We've all seen people combing the beaches with their long metal poles and over-sized headphones, but what exactly are they looking for? Loose change? Lost jewellery?
Curiosity got the best of reporter Nathan Coleman, and he ended up tracking down the founder of the Facebook group Nova Scotia Hardcore Metal Detecting, Chris Meyers.
Meyers has found everything from cannon balls to centuries old coins— each worth upwards of $800—while detecting the ground in Parrsboro, N.S. According to Meyers, the best time to go out is after a hurricane.
Watch Nathan Coleman’s interview with Meyers in the video above to learn more about this fascinating hobby that can literally uncover pieces of buried history, with some help from the weather.