Ghost Hunting 101: What to Bring to Detect “Something Strange in Your Neighborhood”
Submitted by Sally Keys
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? No, the answer is no longer GhostBusters. Nowadays, the answer is no one. With innovative technology and renewed interest in the paranormal world, you can be your own Ghostbuster, capturing paranormal activity in the most haunted of places. All you need is the following five items and you can be on your way to making paranormal history.
1. Your Cell Phone: In today’s digital age, many of your typical ghost-busting tools can be found right on your phone. This includes a flashlight, camera, notebook, watch, and recording device. Prior to embarking on your journey, be sure to download a Ghost Radar App to merge all these devices into one place to ease the ghost hunting experience. A Ghost Radar App provides a LED flashlight to help preserve night vision, an audio recording button to record electronic voice phenomenon (EVP), and an image capture button to capture orbs. These apps can also detect fluxes in the environment that could be attribute to paranormal activity. This includes energy detection and analysis.
2. Back Up Phone Battery: Since you’ll be spending a lot of time on your phone, it will surely drain your battery. To make sure you have enough juice for your expedition – or enough battery for Spotify on your ride home – make sure you bring a portable charger. That way you won’t miss out on any paranormal detections.
3. A Handheld GPS: Since you will be using your phone for a lot of other applications, it may be good to bring a good handheld GPS to track your journey. This is especially useful in haunted forests or trails where the service on your phone may not be up to par. A handheld GPS could become your lifeline in the event of an emergency – or in the event you get spooked, run, and get lost in the woods.
4. Motion Detectors: Especially if you are setting up shop inside a building or an enclosed area, motion detectors are useful to detecting movement that the eye cannot see. You can get battery-operated ones for about $20 and place them around your campout to catch movement.
5. A Go Pro: During your hunt, you will be preoccupied with many devices and sites. Therefore, a Go Pro is an excellent hands-free device to record your entire experience. Once you’re back in the safety of your own home, you can watch these videos to pick up on any disturbances or activity that you did not see live.