Top 5 Worst Ghost Hunting Equipment
Here at From The Other Side we like to do something a little differently from many of the other Ghost Hunting companies, and hopefully if you have been on one of ours you will have noticed. We like to engage and involve our customers as much as possible, making sure they have the best night possible.
As part of this we do use a lot of different equipment, which we do vary a lot. Trying new equipment almost every event, and often getting rid of equipment we don’t like or think isn’t working as well.
So here are the top 5 pieces of equipment we have used on Ghost Hunts that we think are completely useless!
5) Interactive Bear
Basically a teddy bear, usually with a really rubbish emf stuck inside.
They may look a bit creepy, but they will sit there all night doing nothing and generally being a bit pointless.
Just get a K2 meter instead and save your money!
4) Really loud speakers on your Frank’s box.
Now a Frank’s box(ghost box or spirit box) is a fantastic piece of equipment, and it is usually a bit quiet. People will almost always get some external speakers to plug in to make the franks box that bit louder.
But: so many times people will buy the loudest speakers they can find and crank them up to maximum on the night. It’s incredibly annoying, stops other groups from being able to do anything and reduces your sensitivity to quiet noises for the light, just as a bright light reduces your natural night vision.
Bigger is not always better!
3) EM Pump (EMF Pump)
A little box that pumps out an electromagnetic field. It is claimed spirits feed off this and will draw them in.
In reality it does nothing particularly useful other than mess with your other equipment.
You won’t be able to use any EMF detectors such as K2 Meters when this is on, and you will probably be waiting a long time before it does anything.
2) Strobe Light
If you haven’t seen one on a ghost hunt you may be wondering what on earth a strobe light is doing there.
We have seen and used (just the once) one of these and it really doesn’t belong on a ghost hunt.
Unless you are trying to get in contact with some Trance-music loving spirits who just want to party, the only thing this is likely to do at best is give you a headache and at worst give someone an epileptic fit.
1) Internet Video Feeds
In the worst position we finish with some equipment we haven’t actually used on a hunt ourselves, though we have experienced several Ghost Hunts with them. The Ghost Hunt organisers setup a video feed so that customers can pay to watch the ghost hunt over the internet.
Completely alienating the customers on that ghost hunt this completely kills the atmosphere. You won’t gain anything from this equipment whatsoever, but being told to keep out of the way on a ghost hunt you have paid for is all too common.
So more than being bad, it actually ruins ghost hunts. Don’t do it!