Joined: July 2002
|Posted: June 06 2007,12:59 pm
Sounds sane to me, Jentzi - when ya gotta go, ya gotta go.... glad to hear the dowsing rod was of some help...
Dowsing has been used throughout history for finding water. The results of a German government sponsored program to test and apply dowsing methods for finding water in arid regions were presented in the Journal of Scientific Exploration in 1995. This was the most ambitious dowsing experiment ever undertaken, and achieved a 96% success rate by dowsers in Sri Lanka. Based on previous geological experience in that area, a success rate of only 30-50% would have been expected from conventional methods.
During the Vietnam war, U.S. marines were taught how to use a dowsing pendulum to locate the Viet Cong's tunnels and mines. Apparently the men in the field came to rely on dowsing methods as it was far more accurate than the apparatus at their disposal.
The Chinese Army uses dowsing to scout terrain, locate enemy targets, and encampment sites.
Both the Czechoslovakian Army and the Canadian Army Engineers have permanent corps of dowsers.
USMC Camp Pendelton screens for dowsers. It is reported that one out of five have dowsing ability.
Carl Ethelridge,Historic Preservationist and Cemetery Consultant from Cartersville, Georgia, often uses dowsing in his field work. Carl will sometimes use his personally made copper dowsing rods to locate unmarked graves that have been hidden over time as the graves subside and the coffin deteriorates, causing the ground to sink. The depressions are often filled in over time. Once it's packed good and tight over the years, a probe rod won't penetrate it.
The use of dowsing in archaeology is becoming more widespread in Britain; in countries such as Russia it is taught in colleges at graduate and postgraduate levels. Dowsing has brought new understanding to the relationship of the ancient energies of early buildings and megalithic features.
Sarah Harrison of the Ashville Paranormal Society, North Carolina, uses dowsing to communicate with Spirits of the Dead when she and her team travel around the U.S. investigating haunted sites.
In the 1950's, Verne Cameron developed the Camerom Aurameter, which incorporated five different devices, tens of thousands of which were used worldwide by dowsers.
The U.S. government denied him a passport due to the fact that he had demonstrated his prowess to the U.S. Navy, by map dowsing and successfully locating every submarine in the Navy's fleet. He also located every Russian submarine throughout the world's oceans, resulting in the CIA determining that Cameron was a risk to national security, and he was forbidden to leave the country.
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