The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.How do you locate an abandoned cemetery – one with no headstones, no markers, and no evidence at all of being a cemetery? You call in a witcher. I have written about finding unmarked graves using high tech solutions. However, many people have been doing the same for years with decidedly low-tech apparatus.
A witcher is not a witch. In short, witchers are those who search for water, minerals, or other "disturbances" in the earth's magnetic lines. They are also called "dousers" or “dowsers,” and they use "divining rods" made of wood or copper or, occasionally, other materials.
Many people will tell you that witching doesn't work, that it's all hocus-pocus. There's only one problem: it has been demonstrated to work successfully hundreds of times. Dousing apparently is not 100% reliable, but it does succeed in a high percentage of the attempts.
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