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Paranormal Investigation Equipment

"...I often get asked about the equipment and applications that I use on TV and in the course of my paranormal investigations. The main questions people often ask me are where can I purchase them from? or how do I use them? As I have amassed so much equipment and used so many different applications over the years, I wanted to share the sources with you and help spread the word to support my friends and their businesses. I have therefore listed my favourite creators, manufacturers and distributors of paranormal equipment on this page, and will soon be adding some useful info about applications"

Top Sellers and Developers

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Walking with Ghosts

Alistair Wells owns and runs walkingwithghosts.com a wonderful site that offers paranormal investigation equipment to investigators and enthusiasts all over the world. Walking With Ghosts is the only UK distributor of the legendary Gary Galka's inventions which include the PSB7T and PSB11 Spirit Box, REM Pod, MEL Meter series and new ANC (Adjustable Noise Control) devices. Alistair is one of the nicest people I have worked with in this field. Nothing is too much trouble and he offers some excellent items at very reasonable prices. His range of haunted trigger objects and EMF Dolls are particularly cool!

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Infraready

Andy Bailey is the owner of Infraready.co.uk This online store specialises in ghost hunting equipment and infrared camera conversions. Andy provides an excellent service to all his customers. He specialises in IR conversions and full spectrum cameras, but the range of equipment offered has grown over the last few years. Andy is the only supplier of the wonderful ALICE DNA ITC Box in the UK. Infraready has also supplied me with lots of paranormal equipment which have been tested and used on HELP! My House is Haunted including the 360 REM, EMF Trip Wire, Para Light and X-POD. Andy is generous, friendly and always happy to help.

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AppyDroid

Iain Munro from AppyDroid is a talented developer and electronics engineer. AppyDroid are the makers of the amazing ParaTek application and the new ParaTek V3 Mini device as seen on HELP! My House is Haunted. AppyDroid also have other  excellent ITC applications available on the Google Play Store including ETHOS, RAPTOR Spirit Box and the EVP Recorder. Follow their Facebook page for updates and new devices. 

ITC Apps

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EchoVox is an ITC application that uses multiple banks of phonetic sounds to generate intelligent responses.

Spirits are said to be able to manipulate these electronic sound forms to form full words and even sentences thereby communicating with the user.

Using the application is fairly easy and I prefer to use both the shuffle and random function when sweeping.  

The application uses 6 channels of random phonetic banks and also 4 sound banks. The responses are therefore randomly generated but somehow this application produces incredible results during any investigation. 

ParaTek is an Ai ITC system that provides 4 layers of analysis and deciphering before it selects a word to announce. It is not a random word generator and uses Ai technology to completely operate the application.

It uses a  simple on and off function with no radio interference, no audio banks and requires no technical knowledge to use.

It does not use speech recognition to falsely reply and the ParaTek app only selects words based on changes in certain environmental conditions.

Necrophonic is an ITC app used for spirit communication and EVP research. The app uses 8 sound banks to produce words and sounds in response to the users direct questions.

The audio itself is made up of phonemes, partial words, reverse audio, foreign languages, and other parts of speech that can help spirits communicate.

Besides some basic phonetic sounds such as na, no, da, do, di, ma, may, etc. there are no real words of phrases contained in the banks. These sounds banks play in a similar way to that of my other app "Spiritus Ghost Box" but instead of 4 sound banks Necrophonic has 8 active sound banks.

This app does contain Echo and Reverb audio effects which many investigators claim to be the best effects to apply to ITC sessions.

Equipment

"Paranormal investigations should be fluid, responsive and reactive, therefore the use and application of paranormal equipment during any investigation, should also be flexible, and respond to the situation and type of investigation, your location and ultimately intention. I personally adapt to each case once I know what I am dealing with. However, in some situations, where prior evidence, knowledge or experiences are limited, it is vital to just go with your experience and gut instinct. Paranormal Equipment is designed to either identify or communicate with spiritual entities. The devices available today are plentiful and many do the same jobs and can cost anything from a few pounds to thousands. Always do your research before you buy and shop around."

Most of the technology and ghost hunting equipment that I use on Help! My House is Haunted are forms of ITC or Instrumental Trans Communication devices or applications. ITC is the technique of contacting spirits using any electronic means, whether to capture the images of spirits, to record their voices, or, more lately, have them directly influence modern electronic equipment in order for them to communicate with us.

The Spirit Box
The Spirit Box is one of my favourite pieces of paranormal investigation equipment. The device used in Series 5 is actually a unique build by Infraready and sweeps through radio frequencies quickly. Spirits are said to be able to communicate with us through the white noise.

Digital Voice Recorder
My favourite tool. I use a digital dictation device that records audio, but I use it to specifically capture disembodied voices or forms of EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena. These are Ghost Voices!

HexCom
Is an ITC device. It has been designed as a Word bank for spirits to use in order to communicate with us electronically.
The HexCom uses it’s built in EMF meter to enable spirits to select words from a database of over 2,000. It’s similar to the Alice Box or Ovilus and has been featured on Help! My House is Haunted and Celebrity HELP! My House is Haunted.

Alice Box
My favourite ITC word bank device. According to it's creator Joanne Saul, there are over 9,000 words included in the very unique algorithms contained within the Alice Box software.

Spirits are said to be able to externally influence the electronic circuitry within the device therefore selecting a word from its internal dictionary. The Alice Box then announces these words and displays them on screen.

The Alice Box has proven to be remarkably accurate and relevant during our paranormal investigations. The chances of the various words and phrases which the device has output being selected at random are astronomically small!

Its consistency and relevance has been truly breath-taking during use on the show and she continues to amaze us all. It’s not uncommon for Alice to give us actual names which have strong verifiable connections with the location or case being investigated.

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