PAWHUSKA, Okla. – An Oklahoma boy recently made a historical discovery while treasure hunting.
10-year-old Wesley Jackson really wanted a metal detector.
When he finally saved up enough money to buy one, he was ready to explore.
“I just wanted to find coins. Old coins,” Jackson said.
“As soon as he put the batteries in, he was out the door,” Jackson’s grandmother, Dee Dee Wadsworth told KOKI.
Within 15 minutes of hunting, Jackson found a “big bullet.”
Wesley’s family posted a photo of the object on Facebook, hoping someone could tell them what it was.
It didn’t take long before someone told them it was a World War II-era artillery shell.
“Wesley came running in and said people were posting on Facebook for us to get it out of the house,” Wadsworth said.
The grandmother eventually called the Tulsa Bomb Squad to come check it out.
Officials told the boy that it was an artillery shell made decades ago.
Fortunately, it was just a training round.
According to KOKI, the Osage County Historical Society said there has never been a training site in Pawhuska, but there was an armory about 20 years ago.