Man Digs 12ft Deep Hole Without Realising His Metal Detector Was Picking Up His Steel-Capped Boots

Details are emerging on the interweb of a metal-detector-enthusiast needing the assistance of the emergency services after digging a 12ft hole after his metal detector started to give a huge reading indicating that the male could be standing on a vast amount treasure.

However, it would appear that the male suffered a morale failure after realising, 12ft into the hole, that his trusty metal detector was, in fact, picking up his steel-capped boots.

Our morale intelligences reports suggest that the male had spent the best-part of 18-hours digging the hole until he realised that it was his boots that was setting the alarm on his metal detector off.

In order to prevent this from happening again, the Ministry of Morale is recommending that everyone who owns a metal detector eithers stops looking for buried treasure, or instead of wearing steel-capped boots, they wear slippers or other suitable footwear.

Our Chief Morale Officer said:

“Whilst we understand that more and more people are buying metal detectors in order to look for buried treasure in order to subsidise their earnings owing to how much money they have to give over to the taxperson, we are worried that these sort of incidents will occur more frequently.

“We are worried that the entire country is digging itself a hole that it might not be able to get out of.

“So in order to prevent people from disappearing down holes which they have dug, we are asking citizens to either give up looking for treasure with metal detectors or to wear slippers when sweeping farmers fields looking for coins etc which were hidden billions of years ago.

“We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter”.

To join the Ministry of Morale’s approved morale group on social media, CLICK HERE The Ministry of Morale is committed and dedicated to trying to increase the morale of all citizens all over the world.

If you have experienced a sudden morale failure or a sudden drop in morale, for whatever reason, then we would invite you to make a 3 minute video clip explaining what the morale failure is, when it happened, what you think is responsible for the morale failure and any other information which you think we should know about. 

We would then invite you to post the video onto our Facebook page, so that we can share the video with the general public.

Your fellow citizens will then be able to leave comments on the video giving you their advice and wisdom. Please note, that the video must be at least 3 minutes long, must not contain any profanities and/or nudity.


  • Absolute tosh….! Never happened….it’s just a joke turned into a lame farcical story…!

  • Supply all MPs with steel-capped boots and a metal detector ….. Pleeaaasssseeee !!!

  • Dave Popeye Wiltrout

    Didn’t dig a 12 foot hole but know more than one person who has done this, myself included

  • There’s and example of low situational awareness.

  • Like you I was swinging my metal dector up the back of my house , and each time I swung it to the left it would signal , so I would dig ,nuthin, so on I went again another signal , so I would dig again , nuthin, so on I went again and a signal , so I would dig again , this went on for about 10 days , the back looked like a heard of pigs had spent a lot of time up there ,in the end I emailed the states (manufacturer) they told me that my detector was fool proof !!! We’ll I tell you they were wrong , I did ring my local agent in NZ , again fool proof , but if I sent it to them they would have a look at it ,n now I was heading for some trees to get shelter as I bent over my dector went off I signelled the tiatanum in my knee replacement I had 5 mths ago , since then I’ve had a ankle replacement , both of them give out a signal , I swing with a extension on my dector


  • Finally metal was detected before going to sea level.

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