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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:11 pm 
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Some paranormal experts, especially on TV, have faith in ghost hunting technologies such as the Electromagnetic Field detector, but a MUN prof says that the energy the machines measure is all around us anyway.

The concept behind the possibility of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) detector locating ghosts stems from the theory that ghosts are made of energy and give off signal radiation. But, says Kristin Poduska, a physics professor at MUN who studies magnetic and electronic materials, these EMFs can come from anything.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:27 am 
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I never use an EMF to find ghosts - as mentioned above - they are too generic in what they pick up. I tend to use them as a back-up and personally I think thats how they should be used.

If someone claims there is some particular activity going on here or there within a room - yes, take the EMF in to check the the specific area - but not to use as a general catch-all.

Two occasions spring to mind when this has proved their worth. Firstly, in the attic at Manhattens - a number of the people there were claiming there were cold spots around their legs as tho " .. kids were holding onto their legs". Diving in there around the legs - in the exact places they were describing the cold, the EMF went beep-bop as you would expect, but nowhere else.

Secondly, the last time we were at the Schooner. Claire felt something overcome her when she was on one of the beds and felt that what ever it was (a spirit of sorts had been picked up by Pam) buzzing her so much she just had to giggle .. and giggle and giggle. Moving in around her within a foot of where she was the EMF was going mental .. yet as you moved away with the EMF, it shut off. It was soon after this we heard the Schooner growl a couple of times and the wardrobe within the room started to dance!

Ok - it doesn't mean ghosts .. but it is curious that in the places where people were talking about sensing something, the EMF responded. Yes, it could have been the electro-magnetic field (whatever its source) that was causing these effects people were describing, but curious anyway.

But to use them as a general ghost detector would have you chasing shadows. Fine for confirming what people are reporting from other means, but not good in trying to find a ghost at random.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:17 pm 
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totally agree with what you've said there Jay,when used as back up they can add to other 'evidence' that something is going on etc...

They only other way I've found them useful is when asking the energy to affect them...when they give off high/low readings seemingly on 'command', this can be interesting if nothing else!!!!

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lol i've just come across that report too, well i did yesterday but didn't have time to put it one so i thought i would put it on today and ask peoples views

- good to see blubird is keeping up with things -


top marks to you :wink:

(dam now i have to find something else to put on lol) :lol:

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I also agree about EMF meters being used, not solely to prove spirit are there, but to be used in combined way along with sensitives. If a person who is sensitive says that there is spirit stood in a particular spot and when placed there the detector registers a change in the EM Field then it surely adds credence to what is being stated.
I have also had spirit use the device as a means of making contact, so for me they do have a place in the tool Kit :wink:

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kris wrote:
lol i've just come across that report too, well i did yesterday but didn't have time to put it one so i thought i would put it on today and ask peoples views

- good to see blubird is keeping up with things -


top marks to you :wink:

(dam now i have to find something else to put on lol) :lol:


Dont give me any credit, someone else found it and i nicked it :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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you'll fit in well in here blubird hehehehehe!!!

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i am giving you credit for putting it on here not for nicking it lol,

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pollen101 wrote:
you'll fit in well in here blubird hehehehehe!!!


I thought id already made myself comfortable here :shock:

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kris wrote:
i am giving you credit for putting it on here not for nicking it lol,



Awww but if i hadnt gone and nicked it then it wouldnt have been up on here so i think i do need credit for both!!!

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ahh but it would have been on here becasue as i said earlier in this thread

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lol i've just come across that report too, well i did yesterday but didn't have time to put it one so i thought i would put it on today and ask peoples views

- good to see blubird is keeping up with things -


top marks to you :wink:

(dam now i have to find something else to put on lol) :lol:


so you can't say it wouldn't have been on here :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :P

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I have one, but ive only used it twice.
When i first started doing investigations i never used anything other a note pad and pen. Since then i have slowly introduced the use of some basic equipment...slowly but surely im heading my way back to using the original notepad and pen.

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Yeah its funny that isnt it.

Ive got gadgets but find there a pain when your on an investigation cos it stops you listening out for things and concentrating.

Cos as soon as someone goes oooooow, you instantly turn what ever it is on and concentrate on that instead of whats actually going on!

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I think whether you use meters and gauges etc depends entirely on how you want your nights experience to go. If you are wanting to listen or sense, then gadgets are not required, but if you want to capture something that can be examined and analyzed then you really have to use the tools of the trade, how else will you gather the groundbreaking evidence that nobody can dispute :wink:

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Yeah i agree wolf. I think for me personally, i seem to work better without the gadgets.

Has NGI ever tried putting all the sensitives in one group (so that its quiet for them all and perhaps only have a carmera filming it all) and another group going round with all the gadgets, and then another group or two for people that just dont mind either way? just a thought...probably a daft one really :lol: . Personally i dont think it matters.

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I just dont have enough hands or pockets LOL

I think your right though wolf, it does depend on how your doing your particular investigation.
Like you say if you want to use your senses then gadgets wont help with that at all.

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