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Lost rings and personal items found in Soldotna, Kenai Peninsula Alaska

  • from Soldotna (Alaska, United States)


My name is Micheal Paul and have lived in Soldotna, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula for the past 22 years. I recently have joined the network of The Ring Finders in hopes to turn that frown back into a smile by recovering your lost personal items. Whether it was lost yesterday or 10 years ago I may be able to help.

I enjoy finding things that have been lost or newly discovered, like GOLD. I was bitten by the “Gold Bug” over 25 years ago when the first time out with my gold metal detector I found a 1/4 ounce gold nugget dangling in the root system. I still wear that nugget around my neck to this day. I have even lost it 3 times and each time have recovered it due to my special set of skills.

I am an avid outdoorsman. Some of my hobbies include but not limited to are gold prospecting, hunting and fishing, motorcycle travel, rock hounding, camping, and now my new favorite, paragliding.

There is nothing more that I would like to do than to help you recover that lost precious heirloom piece, wedding or engagement ring, set of keys, or your grandfather’s secret treasure that he hid. I have the tools and knowledge that can aid in recovering those and many other lost items.

At times, time is of the essence, so call me ASAP to help you get rid of that gut wrenching feeling and won’t have to spend another night in the “dog house”.

Disney Earring Lost at Watch Hill Beach, Westerly RI… Found!

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Surf lessons turned ugly when an 8-year-old lost her Disney earring. Jeff was teaching his daughter how to surf on a sunny evening at Watch Hill Beach just outside the Ocean House. Unknown to Jeff, the daughter’s friend must have placed an earring on the top of the surfboard near a large piece of driftwood. By the time Jeff grabbed the board, it was already too late. The child’s earring was lost in the sand. Losing a Disney earring can quickly suck the fun out of any activity. I know this because this is the second time I have found a lost Mickey Mouse earring from “The Happiest Place On Earth,” and the owners are always heartbroken when the loss happens.

Jeff approached me the lost earring story as I was finishing up an engagement ring search. Luckily Jeff had the other earring, so I was able to run a test and identify the metal detector tone of the lost earring. Once I was familiar with the sound, I started to search. The pressure was on as the 8-year-old children watched my every move. Searching around a large piece of driftwood where the surfers hang out, I held the lost Disney earring within the first couple of minutes of searching. The group of onlookers was in shock. They felt the likelihood of finding such a small lost item in the sand was low, which made the surprise so special.

“An 8-year-old placed an earring on my surfboard without telling me, and I moved my surfboard. Fortunately, Keith was in the area and volunteered his services to help the child that lost the earring. The greatest joy when it was found was by me since I am the one that dragged my daughter’s friend to the beach, and I felt responsible for the lost earring. We had given up when Keith came by and tracked it down in about 5 minutes. A happy ending to a stressful surf session” – Jeff

How to Find a Lost Earring in the Sand

Lost jewelry in the sand? Leave the area undisturbed and contact a professional detectorist to discuss the next steps. I serve Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and short distances into other surrounding states. If you have a lost pendant or something of value, contact Keith Wille now | Call or text 860-917-8947 |

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  • from Lafayette (Louisiana, United States)

Susan called to ask for help in finding her husband’s lost tungsten wedding band.  It was slung off his wet finger a month before when opening their camper door. Carrie and I left the next day for the 70 mile trip. On arriving, we found the grassy search area to be small in the RV lot. We began the search of the lot. Next to the grassy area was a fenced area for a water system. Sid hunted the fenced area facing the RV. After 2 hours of searching and re-searching the yard and rock driveway, we had not found the ring. Susan, Carrie and Sid had gathered up near the rear side of the water system to discuss the next step when Carrie saw a sparkle from the rocks around the water system. In plain view laying on the rocks was the ring. Lost items are not always where you expect them to be. After the happy trio took pictures, we were on our way back home. Thank you, Susan, for your generous reward.



  • from Lafayette (Louisiana, United States)

After Brennon and Alyssa rode their 4 wheeler along the muddy trails, they decided to call it a day. They parked at the area used to wash off the four wheelers and themselves. While washing her hands with a hose, Alyssa felt her engagement ring slip off her finger. They and other riders hunted for it from 8 PM till midnight with no success. The next morning they returned with a newly purchased metal detector to continue the hunt. After finding only foil, pennies and pop tops, Brennon looked at a YouTube video for hunting hints. He saw a “The Ring Finders” decal on a car in the video and went to our website. We got the call from Brennon on Sunday morning. Carrie and I were able to load our equipment and be on site in 1 ½ hours. The hunt area was relatively small but had quite a lot of trash. It was hard bottom with dead matted grass covered by 2 to 4 inches of mud. After 20 minutes of getting everything, including us, covered in mud, Carrie found the ring, tangled in the grass, under the mud. After some happy tears and pictures (and washing off mud from us and our equipment) we were heading home feeling great after reuniting Alyssa with her beautiful ring.

Thank you for your generous reward. Best wishes for a long and happy life together.