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Friday, May 27, 2005

Dowsing for the Dead

From McCook Daily Express:

Dowsing for the Dead -- Genealogist searches out of respect for sacrifices of the pioneers
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Connie Jo Discoe

He doesn't know why it works. He just knows it does. It's not witchcraft. It's not black magic, or "the work of the devil."

He does it with respect, out of respect for those who have gone on before him ... those who are lying in graves unmarked for one reason or another.

Tom Corey of McCook "dowses" for graves because of his interest in genealogy and history, and because of his respect for the lives and sacrifices of his ancestors.

[snip]
He had me until. . .
The motion of the rods held straight up and down over the grave will indicate male or female, adult, adolescent or baby. . .

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