Robert Charroux's Metal Detector
Metal detector disassembled.jpg

Origin

Robert Charroux

Type

Metal Detector

Effects

Projects user’s visage skywards

Downsides

Freezes insides into ice

Activation

Proximity to historical sites

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Sprague-72C

Aisle

984204-3844

Shelf

846094-5583-924

Date of Collection

June 7, 1994

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Ancient astronaut theory postulates extraterrestrial visitors in the distant past of civilizations. Many string together different archaeological sites, historical oddities and beliefs to explain that aliens ultimately did everything important humans ever accomplished. One of the early writers on the subject was Robert Charroux, whose works were later accredited as a basis for field notary Erich von Däniken.

One of his theories speculated humans evolved from an E.T. ancestor that had Nordic features (blue eyes, pale skin) from a frosty planet, and the modern people walking around were really a backwards step from that initial perfection. Which made sense why such an interpretation would appeal to scholars of Nazi research of the occult. When not fantasizing about otherworldly beings, Charroux one time tried metal detecting for treasure in the mysterious village Rennes-le-Château to no avail.

Effects[edit | edit source]

A la Monty Python and the Holy Grail, lets the user project their face skywards like a godly Geoff of indefatigable might. They basically just have their face appear in the clouds and their voice audible for miles from the source. The detector will make a loud whizzing while active, channeling all the responses of sightseers into the user for attention. Lowers the average human body temperature until it becomes sick, and then a sudden drop will freeze all water content solid. A human popsicle suddenly takes their place, with no way to safely thaw under normal procedure.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Found in a bombed church within Sarajevo city limits during the Bosnian Civil War. Confirmed to be on premises but agents were unable to send a retrieval until they confirmed other artifacts were also nearby. Destroyed August 23, 1994 by Jasvik Hravo Dahmvoic, a former schoolteacher who saw the soldier using it slowly indulge in its power, terrifying locals under siege for protection in exchange for sexual favors. The pieces were crated and the Warehouse collected the remains, along with several other artifacts.

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