Ghost hunting equipment – What do I need?
You’ve picked a fabulous ghost hunting location, you’ve packed your torch but what about your ghost hunting equipment?
With so many gizmos and gadgets available on the market these days it’s hard to know where to begin when putting together your best ghost busting kit.
Our advice is to keep it simple – A good voice recorder for capturing those EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomena)and a full spectrum camcorder to document your visual evidence.
Of course, there’s also a million and one other gadgets out there for aspiring paranormal investigators to spend their hard earned cash on in the hope of aiding their quest to capture evidence of life after death and below are some of the teams personal favourites.
What would Ghostly Goings On recommend?
As a ghost hunting events company we provide our guests with a wide range of equipment that we believe helps us communicate with the spirits of those who no longer walk this earth plane.
From EMF detectors to spirit boxes, we have tried and tested pretty much every piece of paranormal equipment going – So what would we recommend?
The K2 meter is a device which detects spikes in the electro magnetic energy.
PSB7 Spirit Box
The PSB7 Spirit Box uses radio frequency sweeps to generate white noise which theories suggest give entities the energy they need to be heard. When this occurs you will hear voices or sounds coming through the static in an attempt to communicate.However, it is worth noting that radio bleed can occur and the amount of bleed will depend on the locality in which the spirit box is being used.
Full Spectrum Camcorder
A Full Spectrum Camcorder can see visible colours like the human eye, but it can also see near INFRARED and Ultraviolet. As such this increases the chance of capturing paranormal activity outside of our visible sight range.
Motion Sensor Lights/Alarms
Using motion sensor based equipment is a fabulous way of detecting movement that we are unable to see with our own eyes. You can even purchase motion sensor toys such as teddy bears to appeal to any children spirits who may be present.
SLS Kinect Stickman Camera
The Kinect Sensor has been taken from an XBOX gaming system. Various developers have since created programs to utilise the KINECT sensor well beyond it’s intended use such as the Skeletal Viewer.
The KINECT sensor projects over one million small infrared beams over a wide field of view. The sensor recognises changes in depth as and when each of the beams are broken, allowing the device to build a 3D model of its view. The software has been programmed to recognise Skeletal and Facial characteristics, which the device uses to create the ‘stickman’ when it recognises a human body or spirit.
We always use a laser thermometer on all of our investigations as they are essential for documenting and recording the temperature of the environment of which you are investigating. If at any point during the investigation you feel a sudden shift in the temperature, whether it be an increase or a decrease, you can then use the laser thermometer to determine whether or not the temperature has in fact changed. We usually look for a 5 degree difference either above or below the initial baseline temperature to deem it as substantial.
EchoVox is a real time amplified recording system used to create a bed of random chaotic noise using random phonetics, microphone input and a natural loop recording echo. Delay time can be set from anywhere to 0-10 seconds. This means what you are hearing is the actual audio being recorded to disk in real time, as it happens.
Echovox is used by Barry Fitzgerald of TV’s Ghost Hunters International and Bill Murphy of TV’s Fact or Faked Paranormal files, Chris Flemming of Psychic Kids and Robb Demarest of Ghost Hunters International and other leaders in the paranormal field.
Where can I buy my ghost hunting equipment?
It’s important that you use a retailer who is trustworthy and genuine. There are many fakes in the market which aren’t always easy to spot so always buy your equipment from a reputable company. We can personally recommend the guys over at Infraready. They sell a wide range of paranormal goodies at a competitive price and they are UK based.
Check out their website here.