Equipment Used by the WPRS
4 Channel - 160GB - Digital Video Recorder System (DVR) - This allows us to monitor up to four different areas at the same time while capturing video evidence digitally. The group utilizes four DVR infrared cameras that can record in complete darkness up to 150 feet away.
Sony digital High 8 night shot camera - Used to record and monitor any evidence of paranormal activity. This type of camera can be used in areas where there is complete darkness. Very useful tool as all other electrical sources can be eliminated while filming. Theory is that spirits manifest in spectrums of light that is often not visible to the naked eye. One of those possible spectrums is the infrared spectrum. The camera operates through the use of an infrared beam that illuminates the background thus theoretically making paranormal manifestation visible.
Digital cameras – A very economical way to record environment with instant results available to review. Often the WPRS uses this type of camera as a “control” along with basic 35mm cameras. The drawback in using a digital camera is the fact that it does not produce a negative as evidence. Evidential proof makes a case much more credible. Also digital cameras produce photos that can be easily altered with computer programs again lending less credibility.
Full Spectrum Digital Video Camera
- This camera will capture images reflected with UV and IR
light. In theory spirits exist on many frequencies or
dimensions other than our own. These dimensions also contain
frequencies of light unseen by the human eye. Most cameras
can pick up some IR and UV light and that is why ghosts have
been photographed since the beginning of modern photography.
Multi-spectrum sensitive digital video
cameras can capture images reflected within these invisible
spectrums of light.
Infrared Sensitive Standard Video
Camera - This camera will capture images
reflected with IR light. This light frequency is invisible
to human eyes. It is theorized that spirits exist on many
frequencies or dimensions other than our own. This equipment
has been modified to allow the maximum amount of invisible
IR light into the camera in order to concentrate our focus
within this light frequency. It has also been designed to
capture images reflected within the infrared light spectrum.
K-II EMF meter - This meter is a single axis style that works well as a go between for communication during EVP sessions. It is considered less sensitive than a Trifield meter but an equally important tool for paranormal investigations.
REM Pods / EM Pods - This equipment is designed to assist a paranormal investigator in making an informed decision based on EMF and electro-static evidence collected during an investigation. When we are performing investigations, team members will often refer to the “hair” standing up on their arms or the back of their neck. This equipment can help us to detect this invisible E-field that causes this condition.
Infrared thermal probes - These devices measure the surface temperature of objects from a distance through the use of an infrared beam. This device does not give you an air temperature reading.
Thermometer with IR & Ambient Temperature - IR thermometers such as this one measures both non-contact surfaces using a laser target and measures ambient temperature simultaneously.
Conventional thermal probe – A conventional probe is used to measure ambient air temperature. In theory when a spirit manifests it needs energy to do so. It will draw energy from any source available. One of those sources is in the form of heat energy. When it removes the heat energy from the air the temperature will drop dramatically and cold spots can result.
Geiger counter model CD V-715 – This device is used to check for any rise in gamma radiation. In theory a spirit presence raises the amount of ion particles in the air; radiation attaches to the ions and therefore raises the radiation levels.
Laser Grids - These high powered lasers emit a grid of dots useful for detecting shadows or general visual disturbances during an investigation. When set in front of a running camera the aim is to catch potential paranormal evidence.
Vibration Sensors - Units are used to detect any vibrations in a area that is being monitored from another location.
Motion detectors – These devices are often used to make sure an area that is being monitored is not entered by anyone. It also helps us determine if any motion is present in an area during a vigil.
Walkie talkies – Our group uses these to communicate to each other during investigations. They are especially helpful in large buildings, where more than one building is involved or large outside areas.
Flashlights in assorted varieties - Our group uses a variety of different illuminating instruments. We use basic flashlights, lights that are shaded so that they do not interfere with your vision while in total darkness and lights that attach hands free.
Batteries – We carry all varieties of batteries needed for our equipment. Sometimes during investigations batteries quickly go dead, (i.e. spirits draw energy from any source available to manifest).
Medical kit – All members of the WPRS carry a basic medical kit in case of any injury.
Evidence bags, masking tape, chalk and tape measure – Evidence bags are used to collect evidence at the scene, the masking tape, chalk and tape measure is used when a control item is placed in an area that is being monitored with our equipment. The control item would be marked with masking tape or chalk and monitored for movement. Any movement would be documented by taking a measurement and recording it with our surveillance equipment.
Infrared Lights - Used in unison with the Infrared Digital Camera.
Kinect 3D Image Monitor - Used to image paranormal activity and spirit presence. The system digitally maps an outline of any figure that is in or around that location electronically to 3D format.