Thursday, July 20, 2017
Myrtle Beach treasure hunters still want city permission to dig in the sand; state approves permits
Treasure hunters turned down by Myrtle Beach City Council after asking for permission to dig in the sand for gold and silver haven't given up on their quest.
Council rejected the proposal under an ordinance that allows recreational beach digging if the holes are filled back-in — but not the sort of excavation the men want to do.
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites,and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus. Dowsing is considered a pseudoscience, and there is no scientific evidence that it is any more effective than random chance.
Dowsing is also known as divining (especially in reference to interpretation of results), doodlebugging(particularly in the United States, in searching for petroleum) or (when searching specifically for water) water finding, water witching (in the United States) or water dowsing.
A Y- or L-shaped twig or rod, called a dowsing rod, divining rod (Latin: virgula divina or baculus divinatorius), a "vining rod" or witching rod is sometimes used during dowsing, although some dowsers use other equipment or no equipment at all.
Dowsing appears to have arisen in the context of Renaissance magic in Germany, and it remains popular among believers in Forteana or radiesthesia.
The motion of dowsing rods is nowadays generally attributed to the ideomotor effect
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