Ghost Hunting Equipment
If you've always wanted to try ghost hunting but thought that you needed equipment to do so, then you've come to the right place! Try out what we have during your visit and see what works for you! Not everyone uses it all, and many people don't use any equipment. Get your hands on it here as a part of your Conover ghost experience! Not all of the equipment will be available every night.
Commonly known as a geophone, this device measures vibrations. After placed on a surface and calibrated, the colored lights on front indicate the occurrence of vibration and its intensity.
Environmental Detection Meter
The ElectraScope measures triboelectric fields, or static charge. The two tubes at top light up as different colors to indicate the direction of the energy source.
This meter detects the presence of electromagnetic fields (EMF). The device has a meter to measure strength of the energy, as well as flashing red and beeping. There are several theories regarding the possible relationship between EMF and ghosts. Come to find out which one you believe!
Digital Ambient Thermometer
Used to measure air temperature in an area. Cold spots may be an indication of the presence of ghosts.
Infrared Surface Temperature Thermometer
This thermometer measures the temperature of whatever surface or object it targets. It projects a laser to guide your aim.
A combination of EMF detector and ambient thermometer in one piece of equipment!
Essentially a modified radio that emits white noise. The theory behind this is that the presence of this type of sound may help ghosts speak to us. We also use a Faraday pouch; this blocks out radio signals to reduce the likelihood of confusing radio broadcasts with spirit voices.
Audio recorders run throughout the investigations to catch any sounds or electronic voice phenomena (EVP). After listening to recorded audio, we sometimes hear voices or noises that were not heard by our ears when the recordings were made! Those sounds are considered to be EVP. We will sometimes conduct "EVP Burst Sessions". We will ask a short series of questions, then replay the recording immediately to listen for responses. If we do hear something, we can ask another series of questions based on that.
Laser Grid (Pen)
Projects a grid of green laser dots across a room. Should anything move between the laser and the wall, it may disrupt the pattern enough for us to see. This style is battery powered and mounted on a mini-tripod. It’s very portable, but needs to cool after about ten minutes of use.
Laser Grid (Plug-In)
This grid operates essentially the same as the pen style, but projects a larger pattern and can run for hours without overheating. It must be plugged into an outlet, which makes it less portable than the pen style.
Our digital video recorder system uses four cameras with night vision to watch for any paranormal activity during investigations. It’s not used every night.
A modified video camera that sees beyond the visible light spectrum. The main advantage is being able to record our experiences without using blinding camera lights! It uses an additional infrared / ultraviolet light for illumination.
A device that creates a small electromagnetic field. If E.M. energy assists spirits with communication, this piece can give them an extra boost! We have captured some interesting audio while running the pump.
These sensors can be used individually or as a group to detect changes in static fields. As they light up, it could indicate the presence of a ghost! By using multiple units, we may be able to track the direction of movement, as well.