Nov 21st, 2020
***Recorded LIVE 11/20/2020 via Podbean Live***
This week we cover a lot of items for the paranormal investigator. During the live stream we were asked to share the info, So here are the podnotes from the live stream. It's lengthy, but contains all the info to search for and find everything talked about. Sorry they are not linked to the actual item, but that would take way to long.... lol! I have taken all the work out for you guys, the stores listed are where I found the CHEAPEST PRICES for these products! Websites are listed for each item, so just go to the site and search for the EXACT item as listed in the notes below! Have fun, stay safe, and you're welcome!
Best Ghost Hunting Apps 2020 For Android & iPhone
The Witch App
The Witch app was developed by British paranormal investigator, Brian Holloway. Widely used by teams that investigate the paranormal using ITC (Instrumental Trans Communications - ITC uses recorded files that are played for different lengths of time and started at different segments of the recordings depending on settings, the mode and inputs.) The app sweeps through this bank of audio at random and plays the sounds, because all the audio has been reversed it means there are no words or phrases pre-loaded into the app.
The app is a favourite of 'Most Haunted' investigator, Fred Batt. The television demonologist uses The Witch App on public ghost hunting events alongside a Ouija board. Fred says he has had great results, “combined with the Ouija board and me, people can’t believe it when they see it happening, it really is amazing.”
The Witch App is available on Android through the play store for $4.99
Ghost Science M3
Ghost Science M3’s Ghost Hunting Toolkit one of the most scientific apps we have found. While the scientific understanding behind the nature of ghosts and how they can interact with electronic devices remains a mystery, this app does all it can to present its readings in a transparent and scientific way.
The app uses as many of the phone’s input methods and sensors as possible, in order to provide detailed analysis of audio signals, allow you to track subtle changes in the ambient barometric pressure, and measure electromagnetic field strength based upon your phone’s magnetometer.
The app can also act as a sensitive vibration detector to visualize and alert you to tiny knocks and taps. There’s even a Spirit Box feature, that rapidly scans through live-streaming audio channels, unlike the physical devices that scan through AM or FM radio frequencies. The idea is that spirits can communicate by manipulating these sounds.
The M3 is available on iOS devices through the app store for $4.99
Ghosthunting Toolkit strives to give pros and hobbyists alike REAL tools for paranormal investigation. Use your Ghosthunting Toolkit to investigate the paranormal anytime, anywhere with five powerful tools all in one handy app. Use the EMF Detector to measure electromagnetic field strength on three axes. Use the "Interrogator" to interview intelligent haunts. Verify shaking furniture and fixtures with the seismograph-inspired "Vibration Detector." Coax entities into revealing their manifestation strength with the "Power Detector." And easily create and catalog Electronic Voice Phenomena with the built-in "EVP Recorder."
A night-vision mode converts the screen to red tones to help preserve night vision during "lights out" investigations.
The Ghosthunting Toolkit is available on iOS devices in the app store for $5.99
AS SEEN ON PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN WITH NICK GROFF
EchoVox is a real time amplified recording and reverb system for use in ITC/EVP. 3 years in the making. Now featuring pro quality reverb, the famous "Hindi" based bank D, upgraded audio engine now recording mono wav 44.1 files, a whole new mode, reversed playback and more. The learning curve for 3.0 is pretty steep for the new user. EchoVox is a real time amplified recording system used to create a bed of random chaotic noise using random phonetics, microphone input and a natural loop recording echo. Delay time can be set from anywhere to 0-10 seconds. This means what you are hearing is the actual audio being recorded to disk in real time, as it happens. The Echo is not a digital effect added to the sound. It is a loop of the actual recording. An external/BlueTooth speaker is recommended for best results, also the louder the better.
ECHO WITHOUT RECORDING
6 CHANNELS OF RANDOM PHONETIC AUDIO
4 SOUND BANKS.
STUDIO QUALITY REVERB
44.1 WAV REAL-TIME AUDIO RECORDING
NEW "BURST" MODE*
NEW AUTO BLEND/AUTO SHUFFLE
MULTIPLE DELAY SETTINGS
MIC GAIN INPUT CONTROL
PLAY,FF,REW,SLOW,SPEED UP,REVERSE AUDIO FILES WITHIN APP FOR REVIEW
UPLOAD TO SOUNDCLOUD
NAME SESSION AT START
CUSTOM REVERB PRESETS (.evrp) CAN BE SAVED AND TRADED.
*Random burst of random sounds from random banks for a random amount of time
Each channel has independent playback speed control + on/off.
Mic gain controls microphone input volume
"Auto Blend" "Shuffle" blends across the 6 random audio channels
Echo starts recording to disk.
THEORY: This is the result of years of experiments in the field, it is still a work in progress. The echo is actually a chaotic loop of the chopped up vocal samples and environmental sounds. A virtual soup of sound and frequencies impossible to predict. This system has been used and tested WORLDWIDE. On live television in India and South America. Featured on televisions "Ghost Trail" and "Seekers" and more. EchoVox is simply the #1 most trusted and widely used app by both pro's and "arm chair" paranormal investigators.
Echovox is used by Barry Fitzgerald of TV's Ghost Hunters International and Bill Murphy of TV's Fact or Faked Paranormal files, Chris Flemming of Psychic Kids and Robb Demarest of Ghost Hunters International and other leaders in the paranormal field.
The EchoVox is available on both Android and iOS in their app stores for $19.99
iOvilus by Digital Dowsing LLC
The iOvilus is based on the same method of ITC communications as the highly controversial Ovilus. The iOvilus produces speech based on changes to sensors on the Iphone. Simply the Idea is that an outside force can effect a change and register a response. ITC Is not new however the methods used to try and achieve it are changing greatly. The iOvilus is simple to use, start the app, Listen to what is said. Remember that the
Environment drives the output of iOvilus. Using a 2048 word dictionary to promote ITC Communications. This device doesn't use random generators.
The iOvilus is available only on iOS devices and available in the app store for ONLY $1.99!
Now on to the real money! Paranormal equipment!
Sony ICD-BX140 4GB Digital Voice Recorder: Built-in 4 GB flash memory. Automatic record level settings. Up to 4,175 minutes of maximum recording time. Low Cut Filter for reduced wind effect. Mono microphone for 75 Hz–15 kHz audio response. Voice Activated Recording for hands-free recording.
Available on Amazon for $32.99 with Prime shipping available
Tascam DR-05X Stereo Handheld Digital Recorder: The dual internal condenser microphones can handle anything from subtle to loud, with sensitivity to capture every detail. A revamped layout means operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding Markers are quick and easy. Uses only two AA batteries, but can record for an outstanding 17.5 hours; It can also be powered by a USB mobile battery. Connect to a PC using USB Audio Interface Mode for voiceover work, live streaming, podcasting and songwriting with studio-quality audio.
Available on Amazon for $89.99 with Prime shipping available
KII EMF Meter Deluxe Black: This is the legendary, Authentic, American made K2 EMF Meter. A must have for paranormal research! It's reliable and sturdy and gets astonishing results!
Available on Amazon for $59.90 with Prime shipping available
Rook EMF Meter with Sound: The new Rook EMF Meter with sound, by GhostStop, detects small changes in electromagnetic energy and alerts with lights and sound. This detector is specifically designed for ghost hunting with an emphasis on detecting energy changes and proximity so you can be alerted to a presence and track down the source easily. The Rook is fortified to reduce outside interference and false readings. The Rook is built from our experience as paranormal investigators with features we need for quality evidence and source tracking.
NEW Improved enclosure design with tougher material, gripping matte finish, metal tripod mount, easy-access battery compartment and same useful functionality (starting 5/14)
FREE Rook Case for a limited time!
EMF sensor with lights visible all around the unit
Sound alert that varies with proximity of the EMF detected
Highly sensitive EMF detects even small changes
Quality detection fortified from most interference
Detects NATURAL magnetic and man-made EMF
Ergonomically built for comfortable carrying with grip texture
All red lighting used to preserve night vision
Lighted on/off power switch and power indicator for finding it in the dark
Balanced to sit upright on its own for viewing in 360 degrees
Tripod mountable for flexibility in various applications
Available on Ghoststop.com for $69.95 + a free case for a limited time!
EDI+ Meter: The EDI+ Meter is an all-in-one ghost hunting tool built for ghost hunting and paranormal investigators at a price you and your team can afford. The EDI+ has 5 sensors and RECORDS all of this data to an SD card for GRAPHING and analysis. Free graphing program can be downloaded. Sensors include EMF, Temperature, Vibration, Pressure and Humidity. Electromagnetic Field Sensor (EMF): The EDI is a sensitive EMF detector. This ultra- low (below 30hz) EMF detector is programmed to analyze the data several times a second to detect any changes in the electromagnetic field around the device. A speaker will also alarm if there is a sharp change in EMF. The speaker can also be toggled on/off by a switch on the device. Temperature: The EDI contains an ambient temperature sensor with a real-time LED display. On the sides of the sensor are two LED lights that alert you when change happens If temperature changes sharply in a short period of time, indicative of something paranormal the device will alert you with rapid blinking of the top red LEDs. Geophone: The EDI contains a very sensitive geophone. Built with an accelerometer, the EDI is programmed to pick up the slightest movements or vibrations on the surface it is sitting on. A small touch on the table the device sits on and the EDI will let you know by lighting up a series of LEDs placed along the bottom. Like a graph the device will light up the amount of LEDs based on the intensity of the vibration or movement. This geophone is sensitive to surfaces the device sits on but not too sensitive as to pick up every movement in the room you are investigating. The geophone can also be toggled on/off by a switch on the device if the device is being used in a hand-held fashion. LED display will show all live readings of your choice (one at a time). But the SD card will record it all on a single timeline.
Available at Ghoststop.com for $219.95, ***it is on sale now for $195.95!***
Mel Meter 8704: Simultaneous EMF and Temperature Readout with Red Illuminated Display. The Mel-Meter is available in so many configurations with many different features for you to chose from the possibilities are endless!
This model is Available at Ghoststop.com for $99.00
REM-Pod 2.0: New Version! REM Pod creates its own EMF for ghosts to interact with. The REM-Pod with EMT allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the unit to the location and conditions you are investigating in plus it detects cold and hot spots.
Easy to View Bright RED, GREEN, BLUE, Yellow & Purple Indication
Audible Tones Correlating To Field Disturbance - the more the field is disrupted and the closer that gets to the antenna, the higher the pitch becomes.
The new REM-Pod-EMT Rev 2.0 defaults to a sensitivity setting that when turned on, is equal to the highest sensitivity setting of our previous REM-Pod-EMT Rev 1.0 model. The user can then make an informed decision based on environmental conditions to elevate the sensitivity four more steps which doubles the detection range of our previous Rev 1.0 model. It is important to understand that this detection sensitivity may need to be adjusted downward should you encounter external interference. Interference will be noted by a random blinking green LED. The intent of this extreme sensitivity modification is to try and amplify weaker interactive energy and to also detect energy at a greater distance.
Available at Theghosthunterstore.com for $169.90
Spirit Box SB7: New 2020 Model (SB7T - Rev 5) The SB7T Spirit Box is a great compact tool for attempting communication with paranormal entities. It uses radio frequency sweeps to generate white noise which theories suggest give some entities the energy they need to be heard. When this occurs you will sometimes hear voices or sounds coming through the static in an attempt to communicate.
The SB7 allows for both FM and AM sweep modes focusing on a set of frequency ranges within which investigators have found best results. With balanced frequency power, amplification and noise reduction you can expected cleaner results and greater clarity while sweeping.
This unit utilizes a milli-second adjustable Forward or Reverse frequency "sweep" technique coupled with a proprietary high frequency synthetic noise or "white noise" distributed between frequency steps. There are two discreet audio outputs; (1) earphone or external speaker, and (2) internal speaker. It also features a LED back light display with manual ON/OFF select ideal for viewing in the dark.
Available at ghoststop.com for $79.90 + a FREE speaker!
Camera’s for your investigations!
During our searching online you can get camera’s from Amazon to both the ghost hunting sites mentioned above as well as Walmart and Best Buy for a price range from approximately $150.00 - $1500.00. You can use modified “GoPro style” action cams, cheaper camcorders that have or have been modified to have night vision or even full spectrum capabilities. It really depends on what you want and how you are going to use it. If you are simply a hobbyist, I’d go the cheaper route and hit up Amazon and pick up one of theirs for around the $150 range.
If you’re really interested, and can spend a little more money check out the ghost hunting stores mentioned above to get a little more bang for your buck.
But, what do we recommend or use?
4K POV Camera: mountable POV camcorder takes true full spectrum, night vision HD video completely hands free. Mount it anywhere you like with any of the various mounting systems from head straps, chest mounts to bike mounts. This cam is compatible with GoPro mounts and accessories. Use the Wifi feature with a phone or tablet to view live video remotely.
Available at theghosthunterstore.com for $179.95 Regular Price $169.95 Sale Price
Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder: 4k camcorder with nightshot.
This camera is currently out of production.
Can be purchased at adorama.com **used** for $729.00
The next step up for the ax33 is this
Sony - Handycam AX53 4K Flash Memory Premium Camcorder:
Can be purchased at Bestbuy.com for $999.00
**ALSO CHECK OUT THE PANASONIC LINE OF CAMCORDERS WITH NIGHT SHOT CAPABILITIES AS THEY ARE EXCELLENT CAMERAS AND USED ON A LOT OF YOUR FAVORITE PARANORMAL TV SHOWS.. GHOST NATION, PORTALS TO HELL, AND KINDRED SPIRITS.
Only one to mention
DEADLITE - Contact Josh Bender on Facebook just search Deadlite LLC in your Facebook search bar. Deadlite is the only light we use in the field, and stand behind Josh and the Deadlite 100%. Check out the Octagon Mansion and Cursed Acres videos below to see the Deadlite in action. You'll be AMAZED!
With the release of the new PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S. We thought it would be fun to talk about a few of the games out there that we love that scared the shit outta us over the years. Also, a new one that is coming to PlayStation 4&5 in 2021 that we are EXTREMELY excited about!
Silent Hill The first installment in the series follows Harry Mason as he searches for his missing adopted daughter in the mysterious town of Silent Hill. Stumbling upon a cult conducting a ritual to revive a deity it worships, Harry discovers his daughter's true origin. Multiple game endings are possible, depending on in-game actions taken by the player. It was released in 1999 for the PlayStation. Available on PlayStation Now is the Silent Hill HD Collection
PlayStation Now is a subscription service that you can do a 7-day free trial or just go ahead and subscribe for $9.99 a month, $19.99 for 3 months, or $44.99 for 12 months. These prices reflect PlayStations Black Friday sale going on NOW!
Until Dawn is a 2015 interactive drama video game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. Players assume control of eight young adults who have to survive on Blackwood Mountain when their lives are threatened. The game features a hyperlink cinema-esque for its multilinear narratives and butterfly effect system in which players must make choices that may change the story. All playable characters can survive or die, depending on the choices made. Players explore the environment from a third-person perspective and find clues that may help solve the mystery.
Available at Best Buy for an unbelievable $9.99
The Evil Within The game centers on protagonist Sebastian Castellanos as he is pulled through a distorted world full of nightmarish locations and horrid creatures. Played in a third-person perspective, players battle disfigured nightmare-like enemies, including bosses, using guns and melee weapons, and progress through the levels, avoiding traps, using stealth, and finding collectables.
Available on the PlayStation Store for $19.99
Blair Witch: It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…
A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESS
From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.
FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODS
With just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.
YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSE
Stand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.
Available on all consoles and pc prices range from $9.72 on Steam to $29.99 for consoles
Phasmophobia is an indie survival horror game developed and published by Kinetic Games. The game was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows in September 2020 in early access, along with VR support. The game received a large influx of popularity the following month due to many well-known Twitch streamers and YouTubers playing it, mainly for the Halloween season. As of October 15, 2020, the game was the sixth-most popular game on Twitch and the best selling game on Steam globally!
The player takes control of one member from a group of up to four players, in the roles of urban exploring ghost hunters, who are contracted to deal with ghosts inhabiting different abandoned facilities such as homes, schools and hospitals. The game features 12 different varieties of ghost, each of which behave differently. In order to find out which type of ghost they have encountered, the players must collect evidence on the ghost. The end goal of the game is not to defeat the ghosts, it is to collect enough information on them, with at the end of each mission the players get paid. Players communicate through voice chat, which the ghost itself hears and reacts to. The players can use different equipment to help their mission, such as UV flashlights, thermometers, EMF readers, CCTV cameras, crucifixes and Ouija boards. These tools can be used for different means, such as communication, investigation, protection and clue gathering.
Phasmophobia currently has a 10/10 rating and is available on Steam for $13.99
With the growing popularity of the game, it was recently announced that the game will be making its way to PlayStation 4&5 in 2021!
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