... dowsing can find more than water
Two of my neighbors had a low area behind their homes where rain water took too long to disappear, so they buried a pipe to drain the water away.
After several years, the water started to accumulate again.
They thought that perhaps the end of the pipe might be clogged and, when they went to find it, they discovered that somebody had dumped several truckloads of gravel in the area where the end of the pipe was located.
Thinking that there was only one thing to do, they started digging.
They had been digging for three hours when a neighbor stopped by and asked what they were doing.
The two diggers explained the situation, and admitted that they didn't know where the outlet was.
The helpful neighbor asked, "Why don't you ask Bill Jodrey? He has a gadget that can find underground wires and pipes. I think they call it dowsing."
Anything was better than what they were doing, so they found me, and explained the situation.
I got out my trusty wands, and we set out to find what was lost, a drain pipe.
They showed me where the drain started, and my wands changed direction as we walked along to the hidden target.
Another change of direction at the end of the property line, and thirty more feet, my wands crossed, indicating the end of the drainpipe.
My finding was three feet away from their guessing point and, after a short period of shoveling, lo and behold, there was the end of the drainpipe, flushing out the water from yesterday's rain.
We had done it again!
November 5, 19999