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.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
YESTERDAY, THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER AND MYSELF RETURNED TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR OF 2017. IF THIS TRIP IS A PREDICTOR OF RELIC FINDS FOR THIS YEAR, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT ONE. I FOUND MY SECOND AX HEAD AT THE SITE ALONG WITH SEVEN BUTTONS. THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER ADDED TO HIS SCORE BY FINDING SOME GREAT BUTTONS INCLUDING A LARGE COLONIAL COAT BUTTON. GOING TO THIS SITE IS LIKE ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE. WE DID A SPIRIT BOX SESSION IN WHICH WE HEARD FROM THE GHOSTS THAT OCCUPY THIS LOST VILLAGE. YES, I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY. BUT, WE HAVE PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED IT AND OUR VIDEO FOOTAGE OF OUR EXPERIENCES WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.-THE TIME SEARCHER
Friday, March 17, 2017
I WAS RANDOMLY LOOKING AT VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE AND STUMBLED UPON LILLY JARLSSON'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL. SHE IS A GERMAN WOMAN WHO DOES VIDEOS ON RETRO STYLE AND LIVING AND ITEMS FROM THE PAST THAT SHE USES IN HER DAILY LIFE. I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED ( O.K. COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER, I ADMIT IT, I WAS ENCHANTED) WITH HER. MOST OF HER VIDEOS CONCERN WOMEN'S FASHION, BUT THERE ARE SOME OTHERS THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE THINGS OF THE PAST. WHAT MAKES HER VIDEOS SO ENJOYABLE IS HER ENTHUSIASM AND (YES, I AM VERY SHALLOW) HER GOOD LOOKS. IT IS RARE TO FIND AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN INTERESTED IN THE ANTIQUES FIELD. SO, LILLY IS A RARE FIND INDEED. I LINKED HER VIDEO ENTITLED "WHY & HOW DOES SOMEONE START A RETRO LIFESTYLE. I AM AMAZED HOW WELL SHE SPEAKS ENGLISH WITHOUT AN ACCENT. AT FIRST I THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS AN AMERICAN. THEN I SAW THAT SHE IS FROM GERMANY AND LIVES THERE. SHE HAS INTERESTING VIDEOS AND I THINK SHE WILL GO FAR.-THE TIME SEARCHER
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
TIME SEARCHERS RETURN TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE: NOVEMBER, 2016 PART THREE "THE FALLEN TREES" COLONIAL RELICS
Friday, March 3, 2017
HERE'S A PHOTO OF A CIVIL WAR MINNIE BALL THAT I KEEP IN THE CENTER DRAWER OF MY DESK TO REMIND ME NOT TO FALL FOR SOME PEOPLE'S HYPE
ON RELIC HUNTS OR ANYTHING ELSE.
A FEW YEARS AGO, IT WAS ALL OVER THE INTERNET ABOUT THE GREAT FINDS THAT PEOPLE WERE MAKING AT THESE PAID CIVIL WAR RELIC HUNTS. THE CONCEPT IS VERY SIMPLE. A COMPANY GOES OUT AND MAKES A DEAL TO PAY THE LANDOWNER SOME MONEY TO HUNT HIS PROPERTY WHERE A CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT WAS OR A BATTLE SITE IF YOU ARE LUCKY. THEN THE PROMOTER GOES OUT ON THE INTERNET AND BALLYHOOS ALL THE GREAT FINDS MADE AT HIS HUNT SITES. YOU ARE TOLD THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE WERE PERMITTED TO HUNT THIS SITE OVER THE YEARS AND IT IS A REAL PRIVILEGE AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE A MEMBER OF THIS HUNT GROUP.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT IS RARE TO FIND A FAMOUS, LARGE CIVIL WAR SITE THAT IS NOT UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL OR IF IT IS ON PRIVATE LAND HAS NOT BEEN HUNTED TO DEATH. THERE ARE TWO COMPANIES THAT DO THESE HUNTS AND I WENT TO ONE BASED IN VIRGINIA. IT WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT, THE RELIC HUNTING WAS ELBOW TO ELBOW IN SOME FIELDS AND OTHER RELIC HUNTERS TOLD ME THAT MANY PEOPLE HAD HUNTED THE SITE IN THE PAST. ON THE ONE HUNT, I ONLY FOUND ONE MINIE BALL COMPARED TO MY $1,100.00 IN COSTS TO ATTEND THE HUNT INCLUDING THEIR $275.00 HUNT FEE. THERE WERE AT 300 PEOPLE AT THIS HUNT. THEY MADE A KILLING AND FRANKLY DIDN'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS ABOUT THE ATTENDEES. A HARD LEARNED LESSON TO PLAN YOUR OWN HUNTS. WOULD I ATTEND ANOTHER PAID HUNT? I MIGHT TRY ONE IN EUROPE IF THE COMPANY HAD GOOD REVIEWS. AS FOR THE US, THE TIME SEARCHERS WILL MAKE OUR OWN PLANS FOR OUT OF STATES HUNTS LIKE WE DID BEFORE THESE CON ARTISTS STARTED THEIR SCAMS.-THE TIME SEARCHER
Thursday, March 2, 2017
HERE'S PART TWO OF OUR NOVEMBER, 2016 TRIP BACK TO THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE. THE COLONIAL RELIC HUNTER FINDS A EARLY 1700'S FRENCH HOE FARM IMPLEMENT. A GREAT TRIP AND ANOTHER FIND THAT ADDS TO THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST COLONIAL VILLAGE.-THE TIME SEARCHER