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.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
SPRING IS HERE AND CONSTRUCTION WORK IS GETTING INTO FULL SWING. WHO KNOWS WHAT RELICS ARE WAITING FOR US THIS YEAR. SOME OF MY BEST FINDS HAVE BEEN ON CONSTRUCTION SITES. HERE, WE HAVE A TIME SEARCHERS ARCHIVE PHOTO THAT DATES TO APPROXIMATELY 1915 BY LOOKING AT THE DRESS OF THE GENTLEMEN AND THE TRUCK. IT SHOWS THE APPARENT BOSS OF THE JOB IN HIS THREE PIECE SUIT AND STOOGIE IN HAND WHILE HE VISITS THE WORKERS ON THE JOB. THIS TRUCK WAS AN EXPENSIVE HIGH TECH RIG FOR ITS DAY. IT LOOKS LIKE A LARGE GENERATOR IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. THIS WAS IN PHILADELPHIA PA BY THE LETTERING ON THE TRUCK. ITS SITES LIKE THIS THAT COULD YIELD A BOUNTY OF RELICS.-THE TIME SEARCHER
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Here's a photo of the front cover of a book I ran across, it gives the specifications and photos of the navy war fleets of the major world powers at the time of its publication: 1914. This book would have been a great reference guide to German spies in neutral or allied countries to identify ships that they saw in the ports or waterways. A great item from over a hundred years ago that I just ran across-The TimeSearcher
Monday, March 7, 2016
Here's a unused Compass Metal Detector Dealer Sticker Sign from the 1970's from the Time Searcher Archive. Back in the day, before the mass internet/mail order dealers, you had the local dealer. He was usually a local guy who sold people dreams. At least to me he did. As a kid I visited all the local dealers that I could talk my Mother or Dad into taking me to see and we traveled to other areas to see and talk with these guys. These dealers would tell great metal detecting stories and made you excited to get out there and hunt. Most of these type of guys are gone now and instead of being the kid wet behind the ears in metal detecting, I find that I am the old timer now. I miss the old days. This sticker is for the compass brand of detectors that were popular in the 1970's and 1980's. Compass Electronics went out of business in the early 1990's and I was told someone had bought the assets and was producing machines under that name. I have never seen any for sale, The metal detector depicted in the sign looks to be the "Judge" model that gained some notoriety in the 1970's in relic hunting.-The Time Searcher
Friday, March 4, 2016
COLONIAL BUTTONS FROM THE MUCK-TIME SEARCHERS LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE FINDS METAL DETECTING RELIC HUNTING
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Here's a World War 2 German Infantryman Machine Gunner MG-34 Machine Gun Soldier Plaque Nazi Era. This one was brought back by a U.S. GI that I knew. These plaques featured the bombastic art style of Nazi Germany. Some of these type of plaques were used for awards to the soldiers and I suspect that some were sold for display in homes. It is interesting to see the details such as the machine gun, helmet and it shows the soldier on the ground ready for combat. An interesting relic from a bygone era.-The Time Searcher.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Here's a photo of the 1770's Revolutionary War Era British Army Artillery button that I found last week at the Lost Colonial Village with the Colonial Relic Hunter. More finds and video to come. We got out today and there were some more great finds including some other British military buttons and beautiful large coat buttons that feature the sunburst pattern on them. These finds will be going up after I get through our finds for last week. Next week, the Colonial Relic Hunter and Myself will be attending the invitational hunt we are putting on for select members of our Time Searchers Explorer's Society at one our great sites of the past: The Old Grist Mill. It will be great to get out and see some our loyal members.-The Time Searcher.