Posted - 11/26/2012 : 12:50:27 PM
| H.P.I. Paranormal Equipment Guide
Video Camera with Night Shot- A quality video camera is essential to getting video evidence of your anomaly or creature. External IR (infrared) to light up your area.
Infrared lighting- IR is essential to light up rooms that are too dark to record properly. You can get external flash light styles or ones that will attach directly to your video camera.
Television Monitor- A TV monitor is an essential piece of equipment when you'd like to see what is happening on your video cameras.
Voice Recorder- Any quality digital audio recorder with a USB port will work. We love the Olympus VS-3100 as it is easy to use and has a ton of storage. You can pick one up at Radio Shack for about $35.00.
Spares- Always make sure you have enough film for your cameras (video and or still), batteries for every different piece of equipment..
Pen/Paper- For recording any desired information or data. Sometimes you're not able to dictate into your audio recorder without disturbing the investigation or because it is being used in another area.
Written Documentation- There are numerous areas that could help your investigation in the long run if appropriate written documentation is obtained. Whether interviewing a civilian witness to the possible anomaly you’re investigating or an investigator they it all should be professionally carried out and properly documented for posterity.
Digital Thermometer- A digital thermometer is able to react faster than mercury thermometer and has optional backlit display’s for easier in the field use. Normally digital thermometers will monitor the temperature to the tenths if not even more precise on some of the more expensive models.
Thermal Imaging Scope/Scanner/Camera- This particular piece of equipment shows and records temperatures and temperature fluctuations in forms of colors.
Night Vision- Night vision units come in many designs such as goggles, binoculars and monoscopes. Through the aid of many steps completed on the near atomic level this technology now allows the user to see in low illuminated conditions where the unaided eye could not.
Electromagnetic Field Meter- An EMF or Electromagnetic Field meter reads the level of electromagnetic fields given off by anything producing them such as everything with voltage and or current. 'Voltage' simply put is the driving force that pushes the current around creating a 'magnetic field'. Where as 'current' is the flow of electrons around the circuit (circuit being whatever is carrying power in the form of electricity simply put usually a wire) forming an electric field in the process.
Geiger Counter- Shows levels of and variances in beta- gamma- and alpha-wave radiation. Used for taking and monitoring environmentals for any unusual levels of these radiations.
Motion Detector- Great for perimeter surveillance. These handy pieces of equipment can be used as your eyes an ears in places where you can’t be watching all the time. Alerting you to anything’s presence that would activate them they act
as another team member.
Salt- Salt, originally natural coarse sea salt is believed by some people to have paranormal powers to control supernatural events. Some people who practice witchcraft may use salt in rituals as a binding force for spirits whether it is to protect themselves or bind a spirit for their bidding. There are many witchcraft spells and rituals that call for sea salt to be used as a protecting force, such as “the casting of the circles” ritual.
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