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To find water that is hidden below ground, hold two willow
branches (or two coat hangers which have been straightened
and then bent into an "L" shape) loosely in your hands. As
you pass over water, the sticks/wires will cross over one
another. When you move past the water, the sticks/wires will
uncross.

Submitter comment: Elaine swears that her father has been able to discover
water by this method many times. She herself, being skeptical,
tried it and the procedure worked. Elaine has so much faith
in her father's ability, that she plans to have him locate a
new spot to drill a second well on her northern Michigan
property, since the well she has now is sluggish.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): DIVINATION ; dowsing ; PREDICTION ; WATER WITCHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00001972CA

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WELL WITCHING

WHEN I WANTED MY WELL DUG, I KNEW JUST EXACTLY WHERE TO PUT
IT. I HAD WITCHED FOR IT WITH A FORKED PEACH TREE LIMB.
ALL YOU DO IS HOLD IT STEADY RIGHT OUT IN FRONT OF YOU AND
WALK ABOUT. WHEN IT BENDS, THAT IS WHERE WATER IS, AND
SURE ENOUGH IT WAS THERE. I'VE GOT A GOOD WELL FULL OF
GOOD CLEAR WATER AND I FOUND IT BY WITCHING FOR IT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CANEY SPRINGS

Keyword(s): WATER WITCHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 02-23-1969

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I HEARD MY FATHER SAY IF YOU TAKE A FORKED PLUM BRANCH, IT
WILL LEAD YOU TO WATER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): WATER WITCHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object Plant

Date learned: 07-25-1968

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A FORKED TWIG MADE FROM ANY KIND OF SOFT WOOD WILL HELP
LOCATE A SOURCE OF WATER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): WATER WITCHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 04-03-1972

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THE APEX OF A WISHBONE SHAPED STICK IS MAGNETICALLY PULLED
TOWARD THE GROUND WHEN IT'S ABOVE WATER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): WATER WITCHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Water

Date learned: 11-19-1977

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