Ghost Hunting Equipment Essentials

Ghost Hunting Equipment Essentials

If you’re planning on going ghost hunting, it’s important to have the right equipment with you to ensure a safe and successful investigation. Here is a list of ghost hunting equipment essentials, a comprehensive list of must-have gear for ghost hunting:

Ghost Hunting Equipment Essentials

  • A flashlight and extra batteries.
    • It is not unusual for a flashlight to go out during an investigation, and some believe that paranormal entities can cause such devices to stop working. Bring extra batteries as a backup, just in case.
  • A first-aid kit.
    • Walking around in old, potentially hazardous buildings in the dark can lead to scrapes and bumps, so it’s important to be prepared.
  • A notebook and pencil or pen.
    • Old-fashioned writing devices are vital for keeping track of observations and sequences of events.
  • A watch.
    • Invest in an old-fashioned wind-up watch that doesn’t run on batteries. If possible, get one with a second hand.
  • A tape recorder.
    • It can be either analog or digital, but it must have an external microphone that can be placed away from the recorder to minimize static and noise.
  • A camera.
    • It can be a digital or film camera, but it should have a flash so that you have the option to use it or not. Bring extra camera batteries.
  • An electromagnetic frequency (EMF) meter.
    • This ghost-hunting tool measures the electromagnetic field in the area.
  • A cell phone.
    • These may not function well in paranormal hot spots, but bring one anyway, just in case you need to make contact with other team members or to call for help.
    • Never go into the field alone or without telling someone else where your team will be and when you plan to be back.
  • A thermal imaging camera.
    • This device can detect changes in temperature, which may indicate the presence of a ghost or other paranormal activity.
  • A digital voice recorder.
    • This device can capture sounds that may not be audible to the human ear, and can be used to record EVPs (electronic voice phenomena), which are believed to be ghosts or spirits speaking through the recording device.
  • A motion sensor or motion detector.
    • This device can detect movement and can be used to detect the presence of a ghost or other paranormal activity.
  • A laser grid.
    • This device projects a grid of laser beams into the area being investigated, and can detect any movement or disruption of the beams, which may indicate the presence of a ghost or other paranormal activity.
  • A compass.
    • This can be useful for detecting changes in the Earth’s magnetic field, which some believe can indicate the presence of a ghost or other paranormal activity.
  • Protective gear such as gloves, masks, and hard hats.
    • These can be useful for protecting yourself from hazards such as broken glass, sharp objects, and falling debris when investigating in old or dilapidated buildings.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and hand sanitizer.
    • This can be useful for protecting yourself from respiratory and other infections when investigating in potentially dirty or unsanitary environments.

Other Ghost Hunting Equipment Essentials

In addition to these ghost hunting equipment essentials, there are also some less essential, inexpensive, low-tech items you might consider adding to your ghost-hunting kit:

  • Candles and matches or a kerosene lantern.
    • These are a good backup in case the flashlight goes dead.
  • A pendulum.
    • This is an ancient way of communicating with spirits.
  • Dowsing rods.
    • These are used by some in the same way as an EMF meter.
  • Rubber cement and black string.
    • These can be tacked across access points to detect whether someone is entering or leaving the site without your knowledge.
  • A magnetic anomaly detector.
    • These are used to gauge the presence of magnetic field anomalies, which can sometimes indicate the presence of unusual paranormal activity.
  • A tape measure or yardstick.
    • Used to measure any object that may appear to have moved from its former position.
  • A map of the area.
    • Use this to acquaint yourself and your team with the site’s layout.

Ghost Hunting Apps

In addition to traditional ghost hunting equipment, there are also many mobile apps that can be used in the field to aid in the investigation. One such app is “Ghost Hunter M2,” which offers a variety of instruments and features to help detect and analyze paranormal activity.

The EMF instrument uses the device’s magnetometer to measure fluctuations in the surrounding magnetic fields, which may indicate the presence of a ghost or other paranormal activity. The Audio Detection Instrument utilizes the device’s acoustic to electric transducer system, driven by powerful algorithms, to analyze complex audio signals for potential EVPs (electronic voice phenomena).

The Fast Fourier Transform Visualizer (FFT-V) also utilizes the device’s acoustic to electric transducer system to analyze complex audio signals, while the Geoscope instrument uses an advanced triple-axis redundancy filter and the device’s electro-mechanical sensor array to detect even slight fluctuations in the terrain or underground.

The Spatial Displacement instrument uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze data from the device’s electro-mechanical sensor array, and the Twilight instrument uses complex image filtering algorithms to enhance the video imaging produced by the device’s camera.

The EVP instrument presents words, in both audio and visual format, based on an advanced proprietary algorithm, and the Barometer instrument uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze data from the device’s advanced barometric sensor array. The Luxscope instrument uses the device’s advanced light sensor array to measure subtle changes in the environment’s illuminance.

This app is available on iPhone 6 and up. While it is not a replacement for traditional ghost hunting equipment, it can be a useful tool in the field for detecting and analyzing paranormal activity.


The most important things to bring to an investigation are your common sense, your sensitivity and investigative skills, and a buddy. Never go into the field alone; you could end up hurt or trapped somewhere. Make sure to bring all of these essential pieces of equipment with you on your ghost hunting adventures to ensure a safe and successful investigation.

Digital Voice Recorders - Used for paranormal investigations

What is Electronic Voice Phenomenon?

Introduction to Electronic Voice Phenomenon

Digital Voice Recorder
Digital Voice Recorder

Electronic Voice Phenomenon, also known as EVP, is a phenomenon in which voices or other sounds that are not audible to the human ear are recorded on electronic devices. These sounds are believed by some to be the voices of ghosts or spirits, and are often considered to be evidence of paranormal activity.

The idea of EVP first emerged in the 1950s, when a man named Friedrich Jürgenson claimed to have recorded the voices of spirits on his audio equipment. Since then, the use of EVP as a method of ghost hunting has become popular, with many people using recording devices in an attempt to capture these elusive sounds.

There are various techniques that people use to try and capture EVP. Some people use specialized recording equipment, while others use everyday devices such as smartphones or digital voice recorders, while others use vintage equipment like Talkboys. In some cases, people use white noise or other background sounds to try and encourage ghosts or spirits to communicate.

EVP should not be recorded in noisy locations due to interference from background noises.

The authenticity of EVP is a matter of debate within the scientific community. Some people believe that these recordings are genuine evidence of the paranormal, while others argue that they can be easily explained by natural causes such as radio interference or other electronic glitches.

Despite the controversy surrounding EVP, it remains a popular method of ghost hunting and a topic of fascination for many people. Whether or not the voices and sounds captured on electronic devices are truly the voices of the dead is a mystery that may never be fully resolved.

Mobile Software for Capturing EVP

In recent years, the use of mobile apps for electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) recording has become increasingly popular. These apps offer features such as the ability to record and save clips, as well as tools for analyzing and highlighting potential anomalies in the audio.

One example of an app that offers EVP recording technology is M2. This app is designed specifically for ghost hunting and includes a range of features that make it easy to capture and analyze audio recordings. The app allows users to save and replay clips, as well as use tools to help identify potential paranormal activity.

There are a number of other apps on the market that also offer EVP recording technology, including Ghost Radar, Ghost Science M3, and Ghost Hunter. These apps are often designed to be easy to use and can be a useful tool for people interested in ghost hunting or exploring the paranormal.

While the validity of EVP as evidence of paranormal activity is a matter of debate, these apps can be a fun and interesting way for people to explore the possibility of communicating with ghosts or spirits. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that the results of these recordings may be easily explained by natural causes and should not be considered conclusive evidence of the paranormal.

Computer Software for Processing EVP

Some popular audio processing software programs that are used in EVP investigation include Audacity, Adobe Audition, and Sound Forge Audio Studio. These programs offer a range of features that can be useful for analyzing audio recordings, including the ability to adjust the volume, equalize the frequency spectrum, and remove background noise.

Some people who investigate EVP also use software tools to manipulate the audio in order to make the voices or sounds more clear or audible. This can involve techniques such as pitch shifting, time stretching, or filtering out certain frequencies.

It’s important to keep in mind that the authenticity of EVP is a matter of debate within the scientific community, and the use of audio processing software does not necessarily provide conclusive evidence of the paranormal. These tools can be useful for analyzing audio recordings, but the results should be interpreted with caution and considered in conjunction with other evidence.

Paranormal Activity Fort Greene Park

The Brooklyn Paranormal Society discovered Paranormal Activity Discovered At Fort Greene Park In Brooklyn! The fascinating paranormal encounter was caught and is currently being analyzed for paranormal anamolies.

Last week, the Brooklyn Paranormal Society had the honor of hosting the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival’s after party at Cherry Tree, with free tarot and psychic readings, a Stranger Things trivia challenge and prizes. At midnight, we hiked over to Fort Greene Park on a “Paranormal Safari” where we roasted marshmallows over a camp fire, listened to ghost stories and conducted a paranormal investigation.

Brooklyn is our stomping ground and this land is rife with history. Some would say, it is sacred ground. Brooklyn, it turns out, was a staging area for the Battle of Long Island, the first and largest battle of the American Revolutionary War. Fought on August 27, 1776, the battle claimed the lives of 300 American soldiers.

BKPS at Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument (Image via Andrew Arnett)

During the battle, a massacre took place after George Washington miscalculated British strategy, allowing his men stationed at the Heights of Guan to be attacked from the rear by 10,000 Hessians and Red Coats. Though they fought hard, thousands of Americans were cut down by British artillery and bayonets. Washington, who looked upon the battle from Brooklyn Heights, could only remark, “Good God, what brave fellows I must lose.”

Our paranormal investigation began at the entrance to the crypt of the Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument. This monument was erected in honor of the 11,500 American Revolutionary War soldiers who died under heinous conditions while kept as prisoners on British ships in Wallabout Bay. The crypt, where the dead soldiers were re-enterred, was built in 1873. A 149-foot Doric column was placed as a monument above it in 1908.

Paranormal Activity Discovered At Fort Greene Park
Anthony Long at Fort Green Park (Image via Andrew Arnett)

Anthony Long, Chief Ectoplasm Officer (CEO) of BKPS, started things off with Frank’s “Ghost Box,” a device which scans AM frequencies, allowing one to hear split second snippets from different frequencies. Through this EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), one can ask spirits questions and they can “answer” back.

We began by asking for a name. Surprisingly, the ghost box answered “Rose.” Immediately, upon hearing the name “Rose,” one of our newest BKPS members, an actress named Millie, let out a big squeal. We all jumped, and asked Millie who “Rose” was.

“Rose is a psychic I met about a month ago,” Millie said, “She told me a darkness has been following me.” I asked Millie what she was feeling, and she responded, “Immense sadness.”

Millie explained:

“As we were using the spirit box, I felt someone standing so close to me, I actually though it was Alejandro, so I turned around and there was something, or someone – it didn’t have a recognizable face. It was around my height so I thought it could’ve been a little girl. Then it went right through me, and I was freezing, and that’s when I felt immensely sad. The feeling of it – it was almost the same feeling I had on acid speaking to the ‘Elves.’ But it only felt that way when it passed through me.”

Most likely, the “Elves” from Millie’s psychedelic experiences referred to the “machine elves” of Terrence McKenna lore. Do theses “Elves” exist in a parallel dimension, similar to where the dead abide?

McKenna describes his DMT encounter with the elves as “Holographic viral projections from an autonomous continuum that was somehow intersecting my own. I thought . . . I had broken into an ecology of souls and that somehow I was getting a peep over the other side.”

This was interesting in and of itself but, I needed to know more about this “Rose” character.

“Rose has been wanting me to call her but I don’t know if I should,” explained Millie. “I don’t know how to tell the difference between an actual psychic and a sham. The ‘Elves’ gave me the impression that it’s possible for all humans to be psychic – it is part of our inevitable evolution as a species?”

Paranormal Activity Discovered At Fort Greene Park
BKPS at Fort Greene Park (Image via Andrew Arnett)

Certainly, the title Paranormal Activity Fort Greene means something unusual occurred at Fort Greene Park that night, but what did it all mean? Was it the ghost of an American Revolutionary War hero trying to communicate with us, or was it the presence of Millie’s psychic, trolling her for another psychic reading? Maybe, it was a recently deceased spirit belonging to one of many innumerable cases of people who’ve been murdered in the park over the years?

Or perhaps, it could have been nothing at all – just some random and anomalous sound coming through the ghost box with no connection to anything. Perhaps. Who knows for sure? One thing is certain – next time I find myself walking through Fort Greene Park alone in the dark, I’ll be glancing over my shoulders. A lot.

In the end, was Paranormal Activity Discovered At Fort Greene Park In Brooklyn? Yes! The Brooklyn Paranormal Society discovered evidence of multiple hauntings, via EVP‘s and orbs in photographs.

Story by Andrew Arnett