This probably works because the ground density and/or topology is subtly
different where the object is buried, just as a consequence of the original
excavation. Machines compact the soil, etc. Focusing on the dowsing rods
takes your conscious attention away from the terrain, but your brain still
maintains its awareness at some level.
It's hard to put dowsing to a test, because it's just too hard to bury
something without leaving subtle cues behind that will persist for years. I
doubt the JREF would have taken the bet. It would have been fun to hear
Feynman's take on it.
-- john, KE5FX
From: TekScopes@... [mailto:TekScopes@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] OT: underground pipe locating
That's amazing. It's a shame James Randi's Prize is no longer available
since he retired. You could have become a millionaire