16. Child's Burial During the Depression -- I was told this story by a local cemetery caretaker.  'Back in the Depression days (1930s), a farmer noticed some folks in an old vehicle stopping and setting up camp in a rural cemetery located a short distance from his farm home.  This apparently was not unusual in those days as families on the move looking for work would often stay in parks and cemeteries and by streams and lakes along their route of travel.

What struck this farmer as being unusual was that he awoke during the night and could see a lantern moving around in that nearby cemetery.  The next day, noting that the travelers had moved on, he went to the cemetery to look around.  He spotted a small, freshly dug area near one corner of the cemetery.

Many years later, the farmer, then retired, told the caretaker of that cemetery of his suspicion that somebody or something was buried in that corner of the cemetery by those Depression-era travelers.'

The cemetery caretaker eventually contacted me and arranged for me to dowse the area in question.  I did so and detected what I believed to be an infant buried in that corner spot.  Apparently that infant died while that family was traveling through the area and they buried it next to their campground in the cemetery.  The caretaker has since marked that burial spot.

17.  Indian Burial Mound --
I was invited by a friend to come to his nearby rural home and look for Indian arrowheads in an adjacent field.  When we started walking out to the field, I noticed a mound and immediately thought of a burial mound.

I dowsed the area, laying out flag markers as I proceeded, and determined that it was an Indian burial mound with a total of 63 burials....44 males and 19 females.  The burial sites included a few infants and children.

A unique feature of the burials appeared to be the way the bodies of the different sexes are laid in their  burial sites.  The males all appear to have their heads on the north end of the burial pit.  The females all appear to have their heads on the west end of the burial pit (similar to Christian burials of recent times).

There appeared to be an Indian trail leading to the mound from two different directions.

Two streams join together within a mile distance from the mound.  Possibly there was an Indian village at that junction.  Dowsing of that area awaits winter so that foliage in that heavily vegetated area is less a hindrance to the search.  Also, permission from another landowner must be obtained before proceeding.

The mound will not be excavated as state law prohibits such action with any kind of ancient burials
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17. Bodies in a Mausoleum Vault --  I performed a dowsing test in a local mausoleum.  I was able to detect bodies in vaults (non-metal) that were either parallel to or at right angles to the adjacent passageway.  In one case, I was able to determine that there were no body remains in a marked vault, which the mausoleum caretaker verified.

One would have to be very careful in attempting to dowse bodies in vaults that are close together both vertically and horizontally and that might contain metal components.

18. Cremated Body Burial -- I have dowsed a few burial sites of cremated remains.  I have detected a  signal that something is in the ground at that grave site.  I am uncertain whether the dowsing signal was from the detection of the container or the actual body ash remains.

19. The Incomplete Body -- Many years ago, in a smaller rural community, there was a local hospital that had a practicing surgeon.  The surgeon performed some amputations of arms and legs during his tenure at that hospital. 

A retired cemetery caretaker in that community described to me  how the surgeon used to bring those amputated limbs out to the local cemetery.  He assisted the surgeon in burying the arms and legs in a small area near the periphery of the cemetery.  The retired caretaker showed me the actual burial area.  I dowsed the small burial plots and determined that 'short' objects were buried there (somewhat similar in length to a buried infant).  I don't recall attempting to determine the gender of the body parts through the dowsing process.

20. Animals & Animal Remains -- Live animals and animal remains can also be detected using the dowsing process.  Determination of the gender of the live animal appears to be possible by noting and dowsing the head end if possible.  The burial remains of animals can easily vary as to orientation (that is, the location of the head end) so gender determination may be unpredictable in that case.


21. Body Aura --  The live human body can be dowsed in either the standing or prone position.  The body appears to have a surrounding zone of radiation that varies in projected distance.

I have often demonstrated to interested persons how to dowse the human body. I use a live person lying on a pad on the floor (or ground) in my grave dowsing demonstration.

The same procedures as dowsing graves are used, except one does not step on the live person!  Dowsing detection must be accomplished by, (1) leaning over or stepping over the reclining person, (2) walking parallel to their reclining body and leaning slightly over them to determine body length, (3) and walking next to their head or feet to determine gender.

Occasionally I demonstrate how the subject's mental processing of happy or sad images can retract or extend the auric signal to/from the actual body.

Usually I begin this demonstration by standing about 10 to 15 feet away from an upright person.  I then walk towards the subject with my dowsing rods in position.  When I get within about 15 to 30 inches of the subject's body, the rods move indicating a signal detection.

I then ask the person to mentally visualize an image of a happy event in their life.  When I walk towards them with my dowsing rods I receive a rod movement signal anywhere from 5 to 15+ feet distant from their body.

Next I ask the person to visualize/think about a sad event in their life and then I repeat the dowsing approach.  I usually have approached the live person within a few inches before the rods moves, if they move at all.


22. Not a Shadow of a Doubt!  The human body's shadow can be dowsed as I described earlier in FileFour-6.  Here's what my simple dowsing tests indicated.

I had a person stand outdoors in the direct sunlight.  That person's body had a fairly long shadow (about 6 feet long).  I dowsed across the upper part of the shadow and I noted that my dowsing rods showed a positive signal.

Next I set up a step ladder with a plastic tarp draped over it.  This was placed in the same area as the person was originally standing.  I dowsed across the upper part of the shadow and no dowsing signal was detected.

Next I tried dowsing a person outdoors in moonlight.  Again that person's body had a fairly long shadow.  I dowsed across the upper part of that 'moon' shadow and I noted another positive signal with my rods.

I then had the person step out into the edge of the street close to an overhead streetlight.  The long shadow of that person was dowsed and again I had a positive signal with my dowsing rods.

You most likely could dowse your own shadow.  Just stand in the bright sun or a light with a long shadow resulting.  Hold the dowsing rods and turn to an angle away from your shadow then slowly rotate until you are pointing your dowsing rods to your shadow.  You should recieve a positive signal.

It appears that the aura of a person is also following the shadow of that person, a rather peculiar phenomena.
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 - Experiences in Dowsing for History (cont.)