I have been fascinated with the past all my life. Although time travel is not possible (at least, as far as I know), we can still experience it through what I call "relics of the fourth dimension." Namely, as the old saying goes, "time marches on." We can't travel in the fourth dimension, except going forward in the present, but we can follow the trail of the fourth dimension. Along the way, people lose or discard items from their being. These relics are unintentional time capsules that give us as glimpse into their lives. Here on The Time Searchers blog, I will show some relics of the past that I have run across in our present. Sometimes when I am out on a relic hunt with the Colonial Relic Hunter, we know that we are not alone. There is more than just relics at these historical sites. Indeed, it could be said that there is a portal to the past, perhaps to another dimension, where that which once was, still is. A place where the real consorts with the shadows; the present fuses with the past, on Time Searchers: Ghost Relics.

Thursday, December 31, 2015



The last day of the year 2015 reminds me of one of my all-time favorite movies:  George Pal’s 1960 "The Time Machine”.  This is a film that I first saw on late night tv.  When I was a kid, I would sneak out to the living room of my parent’s house and turn the television on with the volume turned way down.  I would watch the old time movies on the independent tv stations before the massive cable television networks.  One night I stumbled upon the Time Machine movie.  I was totally captivated.  This film really sparked my interest in the concept of time travel. The trailer for the film is right below: 

Rod Taylor, the star of the film passed away early in 2015.  One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t get an opportunity to interview him for our program.  He was a very nice guy and not some Hollywood phony.  This film is a classic that I screen every so often.  Thanks again Rod, We will miss you and this 1960 classic still inspires us.      

I hope all your ambitions for 2016 come true.  For the Time Searchers, we plan new adventures with great finds (we hope).  Thanks for your support of the Time Searchers program and blog-The Time Searcher.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas (from 1906)

Digging through my archives, I came across this postcard from 1906.  Christmas is a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate with your family.  On the blog and the Time Searchers program, we show treasures from the past.  But, the greatest treasure you have is your family.  We celebrate the birth of Christ and we celebrate our families.  Those times are priceless.  So take the time with your family and enjoy every second, because one day you won't have those seconds.

Merry Christmas from the Time Searcher, Colonial Relic Hunter, and the Time Searchers Production staff.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Return to the Lost Colonial Village: Part Two

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, so here is our gift to you; part two of our return to the Lost Colonial Village.  This time the Colonial Relic Hunter makes a find of a lifetime, an original colonial spoon mold buried for over two hundred years.  Meanwhile, the Time Searcher finds a Colonial button.

We'll have more finds coming soon!!  Enjoy the video and if you haven't already, please subscribe to keep up to date on all videos we upload!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR: 1760's Handmade British/Colonial Button

Here is a handmade button that I recently found at the Lost Colonial Village.  It has the British Crown and dates to the 1750's or early 1760's.  Most likely it was from a British soldier or Colonial Militia volunteer.

We have more exciting finds coming soon, so keep checking back.  You never know what we're going to find next!

- The Time Searcher

A Christmas Gift of Yesteryear

Here's a 1950's Hubley Stake Bed Toy Truck that I ran across a few days ago.  Today kids want high tech gifts.  Back in the 1950's a boy would have been thrilled to receive a Hubley toy truck like this one.  I think a kid today needs both the high tech stuff and the basic toys like this to exercise their imaginations.

- The Time Searcher


Monday, December 14, 2015

World War I Era: Pittsburgh 18th Heavy Artillery Recruiting Poster

While sorting through some items I bought earlier this year, I came across this photo.  It shows a recruiting poster for a National Guard Regiment in Pittsburgh, PA.  What's interesting is that my research shows there was an 18th Infantry Regiment but nothing on an 18th heavy artillery regiment.  Maybe it was a component of the Infantry Regiment.  Also, note that it refers to the Regiment being "Pittsburgh Finest Club."  Indeed, from the early militia in Colonial America up to World War II, these local militia units that later became National Guard ones acted as social clubs for men in a community.  After World War II, not as much.  The young lady in the photo may have been waiting for her boyfriend or husband while he signed up.

Another story lost in the mists of time.

- The Time Searcher

Friday, December 11, 2015

Return to the Lost Colonial Village: Part One

Well fellow hunters, here it is.  The first installment of the Return to the Lost Colonial Village that the Colonial Relic Hunter and I took in July.

In this episode, we feature the hike to the village, the spirit box session in which we try to find out more about the 7 gold coins the spirits told us about the previous time we were at the site last season, and the Colonial Relic Hunter recovers a 1785 Spanish Two Reale coin.

You can view the episode below or head on over to the Colonial Relic Hunter's YouTube page and watch it there.

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Until next time!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Colonial Village Revisited: Teaser Trailer

In the spirit of giving, we here at the Time Searchers headquarters decided to give you another little teaser of the upcoming episode.  In this clip, during a spirit box session, The Time Searcher himself is told his future....

The whole episode will be posted later and like always we'll let you know when that's up and ready to be viewed by you.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Here's a preview of our next video, "The Lost Colonial Village Revisited: July, 2015 Part One."

This is a clip of the Colonial Relic Hunter finding his third Spanish Two Reale on this site.

The full length video will be released on the Colonial Relic Hunter's YouTube channel later this week.

- The Time Searcher

Monday, December 7, 2015

Movies We Love: Final Countdown - December 7, 1941

Here's a blog entry that I didn't intend to make this day, but I couldn't pass it up.  The December 7 anniversary reminded me of a film called "The Final Countdown."  It's a wonderful movie that explores the idea of time travel when a modern day U.S. Navy aircraft carrier encounters a stage storm-like vortex which disappears after the ship passes through it.

The entire ship and crew find themselves back in time to December 7, 1941.  This situation raises the question of whether a person should intervene and change not only the history of that event, but the entire course of history.  It is a question that all time travelers have to decide.  That is, if time travel is really possible.

Here's the link to the trailer for this film.  It's a Time Searchers recommended film.

- The Time Searcher

War Propaganda - Circa 1942

74 years ago, a date which will forever live in infamy, Pearl Harbor was attacked.  Here is a photo of a propaganda poster published by the U.S. Government in 1942,  This poster reminds the public that the U.S. has to avenge the death and destruction that the Japanese caused us at Pearl Harbor.  After the attack, the U.S. mobilized and destroyed the Japanese Empire.  Japanese Admiral Tamamoto was right when he said that the Pearl Harbor attack had awoken a "sleeping giant".

- The Time Searcher

1708 Spanish Galleon San Jose Found in Colombian Waters

The San Jose is believed to have been carrying 11 million gold coins and jewels from Spain's controlled colonies.  The treasures could be worth billions of dollars.

The details of the financial arrangements between the Colombian government and the International Team of Experts it employed to discover the wreck have not been disclosed.

Check out the link below from CNN to find out what's going on with this incredible find.

CNN Link

- The Time Searcher

Friday, December 4, 2015

Lost Colonial Village Find: Medieval Coin

The Colonial Relic Hunter and I were able to do another expedition to the Lost Colonial Village right before Thanksgiving.  We made some exciting finds on this trip.  I was fortunate in finding this medieval coin that dates from the 1100's to 1485.  This is the oldest coin that I have found with a metal detector.  A little known fact is that the American Colonists traded with any coin of value, including medieval ones that were still in circulation in the 1700's.

Photos and video of our finds will be posted soon!

- The Time Searcher

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1900s Farm Machinery Catalog

Here's a Superior Drill Co. Farm Machinery catalog from 1900.  I love the artwork, diction, and illustrations from these turn of the century catalogs.  This type of advertising continued up through the 1960's when color photographs were used instead of the beautifully drawn artwork.  This particular catalog was a pleasant surprise for me when I came across it earlier this year.

- The Time Searcher