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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.

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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.
You forgot to list Tarot cards and Runes...here you go:


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You forgot to list Tarot cards and Runes...here you go:


Believe in something enough and you will convinced that it's real.
The Magic 8 Ball is real though...
 

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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 :oops:
 

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The discovery of soap began when people noticed the water downstream from funeral pyres seemed to clean things better than the water upstream
 

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Is this an opportunity for me to nerd out about groundwater percolation rates (and apply my masters in Geo-engineering... aka rocks-for-jocks)?
Yep.
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 :oops:
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?
 

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Yep.

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?
They can't tell if it is salt water either, I drilled 2 salt water wells, had to head up hill to find fresh water (y)
and lots of holes can be dry of water particularly when you are drilling into limestone, so you dowse during the dry season. If you hit oil diamonds jade or gold instead of water, it's still a win (y)
 

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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.
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.
 
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