Talking With a Dowser – An Interview With Greg Storozuk

Greg Storozuk has been a full-time professional dowser for over 30 years.  He has served as president of the American Society of Dowsers and is founder of the Mile High Dowsers Chapter based in Denver. Please see the end of the article for a more extensive biography.


The idea that many people have of dowsing is that it was something that was done in the olden days in order to find water because people didn’t have the scientific knowledge that we have now. Is dowsing still relevant in a world that enjoys modern technology?

Greg Storozuk:

Definitely. In the modern world, locating underground potable water is only one example of what can be accomplished by an experienced dowser, but the proof is what shows dowsing’s worth. Basically, dowsing is a simple “yes/no” language that anyone can learn, but it can be applied in a myriad of ways. It has evolved over the years along with everything else, but the difficulty in learning to dowse properly with consistent results is to first learn the basics. By this I mean learning Natural Laws. Dowsing is a simple skill but it’s not easy to learn. At its’ very root is simplicity. Utter simplicity. Natural Law.

Although most water wells in the U.S. are now located using modern methods, people should keep in mind that using a dowser is also an option. There are three good reasons: 1) dowsing is cheaper, 2) in many instances dowsing is more accurate, and 3) dowsers can locate viable water wells more rapidly than geologists. Of course results will vary with the experience of the dowser.


How so?

Greg Storozuk:

It’s like a child wanting to be a policeman. He gets all excited and acts out the part, but would you trust him with a real gun? It takes awhile to get a proper dowsing education and enough experience to learn the basic skills. Many people say, “Hey… This is easy!” But nothing could be further from the truth. Especially if they expect accuracy in their applications.

One example of a typical dowsing job was when a client hired me to locate a well on his property, which was at the top of a hill. Both logic and a geologic survey suggested that a person would be more likely to encounter water by drilling at the bottom of a hill – and there actually was a driller busy at the bottom of the hill when I drove by – but my client’s property was at the top. It took me less than half an hour to make a location that I told him would yield a well that would produce 90 gallons per minute at less than 132 feet.  The location was on a steep rise – it was so steep that they had to dig out a level place for the drill rig to stand. Then at a depth of 110 feet they hit water that flowed at 90 gallons a minute. They didn’t drill any deeper because the water was flowing so fast they were afraid it would knock the rig over.

The driller at the bottom of the hill who I passed when I first went to my client’s property drilled over 1,000 feet down and only found water that ran at half a gallon per minute.


Taking the example above, how long does it take to become reasonably accurate water dowsing?

Greg Storozuk:

That depends on the amount of time spent in the field experiencing water dowsing. Asking the proper questions is paramount. If you ask, “Is there any water here?” the answer would be “Yes” because there’s humidity in the air, dew on the grass, a puppy just walked by, and so on. But it the dowser asks a more specific question, something like, “Is there any underground, live, potable, flowing water here?” the answer may be different. I should also mention that it isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money to dig a well since it all depends on the questions you ask. You could ask, “Is there any underground live, flowing, potable water here less than one foot deep?” in your own backyard and use a garden trowel or shovel to dig a shallow hole. It’s great practice.


I understand from information I’ve found in books and on the Internet that dowsing is not just for water anymore. It’s used to locate people and lost objects, to improve health, to identify geopathic energy and stress zones, and as a method for divination. Has dowsing always been used for these purposes, or is this something new?

Greg Storozuk:

This is not new; dowsing has evolved with the times and has been applied in a myriad of ways. That said, most new dowsers miss a huge part of their early dowsing education by failing to pinpoint underground water accurately. Water is essential for survival. What good is it to play hit and miss with another field of dowsing endeavor if you can’t locate something as basic as water? First things first, otherwise it’s like not learning the alphabet before trying to write a novel.

But dowsing can be used for many different things. Mining, for example, is a traditional dowsing task. Cornwall in Great Britain has a history of mining. What few people know is that the British imported a whole much of German miners who were also dowsers to help areas to locate new mines in Cornwall.  And it seems that dowsers have been used to locate mines in Germany for over 1,000 years.

Dowsing is also used in archeology – I’ve done it myself. I went with a teacher friend to watch his son play a soccer game at his school. My friend told me that the remains of an old church were on the school property but no one knew exactly where they were. He knew the general location, but couldn’t find any evidence of walls or a foundation or anything. I told him I’d help him, so during halftime we walked around the property. I hadn’t brought my Y-rod so I fashioned one by taking a piece of long grass and folding it over. Within a few minutes I located all four walls of the church by dowsing – I marked them with sticks. I also marked other areas with sticks where I said he should investigate. We were back at the game before halftime was over.

The next week my friend called me to say that he had taken his students to investigate the area where I had indicated the church was located. They were able to find the walls where I had marked them with sticks, and from that were able to find the corners of the church. All the other places I had marked with sticks they found something from the period – a button, coins, or something similar.


When you are contacted by a client to dowse their house, what do you do? What are you looking for?

Greg Storozuk:

I’m always dowsing for geopathic zones – also referred to as geopaths. There are three different kinds: natural zones, like fissures, faults and fractures; man-made zones like electrical; and combination zones like a telephone transformer over an underground water vein. The first thing I do check the house for the Hartmann grid (Note: for background on the Hartmann grid please read this article). The health of the house is determined by the distance between the Hartmann grid lines – the closer together the lines the less healthy the house. Once I establish the location of the Hartmann grid, I dowse for entities.


Entities? Are you talking about ghosts? Is this very common?

Greg Storozuk:

dowserYes, ghosts. And, yes, they’re common. Oftentimes when people die their energy remains – and this energy can maintain itself using the energy from geopaths. One problem that occurs is that these entities can transfer their energy to people who are still living. For example, a friend of mine came down with a sudden and serious case of arthritis in both his knees and his elbows – an ailment from which he hadn’t suffered previously. I asked my friend whether anyone he knew had died recently. He became quiet, then told me two uncles of his had died a few days apart just three weeks previously. One had arthritis in the knees, the other suffered from arthritis in the elbows. I told my friend not to worry, that he would be back to normal in the morning. That evening I did what I do, saw that these entities had attached themselves to him, and sent them on their way. When my friend woke up the next day he no longer suffered from arthritis – and he hasn’t since

Yes, all houses have geopathic stress zones of one sort of another.


All houses? You’ve never been in a house that was free of geopaths?

Greg Storozuk:

Actually, over the years there have been three different instances where I’ve been in houses that had no geopathic zones of any sort. The people who lived in these three houses didn’t know each other, but there was one thing that they had in common – they were all UFO experiencers; they had all observed, been contacted by or been abducted by UFOs. For example, after I dowsed one of these houses and found no geopaths, I went a short distance away and started dowsing. I was about 60 feet away from the house at this point, and was able to locate the normal variety of geopathic stress zones. I started tracking one of these geopaths toward the house, and at about 50 feet away from the house it suddenly took a right angle turn. All dowsers know that geopathic zones are straight; these are natural lines and they don’t make right angle turns! A dowsed again with a different geopath and found the same thing – at about 50 feet away from the house the geopathic zone made a right angle turn. There were no geopathic zones near that house.


That’s curious. So the question now is whether the folks who lived in these houses were UFO experiencers because their houses had no geopathic stress zones, or whether the UFOs had manipulated the geopathic zones for their own comfort after they had made contact with these specific people.

Greg Storozuk:

I don’t know, but I think it would be the UFOs manipulating the geopaths; right angles in geopathic zones shouldn’t exist.


Ok, do you have another memorable example of dowsing for a non-water related issue?

Greg Storozuk:

I had one case when I was called in by a business to dowse its’ office building. Everything was fine except for one office on the bottom level – it had very strong geopathic stress indicators, and frankly, it felt uncomfortable just to be there.  I did some things to alleviate the issue, then left. I followed up with the client about a year later to see whether things had worked out. He told me that his company had never been able to retain the employees who worked out of that office – they always left within a few weeks of starting. A new employee began work in that office a week after I had dowsed and, a year later, was still there. Actually, that was ten years ago, and I believe that same employee is still happily working out of that same office.


It seems clear that dowsing has moved beyond the simple “man with a stick” method. What are some of the other tools that dowsers use today?

Greg Storozuk:

3DowsingToolsThe dowsing tools have remained relatively the same over the years – Y-rods, L-rods, pendulums and bobbers – but they have gotten fancier and more expensive over the years. Some people ascribe certain meanings to certain tools, but to me it’s irrelevant. In Greg’s world, the mind is the tool. What you hold in your hand is like a needle on a meter. It just measures what your mind says after you’ve asked a question. I’ve used plastic street sweeper bristles and tall pieces of grass folded over to make a Y-rod with successful results. The material is irrelevant in my personal opinion, but if you believe it makes a difference then it becomes so. Many years ago one of my teachers said, “Tell yourself you can dowse at anytime, anywhere, and with anything.” I then bought a $265 L-rod because it worked … for me. Shortly afterwards I realized I could do the same thing with a bent coat hanger or welding rod, so I now use that expensive rod as an example to show people of what not to buy.

Once again – it’s simplicity that needs to be learned, but there are some expensive experiences you have to go through first.


What modern technology in use today has replaced what was previously done by dowsing?

Greg Storozuk:

The business of locating liquids and underground anomalies such as water, oil, and earthquake faults has replaced the simple and humble Y-rod with very expensive and complex electronic equipment. This is a part of mankind’s technical evolution. The interesting thing though, is that a good dowser can duplicate these devices’ purpose and, on many occasions, exceed them using less time and expense. I know you’re already familiar with the ten-year study by Professor Hans Dieter Betz, which was sponsored by the German government. The results showed that experienced dowsers had a 96% success rate at locating potable water in third world countries in which geological conditions were particularly difficult for finding water vs. a 21% success rate for geologists using “modern” methods. (Note: For a brief synopsis of the Hans Dieter Betz study and a link to the study itself see my previous article.)


Aside from an experienced dowser being able to locate water wells more accurately and at a lower cost than traditional geologists, are there any other differences?

Greg Storozuk:

A big difference is the type of water we look for and find.  Dowsers look for “flowing water veins” – water that’s rising up from deep in the earth.  Geologists, on the other hand, often focus on aquifers – underground geological formations where water “pools,” generally after rainwater and snow melt seep down from the surface.  Dowsers prefer not to tap the aquifers for a couple of reasons.  The first is that using water from aquifers is not sustainable – they will eventually run dry if they are over subscribed.  The Ogallala Aquifer, which runs under parts of Kansas, Texas, Nebraska and a few other states, is an example of this.  The second reason is that since aquifers have solid bottoms, they can become polluted by different things – pesticides, nitrogen fertilizers, fracking water, and chemicals, etc.  Dowsing for water rising up from deep in the earth will give you a water supply that is sustainable, secure and healthy.

To get an idea of how flowing water veins are created, you need to remember that gravity will pull water from the bottom of the oceans toward the center of the earth, which is hot. Heat and water together produce steam, which is a pressure. And as a pressure, steam seeks to escape upward, condensing into fresh water the further it gets from its source and leaving behind the heavier minerals from the sea water.

As the hot water rises toward the surface, it follows pathways already opened by other smaller sources, widening them into what a dowser refers to as a “water dome.” These “domes” would be the equivalent of a tree trunk, with the smaller veins being the root system. Many of these “domes” have been around for ages, and are considerably wide, some carrying thousands of gallons of water per minute, if not more.

The fact that dowsers focus on flowing water veins is another reason some researchers say that dowsers are able to locate underground water. They claim the flowing water sends out an electrical charge that dowsers are able to detect, similar to the way an electrical wire can turn the needle on a compass. Maybe so, but it still doesn’t account for map dowsing.


How do people become dowsers today? Do they need to have some sort of innate knack for it or can people learn it by taking a class?

Greg Storozuk:

The first thing is to have a desire to learn how to dowse. Like everything else, anyone can learn to do something if they have the desire to learn – like paint, play a guitar, golf, etc. so that’s an important factor. The next thing, the driving force, is the strength of that desire. The stronger the better if you truly want to learn. Reading dowsing books or taking a class will get you started, but most likely there will be prejudices from the authors and instructors – just like me telling people to learn how to dowse for water first.

But the main thing is to start with the basics, the simple ABC’s. Read about Natural Law and learn how to think simply and logically. The next step is to experiment. Learn how to use the dowsing tools to develop your own personal reactions to “yes” and “no” answers. It’s important to not only ask the proper questions, but to ask ones that are ONLY answerable by “yes” or “no”. After that? Practice, practice, practice, on simple things. Counting is simple and offers immediate feedback. Ask, “How many M&M’s are in this snack pack? At least 4? 5? 6?” until you get a “no” answer. But don’t open the bag yet. Instead, ask more questions. “How many M&M’s in this snack pack are yellow? Light brown? Blue? Red?” Now you can open the bag and check your results. Playing cards are another example. Cut the deck anywhere and ask “How many cards are in this stack?” Another is to ask “Is the top card black?” and start two piles.


What do you think is the most misunderstood thing about dowsing today?

Greg Storozuk:

That dowsing is folklore or witchcraft. It’s just a natural human ability owned by everyone, which is seldom used anymore in spite of its veracity. If someone tells me they don’t believe in dowsing I always ask, “Have you ever tried it?” “…uh no”. Then, “Have you ever read anything about it?” Another “no.” Then how can you form an intelligent opinion on something you know nothing about? That usually silences the skeptics


If there was one thing you could teach people about dowsing, what would that be?

Greg Storozuk:

That while dowsing is simple, it’s not easy to become a good dowser. One of my teachers told a class of over 100 people that, “If you’re not willing to take a chance, and you’re not willing to fail, then you’re NOT a dowser”. His point being that experience is the best teacher. There’s no need to fear failure when you’re just practicing. Too many people are fearful of making errors. Another of my teachers told the class, “I don’t learn from my successes; I expect ‘em. I learn from my mistakes”. Good advice!

The most important thing, however, is to realize how simple the universe really is. People have to believe in themselves – that, after all, is the basis of everything.



Greg Storozuk has been a full-time professional dowser for over 30 years.  He has served as president of the American Society of Dowsers and is founder of the Mile High Dowsers Chapter based in Denver. In addition to working for commercial clients, Greg uses dowsing to locate toxic energy grids, to rid houses of ghosts, for entity clearings and, of course, to locate water. In addition to teaching dowsing courses from California to Maine and in Canada, Greg has written numerous articles, booklets and reports, and given lectures and demonstrations. His four booklets for beginning dowsers: “Asking Questions,”Geopathic Zones and the Iron Stake Method,Getting Started,”  and “How To Dowse a Water Wellare considered classics in the dowsing field.





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  1. It’s delightful to see someone explaining dowsing as a natural skill that takes time and practice to master. Too many dowsers think of dowsing as a psychic activity or some kind of magic, and that causes them not to bother learning the craft. I’m also pleased to see his emphasis on practical uses of dowsing. After all, that is what natural skills are for: to make life better, not just to entertain us.

    • Thank you Maggie! I appreciate your comments. Are you a dowser, and if so, in what particular area?

    • simon stone,

      Hi Greg, it’s Simon Stone, can’t disagree with anything you say in this interview, although I have no experience of clearing property. I was able,days after the event to plot the zig zag course of the lost plain MH 370 into the Indian Ocean. I informed Sky News of this days before it was made public knowledge. I have tracked people travelling as they go, and had such confirmed, found the grave of a missing deceased relaltive within 2 mile on a road map of Ireland, and more. I believe that it is possible to track Russian submerines as they travel. I think that you maybe a bit optamistic saying hydrogeologists have a 25% rate approx. of getting water, I think less. I think dowsers can achieve upwards of 98%.hopefully I may have a book out in 2016 giving away many of my secrets and tips.

      • Hi Simon. Good to hear from you again. Back in the ’60’s, Master Dowser Verne Cameron from California located 5 nuclear submarines in the Pacific Ocean for a test being conducted by the U.S. Navy. The Navy confirmed 4 of the subs but not the 5th. When they scrambled the nearest sub to the area Verne designated, they found the 5th sub. It was Russian.
        A few years later, Verne was stopped at the airport and not allowed to board the plane where he was headed to Mexico to dowse water wells. The reason? He was now considered a security risk and didn’t even know it. So be cautious my friend. Be cautious!

  2. Very very interesting.My compliments

  3. Well done, beautifully written to capture the natural grace and ability within us all. Bravo!

  4. So good to see the idea of courage mentioned. It takes courage to dowse. Too many dowsers do not dowse for water as so much money is on the line and they fear a mistake.
    True dowsers are courageous!

  5. Thanks Greg for mentioning the need for courage. Many dowsers do not dowse for water because a mistake would be very costly for the client. It is important to build a record for accurate dowsing in order to gain confidence.
    A true dowser is Courageous!

  6. Recently I contacted Greg to check our house for geopathic stress. Using a remote technique a few issues were found with the property. We then had him do a site visit which confirmed his remote dowsing of the property. Using his ‘iron stake’ technique the detrimental energies were diverted from traveling through the home.
    There is much info available on the net about ‘geopathic stress’ which I suggest everyone learn more about. It will no doubt amaze you.

    • There is indeed a lot of information on the net regarding geopathic stress. The important thing is to read all the information with a discerning mind and not just accept everything that’s written as gospel. Thanks for your comment Alan. Let me know how your house feels.

    • Thank you Alan. I look forward to hearing good news from you in the future. From here, your house looks much better now.

  7. My daughter’s home has an evil entity in it who messes with them, or others, in order to scare them or to harm them. It has knocked my daughter and her dog down the stairs at the same time, threw her across the room in a chair. She has had a broken shoulder for several years that will not heal properly. They Were on Dead Files and had a few other psychics confirm the presence that we all can really feel, and hear, and have been touched by. Can you evict this entity?

    • I don’t know, but I’d be willing to give it a shot.

      I’d need a hand-drawn sketch of the outside walls of the house from a helicopters view, the address and phone number, the direction of North, and where the front door is located. Also include your daughters name, anyone else living in the house, and include the dog’s name too. I’d also appreciate a donation for my time.

  8. Greg What a wonderful article and great information! I am chairing the annual convention for The American Society of Dowsers in Saratoga, New York. I would love for you to apply to be a speaker. We are very excited to be hosting the convention in Saratoga at Skidmore College. It is also the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Water For Humanity Fund and we are having a fun social to honor that. We would love to have you there in June! Applications are on the website. Sincerely, Jennifer Anderson

  9. Hi Jennifer. Sorry, but I’ll be busy dowsing in the field. Summers are the busy times for me, plus, I haven’t been to a Convention since 2008 when I was the main speaker there. Who are the water dowsers speaking this year?

  10. Marian Harpan Peduzzi

    Dear Greg: This tract of professional teaching is simply the best and most down to earth I have seen for a long time. Also am glad to learn we, ASD, will have our 2016 Convention in Saratoga, NY!! And I, as 2nd earliest Chairman of Water for Humanity, for many of its growing years, am pleased they are having a commemorative Social!

  11. Hi Greg,

    Great article. Fascinating. Learner Dowser here from Australia. Would you point me in the direction, for some good bools or websites to further my dowsing skills.
    Many thanks

    • Hi Simon,welcome to the dowsing community! There are any number of dowsing books available through the American Society of Dowsers Bookstore which you can reach online. Some books I’d personally recommend: “The Divining Hand” by Christopher Bird is a compilation of worldwide dowsing history. The bottom line is that as far as your mind can reach – that’s how far you can dowse. Terry Ross and Richard Wright wrote “The Divining Mind” which is an entry level how-to book focusing on the development of mind. In short, any books that will increase your mental reach can only help. “The KYBALION” by Three Initiates, is a fantastic book on Natural Law, which I highly recommend to all new dowsers. Briefly, dowsing is primarily experiential. Don’t just read about it – DO IT!
      Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions at


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