will shed some light on the technologies available for the serious
Minnesota paranormal investigator. There are many tools that are
used to document the paranormal that have been borrowed from other
important tool a good MN paranormal investigator possesses is
common sense. There are many natural occurrences that present
themselves as being paranormal when in fact, they are quite normal.
Debunking is vitally important to the MN paranormal investigator.
This subject will be addressed in detail on another page. For
this discussion, we will only focus on equipment.
Voice recorder. The
primary evidence gatherer of Minnesota paranormal investigators.
These can be expensive as $400.00 for a quality digital recorder,
or as inexpensive as $20.00 for a vintage cassette recorder.
Both obtain EVP (electronic voice phenomena).
- Camera. This is another important tool.
Again, prices range wildly for different cameras. Anything from
a cell phone camera (we do NOT use these), film, to digital
cameras. We suggest starting out with a digital camera, preferably
a DSLR with an attached flash unit that mounts higher above
the lens to diminish the dust effect of capturing orbs. Wildlife
cams can be very useful as well. These film in both daylight
and at night and are motion sensitive. Usually cost around $80.00.
- Laser thermometer. Point and shoot easy
way of looking for temperature changes in a room. These can
be as inexpensive as $30.00.
- DVR. Digital video recorder. These generally
are night seeing home surveillance systems using up to 16 night
vision cameras. These can be expensive. $250.00 - $1200.00 typically.
- FLIR. Forward looking IR. Heat mapping
video cameras. These are not inexpensive. $1,000.00 - $3,000.00.
Prices are coming down however for these cameras.
- EMF meters. Originally developed to
detect wiring issues in homes, these are highly useful devices
that detect electro magnetic fields. Entities are thought to
produce these fields. KII, Mel Meter, and Tri field meter are
all popular and good choices for the investigator. They start
at around $50.00.
- Pods. Devices that detect different
forms of energy and typically light up and make sound when triggered.
We suggest using the OuterRealm Pod which can be found at paranormalgadgets.com.
This pod is affordable and detects static charge which ghosts
are thought to produce. There are other many pods out there
that generally detect EMF. One such pod is the Rem Pod. There
are many pods to choose from, but we recommend the OuterRealm
- ITC devices. Instrumental Trans Communication.
Somewhat controversial as they can be debated as to where the
messages are originating from, but can be highly entertaining
and startling with their responses. These devices can be radios
that have been modified to continually scan radio bands to pick
up messages from the other side, to random word generators.
The Frank's Box was the first ITC device to make it onto the
market. This is the first radio device and is the original.
Simple radios can be "hacked" to produce similar results. The
Ovilus is a well known random word generator. Similar results
can be obtained on free phone apps as the much more expensive
Ovilus. We recommend using radio type ITC devices. These can
range from free for phone apps to over $1,000.00 for an original
- EM pump. A device that produces electro
magnetic fields which ghosts are thought to be strengthened
by. The Monster Box is one of the most powerful pumps available.
many other experimental products available. We covered the most
common tools available for the serious investigator.