Really anxious to get out and hoik a few historically significant and hopefully valuable relics out of the ground, but the weather has been much too HOT. Perhaps I need to consider a little nighthawking or better yet sort through those boxes of Anglo Saxon items I have in the garage and put a few up on Ebay. It worries me because if I don’t get hoiking soon Warsaw Wally will move on and then what will I do? What will he do? I simply can’t afford to disappoint “Mr. Congeniality“!
I’ve pretty much refrained from linking to Wally’s blog, but I think it’s time to give him more exposure. You see the more you read, the more you will understand the man and his motives. I have never, ever read a positive, humorous or non-anti-detecting post on his blog. I kid you not. I challenge you to find one.
I never sought out Wally. He found me about a year a half ago when he discovered my website and decided to attack a photo of a friend of mine. Then he went on to attack my website and it’s “amateurish” layout, my grammar, my spelling and just about anything else he could find. Thus started our glowing friendship…
The storylines are there if you care to plug my name into his search area. I have been told to ignore him, but you see he keeps showing up no matter where I go. Kind of like a mosquito. He is, without question, a full-time, 24/7 troll.
His latest attack on the Detecting Diva is a classic example of how the man can take something so innocuous and turn it into a denunciation of the entire pastime. As much as I hate saying this I would urge you to keep reading his blog. It will alert you that there are those out there whose only goal is to shut us down, and put us out of business. I would also advise you against commenting on any of his posts. Allyson gave it a whirl and wound up being insulted further. The man(?) has no limits when it comes to who he will attack or insult (he has even been banned on archaeological forums). He does have one friend, Nigel Swift (a.k.a. Heritage Harry) of Heritage Action who will comment once in a while just so Wally can feel needed and appreciated.
So proceed at your own risk, and be forewarned, he is bat shit crazy and very good at stirring the pot. In the meantime I will attempt to get out and do some hoiking!
Thanks to Jessie Thompson for making me aware of this forthcoming movie. I just want to point out that the detector shown is a White’s, and just another reason why I use one.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND PIECE OF CHRIST’S CROSS…YOU THINK?
Just read this ARTICLE and had to laugh. Why? Because it’s pure speculation and guesswork, and what do you think would happen if say a treasure hunter made the same claim? Really….think about it? We would be ridiculed and laughed at by the academics forever and ever. I also found this part somewhat amusing….
“But the biblical find was just the latest in a long list of similar claims. For generations, numerous churches have alleged to have a piece of the hallowed wooden cross. The famed 16th-century theologian John Calvin once joked that “if all pieces that could be found were collected together, they would make a big ship-load.”
I will leave you to draw your own conclusions, but I personally found the article to be just so much BS. It always amazes me that archaeologists can get away with such wild ass guesses/theories, but then again they do have degrees (well some do anyway)….
Many thanks to Eddy Current for the following….
UPDATE ON KEN MACINTYRE
Please click on this photo of a “young Ken MacIntrye” for an update on his battle with cancer. He can use and would appreciate any and all help in this fight…
You can donate to the “Give Forward Fund” mentioned, or you can contribute (and win a new detector) by donating to the following effort started by a group of concerned detectorists. Click HERE for all the details.