The "Spirit Box" or "Ghost Box" is a standard digital AM/FM pocket radio that has been modified in certain ways. Factory settings on these radios allow them to lock onto a broadcast station when a clear frequency is found. They also have a factory "mute" setting that keeps the radio quiet while it is scanning frequencies. The modifications on the P-SB7 and other spirit boxes end up bypassing the factory lock and mute features, allowing the radio to rapidly scan radio frequencies and produce static, or "white noise". It is believed that spirits or entities are able to use open radio frequencies to communicate.
Studio Digital Audio Recorders
Zoom H4n/H1n & Sony ICD-AX412
Digital audio recorders give us the ability to record audio clips in virtually any location. They are equipped with highly sensitive microphones that are able to pick up Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVPs) that we do not hear at the time. We tend to stick with the studio quality recorders such as the Zoom H4n and H1n devices. We either pair these with one of the wireless DVR cameras to capture audio, or we will use them for individual EVP sessions.
Phantom Lite Cameras
1080p IR & Full Spectrum
Phantom Lite IR and Full Spectrum cameras allow us to be able to record high quality video and audio in total darkness- as if it were daytime. They are battery powered, which allows for quick and easy set-up in any location we find ourselves in. We also utilize larger IR flood lights to help illuminate areas that we want to record in, making the video quality much better. Additionally, we've extended our recording time capabilities by utilizing GhostStop's camera power packs.
Thermal Imaging Camera
The FLIR E53 Thermal Imaging Camera is a high end thermal imaging tool that is commonly used by fire departments and search & rescue teams. This camera can sense over 43,000 points of temperature measurement and produces high quality picture resolution. Thermal imaging is extremely useful in the paranormal field. It is believed that entities can produce free floating cold spots and heat signatures that are unable to be seen by the naked eye. This equipment gives us the ability to document those occurrences in order to help determine whether they are natural or paranormal.
The Firstrend 8-Channel DVR System is great video recording system. The wireless functionality makes set-up and take-down much faster and easier than with other systems that require each camera to be wired back to the DVR. We also use 2.4 mHz signal boosters in order to increase the distance that the cameras can be away from the DVR itself. These systems are highly beneficial for monitoring and recording multiple areas from one central location.
IR - Motion Activated Trail Cameras
Stealth-Cam Core BONZ-IR
IR Trail Cameras allow us to effectively cover certain areas of a location that have claims of shadow movement, or items moving on their own. These cameras are motion activated, and can record in daylight or darkness. When activated, they will record 10-second clips of audio and video until motion is no longer detected.
Nikon D90/Cannon T5i/Sony Cyber-Shot
Digital cameras provide us with the ability to take a large number of still photos in any area of a location. The Cannon T5i will also allow us to record up to 12-minute high quality video clips. Occasionally, strange anomalies will appear in still photos that were not able to be seen with the naked eye.
K2 Meters/AFM Equipment
EMF detectors allow us to be able to track electromagnetic fields within a location. Electromagnetic fields occur naturally in any given location due to things such as household appliances, radio/cell phone signals, older electrical wiring, and breaker panels. However, it is suggested that spirits can either use this naturally occurring EMF in order to manifest, or that spirits are in fact made up of electromagnetic energy. Therefore, if we are able to detect stray EMF fields in a location that don't seem to have a source, it could be indicative of something paranormal.