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(Daily Star)   Good news: You found a stiff. Bad news: You were looking for water (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Human body, DNA, Dowsing, expert Arpad Vass, dozens of revolutionary techniques, Decomposition, Vass's strangest crime, Federal Bureau of Investigation  
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2022-05-13 8:41:31 PM  
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"You find the body, you collect its water. We fail to see the confusion."
 
2022-05-13 8:41:53 PM  
Hold some magic sticks in your hands and you can find anything. Water, oil, corpses, you know, the usual.
 
2022-05-13 8:44:17 PM  
He told The Marshall Project that metal dowsing rods can pick up on microscopic electrical charges that build up in bones under pressure - for example bones buried in a shallow grave.

Not everyone can dowse for bodies, he says, because "if people don't have the right voltage, it's not going to work."


Oh shiat, not this shiat again.
 
2022-05-13 9:25:46 PM  
I was very pleasantly surprised to see this wasn't a headline about Lake Mead.
 
2022-05-13 9:30:45 PM  
When life gives you corpses, make corpse-ade
 
2022-05-13 9:47:28 PM  
And some courts believe this.
 
2022-05-13 10:00:25 PM  
The body of Maria Lauterbach was found under a burn pile, by using dowsing rods. It was Sheriff Ed Brown, Onslow Co., NC wielding the witch hazel.

lauterbach murder
 
2022-05-13 10:35:07 PM  
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2022-05-13 10:42:22 PM  
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2022-05-13 10:56:59 PM  
He's working on a technique called "decomposition odour analysis", or "DOA", which he claims will help to identify the distinctive gases that are produced by decomposing human bodies and has even suggested the use of "cyborg" flies implanted with a tracking chip to find dead bodies.

Using flies as detectives "would have worked great," he said, "but birds eat flies. I lost most of my trackers."


Much more effective just to GPS track a bunch of necrophiles and release them at random spots.  Where you see them start to congregate, well, there's your body.
 
2022-05-14 7:29:36 AM  

Russ1642: Hold some magic sticks in your hands and you can find anything. Water, oil, corpses, you know, the usual.


Offer void if being rigorously tested by a competent researcher who is familiar with magic tricks and other forms of trickery.

/Of course.
 
2022-05-14 7:46:19 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Russ1642: Hold some magic sticks in your hands and you can find anything. Water, oil, corpses, you know, the usual.

Offer void if being rigorously tested by a competent researcher who is familiar with magic tricks and other forms of trickery.

/Of course.


There is a difficulty here, in that the snark may be unjustified. I've dowsed for water line leaks and an old brick storm drain under a parking lot. I don't at all understand the physics behind it, but it absolutely works. I learned it from my grandfather and by watching an old guy who works for the city water department here. I've used twigs, coathangers, utility line flags, etc. It doesn't always work, but I am utterly flabbergasted every time it does. I've seen it work for my kids, and I told them nothing other than "hold these like this and walk that way, stop if they move on their own".
Magnetic fields created by moving water? Maybe.
Dead bodies, though? Not too sure about that.
 
2022-05-14 10:06:12 AM  

mykidsAREmydadjokes: TheMysteriousStranger: Russ1642: Hold some magic sticks in your hands and you can find anything. Water, oil, corpses, you know, the usual.

Offer void if being rigorously tested by a competent researcher who is familiar with magic tricks and other forms of trickery.

/Of course.

There is a difficulty here, in that the snark may be unjustified. I've dowsed for water line leaks and an old brick storm drain under a parking lot. I don't at all understand the physics behind it, but it absolutely works. I learned it from my grandfather and by watching an old guy who works for the city water department here. I've used twigs, coathangers, utility line flags, etc. It doesn't always work, but I am utterly flabbergasted every time it does. I've seen it work for my kids, and I told them nothing other than "hold these like this and walk that way, stop if they move on their own".
Magnetic fields created by moving water? Maybe.
Dead bodies, though? Not too sure about that.


If it worked then Randi's prize would have been claimed. It doesn't work at all. Not in the slightest. So you were fooled by a couple of sticks and your own brain.
 
2022-05-14 5:35:22 PM  

Russ1642: mykidsAREmydadjokes: TheMysteriousStranger: Russ1642: Hold some magic sticks in your hands and you can find anything. Water, oil, corpses, you know, the usual.

Offer void if being rigorously tested by a competent researcher who is familiar with magic tricks and other forms of trickery.

/Of course.

There is a difficulty here, in that the snark may be unjustified. I've dowsed for water line leaks and an old brick storm drain under a parking lot. I don't at all understand the physics behind it, but it absolutely works. I learned it from my grandfather and by watching an old guy who works for the city water department here. I've used twigs, coathangers, utility line flags, etc. It doesn't always work, but I am utterly flabbergasted every time it does. I've seen it work for my kids, and I told them nothing other than "hold these like this and walk that way, stop if they move on their own".
Magnetic fields created by moving water? Maybe.
Dead bodies, though? Not too sure about that.

If it worked then Randi's prize would have been claimed. It doesn't work at all. Not in the slightest. So you were fooled by a couple of sticks and your own brain.


All I can do is shrug. The older guy who did it to locate the water line leak in the street outside my house was the crew's only means of locating the leak. Granted, that doesn't call for precision. My granddad shovel-dug his own wells in rocky soil in middle Georgia, and I can assure you he did not spend a second digging based on illusion or BS. He put it to practical use, and it worked for him. Don't know what to say beyond that. Folk traditions persist for a reason.
 
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