Things found ON (not IN) the ground!!

Doc dog

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I hate the kind of folks that get out of a big Cadillac, reach for their wallet, and start counting $100 dollar bills by the thousands...Some guy did this in a Wal-Mart parking lot one time in the space next to ours...I got out of our car, and saw him drop a $100 bill...He must not have noticed...I walked around to him, covered the bill with my foot, and started looking at his car and told him I thought it was pretty nice...He walked away, and I reached down and picked up the bill...lol

HH,
That's what you call funny,,that's what I call a thief. Glad you ain't my neighbor,,,,just saying!
 

KRose

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Back in the 80's a friend of mine and myself were relic hunting in some woods. We had found some relics in the area. My bud got a reading in some leaves and he went to clear the ground of leaves and straw with his boot. I saw something pop out of the leaves when he did this. He started searching in the leaves for the object and he found it and started yelling... he couldn't nor could I believe it. A large round iron piece of artillery cannister from the war of Northern Agression ( or Civil War). This was not in the ground, but was lying in about 4 or 5 inches of leaves and pine straw. That was a pretty rare occurence.
 
I moved into my current apartment in 1986. My downstairs neighbor used to complain about my music, I never thought it was loud but I would turn it down anyway. One night while coming home in a rainstorm, I stumbled across a wallet in front of my building. It contained $750 and my neighbor's I.D.,, I rang her bell and when she opened the door, The stench of marijuana almost knocked me over,, I handed her the wallet and she couldn't thank me enough. She never complained about my music again.
 
We both stood there dumbfounded for a minute, not being able to believe what he had found and how it was found.
That's one of the wonderful things.........You just never know when, where, what but it'll be there for you to find :)
I moved into my current apartment in 1986. My downstairs neighbor used to complain about my music, I never thought it was loud but I would turn it down anyway. One night while coming home in a rainstorm, I stumbled across a wallet in front of my building. It contained $750 and my neighbor's I.D.,, I rang her bell and when she opened the door, The stench of marijuana almost knocked me over,, I handed her the wallet and she couldn't thank me enough. She never complained about my music again.
:cool:

 

KRose

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Hey Wind Man, that reminds me of an old song.....The answer my friend is blowing in the wind....She knew better never to complain again. You Done Good.
 

KRose

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That's right Fe, The never knowing what is out there just beneath your feet waiting to be found is the true thrill of the Hunt. HH
 

Drenthe

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I hate the kind of folks that get out of a big Cadillac, reach for their wallet, and start counting $100 dollar bills by the thousands...Some guy did this in a Wal-Mart parking lot one time in the space next to ours...I got out of our car, and saw him drop a $100 bill...He must not have noticed...I walked around to him, covered the bill with my foot, and started looking at his car and told him I thought it was pretty nice...He walked away, and I reached down and picked up the bill...lol

HH,
I was debating, should I take the bait or not. Well you hooked me - you didnt really steal the hundred dollar bill did you?
 

Rob1960

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I thought a fun new thread would be to hear about everyone's finds that they came across ON TOP of the ground while detecting!One thing I noticed right away when starting this hobby, is the large amount of coins and other things on the surface, just laying on the grass. I guess I never noticed this stuff until I started detecting and actually LOOKING at the ground. I recently found two Canadian "Toonies" and two "Loonies" this way. I also found four quarters, laying neatly in a stack in the grass at a local high school field. Strange, but true non the less.I'd love to hear everyone's 'best finds' that were found "just laying there" while out detecting.H.H !!
When morel hunting I found a tripod from someones game camers they lost.
 

Rob1960

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I also remember as a kid when my brother was cultivation some beans around a old home site he got off the tractor and found an Indian Head penny on top of the ground.
 

Doc dog

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How about Alligators ,,,do they count,?,;) found about a 6 footer laying on a bank of a canal I was detecting last week end,Iwas only about 10 feet away from him,,he jumped,,then I jumped,,I hope they count,,,,MEGAGOLD wont let me count the snakes I found layin around down here in Florida,,,but it seems like a Gator is worth something:cool:
 

Still Diggin

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I thought a fun new thread would be to hear about everyone's finds that they came across ON TOP of the ground while detecting!One thing I noticed right away when starting this hobby, is the large amount of coins and other things on the surface, just laying on the grass. I guess I never noticed this stuff until I started detecting and actually LOOKING at the ground. I recently found two Canadian "Toonies" and two "Loonies" this way. I also found four quarters, laying neatly in a stack in the grass at a local high school field. Strange, but true non the less.I'd love to hear everyone's 'best finds' that were found "just laying there" while out detecting.H.H !!
Found 6 twenty's blown across a field and wet.That was a good day. S.D.
 
I was looking around and old school and 1 and 5 dollar bills came rolling across the ground no one else was in sight. The oddest thing was walking between job site at work across a comcrete pad and saw a shiny penny. I thought i'm not going to bother picking it up but as I walked by I thought it looked different. It was a 1955 wheat penny in new condition not a double die but still this was in the 1990's and there it was. Couldn't find anyone who drepped it.
 

Rob1960

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How about Alligators ,,,do they count,?,;) found about a 6 footer laying on a bank of a canal I was detecting last week end,Iwas only about 10 feet away from him,,he jumped,,then I jumped,,I hope they count,,,,MEGAGOLD wont let me count the snakes I found layin around down here in Florida,,,but it seems like a Gator is worth something:cool:
Hey Doc I just found a baby snake (about 6 inches) in the dirt pile I dug the other day. I vote they count. And I wouild rather find a gator than it find me.
 

Doc dog

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Hey Doc I just found a baby snake (about 6 inches) in the dirt pile I dug the other day. I vote they count. And I wouild rather find a gator than it find me.
I'm with you Rob,,,I think there kinda cool ,,it always adds a little excitement on an other wise boring hunt :)
 

squelcher

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When I was a kid my friend was towing me on my bicycle to the arcade when we cut through a gas station as a shortcut and we both saw a snap coin purse on the ground by the pumps. Since he was driving he stopped where the purse was at his advantage and before I could jump off the handle bars to get it he snatched it and we took off. About a block later we stopped to see what was inside and found around $35. That was a lot of money for us back then but since he grabbed the purse first he only gave me $10 of it. We still went to the arcade but I had better ideas for my cash. We went to Toys R Us and I bought 3 star wars action figures! HAHA. I still remember they were like $2.99 each.
 
I for some reason i always seem to notice things on the ground weather its while walking or driving. Back in 2004 I found seven wallets on the ground in Maryland,Delaware and Texas. I was able to return them all to the owners money credit cards included. They were shocked yo get them back intact and it made me feel good.
 
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