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27,107. This Led Himmler to establish a top-secret institute dedicated to the ancient occult practice of pendulum dowsing. Over maps of the north Atlantic clairvoyants would swing an object suspended from a string attempting to locate the position of Allied convoys. German U-boat missions were dispatched based on the results. (Nazi & Dowsing & Occult) Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy
70,649. Is dowsing bullshit? ... It’s called the ideomotor response, idiot. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Armageddon s7e4
70,650. This state of denial is extraordinary. Even when confronted by hard fact, these dowsers prefer not to face up to truth, but retain their delusion. Richard Dawkins, Enemies of Reason: Slaves to Superstition
70,651. Clayton McDowell is a professional oil dowser. From his Cadillac he cruises the countryside of Illinois prospecting from the driving seat. Arthur C Clarke’s World of Strange Powers
70,652. In this small American town [Danville, Vermont] everyone learns the mysteries of divining from an early age. In this place that calls itself the dowsing capital of the world it’s on the school curriculum. ibid.
70,653. In Carmel Valley California the telephone company has a dowser on call. ibid.
70,654. On April 2nd three months after the disappearance, the body of Jack Montgomery surfaced in Lake George. It was found barely a mile away from the dowser’s map position. The police were staggered ... The truck had been found by an old man armed only with a stick and a pendulum. Strange But True? The Story of Ted Kaufman
70,655. It [tests] would seem to indicate that dowsing as a force simply does not exist except in the imagination and in wishful thinking of people who try it. James Randi, magician and sceptic
70,656. 23 out of 25 people got a reaction within three feet of that spot ... And we did show that they tended to get reactions where the magnetic field is changing ... There is a possibility that this is a mechanism by which dowsing occurs. Professor Duane Chadwick, Utah State University
70,657. I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, however, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time. Albert Einstein
129,397. Fresh water is not always available to us when and where we need it. Through the centuries however certain people have been able to detect its hidden presence by an ability which has yet to be explained. Water witching, divining, dowsing, whatever name’s it’s given remains one of the most puzzling mysteries of nature. (Water & Dowsing) In Search of s3e4 … Water Seekers, 1978