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House For Sale: Goshen, New Hampshire

Then he told us about the most remarkable and dramatic dowsing experience of his life. It occurred well over 50 years ago in a place many thousands of miles from Goshen, New Hampshire. At the time, Ed was an artilleryman in Korea. The Chinese were about to overrun his unit, and the only way he and six of his buddies could escape being captured or killed was through a minefield.

“I found a forked stick on the ground,” Ed recalled, “and with that I discovered I could locate the underground mines. So, with the others following me single file, we dowsed our way out of there.”

He paused, probably thinking our look was one of skepticism, before quickly adding, “But, of course, we could have just been lucky.”

We felt lucky to have been able to spend a morning with Ed and Phyllis. We hope to keep in touch. We also hope that whoever among you becomes the new owner will be happy to have them keep around three of those 108 acres as a place to build a small cottage so that they can continue living on their land. Just think — if you ever needed something fixed, Ed would be just down the road. Or, say you found yourself craving some homemade coffee cake … Well, Phyllis probably would have just baked some.

Now, isn’t that the sort of real estate deal on which you could never, ever, place a price?

For details, contact David Flint, Century 21/Energy Shield Realty, Hanover, NH. 603-643-0127, ext. 30;

Updated Friday, October 12th, 2007

2 Responses to House For Sale: Goshen, New Hampshire

  1. Suzie Titus January 1, 2008 at 3:08 am #

    I must have read this article 6 times already. I want to move to the farm and spend the rest of my days hearing stories and learning about this family farm from this wonderful, warm couple, The Bakers.

  2. Michael Lynch January 6, 2008 at 2:09 pm #


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