History Main / DowsingDevice

22nd Apr '17 5:48:08 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' episode "Mysterious Mayhem at Mutant High": The Ringmaster has a divining rod that can find fractals.

to:

* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' episode "Mysterious Mayhem at Mutant High": The Ringmaster has a divining rod that can find fractals.
6th Apr '17 5:30:40 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has this as a main mechanic, to search for keys, pick-ups and [[DistressedDamsel Zelda]].

to:

* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has this as a main mechanic, using Link's sword to search for keys, pick-ups and [[DistressedDamsel Zelda]].
15th Mar '17 10:04:58 AM TudorRose
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Oswald Chitter uses a forked hazel twig to dowse for Audrey's missing mousebrass.
[[/folder]]
5th Mar '17 10:20:41 AM SamCurt
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Ko'ume in ''Manga/UraraMeirocho'' uses a blue jewel pendulum as one of her preferred methods of divination.
20th Dec '16 9:03:55 AM 06tele
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In what would be hilarious if the implications weren't so tragic, a UK company called ATSC manufactured and sold thousands of, basically, dowsing devices, as a legitimate bomb detector called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADE_651 ADE 651]]. The company claimed that the device worked on the principle of [[TechnoBabble "electrostatic magnetic ion attraction"]], and said that it could detect guns, ammunition, drugs, human bodies and any other contraband you cared to name, over a distance of 1km. They sold these things to 20 countries in the Middle East: the Iraqi security forces alone are said to have spent £52m on them. They cost about £150 to make, and sold for upwards of £11,500 each. They were finally busted after a BBC documentary and other investigations pointed out that the things contained no operating components of any kind and their supposed special component, a "programmed substance detection card" which you inserted into the machine before you used it, was just a plastic card implanted with the kind of security tag used as an anti-shoplifting device. The British government raided the company, arrested its founder and the device's inventor (a retired police officer), he was charged with multiple counts of fraud and sentenced to ten years. The utter failure of these devices to detect explosives of any kind (or anything else) cost many, many lives; given that they were still being used by the Iraqi police in July 2016, they may have helped to make the 2016 Baghdad bombings possible.
3rd Nov '16 7:26:57 AM KZN02
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/WomanInTheMoon''. Once he's landed on the Moon, Professor Mannfeldt uses a divining rod to search for water. And you call yourself a scientist!

to:

* ''Film/WomanInTheMoon''. Once ''Film/WomanInTheMoon'': once he's landed on the Moon, Professor Mannfeldt uses a divining rod to search for water. And you call yourself a scientist!
3rd Nov '16 3:13:27 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/WomanInTheMoon''. Once he's landed on the Moon, Professor Mannfeldt uses a divining rod to search for water. And you call yourself a scientist!
20th Aug '16 6:09:41 PM Azes13
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Codex_entry:_Broken_Dowsing_Rods_-_No_Refunds Dowsing rods]] are found in ''Franchise/DragonAge''. Though magic is feared and hated, dowsing is generally acceptable, since...
-->"the worst possible dowsing-related crime suggested by Grand Cleric Willhemina of Hossberg was that they might go looking for poisonous worms which could be left in the chantry offertory."
1st Aug '16 5:15:33 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Inigo prays to his late father to guide his sword -- then successfully divines the entrance to the Pit Of Despair.

to:

[[folder:{{Film}}]]
* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Inigo prays to his late father to guide his sword
[[folder:Films -- then successfully divines the entrance to the Pit Of Despair.Animated]]



* ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie'' (a horror film which would have languished in well-deserved obscurity had [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the Bots]] not discovered it) centers around a young girl who can 'water-witch' and consequently discovers the body of a man (justly) condemned to a FateWorseThanDeath.
* In ''Film/TheWaterDiviner'', Creator/RussellCrowe plays a character whose near-supernatural ability to find water sources is a recurring motif.


Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Inigo prays to his late father to guide his sword -- then successfully divines the entrance to the Pit Of Despair.
* ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie'' (a horror film which would have languished in well-deserved obscurity had [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the Bots]] not discovered it) centers around a young girl who can 'water-witch' and consequently discovers the body of a man (justly) condemned to a FateWorseThanDeath.
* In ''Film/TheWaterDiviner'', Creator/RussellCrowe plays a character whose near-supernatural ability to find water sources is a recurring motif.
[[/folder]]
1st Aug '16 2:50:39 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TheMunsters'': Grandpa Munster had a transistorized one with multiple settings.

to:

* ''TheMunsters'': ''Series/TheMunsters'': Grandpa Munster had a transistorized one with multiple settings.



* Gilligan used a divining rod in an episode of ''GilligansIsland''.

to:

* Gilligan used a divining rod in an episode of ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''.



* In the first ''BrokenSword'' game, George briefly uses a divining rod to find an ancient well (he finds nothing but an extremely old tin can, but when he tosses it aside...).

to:

* In the first ''BrokenSword'' ''VideoGame/BrokenSword'' game, George briefly uses a divining rod to find an ancient well (he finds nothing but an extremely old tin can, but when he tosses it aside...).
This list shows the last 10 events of 67. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DowsingDevice