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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Ever have an embarrassing moment in this hobby?

    I had one of those non-stellar days today. Not "bad", just not stellar. I did however turn up an old war nickel in pretty good shape. Unfortunately, I managed to scratch it right across the face. (rookie mistake).

    I moved on and was semi-gridding the place. On the way back to the car, I turned up another war nickel. About the same shape, was right on top, and when I looked a little closer, it had a scratch also. Hmmmmm, interesting. Right across the face too! Almost exactly where I....................wait a minute!!! I checked my found pouch. No nickel. I had just found the same one, TWICE!!! oH! HOW embarrassing!!!! LOL

    Thought if anyone else out there had done this, they would now not feel so bad.

    HH!
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    us
    Apr 2012
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    Nothing like that, but there was the time that I was detecting the park & suddenly had a terrible urge to take a "break".
    Not much more embarrassing than a quick duck-walk back to the truck! Haha!!

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    I was out in the country, and the tall grass was FULL of ticks. before heading back I took my pants off and shook them out. A few hours later, back at work, I realized my wedding ring was missing. It was in my pocket!! I raced back to the spot and frantically searched the grass with my detector until amazingly I found it! It is still the only gold ring I have ever found!

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    My coil was beeping with every swing (Fisher 1266), and couldn't find the target I just had in the hole. It turns out that a wheat cent had fallen out of the plug and lodged between the shaft and the coil on my detector.

    Another time, I got a small hex nut that fell into a hole in my kneeling pad (aka green dollar store bath mat) and caused the mat to beep all the time. (No good when you're putting loose dirt from the hole on there!).

    I have some more embarrassing stories, and some down right scary ones...but I'll save those for sharing over a few beers.
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    Melissa

    Aug 2005
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    Well. since we're sharing. I was out detecting tonight and I had a pretty deep signal and at the bottom I found a piece of metal peeking out. when I rubbed the dirt off It looked like tarnished silver so I very carefully dug around it and elongated the hole so I could get it out without damaging it. I had to laugh at myself when it turned out to be some kind of ordinary metal strip and I placed my lesche digger in the hole and took a picture to share all my hard work for naught with my brother. After taking the picture I carefully filled in the hole and went off to search for better finds. I got a signal and knelt down to dig it and reached for my digger and it wasnt in my pouch. I searched all around me and got up and went back to where I was last and didnt see it. I stood there in puzzlement for a few moments and thought "Surely Not". Yep, I had buried my Lesche tool at the bottom of the last hole. Luckily I had my new found piece of "silver' to dig it out with.



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  6. #6

    Apr 2012
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    In the early eighties I took to hunting arrowheads and showed up at the dig to show the guys what I had found. I than sat the cigar box down and later stumbled over it spilling the 20 or so arrowheads. I thought I found them all until digging later in the week, I found an arrowhead in the screen exactly like the one I had found previously. Then it occurred to me that I found the same arrowhead twice. It was a nice point so was worth finding again. If I were you I would count the nickle as two nickle finds in my totals! Just sayin!
    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

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    the other week I was searching a defunct school & Stepped up with one foot
    to a spot on the stone wall in order to get up on the bank.
    unfortunately my foot slipped causing me to loose balance & fall.
    I twisted so I wouldn't break my detector & landed like a dog on his back.
    arms & legs up. after quickly standing & Hoping nobody saw me, I started back up quickly.
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    CASPER

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    they should have been more embarrassed then me
    few years back I was waer hunting at a fresh water spot I been hitting for years - headranger had no probs with me there cause I had helped he out a few times
    I usually go in at this spot just after sunrise and get out before the lifeguards show up - the head ranger usually comes down early and combs the beach - i will tell him of any irregularities and give him any sharp objects and glass and cans I find
    this one morning I was hitting out in like 6 feet of water - all you could see was top of my head and maybe 3 inches of snorkel
    all of a sudden I hear yelling from shore - when i looked up there were 2 fire/rescue vehicles - 1 ambulance and 4 city police cruisers on the beach
    they all start yelling at me - what the heck do I think I'm doing - I told them I have had permisson for yrs to hit here
    one cop says that I'm trespasing - that signs say no one is allowed in the water withoutlife guards
    I ask where that sign is - cause they recently put up signs stating - no lifeguards on duty - swim at own risk
    the sign was right behind him
    another said I was trespassing cause the front gate is locked - the front gate is just that - a gate - to prevent cars from going in at night - there is no fence on either side of the gate - so you can park outside and just walk around the gate
    signs inside the gate state - no trespassing from sunset to sunrise
    it was 1 1/2 hours after sunrise - and I told them i would be glad to go out and show them that sign - they threatened to arrest me
    then they wanted my ID - I said its in my car - outside the gate - where i parked legally
    these were all city vehicles - and i asked who called you - and once again I gave the head rangers name and then said - this is a state park - why isnt there a state trooper here? cause I know in the past that state guys have been po'ed when city guys trying stepping on their toes in here
    I asked why all the crowd? for one TH'er
    supposedly they got a call from a woman that said she thought she saw a dead body floating
    now Im about 1 mile from the nearest house - and this is a forrested park
    the only way you could see a body is if you were standing on shore
    once again they say Im trepassing - and im surrounded - by the firemen and about 7 police
    meanwhile behind them 3 different people are jogging with there dogs - 3 separate bicyclists ride by
    2 old ladies are speed walking together - a couple of guys are walking down with their equipment to the fishing area
    all this is happening behind them - they are all facing me and looking out towards the water
    I asked if they would all turn around - and then say - I hope your going to arrest all them too
    and you got to arrest that woman that supposedly saw a body - cause she would have been trespassing too
    then the ranger shows up and asks what the F is going on - cause they never called his office and they cut the lock on the gate
    to get in there and I say "Hi Bob!" and cops ask if he knows me he says yes and that I have permission to be there
    Bob tells me i better beat it for now
    but you know - i was standing in the water - not floating - and those guys never searched the rest of the place to see ifthere was an actual floater out there
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    LOL The world is full of Mo-Rons

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    Apr 2012
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    Casper, good thing your guy showed up and got you to leave. The cops were the ones caught in an embarrassing moment and you would have had to pay bigtime for that. We got a real problem across the bridge in portland oregon with bully cops. They have shot one guy at distance who was only in danger of commiting suicide with a pocket knife. I know one guy who was beat up and arrested on a mistaken idenity. I plan to drop to the ground spead eagle if confronted there!
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    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

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    us
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    This is not how procedure should be followed.

    I'd be inclined to follow this up.
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    many cpos abuse their power,I see them speeding all the time. I saw on speeding and eating a subway sandwich.
    GoLD !

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    Apr 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottso View Post
    many cpos abuse their power,I see them speeding all the time. I saw on speeding and eating a subway sandwich.
    I have seen them flip on the light to get through traffic and back off when clear; repeating until they make it to subway apparently.
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    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

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    Unfortunately there bad apples in every tree But I have worked with a lot of cops and most of them are grate people with a tough job. Unfortunately most of the people they enter act with all day are the scum of of the world. If in your work place you knew someone might want to kill you in the next hour how would you treat the next 10 people you meet. It is not an excuse just a fact of life. Cut them some slack when you can.
    Semper Fi

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    Nov 2006
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    I've had nothing but good experiences with law enforcement in my town

 

 
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