The One Stop Ghost Shop



Whether you’re an amateur ghost hunter, a paranormal investigator, or a serious parapsychologist in waiting, there is but one place to purchase all of your investigative research instrumentation and that is at Less

The man in the know is Emil De Toffol, and if you run into any problems regarding what to purchase, this man can certainly point you in the right direction.

However, before you start assembling your suite of sensors you better really know what you’re buying, what it measures and perhaps how they even work.  It’s also very important to understand the fact that these engineering grade instruments are not toys, and as such are very, very expensive.

When we go out to investigate cases, our instrument package consists of the following: 1) a geomagnetometer with it’s concomitant zero gauss chamber [$1,050],  2) a Spectran low-frequency spectrum analyzer (1Hz-1 MHz.) [$899],  3) an air ion counter ($499), 4) a Natural Tri-Field Meter (1Hz.-40Hz) [$199.95] ,  5) a Tri-Field Meter $129.95, 6) an E-Smog Scout, $49.95, a custom modified Nikon D90 full-spectrum (near infra-red through long-wave ultraviolet) DSLR camera with quartz lens, est. cost. $8,500, and an air temperature probe integrated with a remote infra-red laser thermometer ($150).

There are other redundant types instruments to measure the same variables with different devices looking for data convergence.  To see if different devices provide the same readings of the same localized environment at the same time.

These devices only measure our physical environment that we currently know of.  We do not currently own a thermal imaging system as the good ones are a little too pricey thus far and their relevance is questionable, at best.

However, we do have a Gen III image intensifier that occasionally detects some anomalous luminosities.  And, last but not least are three Pelican cases (with foam) for transporting said instruments, the two large ones cost about $1,600 ea. while the middle-sized one is only $975, a relative bargain.

Try to avoid devices that are 60 Hz. calibrated as they’re designed to basically measure emissions from man-made devices like microwave ovens, TV’s, computers, cell phones, etc.  However, several of these devices will detect 60 Hz. EMF so one can tell if said fields are at the root of triggering RSPK in a particular instance, which is actually quite common.

The part of the electromagnetic spectrum of interest in such investigations appears to be between 1 Hz. and about 40 Hz.  As I’ve said before, measuring bioelectric fields is relatively easy, but measuring biomagnetic fields is extremely difficult as such requires superconducting sensors that are cooled with liquid nitrogen or helium. Not something you’d find as a portable device in a parapsychologist’s instrument case.

The reason we use the aforementioned devices are clearly delineated in my book Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown.  We are definitely learning important pieces of the paranormal puzzle with these devices, things we never would have imagined even a couple of decades ago.  If you purchase any of these sensors, please read the instructions very carefully before using them or they’ve will serve no purpose whatsoever.  And again, these instruments can not, and do not, detect ghosts.  By asking the right questions and measuring the correct environmental parameters you will see definitive, longitudinal data patterns.  As discussed in several chapters of my book, the truth really is out there and it’s up to all of us to learn it.

By Dr. Barry Taff

Dr. Barry Taff, who holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering, worked as a research associate at UCLAs former parapsychology laboratory from 1969 through 1978. During his 41-year career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,000 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, and he has conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition which led to the development of the original protocols and methodologies for what was later coined remote-viewing. He is the author of Aliens Above, Ghosts Below.

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