Have you ever used dowsing rods?

@megumiart (3781)
United States
February 16, 2008 3:01pm CST
I see people on paranormal investigation shows use them a lot, and I want to try them. Have you ever used them before? Where can you get dowsing rods?
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@ElicBxn (60981)
• United States
16 Feb 08
Best dowsing rods you make. I used some at Avebury that the guide profided to find the ley lines there. The roomie didn't need the rods, she said "goosebumps here, no goosebumps here" stepping on & off the ley line.
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@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
16 Feb 08
Yes I learned dowsing from my Father. When he needed to find an underground spring he'd cut a forked stick from a live wild cherry tree. With both hands held in front he would hold the stick by the forks and walk slowly forward. When he was directly over the underground spring the wishbone shaped stick would tilt forward and point directly down. In later years I found a steel rod between 4 and 6 feet in length preferable for dowsing. This rod was held at balance point in the hand at the hip. When the underground spring was encountered the rod would tilt forward.I also learned that many things could be found by dowsing. We would hide things in the grass and find them via dowsing. Takes a bit of practise but its a worthwhile endeavor when mastered.
@gem4678 (220)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I have no clue where you would get them, but I would think they would be very hard to use/control. It seems to me that the slightest movement you make will move them so you could easily get false results. I have seen them on tv too but I never believe them unless they have a EMF detector that goes off at the same time. Then I think its really cool and interesting.
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• United States
18 Feb 08
I personally have never used a set of dowsing rods but my girlfriend has. And she made her own. She just took two metal coat hangers and cut them and bent them to shape them into metal rods. Then, she just held them in her hands just like you would a regular set of rods and they worked perfectly fine, and they were pratically free.
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@Wingedman (238)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I first using dowsing when I was 8 or 9 years old when my gret grandfather tught me how to find water with it. I was a natural and he tested me by hiding some coins in the yard. He them let me go and I found 7 out of Ten. I've since used pendulums and divining rods for ghosthunting and it has always been fun. We got some orbs in photos we took when the divining rods crossed so that validated that I was sensing something.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Are you talking about rods to find water? Because from what I gather, it is a gift and not just anyone could do it. I have tried it, because both my Dad and Grandfather were able to find water that way..(In fact, one town North of where I grew up, most of theirs wells were found because of my Grandfather) But I don't have that gift..
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Feb 08
What are they? Those rods that look for water? I would not have the slightest clue. Thanks Zelo
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
18 Feb 08
As highflyingxangel has said, I have used dowsing rods. And it was as simple as cutting up pure metal coat hangers. They have to be pure metal though. I don't think the plastic coated ones would work as well. But if you don't trust them and would rather get some premade then check out sites online that deal this the paranormal.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Feb 08
I watch this show called "A Haunting" which comes on every week day at 2:00 est on the discovery channel. One show talked about the dowsing rods. It was said that when they're used you open up doors that you would much rather leave closed. So that said, I wouldn't use them if I were you but that's my opinion and thought I'd pass that on to you.