Re: [gardeners] finding wells

George Shirley (
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 14:06:22 -0600

I use two bent welding rods in soda bottles. Never had a problem finding water, water in pipes, oil
in pipes, etc. I can't tell you how deep the water is or many gpm it will flow but my Grandmother
Shirley could. I believe water witching is a possibility because I can do it but can't tell you how.


Janni wrote:
> The old timers here water witch (not with a bent stick, but with a forked
> stick, where you hold onto the two forks and the 'tail' points to water). I
> have never seen one work, but that doesn't mean it doesn't. The Indians did
> it for years.
> Janni
> At 04:16 PM 2/27/02 +0000, you wrote:
> >Dear Penny,
> >
> >  Back in the old days my uncle claimed he was a water witch and could
> > find water with a bent stick.  Of course, this was in the Berkshires, in
> > western Mass., where there are creeks, freshets, rivers, swamps, bogs -
> > in short there is water everywhere.  He took me out in the north field
> > one summer day and I gave it a try.  I was maybe l0.  Sure enough the
> > stick bent downwards.  We were maybe l00 feet from a large brook at the
> > time though.  Looking back on it now, I'm doubtful about its veracity and
> > really think it was the psychology of the situation that made the stick
> > feel like it had to go down towards the ground.
> >
> >  Is that how you and your husband located where to dig for your well?
> >
> >  Carolyn
> >
> >
> >
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