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(Arkansas Online)   Ooohhhh witching woman, see if the ground is dryyyy. Ooohhhh witching woman, if so we're gonna diiiieeee   (arkansasonline.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
What a load of bullhockey
 
5 days ago  
I grew up in the hill country of Texas and new a lot of people who swore this was legit.
They never hired them when it came time to drill a water well though.

That is something I noticed.
 
5 days ago  

blastoh: I grew up in the hill country of Texas and new a lot of people who swore this was legit.
They never hired them when it came time to drill a water well though.

That is something I noticed.


They're just not very good with finding the second confined aquifer with the lower iron aftertaste.

On a more realistic note, I have seen plumbers use it to identify metal sewer lines under concrete, since the lines were, well, made of metal.
 
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If you control water with your mind,  you can call yourself a water witch.

If you just use regular ol dowsing, you're not really impressing me.
 
5 days ago  
What's the lower limit for things like, amount, movement speed, depth?  Water is literally everywhere on this planet.  Why don't they point at the big sack of water holding the wires?
 
5 days ago  

EvilEgg: What's the lower limit for things like, amount, movement speed, depth?  Water is literally everywhere on this planet.  Why don't they point at the big sack of water holding the wires?


If you do it with thin wires, like a metal clothes hanger cut and bent into 90 degree segments balanced on your pinkies and held loosely between your thumbs and index fingers, then the wires rotate from mild hall effect disturbances in the ground.  It detects metal pipes, buried electric wires and occasionally springs with high iron content.  I don't know the limits but if you have to keep digging then it's probably going to end badly.
 
5 days ago  

thehellisthis: then the wires rotate from mild hall effect disturbances in the ground


Going a little further, this is your body picking up that change in magnetic field which produces an electric potential within your arms, resulting in a very slight involuntary movement and indicated by the rods. Same thing with a Y-stick.

I find it funny when skeptics point out the scientific explanation behind the practice but don't seem to understand that they are just giving it credence anyway.

/offer not valid for pendulums over maps
 
5 days ago  
I notice that the article avoids giving a statistical tally of success vs. scientific approaches, let alone an economic evaluation. It's all hearsay and bias until I see the numbers.
 
5 days ago  

Stibium: thehellisthis: then the wires rotate from mild hall effect disturbances in the ground

Going a little further, this is your body picking up that change in magnetic field which produces an electric potential within your arms, resulting in a very slight involuntary movement and indicated by the rods. Same thing with a Y-stick.

I find it funny when skeptics point out the scientific explanation behind the practice but don't seem to understand that they are just giving it credence anyway.

/offer not valid for pendulums over maps


It takes a while to figure it out, but it does work and I have used it to determine where not to dig, or at least be a little more careful so I don't break a pipe or chop into a wire.  All of the springs around me are limestone formations so it doesn't help too much with those.
 
5 days ago  

spaceman375: I notice that the article avoids giving a statistical tally of success vs. scientific approaches, let alone an economic evaluation. It's all hearsay and bias until I see the numbers.


That is journalism today. You just go interview the kook, write down what they babble, and report it as fact.
Nobody reads the f**king shiat you're writing anyway. Few people even can anymore.
 
5 days ago  

thehellisthis: EvilEgg: What's the lower limit for things like, amount, movement speed, depth?  Water is literally everywhere on this planet.  Why don't they point at the big sack of water holding the wires?

If you do it with thin wires, like a metal clothes hanger cut and bent into 90 degree segments balanced on your pinkies and held loosely between your thumbs and index fingers, then the wires rotate from mild hall effect disturbances in the ground.  It detects metal pipes, buried electric wires and occasionally springs with high iron content.  I don't know the limits but if you have to keep digging then it's probably going to end badly.


Hall Effect?

....smiles and nods, backs away....
 
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5 days ago  

scanman61: thehellisthis: EvilEgg: What's the lower limit for things like, amount, movement speed, depth?  Water is literally everywhere on this planet.  Why don't they point at the big sack of water holding the wires?

If you do it with thin wires, like a metal clothes hanger cut and bent into 90 degree segments balanced on your pinkies and held loosely between your thumbs and index fingers, then the wires rotate from mild hall effect disturbances in the ground.  It detects metal pipes, buried electric wires and occasionally springs with high iron content.  I don't know the limits but if you have to keep digging then it's probably going to end badly.

Hall Effect?

....smiles and nods, backs away....


Hall effect, magnetic field, whatever.  You get what you pay for. Go fark yourself, neckbeard.
 
5 days ago  
My father dowsed for water lines for the local public works department. I apparently inherited his ability. I've successfully dowsed a dozen or so wells and quite a few water lines over the years. I have no idea how it works. It just does.
 
5 days ago  

thehellisthis: scanman61: thehellisthis: EvilEgg: What's the lower limit for things like, amount, movement speed, depth?  Water is literally everywhere on this planet.  Why don't they point at the big sack of water holding the wires?

If you do it with thin wires, like a metal clothes hanger cut and bent into 90 degree segments balanced on your pinkies and held loosely between your thumbs and index fingers, then the wires rotate from mild hall effect disturbances in the ground.  It detects metal pipes, buried electric wires and occasionally springs with high iron content.  I don't know the limits but if you have to keep digging then it's probably going to end badly.

Hall Effect?

....smiles and nods, backs away....

Hall effect, magnetic field, whatever.  You get what you pay for. Go fark yourself, neckbeard.


I guess the magnetic fields are creating waves in your chakra or something.

It sure ain't the Hall Effect.

Oh yeah fark you too hippie.
 
5 days ago  
James Randi Speaks: Dowsing, the Ideomotor Effect
Youtube rMtuWymUzz4
 
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5 days ago  
Dowsing is garbage, and everyone who believes in it should be dragged for that belief in every future thread they comment in.

My favorite is the poster here who claimed he can dowse for jewelry.
 
5 days ago  

Smackledorfer: Dowsing is garbage, and everyone who believes in it should be dragged for that belief in every future thread they comment in.

My favorite is the poster here who claimed he can dowse for jewelry.


My favorite was throwing out the term "Hall Effect" to sound authoritative, then coming back with "Hall Effect, magnetism, whatever"

Pretty much "I have no idea what these words mean but they sound sciencey"
 
5 days ago  

scanman61: Smackledorfer: Dowsing is garbage, and everyone who believes in it should be dragged for that belief in every future thread they comment in.

My favorite is the poster here who claimed he can dowse for jewelry.

My favorite was throwing out the term "Hall Effect" to sound authoritative, then coming back with "Hall Effect, magnetism, whatever"

Pretty much "I have no idea what these words mean but they sound sciencey"


It's the nanotransactions that fluctuate between electrons that the subconscious picks up and naturally points random coat hangers and pendulums in the direction of things.

Chaos theory addresses it. What, you don't completely comprehend all of chaos theory and experimental physics? Well study it out.
 
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