Skip to comments.Water Witching - fake or real?
Posted on 07/02/2014 6:32:17 AM PDT by Abathar
I'm curious, has anyone else seen someone use a stick to find water before, and do you believe it works?
We sold a piece of property and had to move a well that was on it to another older well we drilled years ago but never used. When we couldn't find the cap with a metal detector the well driller who put it in 20 years ago said we were looking in the wrong place, because there was no water there. He went back to his truck, pulled out a stick, and he and his assistant started walking the property and marking where the stick swung down. He told us that there was a gravel vein running N to S and it had to be in that area, that where our memory told us it was was wrong, and he never would have drilled there.
Long story short, he was within 4 ft. of where the old well was found with that stupid stick and its been screwing with my mind ever since. 3 days ago I would have snorted derisively and and used my best Sheldon Cooper "Hokum" imitation, but now I don't know what to think. Has anyone else seen it work or was he just lucky?
Yes I’ve seen it. It’s real.
Maybe he knew where it was and was messing with you.
And I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested.
A priest, rabbi and minister went fishing in a boat on a lake. The priest said that he was thirsty, stood up, stepped out of the boat and walked across the water to shore where he purchased a can of soda. After he returned in the same manner the minister thought the soda was a good idea so he also stepped out of the boat and walked on the water to shore for a soda. After he returned the rabbbi decided to follow their exampled. He took one step out of the boat and promptly sank out of sight.
The priest turned to the minister. “I guess we should have told him where the rocks were.”
Gotta weigh in here...
I’m a Christ follower, so I’m not going to attribute this to anything supernatural. I believe it’s entirely something to do with body chemistry/electrical makeup.
I can do it. I hold wires which cross when I walk across a buried water line. I don’t know if it is detecting the water, but it works for plastic pipe, not just metal.
And, here’s the weird thing - everyone that is descended from my father can do it - my siblings, but not my mom; my children and nieces and nephews, but not my wife or my siblings’ spouses.
That was also a possibility, but the workers all said they have seen it done so often that they didn’t even think twice about it. In our area there are plenty of places that are dry, and he won’t even drill a well for a customer if they tell him to unless he determines himself there is water there.
Grandfather on mom’s side could and he was always in demand. He was just about 100% accurate.
He was also a top notch accountant, scrabble player, and church going guy.
It’s real, I’ve done it. When the stick swings in your hand you’ll know to.
Hey, Moses found water with a stick.
Why not others?
I prefer steel gas welding rods or copper electrical wire. I never could get wood to work. Some people can find lost jewelry, electric lines, water line, water flowing underground... Some people can tell how deep it is to water and even how much water is down there. I can’t. I don’t know how it works or why most people can’t do it.
It works. I can find underground tile lines with 2 pieces of #9 wire; one held in each hand. Cut them about 3 foot long, bend one end in a L shape for a handle.
Just hold them loosely straight out and walk. When they cross you are over water or a tile line.
Walk a bunch of times in a grid pattern with a can of spray paint to mark, and its pretty accurate.
Not sure why it works; guessing some type of magnetic or electrical reason.
His assistant said he could not do it to save his life, but that the old man could and got in the business because people would pay him to come out and do it for them. His father and grandfather did it also.
Better yet, here it is:
"Dowsing" and "Water Witching" 'work' because anywhere you dig will (in most situations) hit the water table.
I am curious what is your zodiac sign?
Many years ago I built a house. When it came time to hook up the water the plumber couldn’t find where the city had put the feed. The contractor took two wires about a foot long and bent them 90 degrees in the middle. He then started walking around the yard holding 1 end of each wire in each hand with the other pointing forward. As he walked over the driveway the wires crossed about a foot from the edge. He got a shovel and there it was.
I have tried it since and it works. No idea why.
A few years back, there was a broken water main near where I live.
It had broken and flowed underground to emerge from a spot that was downhill.
The water dept came out and started checking things out, one of them took a necklace from around his neck. He held it in a swinging position, and started walking back and forth.
So I said to one of the guys, “Hey, I work with computers, I’m supposed to believe that?”
The guy I asked says “He NEVER misses! Keep your eyes on him”
Pretty soon the guy swinging the necklace says “Here!” and points to the ground.
They dug it up, and sure as crap, the break was there.
My water was on about 1/2 hour later.
I never doubted it since then.
My dad tested me with the brazing rods.
Coat hangers work for me too.
Anyone know the “best” wire material for this to work?
I have seen it work numerous times and have done it myself. It works for finding pipes, wires, water, etc. whether or not they are metal, plastic or other material. I always assumed it worked because of the slight disturbances in the magnetic field created when things like pipe or wire are buried and an unnatural void and break in the soil causes some sort of minute disruption.
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