X-Factor

Orbs of Light

I get asked many questions about circles (spheres) of light or orbs some of which I can answer and some I can’t. While orbs have been seen on traditional emulsion film photographs they are mainly a phenomenon of digital photography. A digital camera has an internal ‘hot mirror’ or blocking filter to stop infrared radiation reaching […]

Categories: Dowsing, Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

To the Manor Drawn (part 2)

​ THERE was to be a five month wait until the trees were stripped of apples by the pickers, which gave me plenty of time to reflect on the previous search of the manor house site. After a battle with silver paper, a battle with the trees and about one hundred hours detecting I had […]

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Gold!

I switched back to baiting the Anderson PMR-II with pure silver on the basis that it should cover almost the entire spectrum of desirable finds, including solid gold, while reducing the apparent sensitivity to gold plate. It worked! It wasn’t long before I was holding an Iron Age gold stater coin, which I had dug […]

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Detecting with the Anderson Rod

  Using the Anderson rod in one hand and my detector in the other worked surprisingly well. I had absolutely no issues balancing the Anderson, I suspect its weight keeps it stable. I did initially have a bit of a problem storing the Anderson when I needed to dig. I started by carrying a cloth […]

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Anderson Precision Mineral Rod (PMR)

Continuing with my dowsing for treasure exploits using a baited rod, designed and built by my Greek friend Takis, my gold and silver finds definitely increased. Then Takis said what I really needed was a vintage Anderson PMR-II. This wasn’t the first time I had been told this, for in 2010 I had some dowsing […]

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Gold Test

I changed the bait to gold on the L-rod and spent a further four hours detecting on the same field as the Silver Test (see previous post). The photo illustrates the finds. The first three objects from the left on the top row all have some gold plating remaining, while the fourth object is silver […]

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Silver Test

I had a small pasture field available, which I had searched in the past and made very few finds. The field had just been mown so searching conditions were as good as they could be and I decided to use the field as a test site for natural finds. I was now using a Detech […]

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Film for Polaroid Cameras

  As many of you will know, with the rapid advancements in digital cameras, Polaroid ran into difficulties and the Dutch factory was sold to the management. The factory, under the name of The Impossible Project, is again producing SX-70 film to a different formula and slightly faster speed. The first of the new film […]

Categories: Dowsing, Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

Gold Coin Find

I was very pleased to receive this aura photograph with the following message: Hello David, I found 13 gold coins at 185cm depth.  Thank you so much. The photo, which led to the find was taken with a Canon DSLR camera with standard lens and infrared filter.  the coins, I learned were pre-Roman, weighing 8.4-8.5 […]

Categories: Orbs, Treasure Auras, Treasure Hunting, X-Factor

Treasure Aura Camera and Filter Set-up

I get quite a few questions about filters and camera settings so I have put together this short video on the subject. If the screen changes too fast you can pause the video at any point and even do a screen print.  Hope this helps.  

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