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Old 02-12-2016, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Woods
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I see this metal detecting being done on the beaches out here, People looking for valuables dropped. Usually jewelry. The Pine Barrens is supposedly home to the Jersey Devil. What else weird has been found out there?
There are old towns, some of which still partially exist- Ong's Hat, Friendship, Harrisville, Aserdaten. Aserdaten is the premier mystery town of the pines. I've found it before, or at least I think so. Its quite a ways in and you need a good 4wd truck to get through narrow sugar sand paths. A few trees in a bunch that are clearly ornamental trees exactly where old maps put the town.
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: PRC
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If you want weird....then,

Much cheaper and more interesting is getting into dowsing and learning to use a pendulum. If you dont get on with a pendulum, then a forked stick or cross L wires are also good for starters.

You can find out so much more than with an electronic device and can carry a pendulum around anywhere.

Most people can learn to dowse and it is not just for water either.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Most people can learn to dowse and it is not just for water either.
Actual results are never any better than random chance.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I see this metal detecting being done on the beaches out here, People looking for valuables dropped. Usually jewelry. The Pine Barrens is supposedly home to the Jersey Devil. What else weird has been found out there?
all sorts of things! there are remnants of old towns, and those which have vanished. there was trade along the small rivers from the delaware river, bays and ocean. there was quite a bit of revolutionary war activity down there, too, including piracy. greenwich was a major port.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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There are old towns, some of which still partially exist- Ong's Hat, Friendship, Harrisville, Aserdaten. Aserdaten is the premier mystery town of the pines. I've found it before, or at least I think so. Its quite a ways in and you need a good 4wd truck to get through narrow sugar sand paths. A few trees in a bunch that are clearly ornamental trees exactly where old maps put the town.
the slab of the old gun club is the approximate site.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:41 PM
 
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Old farms around trees next to old fields. Found some neat items. Coins mainly
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:04 AM
 
Location: PRC
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Actual results are never any better than random chance.
Yeah, well... whatever.

Does your viewpoint come from a religious understanding or a scientific understanding I wonder?

Dowsing has been around for many centuries and used by many different cultures. Why would they use something which does not work? Some animals such as elephants can detect water many miles from their current location, is that by smell? Elephants are not known for their good sense of smell like dogs are.

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Old 02-22-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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The only metal detecting that I find interesting are the youtube videos of people finding WW2 relics.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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There are people who earn a living using metal detectors to find gold. The best detectors run as high as 10k, but the one described here is under eight hundred. It has an excellent reputation.

Jeff Wiliams may act a bit nutty, but he knows his stuff. His productions are entertaining as well.

He once made a video on dowsing which I've posted. However, he doesn't seem to give it much credit for finding gold in the first video here. When I lived in SW Wyoming I learned that almost everyone there hires a dowser before drilling a well. I read an article in the ''Wall Street Journal'' once about dowsing for water. The author stated that dowsing shouldn't work, but it does.

Take a look at these two videos. If you wish to learn more, you find a plentitude just on youtube.

There's no doubt that gold attracts people in a manner that's positively mystical.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hLV9nJy5fs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0bfctqV6Q
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:41 AM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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It's a fun hobby for people who like adventure, the out doors, and history. Many people who are interested in metal detecting seem to also have an interest in the paranormal. Just an observation.

I don't think anyone does it to make money. It's interesting and relaxing.
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