A technique for locating unmarked graves:
 
 
1) The wires start straight 
and 

2) cross as they pass over a
male then

3) straighten again at the end of 
the grave

2) open as they pass over a 
female then 

The grave will be short for a
child or longer for an adult. 
 

The process is commonly referred to as "divining" or "witching" graves. 

 

Locating the grave of a male

 Quicktime video clip (316 kb)

Watch the wires cross and then 
straighten as Claire walks over the unmarked grave.

.mpg movie clip (1004 kb)
 

3) straighten again at the 
end of the grave

Locating the grave of a female 

 Quicktime video clip  (306 kb)

Watch the wires open as Claire walks over the unmarked grave.

.mpg movie clip (479 kb)


 

Johannes Cemetery 
near Cedar Bluffs, NE.
The cemetery was cleaned up by Terry Lorenzen. Claire Mares located and helped identify 
unmarked graves using this technique.