|Written by Bill Hanks|
I remember seeing an old Hopalong Cassidy movie years ago, that had a guy using a water witch to find water for his ranch.¬† My father told me that, if done correctly, water witching really worked.¬† I hadn't thought much about it until three years ago.¬† I was attending an energy fair in Rolla, Missouri and saw a demonstration, that appeared to work.¬† With such a demand for water in many areas of the country, I decided to¬†write this article. This article will explain how to do water witching.
Step 1.¬† You need the right tool.¬† Although some individuals swear about using a "Y" shaped branch, two "L's" work better .¬† You can use two wire coat hangers to make your "L's".¬† You need a good pair of wire cutters to cut off what you don't need.¬† Make sure both of them are equal in size.
Step 2.¬† Take the rods outside.¬† There are two ways to hold the dowsing rods.¬† A.¬† Hold them straight out from your body about two feet apart.¬† Your elbows are in close to your body.¬† B.¬† Hold them within six inches of each other.¬† Your hands should be close together, but elbows are still at your side.¬† The rods will rotate away from you in this position.
Step 3.¬† Run a two tests.¬† Have someone mark a place, where a possible water line might be.¬† Use the six inch method.¬† Notice as you get close to the area that the rods will rotate along the water line.
Step 4.¬† Test two.¬† Go to a where you know a water line exists for sure.¬† This could be a water meter next to a fire hydrant.¬† Hold your rods the same way and watch their response.
Dowsing wires usually will find anything that disturbs the earth's magnetic field.¬† This could even be underground cables.¬† However, if you look for water away from this areas, they should work.¬† Note; If they don't move, there is nothing there.¬† Practicing with dowsing rods is a great idea.