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  1. #61
    OKIE

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Well, I'm no dummy but this is the DUMEST thing
    i have done since i have started this hobby.
    2 weeks ago i just bought a new Whites DFX,
    and like a kid with a new toy i wanted to play with it,
    right now, so i did... 3 days i took it to my
    mothers to show my grandpa, 88 and still loves to MD
    we took it out in the front yard and tried it out for about
    10 Min's, so now the MD now about 30 minutes on
    the new DFX... When i was ready to leave i picked up
    my backpack and MD went to the truck and leaned the MD
    up against truck and put my pack in the back seat truck and got in and
    backed up when i heard a thump sound.
    I paid no attention to it BUT when i turned around to put the truck
    in drive........"OMG NO WAY" came to mind, there it was my new DFX, laing on the
    ground, i said a few choice words and put head down on the
    steering wheel, and got a SICK feeling in my belly,y'all know the one
    that I'm talking about....anyway i pulled back to it in my truck
    and low & behold it was not hurt....and then the BIG sigh of relief
    so when i got out to get it i looked it over good before picking it up.
    It was fine so i kissed it and told my self to never tell ANYONE about
    what had happen, but since I'm not the only one to do something
    this DUMB, i can laugh at it now
    HH Ray

  2. #62
    us
    Ann of RonandAnn left to venture TNet on her own as LadyDigger!

    Jun 2006
    Virginia Beach
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    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Quote Originally Posted by deepsix47
    Quote Originally Posted by Boobydoo
    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I posted this before under a similar topic, but here goes anyway: I was MDing around a park public facility and found a nickel dated in the war years. I slipped it into my pocket and in about a minute I found another one identical to the first one. After about half an hour I had found at least 10 or 12 nickels all identical and I thought I had found a cache or someone's lost collection. My shirt pocket had a hole in it and I was finding the same coin over and over and over and............! Monty
    I think I peed myself while reading this Monty.
    Off to the shower I go.

    You crack me up man.

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    LMAO!!!! That's a great one!!!!
    Deepsix
    OMG....I am laughing so hard I am crying...I can't see this screen....I don't think anyone can top that one!!! Thanks for the laugh, even though it was at your expense...not laughing at you, just your comical nickel adventure

    HH...Ann
    Ron - Professional Printer, Fishing, Diving, Asst Scoutmaster Troop 65
    Proud parent of 1 daughter and 2 sons!!!

  3. #63
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
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    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Okiem I got a sinking feeling in my stomach just reading that.... LOL! Glad everything came out ok.

  4. #64
    us
    Aug 2006
    missouri
    mxt
    395
    13 times

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I posted this before under a similar topic, but here goes anyway: I was MDing around a park public facility and found a nickel dated in the war years. I slipped it into my pocket and in about a minute I found another one identical to the first one. After about half an hour I had found at least 10 or 12 nickels all identical and I thought I had found a cache or someone's lost collection. My shirt pocket had a hole in it and I was finding the same coin over and over and over and............! Monty


    i did the wedding ring thing at least 2 times today 1 before lunch and 1 after lol


    thats funny monty sounds like something id do lol





    A bad day of MDing is better than a good day at work

  5. #65

    Jun 2005
    Tallahassee Florida
    51

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Many years ago and soon after I began metal detecting I tracked leads that sent me 800 miles from here to a rural area outside lancaster Ohio. One of the great bandit's of the old west had a beloved grandmother who lived there.

    I figured what better place to hide the ill gotten loot than at his grandmothers cabin. I made the trip. I found "seldom seen road" I found "snortin ridge" and after a few hours I found what was left of her old cabin.

    Searched log and hard around the cabin and found many interesting things..But no loot. I sat down and studied the surround ground looking for something "that didn't fit". Something that may have a tell-tale sign.

    Down from the cabin was a small mound of dirt. The ground was hilly but this mound "didn't fit." I might be on to something.

    I swung the detector but didn't get a hit. Figuring it might be cash and not coin I dug some into the mound and uncovered an old toy made of clay or china. I swung the detector again and got a beep. I dug more and uncovered some old metal trinkets including a small doll's head made of china with face paint still intact.

    I dug deeper, harder and faster. Then I quit digging. I made my way back to the truck and left Ohio never to return. Why?

    What I dug up was the remains of a small child that was wrapped in burlap.

    Yes. I did restore the grave before I left.
    I'm just a startled bunny in the headlights of life

  6. #66
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
    4,089
    79 times

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Now that is weird... unsettling, even. "No telling what you're gonna dig up sometimes" rings true. I came upon a set of human remains one time, out in the desert, not buried. Left them undisturbed and reported it to the authorities. Definately creepy!

  7. #67

    Mar 2006
    eastern KY.
    247
    6 times

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    The dumbest thing I did was when I was diving off the beach & saw a coquina ledge I wanted to detect, they act like a natural sluice.A so called harmless nurse shark was resting & I touched it with the coil of my Fisher 1280x. It came busting out & knocked the regulator out of my mouth & my dive mask off. I was able to retrive them & clear them,so no harm, but I learned to just make a wave & when the surge gets to them they leave.
    Chuck

  8. #68
    us
    Aug 2006
    Lawtey,Fl.
    64

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    I have never left my MDtr off but i have one time forgot my earphones at home and said the heck with it ill hunt without them and swept it around for about ten minutes with not one peep before i realized that my earphone adapter was still plugged in
    Lawtey,Fl. "Home of the Silver Bullet"

  9. #69
    us
    Sep 2007
    West Virginia
    White's MXT
    298

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Quote Originally Posted by stoney56
    How about forgetting to take your ring off while waving clumps of dirt under the coil?
    Ditto!

  10. #70

    Sep 2007
    Depoe Bay Oregon
    Whites XLT
    1,650
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Quote Originally Posted by contractorod
    I have never left my MDtr off but i have one time forgot my earphones at home and said the heck with it ill hunt without them and swept it around for about ten minutes with not one peep before i realized that my earphone adapter was still plugged in
    I done that today...lol

  11. #71

    Sep 2007
    Depoe Bay Oregon
    Whites XLT
    1,650
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    The dumbest thing Hmmmm
    Well it all started out one day last summer when I got up in the morning and the sky was blue no wind and pefect temp...
    you know what that meens.

    So I loaded up my MD and headed fpor who knows where.

    well I hit couple of playgrounds and found lots of clad then headed for what i heard used to be an old park
    well the hunt started off oke found 3 wheats and a merc then some clad and then a buffalo nick,

    well i moved over closer to the river bank and decided to detect over thier.
    after about ten minutes i got a real good hit reading 84 on my XLT @ 8" Hmmm what could it be
    while i was digging i notice some women and there children sitting at a near by picknic table and playing with the children,
    well i knew i was close so i started to dig more careful as not to scratch a nice coin if thats what that was.
    soon i see a silver shimmer from the hole but wait its to big for a coin so i dig a bigger hole and yet a bigger hole again
    soon out pops an old rin tin tin cap gun in great shape, I was stoked my first decent toy relic...
    I held it in my hand and felt like the kid from the Christmas story with his new red ryder BB gun.
    I pointed it at the kids and I dove to the ground in a roll like starsky and hutch, BANG BANG BANG i yelled
    then ran to a near by tree......BANG BANG BANG I yelled again
    I soon noticed all the parrents were grabbing there kids and heading for their cars ...some even pealed out of the drive.

    I was hurt .................. no one wanted to play cowboys and Indians with me.
    Gees.................................I was only 41 and 6.3 and 235 lbs............lol

  12. #72

    Sep 2007
    Depoe Bay Oregon
    Whites XLT
    1,650
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Quote Originally Posted by imafishingnutt
    The dumbest thing Hmmmm
    Well it all started out one day last summer when I got up in the morning and the sky was blue no wind and pefect temp...
    you know what that meens.

    So I loaded up my MD and headed fpor who knows where.

    well I hit couple of playgrounds and found lots of clad then headed for what i heard used to be an old park
    well the hunt started off oke found 3 wheats and a merc then some clad and then a buffalo nick,

    well i moved over closer to the river bank and decided to detect over thier.
    after about ten minutes i got a real good hit reading 84 on my XLT @ 8" Hmmm what could it be
    while i was digging i notice some women and there children sitting at a near by picknic table and playing with the children,
    well i knew i was close so i started to dig more careful as not to scratch a nice coin if thats what that was.
    soon i see a silver shimmer from the hole but wait its to big for a coin so i dig a bigger hole and yet a bigger hole again
    soon out pops an old rin tin tin cap gun in great shape, I was stoked my first decent toy relic...
    I held it in my hand and felt like the kid from the Christmas story with his new red ryder BB gun.
    I pointed it at the kids and I dove to the ground in a roll like starsky and hutch, BANG BANG BANG i yelled
    then ran to a near by tree......BANG BANG BANG I yelled again
    I soon noticed all the parrents were grabbing there kids and heading for their cars ...some even pealed out of the drive.

    I was hurt .................. no one wanted to play cowboys and Indians with me.
    Gees.................................I was only 41 and 6.3 and 235 lbs............lol
    no not really the dumbest thing I ever did was i degided to make a day of detecting bright and early.
    so I got to the park just as it was light enough to see and started detecting found the commen pull tabs and some clad when i got a weird reading on the MD,
    I stuck my pic down and piked around and hit it right of i knew it was big bouth the size of a silver dollar so i stuck my grass knife in to cut my plug and all of a sudden watter came out hitting me everywhere i grabbed my MD and ran scared me to death i thought i hit a water line but the notice i had to dodge other sprinklers as well...lol
    if you detect a park early make sure its not irrigated first...lol

  13. #73
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
    Whites XLT / M6
    2,535
    10 times

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    ok here is the DUMBEST thing I ever did. I left my detector proped up against my truck & pulled out running over it.
    I has similar experience, but different circumstances. Was several years ago, very hot summer. Was hunting on beach in middle of day and the heat was getting to me. Went back to parking lot to leave and had laid the detector down on the ground. Packed up everything else, closed trunk and backed over the coil. Yep, dumbest thing I ever did, but I now do not hunt in the heat of the summer afternoons. Lesson learned.

    Ray S
    Ray S ECenFL
    Wolf Pack Member

  14. #74

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac
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    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    Quote Originally Posted by contractorod
    I have never left my MDtr off but i have one time forgot my earphones at home and said the heck with it ill hunt without them and swept it around for about ten minutes with not one peep before i realized that my earphone adapter was still plugged in
    Well of course as a newbie I did this but before I figured it out here is what happened....I had my ace for a couple of weeks and was having fun with it. It came with headphones. One day I couldn't get a sound out of it, without the headphones. So I packed it up and sent it back, mad of course that the stupid thing wasn't working. I got it back with a note that the adapter was plugged in, thus allowing no sound to come out!!! Boy did I feel like an idiot. I had not even realized that the headphones had an adaptor!!!
    Debby

  15. #75
    us
    Mar 2007
    Piqua, Ohio
    Tesoro
    9

    Re: What is the weirdest or dumbest thing you've done MD'ng?

    I was in a hurry one night after work to go MD before it got dark. Would have about an hour to MD. When I got there, I got my Metal detector out of my car all ready to go. Only one thing was missing. I forgot my shovel. Oh well, just one of the many dumb things I have done!!!

 

 
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