Ghost Hunting Equipment
Investigation Tips & Equipment Information
Paranormal Investigation Equipment
In order to conduct effective scientific research when investigating cases of alleged paranormal activity it is important to have a wide range of equipment at your disposal. Of course, it is equally important to know your equipment inside out and know how it should be used. There is no point in having equipment if it is not utilized properly, so get to know each item like the back of your hand and how it should be used effectively in an investigative environment. Making mistakes when using your equipment could be as serious as rendering your findings invalid. Below are just some examples of the type of equipment utilised by Ghost Hunters Team UK paranormal investigations.
EMF meters detect the electro-magnetic fields oftentimes associated with ghosts and haunting activity. But, don’t be fooled into thinking that EMF’s are exclusive to the paranormal. First, before you run screaming “GHOST!”, the possibility of an electrical source must be ruled out. Appliances, televisions, digital alarm clocks, power lines, etc. all emit EMF’s while in use. To get a feel for your EMF meter, we suggest you begin by scanning your home. Put it close to the T.V. set while it is both on and off. When you get a reading, scan to see actually how far the EMF extends away from the set itself.
Digital camcorder with Night Vision
Digital camcorders are great for recording orbs and light anomalies and any other strange events. Ideally your camcorder should have night vision or super night vision, a built in light and a microphone. We have found that digital camcorders from the Sony Handycam range are ideal. Always carry a spare battery and plenty of tapes for your camcorder when out on an investigation. A tripod is also recommended
Digital/Analogue Voice recorder
Use of a digital voice recorder is recommended. If using analogue equipment, try and use a recording device that has a microphone separate from the case. Microphones that are in-frame tend to record noise generated from internal motors and turning wheels. A detached mic will significantly minimize this type of unwanted noise. Place your recorder in an area where haunting activity is suspected to occur and when no people will be present during recording.
If you intend to take temperature readings at an investigation, consider a digital thermometer. Not only do they keep a memory of the highest and lowest monitored temperatures, most come equipped with alarms and take measurements several times a minute. The alarm feature is especially helpful in letting you know when sudden and drastic changes occur and allows you the convenience to focus your attention elsewhere. A more expensive option for instant temperature measurements are the new infrared laser scanners. A point-and-shoot device that detects temperature differences using infrared technology.
There is no doubt that your investigations will sometimes include dark foreboding places. Cemeteries, old buildings (without electricity), battlefields and the like will all require a portable light source.
If you cannot afford an EMF meter initially, you can use a compass to detect magnetic fields. A ghostly anomaly will usually tilt the needle at least 30 degrees off Magnetic North. Again, be sure to rule out a possible electrical source.
Infra Red Motion Sensor
Try leaving an Infra Red Motion Sensor in an area where there is suspected activity. This will quickly alert you to any movement detected in that area allowing you to get there fast to investigate. Be sure that everyone attending the investigation knows the location of the sensor to prevent accidental activation.
Try using trigger objects in areas where there has been reports of things being moved. Lay down a piece of paper, select an object (ornament, wooden cross etc), lay the object on the piece of paper and accurately draw round it with a pen. Leave the area alone for a while and then return to see if the object has moved. Be sure to alert everyone on the investigation to the whereabouts of any trigger objects to avoid accidental movement of the object. You can also use an Infra Red Motion Sensor in conjunction with the trigger object, this will alert you to any movement. Try taking photographs of the object before you leave, and then again when you return. This Was set up in Castle Keep and was kicked 2 feet from this locations, always take a photo of the Object from all areas, as we did not! valuable lesson.
Two Way Radios
Two Way Radios are recommended if the investigation involves splitting in to teams. This way you can easily communicate with the other team. Scan the channels to ensure that your are not encroaching on any other radio users in your local area. Check that all radios are communicating on the same channel before commencing.
It is wise to record your experiences at an investigation. With a pad and pen you no longer need to rely on the faulty human memory. A good alternative to a note pad is a compact personal recorder to save you valuable time. Time normally spent writing.
Often batteries mysteriously lose their charge at an investigation. We always bring at least one extra set of batteries for each piece of equipment that requires them.
Survey the area
It is wise to survey the area in which you will be conducting your investigation. Familiarize yourself with the environment and possible hazards during daylight hours.
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THIS IS THE EQUIPMENT I USE FOR MY INVESTIGATIONS
I do have other Hardware i use, but is currently in my storage lockup.
Sangean DT-200X Ghost/Spirit Box
Radio Shack 791 Ghost/Spirit Box
Radio Shack External mini Amp Speaker
Logic 3 External Speaker
5+ Flash Lights 2 UV Lights
Sony Digital Recorder
Zoom H1 Digital Recorder
DVR 4GB Digital Recorde
Vivitar DVR 510N Mini Hand Cam Corder with Built in Infra Red
Nikon CoolPix Digital Camera 16mp
Exilil EX-ZS5 Digital Camera 14mp
Canon PowerShot A810 HD Digital Camera 16mp
Vivitar DVR 508 Hand Camcorder converted to Infra Red
EMF Field Strength Meter
Samsung Galaxy Mini Mobile phone (Android)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Samsung Galaxy tablet
Sony Handycam HD80 Exmor Camcorder
LG Mobile Android Pnone
Nokia E5 Mobile Phone
Nokia Lumia 610 Mobile Phone Windows
2x External Battery Backup devices
1 Small Lantern
3 Camera Stands
1x Cap HeadLamp
2 round touch sensor lamps
2 x Cross and Chains 1 with Crystals to keep evil spirits away.
other equipment to be added when got out from storage or when brought.
Other equipment t