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#1 AnnapolisParanormal

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

What do you guys think about these so called "Ghost Hunting Apps" running on smartphones. More and more people are using them like they are REAL investigation tools. Do you think they work? Are the genuine? Which ones do you have praise/complaints about?

The only one I use is "Ghost Hunter M2", because it has a working Geoscope, Audio Analyzer, and (suprisingly) an accurate EMF meter.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:25 PM

Personally, I am not a fan of any of the smart phone ghost hunting apps.  There have been to many fake ghost apps that IMO introducing evidence gathered from a phone is not reliable.

I understand that newer phones have better cameras on them, mine is a 5MP resolution, but I would rather not use it.  The only reason for this is the reason I gave above about the poor record of reliable evidence given in the past.  

The geoscope may be helpful in identifying patterns, but that seems to be it's most reliable portion of the app.  As far as the Audio Analyzer goes, I've always been warned away from using the voice recorder on phones for EVPs because the audio quality is usually poorer than you could get on a digital voice recorder.  I'm not going to disagree with you that the EMF meter in this app works, because I am not there to check it against my EMF meter, but I will say that my cell phone emits an EMF field and I wouldn't trust a device to measure EMF if it also emitted EMF.

As the founder of a young group, I understand the allure of using free or inexpensive apps that can do what expensive equipment could, but I would rather go without than collect evidence that skeptics could easily cast doubt upon.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:04 PM

I started a thread about the Ghost Radar quite a while ago http://www.paranorma...=1
There are some pretty mixed views. I know tings have movred on but I don't trust any smart phone apps that claim they are ghost hunting tools,  Don't smart phones and cell phones give off EMF in the first place so wouldn't that defeat the object really?  :Picture 562:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 06:00 AM

I've seen them but just am not sure about anything they "discover"?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

I only use them in the capacity of having additional EVP detectors. I personally prefer the Paranormal Recorder app ( although it is a pain to have to take it from the phone to audacity to be able to listen to it in its entirety) While I really don't trust them for much more than simple, low cost back up recorders I have found them good to have around to just set and forget lol.

If anyone has any suggestions on good EVP or recording apps I'd love to hear them :) I'm always in the market for new apps as well as new paranormal toys lol

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

I read an article the other day that stated ""EMF meter" apps can't really work on a cell phone. The phone does not have any of the components necessary for such a function. It's just a fun gimmick or toy.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:23 AM

In my personal opinion, I don't think smartphones can contain the same accuracy and purpose as much as an actual EMF reader and other ghost-hunting tools. I'd rather use the actual tools then a phone.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

Phones give off EMF when they are used so there is no way that they would be a reliable tool.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

I also never take cell phones or smart phones with me on an investigation for two main reasons,  1) They give off EMF at random times and 2) Once while investigating when things started to get very active, something wiped out the blackberry I was carrying at the time.  When I took it to the store for service after I could not get it rebooted, BTW, I just told them it stopped working. The tech who looked at it said the device's hard memory sections of systems that were completely erased. He said it looked like Swiss cheese.

So, now all cell phones, Iphones, Black Berries etc stay at home when I am investigating.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:14 AM

 SilentWalkerGStudy, on 25 July 2012 - 12:30 PM, said:

Phones give off EMF when they are used so there is no way that they would be a reliable tool.

Exactly. My impression is that they always give off EMF (unless they are turned off)

Edited by Vlawde, 31 July 2012 - 08:15 AM.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

I saw a gallery from a professional investigation that included a few shots of a man seriously holding out his iPhone with an EMF app running on it. Needless to say, I was both entertained and just utterly shocked. If you're going to do this for other people, don't make it look like such a huge joke.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:51 AM

Completely garbage. Phones don't have any detectors to indicated any physical change outside of the phone.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

I'd just like to clear up some misinformation.  First off, let me state that people are mostly correct when they state that smartphones do not have the hardware necessary to detect EMF fluctuations.  I say this because "most" smart phones are not equipped with the appropriate hardware.  However, some smartphones like the iPhone (3GS and up), for example, are indeed capable of detecting EMF fluctuations.  The iPhone, for example, is equipped with a wealth of powerful sensors: triple axis magnetometer, triple axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor etc. and, thus, is very capable of detecting and measuring EMF.  Also, keep in mind that electromagnetic fields (naturally occurring or otherwise) are all around us, all of the time.  Smart phones do emit EMF, but so do standalone EMF detectors (e.g. KII), but this is a known quantity and can be adjusted for.  Additionally, smartphones, like the iPhone, have a very powerful processor (e.g iPhone 5 - 1.2 ghz dual core) and operating system and a wealth of capabilities that standalone devices do not have.  The question isn't if a smartphone can compete with traditional ghost hunting equipment, the question is can traditional equipment compete with the smartphone?  Hope this helps.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

http://www.buzzfeed....ith-your-iphone

This article actually links back to us here, on this thread.  Thought it would be cool to share :)

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Believing in Ghost Hunter M2 as something that “works” requires two steps: first, believing that ordinary measurements like audio signals, seismic signal intensity, cameras, and the ever-popular electromagnetic frequency (or EMF) can measure paranormal activity. The second step is believing that a phone can even take these measurements in the first place. (On this issue, in the paranormal message boards, you’ll find mixed reviews.)

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 02:20 PM

The apps definitely cater to the novelty market, they are just for fun, and then you get apps by folk who realise they can make some money from alleged ghost hunting apps. We all have to keep in mind that there is not a single piece of equipment or detection method or any science to back up ghost hunting at all, it's up to each individual to decide what they believe is going to help them in their pursuit of the unknown!

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 06:44 PM

Oh they "work" as EMF meters  :yes: though they are really just accessing the compass chip in your phone.  You can also use any of the other phone sensors in ghost hunts :)

Of course these apps are mostly for fun so tend to lean that way BUT all of the phone sensors are real, whether the app can use them to detect ghosts or not really depends on the phone build, the app and whether or not ghosts actually exist and can set off said sensors :)
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 06:53 PM

I think the phone itself can affect the apps. Standalone is best, but there still is no proof they are detecting spirits
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:40 PM

I forget what app it was, but it would "detect" ghosts within a certain radius and it would also bring up names, sort of like the Ovulus device (I think that's how you spell it).  It's kind of creepy, even though it's probably fake.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 11:43 PM

I downloaded Ghost Radar some time ago just for fun and it never gave me any results - one day I took my daughters to a playground which was located in a street not too far from the cemetery and it was giving me heaps of readings haha. Nevertheless, I did read about these apps and they seem to be for entertainment purposes only, so I am not sure how accurate they may be :)

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 06:58 AM

Yeah, I've had Ghost Radar for years
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