I’ve been following the news and recent conviction of the serial killer, Gary Hilton, in Florida. Evidence indicates that he’s probably killed about half a dozen people. However, there is a small fringe group of “crime junkies” or whatever they are called, on the internet who are convinced that the guy has killed scores to hundreds of victims.
Several of them claim that they are using “dowsing rods” in the woods where the killer often camped and that the rods clearly indicate that there are victims’ graves there. They complain loudly and bitterly that law enforcement is refusing to investigate due to some coverup or whatever and that the graves are being ignored. :rolleyes:
Here’s a link to a page with some dowsing claims: http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58428&page=5 Guy says “I am a grave dowser and have the ability to locate graves”.
I have done a bit of googling on this “dowsing” thing, looks like a bunch of nonsense. But seems like a who lotta people actually believe in it.
Here’s a link about Department of Energy testing dowsing: http://www.time.com/time/columnist/jaroff/article/0,9565,231110,00.html
So, what’s the straight dope on “dowsing”?