Some people demonstrate an ability to witch for water, some can't, unfortunately I just don't have what it takes. My father-in-law had a neat way to demonstrate water witching, if you were trying to make it work (unsuccessfully in a place he knew it should work) he could walk up behind you and touch just the ends of the Y-shaped stick you were holding using only his finger tips and the darn stick would start twisting in your hand, very strange experience.
He always used a fresh cut Y-shaped branch off a fruit bearing tree, Apple tree for example.
Oh I'm not denying that.
I'm just saying that water witching is astrology for yokels
( in the most playful manner possible. Obviously )
You forgot to list Tarot cards and Runes...here you go:I always had water witching on the same list as Ouiji boards, crystal balls, and mood rings. Perhaps it was bias but I did find the cable. Not crazy, just really confused now.
The Magic 8 Ball is real though...You forgot to list Tarot cards and Runes...here you go:
"Water dowsing" refers in general to the practice of using a forked stick, rod, pendulum, or similar device to locate underground water, minerals, or other hidden or lost substances, and has been a subject of discussion and controversy for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.www.usgs.gov
Believe in something enough and you will convinced that it's real.
Yep.Is this an opportunity for me to nerd out about groundwater percolation rates (and apply my masters in Geo-engineering... aka rocks-for-jocks)?
The big problem I have with dowsing is they can never tell you how deep the water is and in our province you are going to hit water, at some point, pretty much anywhere you drill. If you end up $10k deep, was the dowser right?Somebody reaches around behind you and touches the dowsing stick with only finger tips making that stick twist out of your hands, you will be convinced there is possibly something more to it. Most of the wells I had drilled were located by 3 different dowsers and at 3 different occasions. Very strange they all identified the same spots to try drilling, but also very reassuring. None of them claimed to know how deep the water is, only that there was a strong or weak pull. 2 of them used wood and the professional driller uses steel wire, suggesting it is the person and not the device that makes dowsing work. The wood stuck is more impressive because after they are done, the wood dowsing stick is a twisted mess or they didn't locate any water.
Want to know where there is a good source for well water; in the olden days when they wanted to locate a church somewhere, the first thing they did was witch for water, and naturally the last thing they did was to start burying dead bodies right next to it
They can't tell if it is salt water either, I drilled 2 salt water wells, had to head up hill to find fresh waterYep.
The big problem I have with dowsing is they can never tell you how deep the water is and in our province you are going to hit water, at some point, pretty much anywhere you drill. If you end up $10k deep, was the dowser right?
That's Josh's dog Zuma. Bunch of riders here today, our club invested in a Live Laps timing system for our hard enduro events and we're going to do some practice laps to figure out how it works.Cool dog! You guys are nuts and this looks like so much fun, what an awesome place to play, I need to get out of the city.