We’ve all seen how fashion frequently goes full circle and brings back designs our grandparents wore, but we would never have guessed the same for dowsing. Popular during ancient times, it was believed that a pair of simple divining rods could magically detect water underground.
Seems dowsing is coming back, albeit with an unexpected angle. British company ATSC (UK) is selling a portable explosive detection device called the ADE 651, which brings bomb detection technology to another (magical) level with claims it can detect guns, ammunition, explosives, and even contraband items from more than half a mile through obstacles and even planes flying 3 miles overhead.
Amazingly, it uses no power source and all the operator needs to do is hold a pair of metal rods that will point to dangerous items via “electrostatic magnetic ion attraction.” ATSC (UK) is selling the ADE 651 for between $16,500 and $60,000 each (depending on the source).
Despite the fact that the ADE 651 has been debunked by journalists and critics, it is expected to sell good especially in 3rd world countries where terrorism is a growing problem!