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Below are considered the best priced and qualtiy
items for a Beginer Paranormal Investigator, or
would be ghost hunter.
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Ghost hunting equipment : These are the most commonly
recommended items for use in ghost hunting.
Many of these items
appeared in the GHOST HUNTER'S GUIDEBOOK by Troy
Taylor, And can be seen in use on Ghost Hunters
on the Scifi channel, and many other ghost investigative
series. The are considered the Ghost Hunters Tolls
of the trade by many Ghost Hunting Groups and Paranormal
Inverstigators across America.
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Air Ion Counter This
device measures positive and negative ions in the
air. Ghosts can cause a lot of positive ions because
they give off high amounts of electromagnetic discharges.
Bags These should preferably be special plastic
ones with zips, used to contain any material evidence
that is found.
Rubber Gloves, better
to use if something might be toxic.
Barometer Some ghost hunters believe that paranormal
activity can affect barometric pressure so it may
be useful to take one.
Candles and Matches These are essential items especially
if your flashlight and equipment stop working. Some
ghost hunters believer that ghost energy can drain
equipment energy and candles should be taken as
a back up.
Camera A 35mm camera with black and white film and/or
infrared film is very useful for capturing any pictures.
Ensure that you have plenty of film. For best results
use a film speed of no less than 200. A speed of
800 may produce better results although it will
be very grainy. It is also important that your camera
has flash either its own or slave flash. Have all
the film developed by experts and don't forget a
tri-pod to avoid camera shake.
Compass A compass is not only very useful for navigation
it is also great for picking up electromagnetic
forces. A compass will react to any magnetic or
electrical stimulus that may be out of the ordinary.
For this reason it is probably better to avoid an
electronic compass instead use the needle points
Control Object This is a small object such as a
coin that is placed on a piece of white paper, which
in turn is placed on a table or where it will not
be disturbed. A pencil circle is drawn around the
coin so that it's exact location is recorded. The
coin and paper are then left and then re-examined
at the end of the ghost hunt to see if the coin
has moved. If it has, then this could indicate some
strange activity. Ensure no-one can accidentally
move the coin or you will obtain false results.
Digital Recorder These are very useful and they
are quickly becoming the item of choice for obtaining
electronic voice phenomenon results.
Dowsing Rods: Here
is another device that has been around for many
years and is used to detect underground water sources.
No one knows how it works, but it does. Dowsing
rods are usually constructed of brass and are bent
into an L-shape. By holding them loosely in each
hand, they can point the way towards water. Genealogists
also use them to discover unmarked graves in cemeteries
and they have also been used to determine the sex
of an unborn baby.
In ghost hunting, the short ends of the rods are
held loosely in each hand and they are said to sway
in the direction of an energy field, pointing the
way to it. When the ghost is discovered, they are
said to cross.
Extra Batteries These are essential because ghosts
are thought to be electromagnetic and this can cause
batteries to run down quite quickly. Extra batteries
will be essential for all of the ghost hunting equipment
that needs it.
Film Electromagnetic discharges can affect film
and it may need to be replaced. Therefore it is
important to ensure that plenty of spare rolls are
accessible. Use 200 or 400 possibly 800 speed film,
this will provide the best photographs.
First aid kit -
just in case, it's very easy to trip in the dark
and get cut.
Headset Communications When operating as a team
of three or more people, headset communicators are
useful for staying in contact when spread out. Headset
communicators, unlike their counterpart the walkie
talkie allow the user to have their hands free to
use other equipment such as cameras. Prices range
from $30 to $80 each.
Mobile Phone These are useful in case of an emergency
they can also be affected by the presence of strange
Night Vision Equipment Night Vision scopes can be
very useful. Cheap night vision adapters are available
that will attach the scopes to video cameras for
about $30. However Night Vision Equipment can be
expensive. Choose monocular or binocular equipment.
Binocular are a good choice because they add the
benefit of depth perception. Prices range between
$250-$4000. You can get some good scopes in the
$300 range that work well on video equipment.
Night Vision Video Camera This device is similar
to combining a video camera with a night vision
scope and allows the recording of light not normally
visible to the naked eye. A good investigative tool.
Notebook Always keep records of times and events,
this is very useful for documenting the investigation
and especially if the study is to be replicated.
Pens and pencils are also essential.
Red Cellophane This is a useful material for covering
the lenses of flashlights in order to prevent the
light from being too blinding.
Small Windchimes Some researchers claim that breezes
sometimes accompany ghosts. Windchimes should be
placed in areas where the ghost is thought most
likely to appear and of course out of the wind or
drafts. This is a simple system that can alert investigators
to photograph the area.
Spot Lights These small battery powered spot lights
help at night when setting up and taking down cameras
and other equipment. They can also be used for safety
and to get a better view of the surrounding terrain
at night. Some of the most useful ones sit on the
ground but have swivels on the lights enabling them
to be set to different angles
Talcum Powder This is a useful substance for capturing
footprints or hand prints. Sprinkle it around on
the ground around where the investigation is taking
Tape Recorder A good tape recorder and an external
static free microphone should be in use at all times
during a ghost hunt. Although nothing may be heard
during the investigation there is a phenomenon called
EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) whereby spirit
voices have been known to appear on tape later after
being reviewed. Ensure the use of brand new tapes
Thermal Imaging Scopes This device allows you to
actually see what your thermal scanner detects.
Should there be a cold spot, this infrared technology
makes it possible to see the shape and size of the
cold pot. Unfortunately this is still quite expensive
Thermometer Rapid drops in temperature has often
been associated with the presence of a ghost. As
with the compass the old fashioned mercury filled,
red-line thermometer is probably better than its
electronic counterpart. A good thermometer can detect
changes in room temperature quickly and where electromagnetic
forces have been reported, an electronic device
might fail or be wrongly affected.
Video Camera This piece of equipment allows events
to be captured as they are happening.
Walkie-Talkies These devices allow you to communicate
with your ghost hunting party. If you are investigating
a house and you have people scattered all over,
walkie-talkies allow you to keep in touch.
Wrist Watch An essential piece of equipment for
recording the time when the events happen.
Solar Flare activity and Geomagnetic
Field activity seems to affect the amount of ghost
activity. Research has shown us that during periods
of heightened solar flare activity and geomagnetic
activity in space, the amount of spirit activity
increases. M class and X class flares are good sources
of energy for the spirits to use to manifest. Spirits
often tap into normal electrical sources such are
electrical appliances and batteries to get this
energy but on days when the air is full of excess
energy due to a solar storm or flare, they have
a surplus of energy to tap into. This information
is also important because it may adversely affect
your more sensitive EMF meters, like the Trifield
EM meter, giving you false positive readings.
The moon also affects ghosts, the
geomagnetic fields on the earth are strongest during
the days on and around the new and full moon cycles.
Spirit activity is also increased during this period
because of the jump in geomagnetic activity.