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.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
IT WAS WITH GREAT SURPRISE THAT I HEARD ABOUT CARRIE FISHER'S PASSING. SADLY, HER MOTHER, THE ACTRESS, DEBBIE REYNOLDS WAS SO UPSET THAT SHE HAD A STROKE AND PASSED AWAY. A TRULY CLOSE FAMILY BOND THAT SHOWS IN A TRAGIC WAY THAT FAMILY IS TRULY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE BEYOND MONEY AND POSSESSIONS.
WHAT SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW IS THAT DEBBIE REYNOLDS WAS A TRUE RELIC COLLECTOR. WHILE MYSELF AND THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER HUNT AND COLLECT COLONIAL AND OTHER RELICS. DEBBIE REYNOLDS HUNTED AND COLLECTED MOVIE WARDROBE AND PROP ITEMS: RELICS OF HOLLYWOOD. IN FACT, SHE BOUGHT ALOT OF ITEMS WHEN MGM STUDIOS WAS BOUGHT OUT BY KIRK KEKORIAN WHO BASICALLY SOLD EVERYTHING OFF INCLUDING THE HUGE MGM WARDROBE AND PROP COLLECTIONS. IN 1970 MGM HAD A HUGE AUCTION OF THESE ITEMS. DEBBIE REYNOLDS BOUGHT ALOT OF ITEMS AND TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO DISPLAY THEM IN A MUSEUM. THESE EFFORTS WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL AND IN 2011 SHE AUCTIONED OFF MOST OF HER COLLECTION.
SHE DID NOT COLLECT TO MAKE MONEY. SHE COLLECTED BECAUSE SHE LOVED THE HISTORY REPRESENTED BY THESE ITEMS. A TRUE COLLECTOR. A VERY NICE LADY WHO IF YOU MET HER WOULD TALK TO YOU AND NOT BE A HOLLYWOOD PHONEY. A GREAT TALENT AND COLLECTOR THAT WE WILL ALL MISS.-THE TIME SEARCHER.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
THE TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: OCTOBER, 2016 PART THREE- COLONIAL RELIC ROUND UP
HERE'S THE THIRD PART OF THE TIME SEARCHERS TRIP TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE IN OCTOBER, 2016. IN THIS INSTALLMENT, THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER GIVES US A ROUND UP OF THE COLONIAL RELICS FOUND ON THIS TRIP. -THE TIME SEARCHER
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
O.K. CHRISTMAS IS OVER AND WE'RE GOING OVER THE GIFTS WE GOT AND SOME WE SIMPLY BOUGHT FOR OURSELVES WHILE WE WERE SHOPPING. HERE' S ONE OF THE LATTER. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. THERE WERE STILL MODS IN GREAT BRITAIN IN THE 1980'S. I KNOW THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER HATES THIS FACT AND HE IS THE VETERAN OF MANY RUN INS BETWEEN THE MODS AND THE ROCKERS FROM THOSE DAYS. SOME OF THE MUSIC FROM THE MOD ERA IS THE KINKS. THIS SET WAS PRODUCED TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE KINKS. THE BAND ITSELF DISBANDED IN THE MID 1990'S. RAY DAVIES STILL DOES SOLO STUFF. BUT NO MORE ARENA CONCERTS. I LIKED RAY DAVIES STUFF AND STILL DO. THIS SET COVERS THE MAJOR SONGS OF THE KINKS FROM THIS AREA AND INCLUDES TRACKS NEVER RELEASED BEFORE. HOWEVER, THERE IS SOME GREAT SONGS NOT INCLUDED FROM THIS TIME LIKE THE ONE FROM THE ARTHUR ALBUM AND MUSKWELL HILLBILLIES.
IT IS STILL A GREAT SET TO PICK UP. AND YES COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER, I BROUGHT MY 1962 TRIUMPH TINA MOTOR SCOOTER BACK HOME. IT IS NOW FULLY RESTORED AND I WILL HAVE TO DO A BLOG FEATURE ON IT.-THE TIME SEARCHER
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE-OCTOBER, 2016 PART TWO COLONIAL BUTTONS COLONIAL HORSESHOE FOUND RELIC METAL DETECTING
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THAT IT HAS BEEN 75 YEARS SINCE THE JAPANESE ATTACK AGAINST PEARL HARBOR. MY DAD USED TO TELL ME STORIES ABOUT THE PUBLIC'S REACTION HERE IN THE UNITED STATES TO THIS UNPROVOKED ATTACK. PEOPLE WERE SCARED AND ANGRY AT THE SAME TIME. THE RECRUITING STATIONS WERE SWAMPED WITH MEN WANTING TO GET EVEN AND FIGHT FOR THE UNITED STATES. I DON'T THINK THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES WERE EVER MORE UNITED THAN THEY WERE IN WORLD WAR TWO. ITS TOO BAD WE DON'T SEE THIS TYPE OF UNITY TODAY.
I PUT A PICTURE OF THE B-17 BOMBER "PATTY ANN" UP SINCE ONE OF THE MOST INTRIGUING WHAT IF STORIES IS THAT THE RADAR OPERATORS AT PEARL HARBOR HAD ACTUALLY DETECTING THE INCOMING JAPANESE PLANES AND REPORTED IT TO A FIRST LT. WHO TOLD THE OPERATORS TO IGNORE IT SINCE THE DETECTED AIRPLANES WERE MOST LIKELY A FLIGHT OF B-17 BOMBERS THAT WERE DUE IN TO PEARL HARBOR FROM THE MAINLAND THAT VERY DAY.
SADLY, THIS OFFICER IN AN INTERVIEW YEARS LATER STILL STUCK TO HIS EXCUSE NOT TO ALERT THE ISLAND OR AT LEAST TRY TO CONTACT THE AIRPLANES BY RADIO OR OTHERWISE CONFIRM THAT THESE AIRCRAFT WERE ACTUALLY THE B-17'S.
IF THIS WARNING HAD BEEN HEEDED AND THE ISLAND FORCES PUT ON ALERT, IT COULD HAVE SAVED A LOT OF LIVES AND CHANGED HISTORY. BUT, LIKE ANYTHING IN LIFE, IT IS EASY TO SPECULATE WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THINGS HAD BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY. REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME, THE UNITED STATES INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR TWO AS A COMBATANT HAD BEGUN. A THREAD OF HISTORY THAT CHANGED THE FLOW OF TIME UP TO THE PRESENT.-THE TIME SEARCHER.