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Rob Thompson, 46, demonstrates water dowsing by walking through a vineyard with his divining rods Aug. 22, 2014 at Matanzas Creek Winery in Santa Rosa, Calif. Thompson uses stainless steel divining rods that move into an {quote}X{quote} shape the closer he comes to an underground water source.  Normally in the winter, Thompson says he has about 3-8 jobs a month, but this last winter he had that same amount in a week. This ancient practice that has been around for {quote}thousands of years{quote} according to Thompson is referred to by many names, including {quote}water dowsing{quote} and {quote}water witching{quote}.

Rob Thompson, 46, demonstrates water dowsing by walking through a vineyard with his divining rods Aug. 22, 2014 at Matanzas Creek Winery in Santa Rosa, Calif. Thompson uses stainless steel divining rods that move into an "X" shape the closer he comes to an underground water source. Normally in the winter, Thompson says he has about 3-8 jobs a month, but this last winter he had that same amount in a week. This ancient practice that has been around for "thousands of years" according to Thompson is referred to by many names, including "water dowsing" and "water witching".