Mark Ellis

Gold pendant found.!!! Toronto

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

I had a call on Thursday the 18th about a lost necklace pendant that a young couple had lost.

They had been taking a video in snow covered parking lot in downtown Toronto when the boyfriend lost the pendant, an Egyptian Ankh pendant that was custom made.
When they watched the video they took, you could clearly see the ankh on his necklace for a few minutes and then he turned around for a minute and when he turned again and started to walk away, the necklace was hanging around his neck but the ankh was no longer attached.
They searched in the dark for it from 9:30pm to 1:30 am with no luck as it was now buried in snow somewhere in the lot.
I met them both on Saturday morning and had them show me what had happened two nights earlier.
I grabbed my gear and tried to get lucky walking a loose grid pattern for ten minutes with no luck.
I went back to my car and grabbed my wooden gridder and started making grid lines in the snow with it. Gridding is a pain to do and it’s time consuming but it’s the only way to ensure you cover every square inch of your search area.
After about an hour, I decided to search a little bit out of the area
where the pendant should be and got a great signal right next to a sewer grate, maybe a foot away.
After pinpointing the area and removing a few inches of snow, I could see the bottom of the ankh.

The gentleman was extremely lucky his pendant didn’t fall into the sewer.

I called them over with the good news and they were over the moon.
We took some pics, talked for a few minutes and I was on my way.
Really happy I was able to help this nice young couple out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Rose gold wedding band found.!! Toronto

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Greg called me yesterday about his lost rose gold wedding band.

He told me that on Thursday, Feb 18, he went out to the street to brush some snow off his car as he and his wife were going out for a few hours.
Greg used his gloved hands to brush off most of the snow and then pulled his gloves off.
What he didn’t know was that his ring had slipped off inside of his left glove.
He removed his gloves and started to shake the snow off his gloves and then heard a “clink” but didn’t think anything of it.
So, Greg and his wife went out for a bit and when they got home he noticed he was no longer wearing his ring. Then, the “clink” he had heard made sense now.
His ring must have flown out of his glove and hit the passenger side of the car.
This meant that his ring probably bounced off the car and onto the sidewalk.
Greg told me that most people that live on the street shovel the snow in front of their homes from the sidewalk onto the street.
Some people however shovel it onto their front lawns if they have one.
I was able to meet Greg this morning in downtown Toronto and had him reenact exactly what had happened on Thursday.
After getting the full story with the actions I started with all the snow shovelled snow onto the front lawns. Nothing. He moved his car from the spot in the street and I searched everything that was underneath it. Still nothing.
I moved my car and searched under it and still heard nothing but crickets.
Finally, the car parked in front of me left and I started to search under where it was.
30 seconds later, I got the signal we were waiting for.

Sure enough, there was Greg’s ring in the street, three feet from the curb in a pile of slush.

After recovering the ring, Greg and I chatted for a few minutes, took a few pics and I had to leave to go to another search.

Really happy I could help out today Greg. It’s was a pleasure to meet you and I’m glad your ring is back where it belongs.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Diamond ring found in Toronto.!!!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Dan called me this morning about his wife Namita’s lost diamond wedding ring.

Dan told me that Namita had placed the ring in her pants pocket to wash her hands and then forgot about the ring.
About an hour later, she put a few things in her pocket and took their dog for a walk around a small, local park and then continued around the block and back home.

When Namita got back home, she realized her ring was missing and her and Dan went out and retraced her steps in hopes of spotting the ring.

When they couldn’t locate the lost ring, Dan found me online and called with the story.

I was really busy today with other things but decided to cancel a few things and help them out as the ring was in a very public area and could potentially be spotted by anyone around the park.

I met Dan and Namita about a half hour later at the park and they walked me through the entire route Namita walked as I scanned the grass beside the sidewalks around the park and around the block.

We were almost back to their house when two younger gentlemen and a young lady approached us and asked why I was using a metal detector.

Namita said that I was helping them try and find her ring she had lost and then one of the young men reached into his pocket, pulled out a diamond ring and said “is this the one ..??”

Sure enough, it was Namita’s ring and the gentleman said that he had found it earlier near their residence on a concrete pathway and put it in his pocket.

He then said he knew it seemed like an important ring and he was glad that he had spotted us metal detecting.

We were all a bit stunned at the timing of all this and the fact that this young man was good enough to return this beautiful ring is miraculous.

There are still plenty of good people on this earth and I was very happy I got to witness this for myself today. What a beautiful act of kindness.

I’ve said it a million times, I don’t care how we find these rings as long as they get found.

What an amazing experience today that I won’t forget for a long time.

Dan then gave me an extremely generous reward for my efforts even though I wasn’t the one to find the ring. Thank you Dan.

I’m so happy this great young couple have their ring back and enjoy it for years to come.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Wedding band found in Toronto.!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Eric called me this morning about his lost wedding band.

Eric told me that he had been doing a little bit of gardening and bagging leaves a few days ago and when he was finished he noticed his ring was missing.

After hearing the story I gulped the rest of my coffee and jumped in the car.
When I arrived at Eric’s home he ran me through where he had been working in the yard and showed me the leaf bags and yard waste bins where the ring could be hiding.

Eric told me that the wedding band was very special to him as he and his wife took a short jewelry making course and made their matching wedding bands out of silver during the course.

Eric went back into the house and I began to search.

After eliminating the gardens where Eric was working I moved over to the leaf bags.
I grabbed the first leaf bag and laid it on its side.
As I scanned around the bag I got a great signal in my headphones.

After dumping the leaves out onto the lawn I scanned again and located the signal. After pinpointing the area and moving a few leaves, there was Eric’s handmade wedding band.

I sent Eric a text and told him the good news.
When he came back outside , I showed him where the ring was and took a few pics.

We chatted for a few minutes and I was on my way.

Nice to meet you today Eric and glad I could help out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost ring found in Toronto.!!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Pearl called me last night about her lost “spinner” ring.

Pearl was picking up leaves around the house and felt her ring slip off. She tried for about an hour to find it in the leaves but there are just too many on the ground at this time of year.

I was able to meet Pearl this morning and she ran me through exactly what had happened the night before.

I grabbed my gear and after finding about 10 pieces of tinfoil under the leaves I got the signal I was waiting for. No doubt it was her ring.

After pinpointing the area and moving some leaves aside, there was Pearl’s ring.

We took a few pics and chatted for a bit at a safe covid distance and I was on my way.

Nice to meet you today Pearl and really happy I was able to help out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost ring found downtown Toronto.!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

Felicity called me yesterday afternoon about her lost silver ring.

She had just returned home from grocery shopping and was carrying several bags towards her door at the back of her house.

She stopped for a second to place the bags down onto a small stone wall to rest for a minute and as she tried to pull her hand away from one of the bags, her hand was caught up in one of the shopping bag handles and as she jerked her hand free, she felt her ring fly off.
There are a few small gardens in the backyard and she frantically searched through them all but could not locate her ring.

After getting the call from Felicity I gathered my gear and was on my way to meet her in downtown Toronto.

I arrived at Felicity’s 30 minutes later and she ran me through the story again.
I began to search the small gardens around where she had placed the bags down and had to spend quite a bit of time checking in and around small hedges in the gardens.
Finally, after about an hour of searching, I ran my detector up the sides of a large, cactus like plant and briefly got a nice signal that suddenly vanished. I checked around the base of the plant and again got that nice signal. Sure enough it was Felicity’s ring and it appeared that the ring had been caught up in the plant and I knocked it out when I scanned up the sides of it.

I went and got Felicity to show her where her ring had been hiding and she was overwhelmed her ring had been found.

After getting a few photos and chatting for a minute I was on my way.

Really happy I could help out Felicity.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Wedding band found in Toronto.!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

I had a call from Lindsay yesterday about his lost wedding band that he lost over two weeks ago.

Lindsay told me that he had been gathering leaves out of his pool’s skimmer basket and threw them over a fence in the backyard.
As he threw the leaves, he felt his wedding band slip off and heard the ring hit something.

Well, Lindsay and his family scoured the area behind the fence in the backyard and around the pool area for days with no luck.

I was able to meet up with Lindsay at his home this morning and had him show me exactly what had happened the day he lost his ring.

After gathering my gear, I began the search in the area on the other side of the fence and could clearly see where he and his family had trampled all over the area in search of the ring.
After searching for an hour, I was convinced it was not on that side of the fence although it seemed the most likely area where the ring flew off.

I went and got Lindsay and he took me into the pool area.
After shaking out hedges near the top of the fence I grabbed my gear again and began the search along the fence in the pool area.
After about two minutes I got the signal we were waiting for.
I grabbed my pinpointer and sure enough, there was Lindsay’s wedding band near the fence about two feet from the pool skimmer basket.

The ring obviously flew off during his downswing and landed right beside where he was standing.

I went and got Lindsay and showed him where his ring had been been hiding for the last couple of weeks.

After getting some photos and chatting for a bit I was on my way.

Great to meet you today Lindsay and I’m really happy I was able to help you out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Rose gold wedding band found in Whitby, Ontario.!!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

I had a call from Michael last night about his lost wedding band.

Michael said he was doing a bit of gardening on his front lawn and when he was finished noticed that he was no longer wearing his wedding band.
He figured it must have slipped off his finger while he was planting boxwood shrubs or spreading dirt around with his bare hands or worse, at a pumpkin patch he and his family had visited earlier that day.

I was able to meet Michael this morning at his home and he again told me what had happened and showed me exactly what he was doing in the garden.

I got out my gear and started the search. After finding some old rusty screws and a bolt, there weren’t any signals left unless the ring had slipped off at the bottom of one of the holes he made to accommodate the boxwood shrubs.

Michael then pulled up all the freshly planted shrubs and I started to search in the holes that were at least 16” deep.

On the fifth hole, I got the signal we were waiting for.
After getting my pinpointer, I immediately felt the ring at the bottom of the hole.

I told Michael we had found his ring and he was amazed it was found.

I took some pics and we chatted for a few minutes.

It turns out, Michael is co-owner of a craft brewery in Toronto, Junction Craft Brewery.
Luckily for me, Michael gifted me a few of his beers and I’m sure I’ll sample one tonight.

Thank you Michael

Happy I could help out today and thanks again for the beers.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost Ring North York….!!!

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

I’m Back..!!!!

I’m back and ready to help you find what you thought was lost forever.

I had to step away for a few years but I’m
here again ready and waiting to help you out.

If you have lost something today, yesterday or even years ago, I’m here to help you find it.

Hope to hear from you soon..!!


Gold and Diamond Ring Found..!! Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)

On Saturday February 16, 2013, I received a call from Arun about his lost gold and diamond ring.


Arun had been playing with his daughter on the second floor outdoor patio of his condo building in downtown Toronto, and when he flicked some snow off of his hand, his ring went flying.
After searching for a while and not being able to find his ring, Arun found me online and called me up.
I met with Arun on Sunday morning and soon found out the patio area of his building is loaded with rebar, making my metal detector unusable in the area.  I had to rely on my pin-pointer only and grid searched on my hands and knees for over three hours. As it got too cold to continue, we packed it in for the day.
I returned to the patio again this morning, Tuesday February 19, 2013 as we had some rain the night before which would have knocked down a lot of the snow.
After eyeballing the entire patio in a grid pattern for an hour with no luck, I went back to the pin-pointer in the still snowed over areas. After about ten minutes, I got a really nice signal in a big pile of slush and when I dug it out, it was Arun’s beautiful diamond ring.
I met up with Arun shortly afterwards and returned his ring to him. He was obviously very happy and relieved to see his ring again.
Great to meet you Arun, and really happy I was able to help you out.
Thank you so much for the nice reward. This really helps keep my service going.
Take care,
Mark Ellis