Keys Lost in the Snow on the Way to the Post Box
A morning call to recover car keys lost in the snow while collecting the mail.
A morning call to recover car keys lost in the snow while collecting the mail.
It happens all the time. Keys are dropped into the snow which instantly swallows them up. If it isn’t heard, they’re gone. A metal detector works great in the snow. In this case, it took a while to get the coil above the keys, but once I did, it was pretty obvious.
While detecting a local park, I found a 2018 Grad Ring. It had a date, the school initials, a first name and initials. I called the ring company and the school and neither were able to help. In the end, I connected with some students that attended the school at that time and was able to find out who the ring belonged to and in turn, I was able to contact her through Facebook. Here is that return video.
I received a call from Paul. He lost his ring in the river while surfing. His fingers got cold and the ring disappeared into the depths. Good thing that the river flow is controlled by a dam and for a period of time there is a chance to recover the ring. Paul wanted to help, so I loaned him a detector…….it worked. Watch the video below for the story.
This one was three months in the making. Didn’t think I would find it, but it always is in the last place you look. Watch the video for the full story.
He lost his fifth generation ring while walking/playing with his dog. After giving me the boundaries I went to work. It wasn’t until we expanded the boundaries that the ring was found. Watch the video below for the full story.
Here is a testimonial regarding this search.
My husband Mykal received a very special ring from his father, on our wedding day last year. It was in the family for 5 generations. Sometime in May of this year, we were playing in the backyard with our German Shepherd. He was throwing the ball to Max as he normally did. At the end of the night, he took Max out in front of the house for a quick walk, as it was dark. That night before bed, he realized the ring was no longer on his finger. The next day we spent the entire day looking for it, both in the back and front yard, with no success. Every so often, thereafter, we would walk with our eyes directed towards the grass, hoping to catch a shimmer of the ring against the green background. Mykal almost gave up searching. He kept saying that somebody probably found it. Since we don’t live on a busy street, I thought that possibility was less likely. I was convinced we would find it at some point, we just had to keep searching. At the end of September, Mykals’ parents came over and asked about the ring. Mykal replied that it was not with him (it technically wasn’t a lie). Mykal knew that it was only a matter of time before his father would ask to see it, or encourage him further, to see him wearing it, at least on special occasions. I decided to take it upon myself to do about of searching. Not in the backyards, but on the internet. If the ring was out there, I knew a metal detector would pick it up. We were going to buy one from the store. Since most people that buy metal detectors to find a ring, end up reselling it once they have found their lost item or after they have given up the search, I figured we should look into purchasing a used one before we go to the store. I have never been on the Kijiji site before but knew of it and thought that it would be a good place to start. I typed in ‘used metal detectors’ in the search bar’. The first two posts were actual metal detectors (I was praying they included instructional manuals!). The third post was titled, “TheCalgaryRingFinder.” I was intrigued and curious so I clicked on the link and the brief description mentioned Evan and the service he was offering. He would come to the place where you thought you lost the item, and he would search for it. His reward for finding it, if he found it, was whatever you thought the value was for finding said lost item. I thought this was an awesome deal! I spoke to Mykal and we called him right away. Like a detective, Evan asked a series of questions relating to the ring; where we last saw it, how long ago, the approximate area where we thought this ring could be located in. He explained the process and told us he would come over around 5pm that same evening. We were so excited! Both at the possibility of finding the ring, but also at putting our minds to ease if we didn’t find it, knowing we did everything possible. Evan arrived and went straight to work, after Mykal gave him an outline of the area where the ring could be. Anxiously, I cleaned our home, waiting. The sun started setting and the hope of the ring being found was slimmer and slimmer. As it became completely dark, I was surprised Evan was still searching for the ring. Mykal and I sat down in the living room and we said a prayer to St. Anthony (the patron saint of lost things). We thanked God for everything we had our lives, especially each other and said that whatever God’s will is whether the ring should be found or not, we will accept it. We are thankful and happy for our health and everything God has already given us. Two minutes later the phone rang and Evan asked to see Mykal out back. I started washing dishes and was hoping that Evan would say he would come back to continue his search when it would be light out again. Mykal walked back into the house and said to me, “It’s too dark now and Evan is going home.” At this point he waves his hand and shows off the ring and the biggest smile. I nearly fainted and started jumping up and down in excitement. I could not believe my eyes! I was so happy for Mykal and for Evan and for all of us! I went outside to thank Evan. No words can express the kind deed that Evan did for us; the time he took out of his day to search so diligently for something that meant so much to us. The next weekend, we went to Mykal’s parents home for a Barbq and Mykal proudly wore his ring. His dad put his arms around him and said, “The ring looks great on you. I almost started to think that you lost it.” Mykal just smiled and gave him a big hug.
These are such special moments in life. We shared this story with many neighbors, family and friends. We hope to share this story with Mykals parents…sometime next year.
Thank you again Evan for all of your help and for helping other people. You are an angel and we will always pray for you that God will guide you to lost items if it is His will that they ought to be reunited with the owners.
Had a call on Sunday. A ring lost while wrestling with the dog. They knew where it happened, they just couldn’t find it.
Watch the video for the hunt.
Kayla was wearing his ring when she took a swipe at an insect. Once done the ant was gone and so was the ring. We searched and what should have been simple, turned into a two day hunt.
Watch the video for the full story.
Samuel called me. He lost his wedding ring……8 months earlier while closing the gate at an RV storage lot. When it happened, he searched, rented a metal detector twice and returned to rake. He did everything anyone who has lost something should do. When I was speaking to him, I really had my doubts about it. Time is the enemy. In the end I agreed to take a look. On a Saturday morning I met Samuel and we looked. Based on his description it should have been right there and he should have found it right away. With snow on the ground when it happened, we guessed that maybe a vehicle drove over it and moved it or maybe it was plowed. So I expanded the search area and did the sides of the road. That is when I heard the sound I needed to hear. I picked up the ring and gave it to Samuel. He was totally overwhelmed in emotion and incredibly grateful. When I took a look at the ring, I could tell why. I am glad it is back where it belongs.
Blaine called me on Christmas Eve’s eve. She had lost her ring while brushing the snow off her car in a heavy snowfall. The next morning we met but alas the parking lot had been plowed. The good news, they piled the snow in one location. The bad news, they piled the snow in one location. After an initial check, I realized I would have to try again once the snow went down somewhat. Ninety days later, I checked a third time. This time the snow had melted enough that there was a chance. Sure enough, it was just on the surface. Watch the video for the results.