Equipment we use during Investigations
Flashlight : A must have item particularly in dark areas and at night
Lots of batteries : A lot of the equipment we use is portable and battery operated, make sure to have a good stock of all the types you may need
A notebook and pen : for documenting activity as it occurs, jotting down notes of areas of interest
Wrist Watch : useful for logging times that activity occurs in your notepad, a backlit one is particularly useful
Head Torch : Ideal item for dark areas and at night and keeps your hands free for all your other equipment, one with red led’s as well as white led’s is ideal, as red led’s do not interfere with your eye’s natural night vision capabilities.
2 Way Radios: We use these to keep in contact with the whole group, great for when you hear a noise you can quickly ascertain where the rest of your group are and whether they heard the noise or accidentally made the noise.
Digital Voice Recorder : Uses an internal hard-drive to record audio, a handy tool for useful for picking up Electronic Voice phenomenon (EVP’s). This phenomena can be heard when an intelligent being is attempting to communicate either by voice, tapping or other audible disturbances, particularly notable when in response to a question or request for signs of ones presence. also handy for documenting your investigation alongside your notepad and pen.
Digital Camera : Easy to use, high quality photos that you can transfer direct to your computer without the need to process films. Digital cameras can also be modified to make them full spectrum, this means they can see Infra-red and/or ultraviolet.
Camcorder/Video Camera : Another basic tool for detecting, recording and documenting paranormal activity, as with the digital cameras the camcorder can also be modified to see infra red and ultraviolet.
Single Axis Digital EMF Meter : Measures fluctuations in electromagnetic fields. These fields can be found around household electrical objects, mobile phones, and power lines and even fluctuations in solar activity and weather. In the paranormal world it is thought that entities can manipulate these fields in an attempt to manifest themselves or interact with our world. The units of measurement registered on an emf is called milligauss.
KII or K2 EMF meter : Measure fluctuations in electromagnetic fields, however unlike the digital version above the K2 uses led lights which light up according to the strength of the fluctuation. This makes them easier to see in the dark or even from a distance which is an issue with the digital meters. man made fields are steady and continuous whereas the spirit world is believed to create “spikes” . A spirit can be requested to light up the lights in response to questions, for example “spike” them once for no and twice for yes.
Laser Grid : Put a laser grid against a wall or light up a room, and if something passes in front of the laser pen it will block out or distort sections of the grid. great for detecting movement or shadows. Usable in 10 minute bursts with a 3-5 minute cool down time.
Probe Thermometer : In paranormal investigations it is thought that entities can manipulate temperature when attempting to manifest themselves or interact with us. if you find a cold spot look for sources that may be causing it, if the anomaly is fairly concentrated in one area with no visible sources then you may have something attempting to manifest….so time to bring out the cameras and audio recorders.
Infrared Thermometer : Detects potential sources of abnormal temperatures. fires a laser pin point light towards whatever it is pointed at, if the temperature drops in a room you can use this to detect whether the temperature drop is coming from a vent , window or wall. Use this in conjunction with a probe thermometer.
Static Lab Detector : It is said that the manifestation of a spirit gives off a static charge, this can be felt when you get that tingling sensation in the back of your neck. the negative (red) static lab is intended for the detection of demonic spirits like poltergeist, demons and some intelligent type hauntings. the positive (green) static lab is intended for the detection of spirits like residual hauntings and intelligent hauntings. they are so sensitive that they will react to a lightning storm at a distance of 50 miles or brushing of long hair 20 feet away.
Whisper 2000 : Sound amplifier with a small condenser microphone. point towards a noise and the sound will be amplified, can hear a whisper from 20-30 feet away.
Pendulum : Used to determine “yes” and “no” responses from a spirit, when used in conjunction with a pendulum board (board with a layout of words/letters or numbers) the pendulum can be used to gain further information from a spirit.
Dowsing Rods: Used to determine “yes” and “no” responses from a spirit, when used in conjunction with a dowsing board (a board with a layout of words/letters or numbers) the dowsing rods can be used to gain further
information from a spirit.
Pressure Pad : Place a “trigger” object onto the sensitive pressure pad, on removal of the key the led’s on the posts will flash to indicate the pressure pad is armed, should your trigger object move an alarm will sound to alert you.
Trigger Objects :
Trigger objects are an inanimate object such as a toy, or a ball or one can use an object belonging to the deceased. these are used to attract the entity’s attention in a bid to get them to create a physical contact and move the item.
Spirit Box : Uses am/fm radio frequency sweeps to generate white noise. Spirits can use this energy to try and communicate with their voices through the background static noise
Thermal Imaging Camera : A perfect tool to visualise temperature changes in the environment. High end sensors show a map of cool and heat surface temperatures
Spirit Board : Also known as a talking board. It is marked with words, numbers, yes, no, hello and goodbye. It is used to communicate messages
from spirits during a séance.
Motion Sensor/Infrared camera : We use these to record any activity onto a hard drive, our camera’s will alert us to any movement/motion in the area and are also infra red so require little/no light to operate.
EM Pump : Em pumps create an electromagnetic field that can allegedly feed paranormal entities and help to aid manifestation