You have all heard of him, and now you can meet him.
The infamous ‘Rainmaker’, Peter Stevens, is heading our way after being invited to display his machine at AgQuip.
Recently Mr Stevens set up his Atmospheric Ionisation Research Machine in Lightning Ridge for a week “to cause widespread rain over NSW.”
Whether you are a believer or not, the fact remains that Peter ‘Rainmaker’ Stevens said it would rain and it did, and even if it was conveniently timed with a forecast weather event, many regions received double the predicted falls.
Now Davidson, Cameron and Co group manager Daniel McCulloch has invited the “inventor and imaginer” to share a stand at the iconic field days in Gunnedah.
While Mr McCulloch isn’t convinced Mr Stevens can deliver rain, he is certain he can deliver the next best thing.
“Smiles and laughter can be the best medicine, particularly when people are doing it tough,” he said.
“We want to show people something different, and whether you believe it or not everyone can find a bit of interest and a bit of humour in it.
“Peter is a really interesting bloke and great to have a talk to – although I am definitely sceptical.”
Mr Stevens accepted the request, although not before having one request of his own.
“He told me that I better check with the organisers first, and asked me exactly how much rain I wanted because he didn’t want to make it flood,” Mr McCulloch said.
After leaving Lightning Ridge, following a job well done, Mr Stevens said that while the machine will be on display at Agquip, he wasn’t sure that he will have it up and running.
“I will show it to anyone who wants a look or to have a chat, but I think we will keep it dry,” he said.
“I had a fabulous week in Lightning Ridge, it was nice to see it generate an come in, there was a few sizeable falls around which would have put a smile on a few faces.”
When asked if he could prove that he caused the widespread rain, Mr Stevens simply referred to his statistics.
“We are genuine in what we suggest – it can be done,” he said.
“I still got rain on the mirrors and kept my 100 per cent success rate.”