Otto Edler von Graeve

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Otto Edler von Graeve (July 22, 1872 - January 10, 1948) was a German divining rod proponent.[1]


He was born on July 22, 1872 to Emil Edler von Graeve (1826–1904). He was a Major in the Prussian army. In 1913, he published a manuscript on dowsing. He came to the United States on January 27, 1914 aboard the USS George Washington through New York City on his way to Vancouver to divine for radium.[1][2]


  • Bestätigungen über erfolgreiche Schürfungen vermittelst der Wünschelrute des Rutengängers (1911)
  • Die Wünschelrute und ihre Anwendung in der Praxis (1911)
  • Meine Wünschelrutentätigkeit. Beobachtungen in Theorie und Praxis nebst einem Anhang: Anerkennungen, Protokoll sämtlicher Schürfungen bis 31. December 1912 und Statistik (1913)
  • Hildesheim (1914)
  • Behörden und Wünschelrute (1921)
  • Auszug aus den Erfolgen meiner Wünschelrutentätigkeit von 1910 bis 1928 Padelt, Gernrode (1928)


  1. ^ a b "Otto von Graeve, a Modern Dowser". The Engineering and Mining Journal. 1914. p. 312. Retrieved 2012-01-07. "Otto Edler von Graeve, president of the International Vereins der Rutenganger, the International Divining Rod ... Otto Edler von Graeve, divining-rod expert, who has come over here to locate radium, told a visitor something about ..." 
  2. ^ "His Rod to Find Radium". New York Times. January 28, 1914. Retrieved 2010-07-13. "Otto Edler von Graeve, who locates water and minerals with a 'divining rod,' arrived yesterday from Germany on the George Washington, ..."