If you’ve been following “Diggers” KG and Ringy around the country side on Wednesday nights this summer, don’t miss the last two exciting episodes: “Nectar Vortex” and “Hannibal Nectar.” At MetalDetector.com, we’ve been enjoying the antics of two detectorists, Tim Saylor and George Wyant (aka “Ringy” and “KG”) who have investigated the stomping grounds of infamous outlaw Billy the Kid, and Bonnie & Clyde, American legendary actor & producer John Wayne, an island that is rumored to have pirate’s gold stashed underground, and a historical Civil War battleground at the home of Henry Clay. The Diggers have stumbled upon “sweet nectar” this season while working with historians and archaeologists to uncover relics. It’s been rewarding to watch the hobby of metal detecting actually help preserve and piece together important events in history.
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“Diggers” treasure hunts tonight are truly climatic—with KG and Ringy metal detecting the sites of two of the most dangerous former asylums in “Hannibal Nectar.” In “Nectar Vortex,” the boys head off to New Mexico’s Santa Fe Trail in search of relics left behind by Spanish explorers who were looking for El Dorado back in the 17th Century. They’re also searching for nectar in the mountains surrounding Glorieta Pass, where a brutal Civil War battle was fought. They should turn up some amazing Civil War artifacts and interesting “juice” from the mental hospitals which housed America’s scariest patients. Tune in to the “Diggers” TV show tonight: Wednesday, Aug. 28, starting at 9:00pm Eastern Time.
Sneak Preview of “Nectar Vortex” Episode
The Sante Fe Trail in New Mexico was one of the only routes settlers could travel going west centuries ago. Where there was heavy traffic, there is sure to be nectar (great artifacts.) That’s why KG and Ringy hit the trail with their favorite metal detecting equipment in hand. Spanish explorers were driven by the enduring tale of El Dorado, a city full of gold. They were willing to risk life and limb to find immense wealth. While in the neighborhood, KG and Ringy check out Glorieta Pass, known as the Gettysburg of the West—it was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War on the west coast. Glorieta Pass is also the old stomping grounds of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson. For detectorists who have heard about the missing treasure of millionaire Forrest Fenn, (reported to be worth over $3 million in jewels and gold) it’s no surprise that the Diggers get excited when they get a deep, intriguing signal. Did they unearth a fortune in jewels? Find out tonight!
Sneak Preview of “Hannibal Nectar” Episode
Do the Diggers want to be in straight-jackets? It seems crazy, but KG and Ringy are off to visit a lunatic asylum in “Hannibal Nectar.” First, they check out the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville with Production Archaeologist, Michael Durkin. This is where Tuberculosis patients were kept in isolation years ago before they found a cure. They’re hoping to avoid spirits from other dimensions as they dig up some interesting nectar. Next, they head to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV, which was one of the scariest places in America in the early 1900s. The first lobotomy was performed there in 1935. Rebecca Jordan, Director at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, tells KG and Ringy about a patient who suffered kleptomania, a disorder that makes people steal things for no reason. He would bury valuables on the grounds. KG and Ringy don’t need an invitation—they explore the crawlspace underneath the building after visiting an open area they call the Hannibal Nectar sector. Don’t miss this spine-tingling episode that airs tonight at 9:30 Eastern time!
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If you’re interested in learning about the metal detectors and accessories KG and Ringy use on the show, check out our detailed “Diggers” overview: New Season of National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” Airs Early August. MetalDetector.com is proud to carry the entire line of Garrett Metal Detectors, including the Garrett AT Pro and AT Gold, as well as all of the accessories that are featured on “Diggers.” If you missed any of the episodes this season, check out our Diggers TV show Episode Reviews.
TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Nectar Vortex
Episode Number: 7
Original Air Date/Time: August 28, 2013 9:00PM ET
Review Date: August 28, 2013
TV Series: Diggers
Episode: Hannibal Nectar
Episode Number: 8
Original Air Date/Time: August 28, 2013 9:30PM ET
Review Date: August 28, 2013
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