- The Strange
Dowsing is a means of finding water or precious
metals buried underground using the help of an inverted
pendulum system. Mostly, two metal rods about 20" long
are bent into a 90 degree angle at one end so that they can
be held in the hands while they spin from side to
side. A dowser put the two metal rods in his
hands and proceeds to walk around an area of land.
When the metal rods cross each other, forming an "X" the
person marks the spot, and keeps going. When that
place has been crossed again several times, and each time it
is passed it causes the rods to cross each other, the dowser
knows they have discovered something. Although water
and metals are primarily what dowsers look for, they have
been known to seek out and find other things. Some
have found dead bodies, some have found other missing items
such as watches or important letters or paper money.
other means of dowsing that these practitioners use
also. Some people hold a pendulum over a map.
when the pendulum seems to focus on a certain area of the
map, they then go looking for whatever it is they want to
one fairly famous man in england who dowses using astral
projection. He projects himself to a certain place,
perhaps a thousand miles away, and begins to look around
(with his minds eye) for whatever the client wants him to
find. He doesn't just look for water and metal, he
also works with police to find dead bodies. He claims
to have even found ghosts for people that claim a certain
property is haunted.
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