Originally Posted by SloopJonB
I was watching a bit of a show called American Diggers. It's about a group of archeologist types hunting up stuff like civil war relics buried where armies were known to have camped and so forth.
They were hunting in Virginia in a semi rural area and were knocking on doors asking if the homeowners were interested in letting them scout their property in return for a share of any profits. The land would be returned to its original state when they were through. None of the homeowners were what you would call friendly - remember there was a whole crew along for this, not just some guy knocking on the door.
One guy answered the door with a double barreled shotgun - pointing it, another was working professionally on a car with a pistol in a holster on his hip.
This was everyday routine for these people.
What a way to live.
Yeah, That's exactly how it is here in VA. Don't come here. (Or NC or SC or GA, or anywhere else in rural USA.)
Did it ever occur to you that these incidents just might be staged to make your TV show about people digging in the dirt a tad more interesting?