Like dowsing rods, crystal pendulums have also been featured in all aspects of the paranormal. Their usage is similar to the rods and have been used to find the same kinds of energies and communication. However, the big problem with pendulums (and something that sceptics always fall back on as an excuse) is that they are very easily manipulated by the user, and the slightest twitch can cause the pendulum to move in a different direction. In order to combat this we use a small yet simple tripod to suspend the crystal pendulum from so that human interaction is removed from the equation, thus eliminating it as a possibility if the crystal is seen to move in response to a question.