Reader's Perspective on Dowsing Rods and Treasure Locators (Part 1)
As many of you know, I'm not the biggest fan of dowsing rods and so-called treasure locators. That said, I honestly do try to remain open to the possibilities, my own skepticism notwithstanding.
"It Worked Very Accurately"
"I read your December 2008 blog post on dowsing rods and treasure locators and just wanted to share my knowledge in this area. I am an ordained gospel minister and I am very suspicious of whatever power causes these things to operate, but I have first-hand knowledge that they, in fact, do work."
"My grandfather owned a pendulum metal locator and I heard his stories of using it to locate veins of metal in Georgia and Alabama. One Christmas around 1960, my dad and uncle got the pendulum out and showed it to all the grandchildren. My uncle had brought a sack of silver dollars to give to all his nieces and nephews a silver dollar for Christmas which we took turns hiding around the house while someone else tried to find them with the metal locator. It worked very accurately for my dad and uncle, but not for me."
"Located Every Time"
"The metal locator was probably made around 1910 and had a brass-clad, lead-filled pendulum with two male wire contacts on the large end. A brass handle surrounded by lead was connected to the contacts by an insulated wire and looked well made."
"All my family members are very honest and do not lie, so there was no cheating going on and there was no doubt that my grandfather and dad firmly believed the pendulum worked. Even though it was just a game to us kids that Christmas, the bag of silver dollars was located every time."
"Not Some Superstitious Redneck"
"My last unmarried aunt recently passed away and my grandfather's house was cleaned out, and I was just offered the metal locator (pendulum) at my brother's house the day before yesterday. Since the supernatural is very real to me and the power behind the metal locator could be demonic, I wanted nothing to do with it. Still, I do not doubt it's ability in receptive hands."
"I have a M.S. degree in Computer Science and am a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineer so I'm not just some superstitious Alabama redneck. However, I don't want to practice anything that may rely on demonic power. Metal locators and dowsing rods just might fall into the same category as Ouija boards."
I'll have more from David in my next post. In the meantime, try to keep an open mind and maintain a level respect for his point of view as I myself am doing.
Best to you all.
If you liked this post, you may want to read: "Dowsing Rods, 'Treasure' Locators, Pendulums, and 'Psychic' Treasure Hunting"
(c) Jim Rocha (J.R.) 2013
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