When I was in Boy Scouts in the early 1960s, we went to the coast, camping near some sand dunes. One guy brought a metal detector.
We found all kinds of old WWII junk – ammo belts, canteens, lots of forks and spoons.
Then we hit the jackpot. Something big. We dug down to it. One of the scoutmasters came over to see what we had found. He took one look and had us get the hell away from it. He was a Korean War vet and we had found a mine.
The adults made us watch from up on the top of a dune while they kept everyone from going near the hole.
Eventually some men came out and packed explosives into our hole. Then they made sand bags and put them on top of the explosives.
I don’t know if it was a live mine or a dummy one, but they made a great explosion.
We never went camping at the coast again.
what’s the weirdest thing you found or seen at the beach?