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1978 - Main Incline B Floor (photo)
Posted: 26/06/2009 17:15:12
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I have to ask....why was Rodney Weaver carrying dousing rods? (Were they known as Rod's rods? Sorry couldn't resist that comment as I was typing this). Big Grin Seriously though, what were they for?

An excellent series of photos Graham!

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1978 - Main Incline B Floor (photo)
Posted: 29/06/2009 09:10:08
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Rodney Weaver was a great believer in dowsing - though not in other forms of esp. They did work - he made them from welding rod (if I remember correctly) but held the "handle" end inside copper tube, thus allowing them to move freely without his fingers touching them. He used them successfully to follow drains, watercourses, electric conduits, pipework and similar underground features. At Oakeley, in Hollands Upper Mill area, he did several traverses across the area, and successfully found the alignment of a major water supply pipe which was invisible on the surface - we only verified the location afterwards by digging ! Why he was carrying them undeground on that particular day, I don't recall. I tried using them, and although, to my surpise they worked for me, they didn't work as well as they did for him.

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1978 - Main Incline B Floor (photo)
Posted: 29/06/2009 09:16:02
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Welding rods make excellent dowsing rods.

Know idea how it works. And would be scheptical if it were not for the fact that I can do it.

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Posted: 29/06/2009 09:34:35
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I have seen it done a number of times over the years, I don't know how it works, or why some people can do it and not others, but it does work at least some of the time IP: 92.2.218.132
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Posted: 29/06/2009 23:13:21
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Saw a demonstration by a chap who could supposedly dowse for the sites of old fires as well. In a very old house in Barrington he found the site of an old fire in..... the fireplace Shocked

Not sure it was really that impressive Bored
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1978 - Main Incline B Floor (photo)
Posted: 29/06/2009 23:28:29
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That's funny! Big Grin

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