Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 11 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 165
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: Is map dowsing a hoax?

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2011
    1,254
    195 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Is map dowsing a hoax?

    Time for a reality check on this forum. It has been overrun by some people claiming to be map dowsers. The thought has occurred to me that some people are trying to give dowsing and locating a bad name. Like the saying goes, "Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give all the others a bad name."

    I'm not saying map dowsing can't possibly work, but I am saying it is so inaccurate. I know some people swear it works. One guy told me he had his dad hide a target and then he map dowsed it. Sorry but that is not even map dowsing. That is more like mental telepathy or mind reading someone emotionally close to you. Another guy has his wife hide a target then he "dowses" it. Same thing. This is false feedback. If you don't get real feedback every time, every day, there is no way anyone can claim they are a map dowser. Sam Lobo Wolfe said the odds are something like one in ten thousand that any map dowser is going to locate anything except mineral pockets.
    May you never take one single breath for granted.

    The real student of wisdom, rather than knowledge and information,
    only needs a finger pointed at some area of their ignorance
    and they "see" immediately.

    Some form of meditation is essential to dowsing.
    No one on this forum is in danger of
    bursting their ego bubble.

    Don't let some Hell-bent heart leave you bitter.

    If it has a control box on a swivel handle, don't walk away, RUN!

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    Chronic Patriot/Metal Detecting,it`s My Lifestyle !

    Jul 2010
    "Kan-a-we-o-la" Head on a Pole N.Y. Seneca Territory of The Six Nations 1779
    Fisher F-75 LTD2,Teknetics T2 LTD2, Gray Ghost Ultimate's,Gray Ghost NDT Depth Master Phones II,Garrett Pro Pointer Treasure Wise Diggers T10",T12" & T14" 28" Lesche Ground Shark
    3,671
    2297 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    don`t know ...but i would like to find one in person just think of what they can find if true.
    I`v been detecting for 45 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
    See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
    I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
    Its the Golden Rule who ever has the Gold Rules"
    ReadyShovel Holster

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ...... . Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... Deteknix Xpointer Diver

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County (Planet Earth)
    56,033
    15111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I say if they are not charging money for their service ...

    Rock on

  4. #4

    Jul 2012
    Holmes County Ohio
    Tesoro Lobo
    1,959
    1452 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    If it does work, and I'm not saying it doesn't, wouldn't all the buried treasures be found by now?

    I have witnessed dowsing with L rods and sticks, for under ground utilities and water, and have seen it work. In the field there are magnetic fields, or other tangible forces at work, but where is the "signal" coming from on a piece of paper.

    I'll be skeptical until I see it work.
    tokameel likes this.
    Two rules in life: Don't sweat the small stuff.

    It's all small stuff.

  5. #5
    us
    John

    Sep 2012
    Grundy VA
    Fisher F4, Teknetics Delta 4000,Teknetics Omega 8000,Teknetics Gamma 6000,Minelab Pro-Find 25 Pinpointer
    742
    194 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I tested this theory on another forum last year,I had some photos of a property that my home currently sits on now,A so called dowser claimed there was a valuable object in one location an as time went on others claimed there was valuables there but in seperate locations in the photo,Claiming anywhere from 1-6 feet down,The thing is,My house sits on about 15 feet of fill dirt,Placed there by my brother and i. In my personal opinion,I think map dowsing is bogus. Physically dowsing for water is a different ballgame all together. I dont put much faith in map dowsing or Call me now Mrs Cleo type of stuff,But thats just one mans opinion.

    HH John
    stefen likes this.
    We all know jesus rode a shovelhead,Thats why he walked everywhere he went!!!

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2011
    1,254
    195 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Again, I am not saying map dowsing can't possibly work. But if you recall the govt Stargate Remote Viewing program, they had top people, some of the most gifted people in the nation and tons of feedback and they still gave up on it. Do you ever hear of any one these people out there finding stuff for people? I sure haven't. That's why i question if this whole thing here is not some kind of skeptic hoax. An attempt to discredit any dowsing or locators.
    May you never take one single breath for granted.

    The real student of wisdom, rather than knowledge and information,
    only needs a finger pointed at some area of their ignorance
    and they "see" immediately.

    Some form of meditation is essential to dowsing.
    No one on this forum is in danger of
    bursting their ego bubble.

    Don't let some Hell-bent heart leave you bitter.

    If it has a control box on a swivel handle, don't walk away, RUN!

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2005
    1,004
    283 times
    In any endeavor there are as many fakes and hoaxers, as there are legitimate people doing the same type of exercise. Especially where any money or other monatery value is concerned, it will draw the unscrupulous ones in like flies to a honey jar. It happened when the gold rushes started, when gambling was legalized and when metal detectors become avaliable to citizens. It also rears its ugly head whenever there are anything of value at stake. I have been a dowser, and yes, a map dowser for many years, and in that time I have seen many come and go claiming to be the all knowing authority on the subject. While I do not claim to be that either, I also do not charge for my services and do not claim that my dowsing is 100% correct. Ther is no 100%, no matter what you are using. A metal detector is only about 50-60%, there are just too many variables, buried or lost over the last 400 years in the ground. Good Luck. rockhound
    wvwildman likes this.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Check out the photo albums on my page

    Jan 2013
    Alta, California
    Tesoro Vaquero, Whites MXT, Vsat, GMT, 5900Di Pro, Minelab GPX 5000, GPXtreme, 2200SD, Excalibur 1000!
    1,427
    2260 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    There's a lot of respected map dowsers on this forum and I do have a lot of respect for them. These guys are the pro's, not everyone can do it plus they will take the time do dowse your maps for you and they ask for nothing in return. They take a lot of time out of their lives to dowse your maps and answer your questions for you. If you don't like it or you want no part of it or just can't believe it then just don't come to this forum. They guys here don't need to be continually hammered by your negative posts because it's one of the reasons dowsing doesn't work for you. Negativity reflects on everyone, it brings down the good and takes away from peoples mental capabilities. It doesn't do anyone any good to continually hammer on their abilities, you're just killing everything around you with this frame of mind so go buy some flowers and get happy or just get drunk and beat your wife instead, at least she gets paid for it right.
    wvwildman, Bigdogdad and digman like this.

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ...... . Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... Deteknix Xpointer Diver

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County (Planet Earth)
    56,033
    15111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Maven View Post
    If it does work, and I'm not saying it doesn't, wouldn't all the buried treasures be found by now?

    I have witnessed dowsing with L rods and sticks, for under ground utilities and water, and have seen it work. In the field there are magnetic fields, or other tangible forces at work, but where is the "signal" coming from on a piece of paper.

    I'll be skeptical until I see it work.
    Do you know how many Treasures there are in the world ?

    I don't either

    but "all" of them would be a task
    coyote3 and digman like this.

  10. #10
    us
    Jan 2013
    fayette county wv
    Garrett AT PRO, 5X8 DD, white's coin master pro, 4X6 DD, garrett propointer
    2,960
    667 times
    Metal Detecting
    amen Reed well said

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2010
    Anderson rod, Aurora Aqua, E-scope, Examiner, Excalibur, Garrett CX2, Gemini-3, MFD's, Sovereign, Viper
    810
    15 times
    Having worked with several dowsers over the last 30 years, I have a pretty good idea if it works or not. Dowsers are affected by the same false signals that LRLs are. I have stuck a probe in a target exactly where it was supposed to be. I have also found nothing in a LOT of spots. Bottom line,,, some are on point some are not. If I was to explain why water dowsing works so well, the cat would be out of the bag. So, I'll just leave it at that.

  12. #12

    Jul 2012
    Holmes County Ohio
    Tesoro Lobo
    1,959
    1452 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by fenixdigger View Post
    Having worked with several dowsers over the last 30 years, I have a pretty good idea if it works or not. Dowsers are affected by the same false signals that LRLs are. I have stuck a probe in a target exactly where it was supposed to be. I have also found nothing in a LOT of spots. Bottom line,,, some are on point some are not. If I was to explain why water dowsing works so well, the cat would be out of the bag. So, I'll just leave it at that.
    Do not let that cat out. If people understood how dowsing worked, it would be Armageddon. Do not torture the masses with knowledge.I am sure we could not handle it.

    Two rules in life: Don't sweat the small stuff.

    It's all small stuff.

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ...... . Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... Deteknix Xpointer Diver

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County (Planet Earth)
    56,033
    15111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by franklin View Post
    jeff of pa To prove a point about any dowsing everyone needs to see the dowsers----dowse a map and a treasure hunter take that location and find a treasure. To randomly dowse maps for people without any results is just that----IT DON"T WORK. What everyone wants to see is results--------THERE HAVE ZERO.

    Someone post a map of a known treasures whereabouts--------a treasure hunter excavate the site-------THEN WE WILL SEE IF MAP DOWSING OR DOWSING ITSELF ACTUALLY WORKS.

    How about a map of the Town of Montvale, Virginia-------the Beale Treasure is there somewhere-----DOWSE A MAP AND FIND IT?

    How about a map of Phoenicia, NY --------Dutch Shultz strong box is buried there worth $9 Million Dollars today--------DOWSE A MAP AND FIND IT? YOU CAN'T AND YOU KNOW IT.

    AS EVERYONE SAID JUST A HOAX AND BOGUS AS HELL!!!!!!!!!
    supposed treasures . for one I don't believe the Beale Treasure exists.
    doesn't mean it doesn't , but if I'm right nothing will find a scam.
    ,
    I have no idea on the Dutch Shultz strong box, but again, what if it doesn't exist anymore,
    or never did ?

    I'm open minded enough to say I may be wrong,
    and I'm also open minded enough to believe there may be something to map dowsing.

    Your right it takes proof to convince everyone, but
    if the dowsers are happy with their results, why should thery care
    it's not a Business it's a technique
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Feb 18, 2013 at 07:21 AM.

  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2012
    1,627
    418 times
    Cache Hunting
    I am sure the two doubting stooges a couple of posts above are highly successful treasure hunters. I have seen amazing things done by map dowsers, does that mean I dug up treasures? You could have the best metal detector and GPR in the world handed to you with Great Great Grandpa the Pirate's treasure map with an X marks the spot and that does not guarantee you will dig up treasure. See signature below.

    There are T-Net members that seem to consider themselves the judge and jury of all things treasure related. They repeatedly refer to things that they know nothing about as hoaxes and fraud. I am sure they have done no real testing of their own and have never dealt one-on-one with a serious dowser of any type. They constantly use the argument that they have not seen proof of treasures found by dowsing because no one has posted the treasure finds on T-Net. First off if they were to read thru the old dowsing posts you can find people that claim they were led to what they were looking for. The other thing is it would not be hard to google up a few pictures of pirate chests or pots-of-gold, post them on here and then claim you found them by dowsing. Pictures and words on the internet no longer have much value and are certainly no longer a means of proving anything other than people are gullible.

    There is a T-Net dowser that has taken on the challenge from another member to prove he can map dowse. I have been asked to be a part of the process. If he is successful and proves it would that make believers out of the doubting Thomases of T-Net? I doubt that, they would just claim it is all another hoax.
    Last edited by Bigdogdad; Feb 18, 2013 at 08:07 AM.
    okiedowser and coyote3 like this.

  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2013
    Coinmaster
    115
    38 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I posted a few few aerial photos and asked for help dowsing them. The first map that I started working through has been 100% accurate. I am nowhere near finished with the map, however so far here are the results:

    1. I went directly to the first area circled as having items near the surface. I ran the MD through the area and dug up 4 items.
    2. Because time was short and it was dark I didn't try to find the next circled areas, but opted to search the area surrounding the first circle. (none of this area was marked by the dowser as having anything there). I got absolutely no hits in this area.
    3. As a comparison of area, the unmarked area I searched was roughly 8-10xs the size of the circled area that had 4 items, and was totally surrounding the circled area. Again..not one hit on the MD (not even for nails, pulltabs or foil)
    4. This weekend I searched a second circle that was marked by the dowser and found 2 items. I searched the unmarked area surrounding the circle and had no hits whatsoever on the MD in the unmarked area. (The unmarked section I checked this weekend was approximately 4-5 times larger than the marked area.)

    So, it's not definitive proof, however these early results certainly indicate an early positive correlation between the dowser's work and the presence of items. I have several other maps I will be working through in the future that have also been dowsed so I will keep everyone up to date on how it goes. But for now, the map dowser is 100% accurate on both where to look, and where NOT to look.
    Prospecting P. and digman like this.

 

 
Page 1 of 11 123 ... LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 54
    Last Post: May 08, 2016, 06:50 PM
  2. Is the Beale codes a hoax?
    By Kenjmor2006 in forum Beale Codes
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Aug 07, 2012, 08:28 PM
  3. L-rod Technique: Its a Hoax
    By EE THr in forum Long Range Locators
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: Dec 17, 2011, 11:12 AM
  4. IS IT REAL OR HOAX
    By goldpaner in forum Coins
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Apr 01, 2008, 01:56 AM

Search tags for this page

does map dowsing work

,

dowsing for diamonds

,

dowsing real or fake

,

has anyone really found treasure with map dowsing

,
how to dowse a picture for treasure
,
is dowsing a map with a pendulem a houx
,

map dowsing

,

map dowsing for gold

,

map dowsing services

,

what is map dowsing

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0