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Old 06-30-2020, 07:13 AM
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Iíve just been contacted to detect a house built in 1727 with 2 acre lot. She said every time she digs she finds something old. She asked if Iíd be interested. Umm, No I donít want to detect every metal detectors dream house. Are you kidding me??? Original owner was a brigadier general in the revolutionary war. I really hope she wasnít messing with me and she gets back to me. Iím so excited. Honestly even if she wants to keep everything I donít care. This will be so much fun. I hope it stops raining here soon. I might have to wait until next week. Iíll be sure to keep you guys posted. Wish me luck.

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Old 06-30-2020, 07:30 AM
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Wow dream trip indeed! Canít wait to see what you find.

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Old 06-30-2020, 11:14 AM
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Iíve just been contacted to detect a house built in 1727 with 2 acre lot. She said every time she digs she finds something old. She asked if Iíd be interested. Umm, No I donít want to detect every metal detectors dream house. Are you kidding me??? Original owner was a brigadier general in the revolutionary war. I really hope she wasnít messing with me and she gets back to me. Iím so excited. Honestly even if she wants to keep everything I donít care. This will be so much fun. I hope it stops raining here soon. I might have to wait until next week. Iíll be sure to keep you guys posted. Wish me luck.
Wow...that's awesome. Ya need any help, I can be on my way in about 5 minutes!!
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:40 PM
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Whoa! Talk about an extraordinary location! Imagine the history that place has seen... just to visit it would be neat, but to metal detect there, too? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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Old 06-30-2020, 02:35 PM
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Thanks everybody. It will be a blast but Iím getting a little nervous. She messaged me last night, through a neighborhood forum website, after I was sleeping. I messaged her back as soon as I saw it this morning with my contact information. I know I need to give her time, she is probably working, but Iím very excited and anxious to talk to her. I really hope she isnít playing with me. I know the house exists and I know she is the owner but it sounds too good to be true. Iíd hate for somebody to talk her out of it before she talks to me. Ugh! Iím going crazy! Iíll let you all know if and when I hear from her again.

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Fingers crossed here for you NewBlue. Hope you get the go-ahead and uncover some history and other neat stuff there.

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If it was meant to be...Ö.
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Don't be a pest or you'll lose the chance to detect a monster yard

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Old 06-30-2020, 07:24 PM
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Don't be a pest or you'll lose the chance to detect a monster yard
I wonít pester her. Iíll at least give it a few days and then check back in with her. Itís hard sitting with so much excitement but it will be worth the wait if it comes to be. Itís been raining pretty good for the last few days so maybe she figures on waiting until the weather clears.

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I wonít pester her. Iíll at least give it a few days and then check back in with her. Itís hard sitting with so much excitement but it will be worth the wait if it comes to be. Itís been raining pretty good for the last few days so maybe she figures on waiting until the weather clears.
Wishing you the best of luck brother! Be sure to post your findings 👀

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Old 06-30-2020, 08:05 PM
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Wishing you the best of luck brother! Be sure to post your findings 👀
Iím a sister not a brother, but you wouldnít necessarily know that so Iíll let it slide

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She got back to me. If the weather holds up Iíll be going on Sunday. Stay tuned...

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Looking forward to what you might find Newblue. Just be prepared for the owner to be just as curious as you. Is there an understanding as to who gets to keep what? Take plenty of pics, you will at least get to keep those. Good luck ! If no one has detected that site in the past, you won't need any luck. There will be goodies for sure.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:19 AM
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Looking forward to what you might find Newblue. Just be prepared for the owner to be just as curious as you. Is there an understanding as to who gets to keep what? Take plenty of pics, you will at least get to keep those. Good luck ! If no one has detected that site in the past, you won't need any luck. There will be goodies for sure.
She contacted me so I know she is just as curious. She also said she looks forward to watching me do this so I wonít be surprised if she hovers over me. I havenít asked if I can keep things and I really donít care so much. Iím just intrigued by what could possibly be there. I will probably ask if I can keep at least one or two items. And I will definitely take pics.

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Good luck out there! You never know what you might find in a yard that old, keep us posted!

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Originally Posted by Newblue View post
Iím a sister not a brother, but you wouldnít necessarily know that so Iíll let it slide
Awesome and thank you for letting that slide 🙃

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Old 07-01-2020, 11:37 AM
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Let her bring up the finds issue first then go from there. She may be fine with her having the pictures and letting you keep the finds. Best thing though think is to just wait and see what you find. Likely some soils have been moved around or the ground filled some in over 250 years.
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Since you are excited good for you. Personally Iíve only once done a place where I had an owner as you described. After that experience I vowed I wouldnít ever have stipulations placed upon my detecting ; takes all the fun out of it for me. If the owner is going to keep the finds let them buy a detector and find them on their own. Not worth it for me.
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