By John-Michael Occhipinti
Founder of Lackawanna County Paranormal
Through my years of research into the world of the paranormal, I have never considered the use of dowsing rods to be valid. A 2009 trip to Gettysburg was my first interaction with the rods which convinced me they might have some interesting feats about them.
Dowsing rods have been proven to do many things.
Locating water, missing objects and finding gas and water leaks are just a few. In the field of paranormal research, the rods are used to locate EMF fields and are also used like a K-II meter in the hopes of developing a "yes" or "no" response.
On a recent case in my hometown, my team and I were investigating the building's basement. After investigating for a while, we finally broke out the rods. Mandy was the first to start with the rods and we received answers in the normal manner. But then our new investigator-in-training, Chris, was given the rods. Being a first time user of the rods, Chris had some prior knowledge of what they could do. He also held them properly and received answers to our questions.
But here's where it gets strange.
There wasn’t a specific question we asked, but at one point the rods started bouncing vertically! Now I personally don’t know what to make of that, and I’m not sure if that is another way they can move too, but it surely was different. I looked directly at the tips of the rods and could see the energy on them. This bouncing lasted for a few minutes at most. As a side note, we were also getting K-II readings that correlated with responses the rods were giving us.
I went further to investigate what was going on with the bouncing.
I put my K-II above, below, and around the rods to see if there was a reading. There wasn’t. But as I walked even closer to the rods, the bouncing disappeared and I felt energy like electricity pass right through myself. After that point, the rods stopped all together. I tried to make the most sense of it, but still can’t figure out a logical reason. To date, we have not had the same experience.
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