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post #1 of 1242 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 05, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Backyard buried treasure.... I'm stumped



OK, what the heck is this thing?






It's aluminum, about 2 1/2" thick, and as far as I can tell it's LONG! I kept digging and digging but didn't want to trash too much more of the yard. It's actually shaped like a thin walled I-beam.... like a track of some sort. It's level and about 1 foot deep.

I was walking the yard with the metal detector and had a small hit. I dug down 4 or 5 inches and hit a slab of rock, 6 more inches and an old charcoal grill pan, then 5 more inches and THIS thing showed up.
I have No idea what it is. Guesses?

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post #2 of 1242 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 05, 05:14 PM
 
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Re: Backyard buried treasure.... I'm stumped

Holy crap, you hit the treasure! Actually I have no freakin' clue what that could be. Keep us posted, it looks exciting!
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It's mine and I want it back.

My lawyer will be in contact with yours.


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post #4 of 1242 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 05, 05:21 PM
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Rather than dig it up, try a probe to see how long it is. At first I thought it was a railroad track but being aluminum rules that out.
If I tried digging for strange things in my backyard, all I'd hit would be the septic tank.
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Re: Backyard buried treasure.... I'm stumped

How old is your house Joe? Are you on a hill? Could be your house was built on a land fill or it could be the frame of a bomb shelter! Hey, who's the east coast bad guy that they never found the body?

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Now you got me interested, hurry keep digging!

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Re: Backyard buried treasure.... I'm stumped

You might want to check with your local utitily company, to make sure it's not something that should be dug up...If it is not theirs, the way the price of scrap alumnium is going now you might want to scrap it out and buy more parts for the camaro!!
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Re: Backyard buried treasure.... I'm stumped

Ok I have to ask why you dug the hole in the first place. Kind of looks like an aircraft strut piece.
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Is Aluminum up to 50 cents a pound yet?

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post #10 of 1242 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 05, 06:25 PM
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If you dig at my old house you'd find a harley frame and an old vacuum cleaner. Don't worry it was only a sportster.
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did you used to have a basement?

keep digging, this is wierd

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Hmmm,

Maybe it's part of an alien monitoring device?


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Re: Backyard buried treasure.... I'm stumped

Looks like a piece of aluminum scaffold?? Being you found some other stuff makes me think the builders dug a hole and burried the trash that may have been on the property durring the construction of the house.
When my father built his house he burried 3 junk cars and an old log home that were on the lot when he bought it.
Know any history on the property?

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Oh no!!! A gas line!!! Hehehehehe just kidding!
Seriously, try to pin point the length with your detector. The width will help also if your detector will do it. Looks to me like you wouldn't have to dig a very large area if you just dig at it's widest point.

I do a little treasure hunting myself. I haven't had it out in a while but plan to do some more soon. I built my house on an old house place that dates back before the turn of the century. Heck there wasn't even a road here when it was established. The deed shows the road went in around 1926. I have "worked" my front yard several times and have come of with some cool stuff. The only thing I cannot understand is most of the coins I have located are dated in the mid '20's. My back yard is littered with a lot of old zinc canning jar lids and the old man that lived here was a shoe cobbler so I am finding a lot of aluminum show arches. But, that is what makes this hobby so cool, you never know what you'll find!


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Re: Backyard buried treasure.... I'm stumped

Bomb shelter came to my mind too. Does your Guard company have one of the ground Xray machines? Borrow it and take a pic and post it here

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