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Pathophysiology. 2012 Apr;19(2):89-94. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2012.01.004. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

Dowsing can be interfered with by radio frequency radiation.

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Department of Electrical Engineering, Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory, PO Box 4500, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.

Abstract

The soil radiation, watercourses and ores have been located for centuries by sensitive persons, dowsers. An ideomotoric explanation of the dowsing reaction, with no physical interaction, has been accepted. Our present re-analyses of some such results have shown, that there could be a physical phenomenon connecting the human reactions in field experiments, where the test subjects walked or were sitting in a slow-moving car, with the windows covered, and a dowsing rod in their hands was recorded. The correlations between the reaction points by test subjects in the moving car and the points by walking along the same path were highly significant. The correlation was not seen in all test locations. The distance between the test location and the radio tower, and the incidence angle of the transmitted radio wave, possibly had an effect on results. We hypothesize that the experiments carried out in the 20th century were interfered with by man-made radio frequency radiation, mainly FM radio and TV broadcasting, as test subjects' bodies absorbed the radio waves and unconscious hand movement reactions took place following the standing waves or intensity variations due to multipath propagation.

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