Genealogists Tom and Nancy Corey of McCook, Nebraska told those attending a dowsing or "witching" workshop Saturday that they don't know how or why dowsing or "witching" works to locate unmarked graves or to identify the sex of the person in the grave.
"We can't say how or why it works," Nancy said, "but it does work."
About 28 attended the workshop sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska Genealogy Society of McCook. Workshop participants "dowsed" the grave site marked for First Lt. Corvin Alstot, a B24 bombardier who was killed July 30, 1945, over Okinawa. Newspaper stories indicated that Alstot was buried with full military honors on Okinawa, and later moved to Memorial Cemetery.
You can read more in an article by Connie Jo Discoe in the McCook Daily Gazette at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1777071.html.
Does witching really work to find graves? The subject has been discussed before here at http://goo.gl/6ifCP.
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