World-famous dowser Ted Kaufman in the North Country

Ted, who lives in North River, learned the dowsing trade from an elderly neighbor named Edith Lincoln. Now, Kaufman says that it’s easier for him “to sense water moving underground than it was to smell cookies baking in the kitchen from an upstairs room.” Kaufman is a local legend, and has been asked to find missing people, airplanes, and wallets, as well as underground water sources. Circa 1980. North Country, NY. Photo by Daniel Way.

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