

Lost your ring at the beach? Don’t waste your time with borrowing or renting a metal detector, have a professional member of The Ring Finders find your lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

Lost Ring East Beach Charlestown RI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Ring East Beach Charlestown RI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/home/9309240-154/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help.html#gallery-1

Lost Ring Mansfield Connecticut… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

A 5-year-old playing barbies stumbled upon mom’s ring 💍 and decided it would make the perfect crown 👸. Unfortunately, Barbie lost her crown in the front yard and mom spent the next couple of days searching the with a borrowed metal detector – no luck due to the overhead power lines causing interference 😕. Jamie reached out and we were able to schedule a date to search the yard. I parted the grass on my very first signal and there was the lost ring. The lost ring recovered and reunited with its family! As always, it was a pleasure to help Jamie find her lost ring!

Lost ring or jewelry in your yard? Even if it was lost long ago, it’s not too late to find it! Lost rings during children’s playtime are very common. Don’t waste your time with borrowing or renting a metal detector, have a professional member of The Ring Finders find your lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/home/9309240-154/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help.html#gallery-1

Lost Ring North Stonington Connecticut… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

A stunning white gold and sapphire ring was lost in a North Stonington resident’s yard last summer. A couple of months after family members searched on their hands and knees, the ring owner found my profile online and reach out for help. We picked a date and I showed up to search the woods and surrounding yard. After searching for about 45 minutes, I heard the unmistakable gold single and looked down to see the outline of the lost ring peeking out from the moss. Another lost ring found and reunited with its owner!

Cassandra’s Testimonial:

“The ring was irreplaceable to me. I was heartbroken. You made me so happy I can’t even express it. The cost $X, XXX but to me and the time in my life it symbolizes makes it priceless”

Lost ring or jewelry in your yard? Even if it was lost long ago, it’s not too late to find it! Don’t waste your time with borrowing or renting a metal detector, have a professional member of The Ring Finders find your lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/home/9309240-154/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help.html#gallery-1

White Gold Ring with Sapphire

Ring Found!

Lost Ring Monson, Massachusetts… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

1980’s irreplaceable custom wedding band separated from its matching partner and lost during yard work. The day after Megan and her family were cleaning and burning the brush, they realized mom’s ring was missing. Megan searched the yard and even sifted the ashes to recover mom’s lost ring. A year later, Megan read an article about metal detecting services and sent me an email explaining her situation. We were able to schedule a date and search the yard. Within the hour of beginning the search, the lost ring was recovered and reunited with its family! It was a pleasure to help Megan and her family find their lost ring!

Megan’s Testimonial:

“A year ago mom lost her wedding ring while helping clean our yard. We didn’t know if we’d ever see it again. Today Keith Wille (http://metaldetectionkeithwille.com/) used his metal detector to search our yard for it. I cannot recommend his services enough–mom was amazed and happy beyond words when he found her ring!!! Awesome dude, awesome work.”

“Mom is wearing her ring and very happy this it’s back. I can’t thank you enough for finding it. She told me she did have it resized; it was definitely worth it!”

Lost ring or jewelry in your yard? Even if it was lost long ago, it’s not too late to find it! Lost ring during yard work is very common. Don’t waste your time with borrowing or renting a metal detector, have a professional member of The Ring Finders find your lost ring or jewelry. Serving Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and short distances into other surrounding states, if you have a lost ring or other lost jewelry, contact me now through www.TheRingFinders.com or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com or call me at 860-917-8947.

Lost ring found

1980’s Matching Wedding Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ring found in yard

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Lost Ring Found!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost ring in yard

Ring buried just under the surface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/home/9309240-154/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help.html#gallery-1