Delaware Ghost Hunters uses a variety of equipment – some of which is especially designed for paranormal research. Due to the amount of information that is not currently known or proven about the phenomenon of ghosts, we believe it is essential to monitor as much as possible in order to obtain data which may assist in providing answers. The following list is by no means complete but will provide some insight as to what we may take on an investigation.
|INFRARED SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
These are interfaced into the DVR system, with inbuilt infrared light emitting diodes they send out infrared light to which the cameras are sensitive to but is invisible to the human eye. Wired and wireless models are used dependent on site conditions.
Motion detectors can be used in two ways – assisting to make a controlled location to ensure human interference can be detected or it can indicate movement where there’s no reason for it. We utilise both Passive Infrared and Ultrasonic detectors, some modified to suit our requirements. Some cameras on the DVR may also be set to motion detection mode allowing recording and/or alarm triggering from changes in visual light.
|STILL AND VIDEO CAMERAS
A range of still and video cameras are used. Camcorders with nightshot functions are also used and their abilities may be enhanced with the addition of infrared illuminators like the one at right.
|THERMAL LASER THERMOMETERS
Thermal laser thermometers are used to monitor temperature fluctuations.
Electro Magnetic Field detectors are used to detect changes in the electromagnetic field which some believe may indicate paranormal activity. Others believe fields of natural origin may influence human perception of activity.
The central control computer used at investigations is designed to match the needs of a particular site. It often incorporates a Digital Video Recording Surveillance system. Multiple computers are available enabling simultaneous investigations to take place. Our Talon DVR systems can record up to 16 cameras continually, in full 1080p, for well over 72 hours, this is extended considerably if less cameras are used or any camera is placed in motion detection mode.