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Divine Rod
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"Ten of the UK’s twelve water suppliers have admitted their technicians rely on magical ‘divining rods’, which were once believed to twitch in the hands of a ‘diviner’ when they detected underground water reserves, to find and fix leaks.

The method, which can also be attempted with crystal pendants and is now widely discredited by modern science, is used by the largest water companies including Severn Trent, United Utilities and Thames Water."
 
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Less worrisome than this, anyways. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADE_651

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I've used dowsing to find water and electrical lines.I install electrical equipment for heat, power and light. Currently, a good deal of my work is service changes. Which requires that I drive two eight foot ground rods. Dowsing has saved my bacon on a number of occasions. And I'm an amateur.
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(11-22-2017, 11:35 PM)Oleo Wrote: I've used dowsing to find water and electrical lines.I install electrical equipment for heat, power and light. Currently, a good deal of my work is service changes. Which requires that I drive two eight foot ground rods. Dowsing has saved my bacon on a number of occasions. And I'm an amateur.

In the late ninties, i was working on a large custom house in southwest Montana. The owner hired a "Water Witch" to locate the the well. In the course of his service he had mentioned that there was an underground stream near by.
I was on site when it came time to install the septic system the owner brought the dowser back because of his consern about the underground stream.
The excavator was extremely skeptical. He challenged the dowser to locate a gravel field. Which he promptly did, even stating the depth that it would found at.
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Courtesy of the SPR Facebook page, here's a post on Robert McLuhan's Paranormalia blog about water divining, written in response to the media coverage of UK water companies using dowsing techniques:
http://monkeywah.typepad.com/paranormali...-news.html

It refers to some experimental tests of dowsers. One in Sri Lanka, taken at face value, sounds quite convincing: 6 out of 7 sites chosen by a dowser yielded viable wells, compared with only 3 out of 14 when the sites were chosen by conventional techniques. There's also an indoor experiment whose statistical analysis was criticised by a "sceptic" as misleading. (Despite being described as a specialist in the "critical evaluation of scientific literature", he argues that the results weren't statistically significant, so they amount to a disproof of the existence of dowsing! Horror )
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(11-30-2017, 09:15 AM)Chris Wrote: Courtesy of the SPR Facebook page, here's a post on Robert McLuhan's Paranormalia blog about water divining, written in response to the media coverage of UK water companies using dowsing techniques:
http://monkeywah.typepad.com/paranormali...-news.html

It refers to some experimental tests of dowsers. One in Sri Lanka, taken at face value, sounds quite convincing: 6 out of 7 sites chosen by a dowser yielded viable wells, compared with only 3 out of 14 when the sites were chosen by conventional techniques. There's also an indoor experiment whose statistical analysis was criticised by a "sceptic" as misleading. (Despite being described as a specialist in the "critical evaluation of scientific literature", he argues that the results weren't statistically significant, so they amount to a disproof of the existence of dowsing! Horror )

The papers by Betz cited in the blog post are available here:
https://www.scientificexploration.org/do...1_betz.pdf
https://www.scientificexploration.org/do...2_betz.pdf

McLuhan's description of one of the experiments (the dry borehole in the first paper) is a bit wrong.
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(11-21-2017, 10:01 PM)Mazda Wrote: "Ten of the UK’s twelve water suppliers have admitted their technicians rely on magical ‘divining rods’, which were once believed to twitch in the hands of a ‘diviner’ when they detected underground water reserves, to find and fix leaks.

The method, which can also be attempted with crystal pendants and is now widely discredited by modern science, is used by the largest water companies including Severn Trent, United Utilities and Thames Water."
 
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"Though there's no proof the rods can help sense water"  Duh, the rods do nothing. It's common in rural America.

Dowsing is a tool that is useful if the diviner is of the belief that it can work. You can divine anything you wish, the key being your setting of the intention and ability to match the vibration of what you seek. Water is highly energetic but I have witnessed, one more than five occasions, the location of empty lead, copper, concrete (lot of water in it) and PVC piping. Telephone lines. Coax and conduit.

If you want to "prove this with stats", go right ahead. Or you can try it yourself. That is if you believe that you can.

Find a dowsing guide that appeals to you, use it, done.
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