National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” TV show is bringing history to life tonight with two intriguing new episodes. “Ringy” and “KG” are in search of landing gear and airplane parts from a German fighter aircraft known to have crashed in Indiana; then—they are hot
on the trail of infamous colonial traitor, Benedict Arnold, in Maine. Enthusiastic detectorists and history buffs Tim Saylor and George Wyant demonstrate the hobby of metal detecting with their own brand of humor and lingo. This season, KG and Ringy have kicked up the hunt for “nectar” to a new level — from plane parts and Colonial round balls to historical coins. These “Diggers” are lucky guys, as they gain access to historical sites that many of us only dream of! They are also fortunate enough to work closely with archaeologists, historians and preservation specialists at each digging site. In tonight’s episodes, Bryan Cunning, supervising archeologist for “Diggers,” provides historical insight and a timeline of events, so that no field goes undetected. Be sure to join the treasure hunt tonight: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 10:00pm Eastern Time.
Sneak Preview of “Lost Nazi Plane”
Tues., 3/11/2014: 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific
The site is Freeman Field, Indiana. The Diggers goal for this hunt? A lost Nazi fighter plane that crash-landed in a cornfield back in 1945. KG and Ringy are chomping at the bit to dig into a once-secret Air Force base. They are on the hunt for the debris from a Focke Wulf 190: a German fighter aircraft that crashed into a field and forever went missing. The airplane artifacts are probably 10-20 feet deep, so the Diggers crew enlisted the help of a back hoe to dig a giant pit. While KG is digging up the pit, his detector signals a jackpot. KG unearths a giant iron part that could be landing gear or remnants of the cockpit. Leave it to Ringy to discover the German tag on this artifact; he is even able to translate the writing. Have KG and Ringy stumbled upon the score of a lifetime? This find could help historians piece together a WWII mystery!
Sneak Preview of “Chasing Benedict Arnold”
Tues., 3/11/2014: 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain/7:30pm Pacific
Benedict Arnold is synonymous for “traitor,” but many people don’t know he was an American war hero before going turncoat. “Diggers” historians offer a quickie lesson: Benedict Arnold’s motive for switching sides to the British is because he was denied a promotion! KG and Ringy are invited to hunt the grounds at the Colburn House in Maine—headquarters to Benedict Arnold and company back in 1775. This is also a site where many colonists had to tangle with Indians, the French and British. KG and Ringy are anxious to scour the land for “cologne,” or artifacts from the colonial era. Among the Diggers’ finds tonight is a horsehead pendant that was probably worn in the 1770s. What they’re really searching for is an anchor or axe from Benedict Arnold’s boats used during his attack on Quebec. Will KG or Ringy score big nectar? Tune in to find out tonight!
Metal Detectors and Equipment Used by “Diggers”- KG and Ringy
“Diggers” famous detectorists KG and Ringy have spent years in the field treasure hunting and both use the same metal detecting equipment. For professional hunting, they prefer Garrett’s AT Pro Metal Detector to unearth the most deeply buried relics in all terrains. Tim Saylor and George Wyant can be seen with their Garrett AT Pro detectors both on the show and in their leisure time. If you’re interested in learning more about the detectors, pinpointers and accessories KG and Ringy use, check out our earlier post: Diggers Season 3: Gear up for Exciting New Episodes.
MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” Get a “Diggers” Season 3 episode preview each Tuesday throughout the season on our blog.