Received a call from a distraught father of a young man named Charlie. They were out having some father son time at a Husker paintball facility
When they called times up and remove your helmets, As Charlie removed his and started walking back to the start gate he tripped and his helmet went flying with his glasses in it. Well this area was quite wooded with lots of undergrowth. They looked and looked and could not find his Glasses as they were black framed plastic. After hours of 10 to fifteen guys looking for them they admitted defeat and went home I was called on monday to see if i could find them for him with my metal detector. I said sure ill give it a try and I drove the 18 miles out to the spot with a friend of mine. after a phone conversation whilst there as to the exact area it was presumed lost in we began a extensive inch by inch search of the area. Well let me tell you just how many things in the woods that bite,sting, cling and just plain crawl all over you and slither away. Saw a four foot black racer
snake he gave me a start but he went his way I went mine! Well we found shotgun shells,arrows,nails paintball gun parts airsoft gun parts and etc.etc. but no glasses We finally ran out of energy and water as it was very humod and hot! We called the father back and said we needed to be shown exactly were he fell. So we set up for Wednesday morning to meet, Well wednesday came and I drove out there again by myself and Met Chris we then commence walking up to the spot were he said he was pretty sure this is were he fell. I started swinging my detector to which i had set to all metal propector mode as to not miss the tiny signal the eye glasses would give. Again it was look and look and look after a hour or so of no luck Chris said he had to go and I said ill stay and keep looking they have to be here somewhere. So i went back up to were he said charlie started and I decided to take path a little further then were he thought and low and behold about 50 feet from were he thought is was beep I looked and there they were laying in plain sight how anyone missed them is beyond me, I was just as giddy as heck to beable to holler at Chris and say found them!!!! Man was he happy as his son had just started school and really needed his glasses as new ones were three to four weeks out. So all ended well. The next day Charlie called me and thanked me for finding his Glasses, I would do it all again in a minute. So sometimes its not always rings that are found that mean something.
Received a early morning call from a young lady telling me she just got engaged on sunday night and went swimming in a private lake beach and she felt her beautiful Newley acquired engagement ring slip from her finger and she was scheduled to leave on a fight to Arizona today at 3:00 pm.
So since I’m a retired ring finder I was able to jump in the car and rush to her rescue, I found the ring in about 3 foot of water within 10 minutes with the help of a very friendly goose. They did all the right things they marked the spot on the beach where she last remembers swimming before it came off and didn’t spend too much time stomping all over it looking by feel. She is now on her way to a wedding chapel soon. Good luck to them both and i wish them a long and happy marriage.
the engagement ring
This awesome elderly Deer hunter while out putting up a tree stand for the youth hunt he volunteers for he felt something brush his ear and knock his glasses off, not til he left and went home did he realize that he was missing a hearing aid! He of course went back with a friend and stomped all over the area he assumed it was lost not able to locate it, He then called my Brother and ask if we could well if anyone knows anything about hearing aids they have very little metal in them. So my Brother called me for advice and help. I went and showed him how to set up his machine to find hearing aids and within ten minutes we found his hearing aid about five feet further then he thought he should be so that thing really flew. He was very excited and happy to get that back as they cost around two thousand dollars each. I was very happy for him and enjoy seeing a person light up when a item is returned.
Nice to have to save a guys marriage twice! He lost his ring back in february 14th. Found it then for him in the snow. This time he was mowing his new yard put his ring in his pocket thinking it would be safe but forgot he had a hole in his pocket. Once again he called and said save me! I found it in the front yard a few feet from the main tree and reunited him with it once again. I really enjoy a happy ending!
Hi my name is Ted Erickson If you have lost anything of value in the Omaha and Elkhorn Gretna area in your yard recently or in the last 20 years I have a metal detector and can help you find it. I have over 35 years experience in finding items made of metal Im retired and can pretty much get out any day of the week. please call 402-429-2163.
Had a gentleman call me today and tell me his wife lost her wedding ring while brushing off the snow from the top of the garbage can. Said they looked and looked and tried to find it, then went and got a metal detector and still could not find it. Then he google ring finders and called me. I arrive at his house and with 3 minutes I got a perfect signal on my equinox and after chiseling away the ice recovered his wifes ring all intact and in perfect condition, She was very happy and so was he! I love being able to return someones prize possession like that its so much fun.
I received a text from a gentleman who said he lost his wedding band, a nice 14k white gold band in his driveway while he was snow blowing. He tried to find it with a rented detector but had no luck, he was out of options when he look me up and decided he needed professional help. I said yes I can be there on valentines day to see if i can find it. His story is he put his ring in his pocket for safe keeping but also had a baby monitor in the same pocket well as he pulled out the monitor the ring came with it. He then blew the ring into the yard. I look the yard over and saw were he had went back and forth many times so I thought this might prove difficult and set in to searching. But thanks to my 30 some years of experience I had the ring within 10 minutes. The wind today was blowing a crazy 25 miles per hour and very cold but I felt his pain and was not going to give up. He was very happy to see that I had found it and stated he was very indebted to me for finding it. im just glad to have been a part of a valentine day rescue!!!
I received an afternoon call from a gal named Jennifer. She was tossing away some trash in the dumpster behind her work when she felt her ring fly off her hand. She thought it went into the dumpster but after jumping in and looking frantically, it was not there. She then tried looking through a large snow pile and could not find it. She called me pleading for help. I agreed to meet her at the dumpster and look for her ring. I knew that detecting would be difficult due to the deep snow and the metal dumpster. and it was 9 degrees outside. So I shoveled all the snow out onto the parking lot and broke it all up to make it flat and manageable. I turned the detector on and received a low quiet tone and knew it was the ring neatly stuck inside a chunk of snow. It took longer to shovel the snow than to find the ring. I was very happy to call her and say I have something for you. She was very happy and could not believe I had found it. The smile on her face tells it all.
Found a Wedding band for a Gentleman who wanted to show his wife that his Ring couldn’t come off cause it was tight and he said see honey its! oops.