Paranormal Technology

Paranormal Tech: Paranormal Apps

We are living in the 21st century Paranormal Groupies, and if there is one multiverse tool that we use for almost all things, that is our smartphones. Today I am going to be exploring Paranormal Apps for your phone and if they actually work or not.

I took a strong interest in this after discovering Huff Paranormal. I started watching his videos after doing research for the Spirit Box on a previous blog (read here). Steve Huff invented his own Wonder Box which works like a Spirit Box but eliminates all that static that one is usually used to. He also has out his device called The Portal which works in a similar sense. As I kept watching his videos I realized he was using one of his own apps called SCD-1. How does it work? Again, similar to a Spirit Box. It shifts through Internet radio stations to create that white noise and energy for spirits to come through.

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After seeing all of this working with his videos, I became more intrigued with ghost hunting apps and if they are worth it. There is one thing to get out of the way first. Some of these ghost hunting apps or most of them for that matter are absolute bull. How do I know? I downloaded a few of them free and went to a location (my home) where I knew there were absolutely no hauntings. Even though my home has no hauntings a lot of the apps just started saying words that had no context right off the bat or started to detect “spirits” around where there were none. You can’t necessarily trust everything on the market. However, there are a few that can be worth the use and here is why.

How do you know if the app is legit?

1. You may have to spare some cash.

That’s right. Things cost money for a reason. Odds are, if it’s legit, it’s going to cost you. It’ll be up to you if that is worth it not.

2. Works in similar ways to old fashioned paranormal tech.

I find that the best apps are usually the ones that work similarly to technology I’ve used before smartphones. Examples would be things like EVP recorders, thermal cameras, or spirit boxes. These are tangible pieces of technology that could easily be placed in a phone app. If it works better than the tangible object, that’s debatable. However, they are the most reliable.

3. Evidence.

The reason we search for answers in the paranormal world in the first place, evidence! We love that stuff, that’s our whole purpose! Look for the evidence with these apps. Search for videos of people using them, debunk it yourself, and research. Soon enough you will find that some of them may actually be worth it.

 

Paranormal Technology

Paranormal Tech: Spirit Box

The Spirit Box. That noisy radio transmitter that some of us ghost seekers use in an attempt to pick up spirit voices. We thought this would be a great piece of technology to talk about because there are some misconceived ideas about how it works.

The idea of using white noise to allow spirits to speak began with Dr. Konstantins from 1940 to 1974 and his experiments where the original EVP was discovered. It is believed that spirits need energy in order to reach through what is believed to be the spirit realm. With the EVP it was believed spirits used the internal sound of the recorder to put their sound on a digital tape/recorder. It is true that a spirit can create a disembodied voice without this noise, but with it, it is a lot clearer and easier to hear or create.

Now, here is why the Spirit Box also comes along with some misconceived ideas. Most people, when using it, do not know how to use it. When using the Spirit Box, most people spiritbox02will, in a way, treat it like a live EVP recorder. However, expecting a direct answer to come through the Spirit Box after asking a question is far fetched. The Spirit Box is picking up and sifting through different radio signals, so small bits of words will be picked up that cannot be proven to be from the spirit realm.

That being said the Spirit Box is alright to use for investigations and we even use it, but it requires a lot of practice for us to decipher what is spirit and what is not. Even then, we have to keep in mind that there is always be a possibility that we picked up a radio station instead of a spirit. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Some work better than others, so make sure you do your research on your Spirit Box before purchasing.

Please also check out this amazing video by HuffParanormal here. He goes over a lot more on the Spirit Box and how he uses it to simply generate energy and picks up the disembodied voice with his EVP recorder while the Spirit Box is running. He also links to one of his friend’s websites where he has a lot more information Spirit Box’s and their usage here.

 

Information Gathered From SimplyGhost

To read about more paranormal tech, please check out our blog on the Kinect.

 

Paranormal Technology

Paranormal Tech: Kinect

If you have watched Ghost Adventures, you are probably aware of a little piece of technology called the Kinect. While the Ghost Seekers of CNY have not tried out this piece of equipment yet, we thought we would do some research on this latest paranormal item and share it with all you Paranormal Groupies!

Bill Chappell is known for his work on The Possessed (2009), Ghost Adventures (2008) and Always Looking North: The Carroll County, Georgia Confederate Monument (2010). However, he is now known for his work with the Kinect. Chappell created many other paranormal technologies such as; the Ovilus, EM Pump, and the Video Ovilus.

Kinect (codenamed Project Natal during development) is a line of motion sensing input devices by Microsoft for Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral, it enables users to control and interact with their console/computer without the need for a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. Chappell has taken the body movement recognition of the Kinect and modified it to pick up on what people believe to be spirits.

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What you will see whilst using the Kinect modified by Chappell is it will shine multiple lasers in the projected direction. If you place a person in front of these lasers, on the screen, you will see a skeletal, stick-figure, type embodiment of that person and their movements. This device will also be able to measure the data needed to understand how tall the person is or how far they are from the sensor.

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This piece of technology is great for a paranormal investigator to use in order to connect that bridge between what is being heard and sensed to what is tangibly visible to the human eye.

After our research, we, unfortunately, were not able to find out where to purchase this item, but if we do we will be sure to inform our fellow Paranormal Groupies through our Facebook Page.

 

Information gathered from:

IMDb

Bill Chappell presentation and interview with Darkness Radio

Wikipedia