A lot of us wonder if there are still good people left in this world. I’m here to tell you that, yes there are! I met one this morning…
I received a text message from a gentleman on January 3rd, 2021 for a lost ring. He told me that on December 30th, 2020 he lost his 14K gold ring in the grass by the slides at Brahan Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama. He lives in Texas and was just visiting Huntsville for the holidays. He asked what were the chances that his ring was still there. I told him that it was still possible since grass can easily hide rings. But since it was a public area, I needed to get out there ASAP and search. I grabbed my gear and headed to the park.
Upon arrival at Brahan Spring Park, I sent a photo to confirm I was in the right location. I immediately noticed that the grass was actually AstroTurf. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much room for a ring to hide in this AstroTurf, because it was very worn down. It had already been 4 days since the loss, but I remained positive and started my search. There were areas around the slides where a ring could hide in some leaves. I started looking there visually and with my Garrett Pro-Pointer AT. No ring, so I decided to scan the AstroTurf with My Equinox 800 metal detector just in case the ring did happen to get pushed down or hidden in the seams. Still no ring.
Across from the slides was more playground equipment with woodchips on the ground. I decided to expand my grid over there in case his ring landed further than expected. After a thorough search, still no ring. I asked the gentleman if he had been anywhere else. He said no, the grassy area was the only spot and he noticed his ring was missing when he left it. We came to the conclusion that his ring must’ve been visually seen and picked up by another person. He thanked me for my efforts.
When I got home from the search on January 3rd, I posted an ad in the Lost and Found section on Craigslist in hopes that it would be seen by the person that picked up the ring. I also monitor the Lost and Found section on Craigslist for lost items that I may be able to help find.
A few days later, a Craigslist ad for a found gold ring was posted! The ad stated that the gold ring was found on the AstroTurf near the slides. They hoped to return the ring to its rightful owner. I knew that this had to be the ring! I contacted the poster, Luis, on January 9th and confirmed through a photo that this was indeed the gentleman’s lost 14K gold ring! I’m so happy that he’ll be getting his ring back! The gentleman had told me that he thought he would never see his ring again. I immediately thanked the Lord for answering my prayers!
Luis lives in Hawaii and also happened to be visiting Huntsville for the holidays. Wow, the journey this ring has taken is incredible! The ring was lost and found in Huntsville, Alabama on December 30th, 2020. The person that lost it lives in Texas. The person that found it lives in Hawaii. The ring is currently in Hawaii, but will soon be on its way back to the rightful owner in Texas. Sorry if I confused anyone lol.
Good people still and will always exist. So never give up hope! I’ll try to add a photo of the owner with the ring when it gets back to him in Texas. But for now, here’s a photo of me with a big thumbs up for The Ring Finders Directory!
If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.