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    Smile Black Rock pt II

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    An old graveyard at the site. It's preserved by Arizona Pioneer and Cemetary Research Project. They dowse and divine to determine where a grave exists and the age & sex of those interred.
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    Dowse and divine?

    Encyclopedias define dowsing and divining is the attempt to find water underground without the use of scientific apparatus. It means a guy with a forked stick walks around and he thinks the stick will point down at the ground where subterranean water is located.

    How that is that applied at a cemetery?

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    Easy. Just replace "water" with "dead person".

    Check the APCRP site. They have the details.

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    I have a relative who dowses in old cemetaries, and pronounces their sex and which way they are laying in the grave. I watched her do it one day and it was interesting to see. She believes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsarevna View Post
    Dowse and divine?

    Encyclopedias define dowsing and divining is the attempt to find water underground without the use of scientific apparatus. It means a guy with a forked stick walks around and he thinks the stick will point down at the ground where subterranean water is located.

    How that is that applied at a cemetery?
    Whoa man, I'm gettin' some negative vibrations here...

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    I've heard that the Spanish and Mexican would bury the holy and unholy facing different directions.
    "Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas."

    H.L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    I've heard that the Spanish and Mexican would bury the holy and unholy facing different directions.
    ....and if they REALLY didn't like the guy, they'd bury him face down, so if he wasn't dead when buried, he couldn't dig his way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsarevna View Post
    Dowse and divine?

    Encyclopedias define dowsing and divining is the attempt to find water underground without the use of scientific apparatus. It means a guy with a forked stick walks around and he thinks the stick will point down at the ground where subterranean water is located.

    How that is that applied at a cemetery?
    check this out; (pdf file)

    http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/burials/Dowsing.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post

    That's creepy!

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    Interesting find, Laura.

    I guess we should keep that report to ourselves and not mention it to the APCRP folks

    But seriously, it's hard to figure graves where the APCRP marked them. It looks like the grus overburden there is very shallow, not deep enough to bury anything but a (skinny) dead cat in.

    Another thing I found unusual is two very obvious graves near Constellation that were not marked by the APCRP people, despite the fact they have been there investigating for old graves.

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