Question: I live in Bermuda and read with interest what you said in Occult Invasion (p. 43) about Henry Gross dowsing over a map of Bermuda while in Kennebunkport, Maine, and locating three well sites on the map, which were drilled and which produce much of Bermuda’s water today. Yet many people here have their own private wells.
Answer: The plaque citing this event has been on that wall in Kennebunkport for many decades, and I have never heard of its claim being challenged by any authority.
My wife, Ruth, and I were recently in Bermuda, where I was the speaker at a church conference. While there, I talked with Mark Rowe, the head hydro-geologist for the Bermuda Water Works. He knew the story of the three well sites allegedly located by the dowser and said that two were very productive, but the water in the third was brackish. These remain the major sources of public drinking water, but they cannot supply the need.
As you know, every home has a specially designed roof for catching rain water that is piped into storage tanks below, supplying much of the drinking water consumed. Imported bottled water is in huge demand.
Yes, there are about 3,000 private wells, but it is unlawful to drink from any of them. The water they supply can only be used for non-drinking purposes, whereas the wells located by Henry Gross as he dowsed over the map produce drinking water. Other dowsers have in like manner located buried cities and minerals on maps.
There is no rational or scientific relationship between lines drawn on paper forming a map and anything in the ground the map represents. Such information can only come from a nonhuman source. Inasmuch as God has forbidden divination such as dowsing (Dt 18, etc.), the data must come from a demonic source.
Occultists have a tendency to exaggerate. In this case, however, the story seems to be basically true.