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About me.....I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. I just needed to know that I could still communicate with him. I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on that had to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I am now a Certified Paranormal Investigator and have my own Paranormal Group. I have been researching the paranormal for over 30 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one unexplainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.

8/06/2013

GHOST HUNTER APPS-REAL OR JUST CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT???

So, I wasn't going to talk about this because I don't know how much "stock" I put in it.  But in today's world of technology I guess just about anything is possible.  So lets talk Ghost Apps for Iphones.

Do I think they are REAL or cheap entertainment?  Both.  I think if a ghost can move objects, talk to us from beyond and show themselves on camera and video....then why couldn't they manipulate an electronic device into a form of communication with us?  Anything is possible....right???

The other day I was just goofing off and found this app for your Iphone.  There are several apps for ghost hunting but I read and read reviews to try and find out which one was the best.  So, the one I found with the most reviews and the best reviews was the Ghost Hunter M2.  It is a little "dorky" because when you first turn it on, it plays cheesy thunder and lightening sounds...but oh well.
 
 

I think it cost $ .99  but to me it is way worth the  $.99 in entrainment. Of all the apps I have used THIS one is the one I believe to be the best.  I also feel this one could be used out in the field and possibly for collecting evidence that might be reliable WITH other equipment.  The one thing I love about this app is that ALL the different sections has a log that can be reviewed at anytime.  It logs, the date and time and the words for EVPS.  Ok.  Here is my brief encounter with the M2 so far...

The very first day I downloaded it at work. I didn't really know how to use it.  But it looked fun and interesting.  I went home and was just sitting in the living room and decided to turn it on..  So, I turned it on and just put it on the chair and continued just to relax and watch tv.  Nothing was happening...the radar was going around and around but no "blimp" on it at all and no words where showing.  After about 30 mins all the sudden... the radar starts going off and there was a little blue light on the radar.  I thought...huummmm interesting....and then....(because it has sound) it said "Rebecca" and the word "Rebecca" shows up on the screen!!!  NO WAY!!!  Now...... I wish I could say that being a Ghost Hunter that I thought this was way cool....but the truth is...... I thought "What the ???????"  It scared the crap out of me! lol  I know, I know, I am supposed to lie and say it didn't but it DID!!!!

Now, I don't know if everyone knows this but Becky(my name) is short for Rebecca!!! Oh, NOW I      have your attention....lol  I didn't really know what to do...so I did the bravest thing I could think of...........I TURNED IT OFF!!!!! How could it know my name??? It couldn't be retrieving names from your phones account because my cell phone is in Becky.   Huuummmmmmm
                       
But that's not all of it......it gets better...  So, I didn't think anything else about the app and later just     went on to bed.  I'm not sure what time it was....but if I were guessing it was about 2 or 3am that morning and I was awaken by my phone going off with that "blimping" sound.  I, of course just waking up from a dead sleep was like.....what is that?????? I picked up my phone and INSTANTLY could see the M2 radar with a red dot on the radar(meaning STRONG presence). Well, I just thought...."oh that darn little app" and turned it off and went back to sleep.  Again, I was already asleep or I would have thought more of it.  Not even realizing that I had turned it off earlier that day.

For those of you who have Iphones, you know that if you have a password on your phone you can not get into your phone or your apps until you physically punch in your password and THEN you have to touch the app you want to open….
                                                                                               

So, the next morning I got to thinking about it, and there just is know way possible I could have  picked up my phone and INSTANTLY saw that RADAR.  I would have had to enter my password    and THEN go into the app itself!  And when I picked up my phone the radar was already up!!!   I don't really know what to think about this little app but when I went to Galveston to met Britt from    Ghost Hunters International almost everyone there had this app.  But there where a lot of people that had never been on an investigation before so they could just be downloading anything.                     

I have included a link below that talks about the app and explains how to use it.  I thought it was good so I wanted to share it with you, so that it would give you a better understanding of what I was seeing and hearing.

            
I would love to know if anyone else has used or heard of this app.  If you have please tell me about your experience so I won't feel so crazy.

Sorry this is sooooo long, but it is hard to write about experiences and try to give you all the details.  I will say that since then, I have just turned it on a time or two and it does throw out random words.   But I guess, to me anyway, Rebecca is a pretty WEIRD word to through out there! What do you think???? 
                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fqKppQrGsE

Paranormal

So, the above app is called Paranormal. It is VERY simple.  The above screen comes up with a radar and below it, a writing area.  Is this app fun and creepy? You bet.  In a way, it is one of my favorite little apps to play with, but for an actual investigation NOT my first choice. lol  How it works.  There is a sound that goes off and a "dot" appears on the radar that indicates a spirit is present and where it is located.  And at random times(supposedly when a spirit is communicating with you) below the radar, in the writing  space, a word suddenly starts to appear....in a creepy, squiggly writing.  It LOOKS really cool but here's the problem.....there is NO sound associated with the word, so if you are not looking at the apps constantly you will MISS the word. (the above photo is an actual photo on my phone of the word "ball" being written) Another problem is there is no recording of this word at all.  I don't think this is a great app for collecting evidence, but it is certainly entertaining.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Ghost Detect

I have not used this app very much, but it LOOKS impressive, doesn't it?  It has a little of everything on it.  Would I use it in an investigation......maybe, but to be honest I just haven't experimented enough with it to say.  The one thing I do like is that it DOES keep a log that you can go back and review.(unlike the Paranormal)  If you use this app, I would love to know what kind of luck you have with it in your investigations.

Strobe App

This is a fun little app that has different colors you can use as a Strobe light.  Some say that by using a Strobe Light you can see spirits easier.  When I investigated the Queen Mary this is what one of their investigators used.

Misc. Apps

The above apps are the ones I am experimenting or playing with to you the truth...ssshhhhh that doesn't sound very professional does it........ANYWAY.....some are just a waste of time and some I find to be entertaining and some I find.......could very well be useful in an investigation.  You guys give them a try and get back with me on your luck with them.  Some do cost a little money....but not more than 99 cents(I think)  I'll give you an update on them after I  have used them more. 
  

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