“Diggers” scored big this week with their Season 4 premiere episodes. KG and Ringy found ammo, gun parts and a metal food can from the late 1800s that could’ve come from American outlaw Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid. They also excited archeologists in Virginia at James Madison’s birthplace and Montpelier. As KG says, “We found awesome roundness in the hole!” Amazing period artifacts like the woman’s heart boot plate (which may have belonged to Dolley Madison) and horseshoes from Madison’s stable can be displayed at historical tourist attractions. Civil War buffs enjoyed all the Diggers ’ “civ” scores, like the Navy button found at Belle Grove Plantation. These are rewarding finds for detectorists while also telling the story of America’s past. Update: National Geographic Channel will re-broadcast these two shows tonight July 24, 2015 starting at 10pm ET/9pm CT/8pm MT & PT. Read our preview of these two episodes here.
Get Ready for American Horror this Monday night!
Outdoor folks love a good horror story almost as much as metal detecting in the summertime. The Diggers duo are no exception, so Ringy & KG decide to trek through the same forests as Ichabod Crane in Tarrytown, New York—an area called “Sleepy Hollow.” Can an oil lamp explain the ill fate of Crane on his way home from the Van Tassel’s homestead? Then, continuing the spooky vibe, the metal detectives head to southern Colorado to explore the Ludlow Massacre incident of 1914. They’re searching for artifacts that will lend insight into the deadly massacre of mineworkers and their families. Both creepy and exciting, the next two Diggers episodes will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Diggers Episodes for Monday, July 27, 2015 on the National Geographic Channel:
“Sleepy Hollow:” 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/8pm Mountain & Pacific
“The Ludlow Massacre:” 10:30pm Eastern/9:30pm Central/8:30pm Mountain & Pacific
Metal Detecting Equipment Used on the TV Show
The guys on Diggers use Garrett metal detectors. You may have noticed that every time KG and Ringy cut a plug to search for treasure on the show, they used a hand-held Garrett pinpointer 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!