3. A Ring That Had Been Missing For 48 Years
It was 1974 when amateur metal detectorist Roy Lloyd got a hit on his metal detector one day in Florida. The signal was coming from sediment just beside a lake, curious; Roy dug to see what he had found, and was surprised to see that it was a high school class ring from 1926.
The ring had the initials M.B engraved upon it. Roy became determined to return this ring to its rightful owner and set about placing ads and enquiries.
Eventually, a graduate of the 1926 high school class named Miles Baker came forward. Baker had accidentally dropped his ring into the lake while at a pier 48 years earlier and had thought it lost for good, which it would have been if not for Roy and his hobby.