Reader's Perspective on Dowsing Rods and Treasure Locators (Conclusion)
In this post reader David Robinson has more to offer concerning his perspective on dowsing rods and treasure locators. Like many of you out there, I'm doing my best to keep an open mind on this issue despite my inherent skepticism regarding these treasure and gold-finding "tools."
"Good Reputation at 'Witching'"
"I was raised in a home close to an old three-room school house that had a water well with a hand pump installed. We pumped water from that well for several years until my dad decided to dig his own well and install running water in the house."
"A man in the community by the name of Ralph Corbin had a good reputation at 'witching' (dowsing) water wells. We knew the stream of water running under the school was weak so we never wasted water from that well during the summer months. So my dad got Mr. Corbin to come and witch a location for us to dig a new well."
"Boiling Up So Fast"
"I still remember the day Ralph Corbin came. I watched his efforts with great curiosity as he located the water feeding the school well. Then he found another underground stream running a different direction and said it was a strong one that lay about 24 feet down. Mr. Corbin's dowsing rod, a forked peach tree limb, worked for my dad as well but he didn't have the experience to read it like Ralph Corbin could."
(Gold purportedly found using the dowsing method.)
"Anyway, we dug our new well in the specified location. When we drilled holes and set the last charge of dynamite at 22 feet, the water came boiling up so fast that we couldn't draw it out fast enough to clean out the last blast of crushed limestone. We never were able to pump that well dry even in the hottest and driest summers."
"Some of Them Do Work"
"I just wanted to share my experiences in this regard with you. I'm 65 now and am certainly not going to be the one to experiment with the pendulum I was given. Nor would I recommend these things to others."
"However, I do believe there's more than just pseudo-science going on here. I can't say for sure that these sorts of locators are 'dangerous demonic practices' but I know that some of them do work and it makes me wonder about the power behind them."
I want to thank David for being open and honest about this issue and for sharing these bits and pieces of his past. Over and above the dowsing, treasure locator, and "supernatural" aspects of all this, the true gold to be mined here is in David's oral history.
Good luck out there.
If you liked this post, you may want to read: "Reader's Perspective on Dowsing Rods and Treasure Locators (Part 1)"
(c) Jim Rocha (J.R.) 2013
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