Q-SEE 8 channel surveillance system
This system allows us to not only see in total darkness, it also gives us the capability of monitoring 8 separate areas at a single location at the same time. We can also monitor our investigators and notify them of any strange events that may occur at any of locations being monitored.
Full Spectrum 720p HD Video Camera Conversion
A modified HD compact video camera for Ghost Hunting applications. Converted to capture images with Infrared (IR) light as well as waves of Ultraviolet (UV) and the visible spectrum. Spirits have been photographed lurking within the invisible waves of light. These light waves (IR and UV) are not visible to the human eye.
Sony DCR-SR40/DCR-SX84 IR and non IR capable
Our hand held IR digital video cameras are very important during an investigation. Whether they're stationary or on being used by an investigator, the opportunity for catching evidence is always there.
Digital Still Cameras
Digital still cameras are a must in this field. We take photos in 3 to 5 shot bursts, in a typical night we may take anywhere from 1,000 - 1,500 photos. The opportunity for evidence is always there, you never know what you'll find during evidence review.
Standard Digital Audio Recorders
We use a number of digital audio recorders during an investigation. Some we make stationary to assist with our surveillance cameras, and the others we use for EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) sessions. The Mics on these devises are capable of picking up low sound frequencies which the human ear cannot detect. These low frequencies are where these anomalous voices are captured and are believed to be that of the dead.
H2 ZOOM DDigital Studio Recorder
The H2 ZOOM allows us to record EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) sessions in super high quality audio. The H2 has 4 mics and signal processing allows Front 90 cardioid, Rear 120 cardioid and 360 polar patterns.
Utilizing Laptops during investigations give us the opportunity to review audio and video while on site. We can also connect a camera and monitor another room if we can't cover it with our surveillance system.
Android Tablet Computer
The tablet give us the opportunity to visually monitor a rooms sound frequencies in real time during evp sessions. The tablet also allows us to monitor the DVR cameras wirelessly from where ever we are in the location without having to be at our base of operations.
Soundbooth and Audition are great software programs we use when analyzing our audio files. If we find a possible EVP during the analysis process, we can isolate, clip, clean and adjust the decibel levels on the potential file as needed.
Quick Time Pro
QTP is used when we're analyzing our video footage from our handheld or stationary cameras. Its a very user friendly program, that allows us to clip the footage we need with no hassles.
What makes the Mel-8704R-500 Model so uniquely different from all other EMF meters is that in addition to detecting AC/DC EMF fluctuations and ambient temperature changes, it has a special REM and ATDD feature. REM stands for Radiating EM Field. The Ambient Temperature Deviation Detection (ATDD) monitors Hot & Cold spot changes and converts the changes into an Audible Alarm using a One Octave step for each degree change, thus allowing your ears and others to easily discern each degree change. When the REM circuit is activated, an independent discreet EM field is created around a mini telescopic antenna. The REM field can ONLY be influenced by materials and objects with high electron mobility (many free electrons) in other words conductive properties.
This is Mel meter is another great tool to use in the field because it not only measures the EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) and ELF (but it also provides us with a real time temperature reading of the ambient air around us. This helps us monitor cold/hot spots and also track down drafty doors and windows. Both of these MEL models also have a record feature which allow us to see the highest and lowest numbers for EMF/ELF and temperature readouts.
Lutron EMF Field Tester
This device is a very simplified meter that also allows us to measure and detect EMF (Electro Magnetic Field). This tool helps determine whether the fields are man made, naturally occurring or last case senario paranormal.
The K2 also helps us detect EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields) and just about any other man made frequencies. Instead of giving us a digital read out, it uses a series of lights of varying intensities. The stronger the field, the more it lights up. It is theorized in the paranormal community that the K2 can help an entity communicate with us just by coming in close proximity of the device. Thus allowing the K2 to light up, However in our experiences with it, it has proven to be a better tool for debunking.
The IR thermometer helps us read surface temperatures. So for example if we see a depression on a bed or a rocking chair rocking, we can check the surface for cold or hot spots. This is also great for detecting drafty doors, windows, heating and air ducts.
This high powered laser emits a grid of green dots useful for detecting shadows or general visual disturbances during an investigation. Set it in front of a running camera to catch potential evidence. We can also adjust the size and shape of the stars by turning the adjustable lens. Detach the lens and it will function as a high powered laser pointer viewable for 8 miles!
Sima IR Lights
Sima IR lights give our handheld cameras an extra boost of infrared lighting. Our older models have been modified with external battery boxes to give the lights a longer life during investigations. Our newer models have an improved battery life thanks to the manufacturer, and did not have to be modified.
Phantom IR Lights
When we're not using the Simas we're using the Phantom lights. They also provide our handheld cameras with that extra boost in Infrared lighting. These also have a great battery life which is imperative during long nighttime investigations.
Phantom Full Spectrum Light
This Full Spectrum light is used in conjunction with our full spectrum camera. It is outfitted with Infrared, Red, Blue, Green, and Ultravoilet LEDs for true full spectrum illumination. No white or clear light are emitted from them helping to maintain a low light room while investigating.
IR Spot Lights
These are the Infrared equivalent to a very powerful halogen flood lamp. The only difference is these give off light you can't see with your eyes. This gives our cameras the ability to see in total darkness. These lights are implemented when our hand held cameras are on stationary tripods
Wireless Motion Sensor Alarms
We employ motion sensors on most our case's in areas where full bodied apparitions, and shadow figures have been seen, as well as where objects have been known to move. These are also used in conjunction with our trigger objects. They have a 20 ft range and come equipped with a 120 db alarm that sounds when the motion field is disturbed.
About 80% of our investigations are in pure darkness, so flash lights are our best friends. We prefer to use LED flashlights over standard bulb flashlights because they give off a softer more consistent light and are easier on battery consumption.
Walkie talkies are imperative in this field, they keep us in contact with our team members and can be very crucial in the case of an emergency or to notify team members of a particularly active area .
The use of trigger objects has been a fundamental part of paranormal research for decades. In our research, we use trigger objects in order to elicit a response from an entity by introducing a familiar item or items into their surroundings. The response that we look for can be anything from an audible interaction (via the EVP process or a disembodied voice or sound) to a visual interaction (by manifestations around the object) to actual physical movement of the object.
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