Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dowsing: Either You Have It, Or You Don't

I found out about fifty years ago that I could dowse for water and sewer lines, and my dad could do it, too.  He worked for the municipal water system, and all of the water and sewer department trucks had dowsing rods for locating buried utilities. The first time I tried it was at McMillan Park in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. They were getting ready to stake down some equipment before Old Threshers, and they needed the location of a water main before putting anything into the ground. I was amazed then, and I still am every time I see it work.  In this brief video you will see the rods cross on a burial from 1850.