Get ready to dig into chilling stories from America’s past with Diggers’ KG and Ringy tonight! First, the detecting duo is investigating the paranormal legend of “Sleepy Hollow” near the Hudson River Valley—hunting for evidence from Ichabod Crane and the rumored Headless Horseman. Then, the Diggers set out in a southern Colorado ghost town looking for clues from the Ludlow Massacre of 1914. This was the bloody result of a strike against Colorado coal mines, resulting in the deaths of 24 innocent people. National Geographic Channel is bringing us an intriguing fourth season of the popular “Diggers” reality metal detecting series. Look forward to this summer’s detecting finds; these are items from famous gang fights to Civil War battles to storied American legends (all certified by historians).
Tune in tonight for new “Diggers” episodes on National Geographic Channel:
“Sleepy Hollow:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific
Some people consider “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to be the creepiest ghost story of all times. Written by Washington Irving, it is one of the first American horror stories, with Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman talked about every Halloween. The story takes place in the late 1700s in a fictional city called “Sleepy Hollow” which is now Tarrytown, New York. Legend has it that a Hessian soldier lost his head to a cannon ball during the Revolutionary War and that the ghost continued to ride around the forest on a horse looking for his head. Then, folks said that schoolteacher Ichabod Crane disappeared in the same forest while riding home from wealthy farmer Van Tassel’s house. KG and Ringy are on site at the Van Tassel house, searching the yard for artifacts. Both Diggers score monumental Revolutionary-period finds, including part of an oil lamp. Archaeologist Marc weighs in on these artifacts and who they may have belonged to.
“The Ludlow Massacre:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific
The Ludlow Massacre was an attack on striking coal miners in 1914 by the Colorado National Guard and coal operators. The coal miners held their strike for 14 months living in makeshift tent colonies with their families on the Colorado prairie. Miners’ work was grueling and they had a list of demands, including an 8-hour work day, recognition of the union, and a 10% wage increase. On April 20, 1914, guards fired on the tents, killing two dozen people—including miners’ wives and children. The United Mine Workers of America invited Diggers’ KG and Ringy to southern Colorado to help search for artifacts from the infamous Massacre. Helping historians piece together history, Ringy and KG uncover pivotal items from the early 1900s. Watch KG dig up a miner’s tag, union fob and soap token and see what it’s like to be a metal “detective.”
Metal Detecting Equipment Used on “Diggers”
Diggers’ George Wyant and Tim Saylor both count on Garrett metal detectors in the field. When cutting a plug to dig up treasure, you will also see KG and Ringy using a Garrett pin-pointer to locate it. The Garrett Pro Pointer and the new waterproof Pro-Pointer AT, also from Garrett, feature easy one-button operation that alerts you to the target with both vibrations and audio. Find metal detectors and all of the accessories you need here at MetalDetector.com!
Be sure to tune in every Monday night to see Montana detecting boys KG and Ringy in action!
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