A Metal Detector Led This Hobbyist To Uncover Something He Never Anticipated

By 1 year ago

Metal detecting seems like a pretty boring hobby. After all, you spend long hours waiting for a beep, and ultimately the payoff is a few stray coins. However, one Welsh hobbyist would beg to differ after he discovered something huge right in his own backyard. Archeologists were stunned by his incredible story, and it all started with an everyday metal detector...

Meeting Mike

Mike Smith has always had a knack for his hobby, metal detecting. Born and raised in Pembrokeshire, Wales, going out to search for buried treasure was just another day for the enthusiast. A loud beeping was usually good news, but one day, the beeping led him to something bigger than anything he had ever discovered before.  What could possibly be down there?

Casual Encounters

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Mike had been digging up treasures for several years. He had a natural curiosity that drove him forward, but his finds were never more than a few stray coins or old pieces of metal. While these were certainly pretty exciting at the time, they paled in comparison to what would later become his greatest find of all time. His detector went off, and Mike set himself to digging...

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