A HAND HELD DIGITAL THERMOMETER is very useful to take readings from areas of the room without leaving your seat. Constant readings from different room areas allows you to investigate places which suddenly appear cold.
I bought one such device from ebay for just £15.00 and it works well. It uses a laser pointer for up to 30 metres away to record temperature readings at a given point.
Over recent years the use of the Ghost Box has increased and given we are listing up 'tools of the trade' on this page I have little option but to include this device as a possible tool.
What is a Ghost Box? How does the Ghost Box work?
The argument has been made that Thomas Edison was working on a ghost communication device – a ghost box of sorts, to contact the dead. However, there are many Edison experts that would argue that it was only legend, a myth that is untrue. They will point out that he neither believed in the afterlife, nor did he believe spirits and ghosts could be contacted through an electronic device. Whatever the truth behind Edison, his personal diary makes a good story and backdrop to the ghost box.
Even more intriguing, some today claim they are in contact with Thomas Edison via the ghost box; but many respected researchers of the latest ghost box technology have yet to make contact with the famous, dead inventor. That said, what is a ghost box, and what is the history behind it?.
The Ghost Box: Who Is There?
The biggest debate over the ghost box might be just who is coming through these devices? Are they spirits? Ghosts? Demons (the religious ask)? Aliens? Our own projected thoughts? The research continues in this area, but many believe both ghosts, spirits and beings from another realm are making contact through the ghost box. Experimenters have received positive, good messages, as well as negative and cursing messages. This would indicate that perhaps the range of messengers who are able to manipulate this device into audible words is broad. Some believe that there are spirits from the light called “controls” or “operators” who work to establish contact and can bring other spirits and ghosts forward through the ghost box. Some of these same operators have been recorded coming through different ghost boxes by different people in different geographical locations. This would lead one to think that operators are involved from the other side in order to try and organize a grid of control and functionality. Whatever the case may hold to be true, it does appear that one’s connection with the other side seems to influence how good and what type of results will be experienced through the ghost box. It just may be that those who are recording the best results might be psychic in nature, truly connected with the spirit realm prior to the existence of any ghost box.
I have seen and heard these devices in action and for the moment I am open minded. Do they work? Well, yes I have heard voices emit from them. Are they spirits? That is the number one question, and for me, who is always looking at 'above the realms of possibility' before suggesting they can be regarded as a 'real' communication device with spirit, I feel they are in the lower half when middle can be considered as a 'possible'.
If these devices do interest you then the device which is commonly considered as the industry standard is the P-SB7. They cost approx £90.00 and are built in the USA. Be careful of the ones being sold in China. I would be happy to hear from people that have used these devices and their thoughts on there functionality.
ECHOVOX - Although software, I have included this here due to it being a 'Ghost Box'. As a previous skeptic of this device, more recently a guy that had joined our investigation had EchoVox installed on his mobile phone. OK it played havoc with the EVP I was doing, but I am glad he did turn it on, we were able to match the words from EchoVox with my EVP recordings and what else was going on at the same time. So, I am now turning towards EchoVox as an excellent source of possible information. I have a new page dedicated to this software via this LINK. I am still a beginner with EchoVox but I will update the page when I get to know the software better.
DIGITAL CAMERA - PHOTOS AND MOVIES.
For taking images and movies of the location and rooms your investigating, a camera is a must. For reasons of electronic noise, avoid using a mobile phone.
Nothing stops you taking photos and movies whilst recording as long as the camera shutter remains silent.
Investigators do advise taking periodic photos due to the chance of taking photographs of the Paranormal.
Using one of these devices can be helpful when your trying to rule out human interference when conducting an investigation. They can also help you find evidence of the paranormal, there are reports of spirits triggering movement.
If you are using trigger objects as part of your own investigation, placing one or more of these devices can help with evidence gathering.
Only use detectors that use a light when activated. Avoid sound alarms.
These devices can be bought cheaply and run on batteries.