Smartphones, many of us modern ghost hunters has one of these nifty little devices in our pockets, but how many of us has thought about using them as a ghost hunting tool and what makes a good ghost hunting app?
When i first got myself an android smartphone, about a year ago, I immediately started to think of how it could be put to good use during a ghost investigation. Sadly, I do not possess the brain power to write the necessary code required to create my own ghost hunting app.
However, there are plenty of clever folks out there that know how to write this code and some of them have made some truly fascinating applications for us avid ghost hunters. Below are just a few of the many useful tools out there just waiting for us to download and install. To begin with I will start off with a few Iphone ghost huting apps and then move onto some available for android phones.
Iphone Ghost Hunters Apps
Spud Pickles is the mastermind behind the Ghost radar iphone and Android application and it uses various sensors on your phone to ‘detect’ paranormal activity. Ghost Radar measures electromagnetic fields, vibrations, and sounds, but unlike many traditional ghost hunting equipment the Ghost Radar is unique in the fact that it analyses the readings that it obtains from the various phones sensors and only reports when interesting patterns have been detected.
iSeismometer by ObjectGraph is an interesting little app that measures vibrations in threee dimentions, X,Y & Z (X is side to side movement, Y is up and down and Z is forwards and backwards). The sensitivity of this app is pretty supprising . Like many tools used by ghost hunters, iSeismometer was not originally designed to be used in quite this way. However, we believe that this app could help build up a detailed picture of the enviroment in which we are investigating.
ITalk Recorder is a simple recorder for your Iphone that some ghost hunters are using as a means of recording EVP (Electronic voice phenomena) during their investigations. We have not personally tested this app but from the reports i’ve read and the conversations i’ve had with fellow ghost hunters, the ITalk Recorder is apparently a great product.
Android Ghost Hunters Apps
Entity Sensor by Krugism Development LLC is a simple EMF meter/detector similar to other EMF meters used by most ghost hunting teams. The visual output display is in the form of mock led’s as well as a numeric Micro Tesla readout. How accurate these measurments are is anyones guess, so if your after a basic EMF meter for your ghost hunts, this might be one for you.
Vibrometer is a great little vibration meter app that can be used by ghost hunters. Personally I use this android app when I am asking spirits to respond by tapping or banging in reply to my questions whilst on investigations. Vibrometer is sensitive enough to measure even the slightest of taps on a table.
Last but by no means least on our ghost hunting app list is one called Audalyzer. Audalyzer is a great little audio analyser app that can tell you how loud the audio source is as well as the frequency at which the audio is on, which is great for when it comes to EVP recording sessions. In my humble opinion, this is the must have ghost hunting app to have on your phone!
Although these apps look the part and some even go ‘bing!’, be aware that not all of these apps should be taken too seriously. Remember, if a product describes itself as a ‘ghost detector’, take it with a pinch of salt, apply some logical thinking to the situation and be skeptical.
Another point to pay attention to is that there are many pirated apps out there and many of these pirated Android apps are not only modified to exclude the License check that is used for Market apps, but have extra code added that steal your contact information, make expensive calls and texts, and log your keystrokes. This is obviously a major security threat. That’s the only reason that these hackers take popular apps and provide them free.
Nothing is truly free!