16th October 2019

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Do divining rods work to find water?

Divining is the method by which some people claim to be able to locate water by walking over an area until they observe a response with an apparatus such as a forked stick, bent rods or a pendulum, usually held in front of them. It is difficult to objectively determine whether divining actually works.

So, do dowsing rods really work?

It is often used to look for water, and farmers in California have been known to ask dowsers to find ways to irrigate their land. Yet despite many anecdotal reports of success, dowsing has never been shown to work in controlled scientific tests. That's not to say the dowsing rods don't move. They do.

How does water well witching work?

In the sense that it finds underground water, water dowsing does not work. Typically, the person that is dowsing holds sticks or rods and walks around a property in the hopes that the rods will dip, twitch, or cross when he walks over the underground water.

How do you make a divining rod?

Method 2 Using a Bent Wire
  1. Acquire two equal lengths of wire, each about 20 inches (50.8 cm) long. The wire can be brass, copper, steel – any sturdy but bendable material.
  2. Bend each wire into an "L" shape.
  3. Make handles.
  4. Hold one rod in each hand, when dowsing.
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