Equipment Orientation with pics - Paranormal Investigations of

Equipment Orientation with pics - Paranormal Investigations of
Paranormal
Investigations
Of Rockland County
www.pirc-ny.com
Equipment Orientation Training
This class is designed for members to review the types of equipment currently
employed by PIRC and to help instruct members on their use.
Instruction will include how to turn on/off, how to change batteries, set up, play
back and the proper way to use the piece of equipment during the investigation.
Visual display of equipment operation will be conducted during the training
session. This manual is meant to compliment the visual instruction and display
and is indexed for your convenience.
1. Audio
Most people think of digital recorders as being the only source of audio devices
employed on an investigation; however PIRC has 2 devices that rely on audible
sound to react.
Digital Recorders
Function: Pirc utilizes digital records during preliminary and regular
investigations to record the session and in hopes of capturing evps during
that session.
Evps are sounds or voices not heard with the human ear during normal
conversation but are encoded on the digital media and available during
playback. It is believed that spirits can use their energy to encode words to
simulate human voices, music or other sounds without the use of a physical
body. No one actually understands how spirits are able to accomplish this.
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Types: Pirc has many digital audio recorders. Among them are various
Olympus models and a Zoom H1 model.
Components: All our recorders have an on/off switch, volume controls,
recording speed aka quality selection, internal microphones, ports for ear
phones and external microphones and battery compartments. Most have
folders, hold buttons, level recording functions and voice activation modes.
Usage: When placing a digital recorder you should turn it on; indicate the
time and date, location and who is placing the device. The device should
then have the „hold‟ button turned on if available to prevent accidental turn
off. All devices should be checked for the proper date and time prior to
placement. If necessary the device may need to be reset, especially after
battery replacement.
It is important to use tagging when on an investigation. Tagging is the
method in which you identify audible sounds or the coming and going of
people into and out of a location. If identifying people indicate the time and
who is entering or exiting a room.
Many times recorders will be shut off and restarted to indicate the
beginning of an evp session. Whether this is to be done or not will be
discussed before the start of the investigation. Regardless of whether a
recorder is restarted, you should always tag.
Examples: Types of sounds tagged: an external sound as a car or truck
passing by, a loud bang caused by someone dropping something, someone‟s
stomach growls or other personal sounds, a sigh, a group walking, clearing
of the throat etc. Basically any sound made by the team or heard by the
team should be tagged.
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Sound Activated Geophone (AG)
Function: Similar to a vibration sensing geophone except this device has lights
that are triggered when it hears a sound.
Type: Made from a Velleman kit and enclosed in a project box with a toggle
switch.
Components: Device consists of a mini toggle switch, the completed circuit kit
and battery component box.
Usage: The device would be placed at a distance in hopes of being triggered by
footsteps or audible sounds not related to the team. Generally we place this in
view of a team member or camera so that it can be monitored.
Examples: Team hears bangs, possibly a door or footsteps unrelated to the
team and places the device on the floor or table in the general location of the
sounds.
2. Video
Pirc utilizes many types of video recording devices.
 DVR
Function: The DVR or digital video recording system is used on
investigations to monitor and record activity in various locations
simultaneously. Since the cameras are night vision capable the system can
monitor in total darkness. This system is used when ac current is available.
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Type: This system is a 4 channel system which basically means there is a
capacity for 4 cameras. This system is not a brand name system.
Components: The current DVR system consists of 4 night vision capable
cameras, external audio inline microphones, bnc/rca cables, mouse,
monitor, tripods and the dvr itself with a built-in hard drive that contains
the software to run the system or back up evidence.
Usage: Once locations are identified by the tech managers the cameras are
placed on tripods at a height desirable to view the area without obstructing
the actual view. Wires are run to the designated locations and attached to
the cameras. There are 3 hook ups on each camera. One is power, video and
audio. Cameras are placed in such a way as to cover the widest area
possible in that location.
The other ends of the wires are run to the dvr box or „base station‟. Each
camera/wire combination is designated with a number (1-4). The camera is
attached to the base station to its corresponding numbered audio and video
input jack.
The base dvr is connected to a monitor for viewing. The monitor has the
capabilities to show all 4 cameras at a time or just one. Audio may only be
monitored from one camera at a time when in the 4 channel view. Clicking
on a single camera brings up that audio.
The channel view display shows the date and running time. These are used
to take notes during review so that extraction or review of evidence may
occur.
Wires are taped down using blue painters tape (this leaves no residue) to
avoid accidental tripping or damage to the system.
Examples: Camera‟s would be run on any investigation where space allows
providing it has AC access. Generally the locations with the highest
reported activity would be given priority.
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 HD Camcorders
Function: Hard drive camcorders are commonly known as „drop cameras‟
because these cameras maybe „dropped‟ off at any given location due to
their portability. These are also called „stand alone‟ cameras.
Type: We currently have 3 models of hard drive camcorders. They are Sony
Model SR100, SR40 and SR42. Both the SR100 and SR40 use the same
batteries. All are of the Sony brand with „night shot‟ capabilities. Sony is
one of the few brands that have the capability to record in low or no light
situations. This is because they are manufactured to record in 0 Lux
situations and have IR lights built in. Once switched to „night shot‟ mode
the camera is capable of recording in no light situations. We use additional
lighting (see lighting section) to enhance the capabilities of the „night shot‟
system and provide us with better resolution video.
Components: The cameras are of a one piece design; require no tapes or
disks due to having on board hard drives. They utilize standard Sony
batteries or Sony AC wires to operate. The camera comes with camera jack
to RCA wires, camera jack to USB wires, battery and charging unit. The
camera has a view finder but the LCD screen is the best way to monitor
what you are recording. These cameras are light weight in nature and easy
to operate. The built in software allows for quality selection; which affects
recording time and a variety of selectable options, most of which we do not
currently employ. The camera‟s video may be reviewed using the LCD
screen, exported via RCA cables to a monitor or have its files copied off for
review on a computer. The LCD screen displays the date and time. This
should be checked prior to usage.
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Usage: These cameras are used when: no AC access is available, to cover
additional locations beyond the drv system‟s cameras or attached to
brackets and carried by investigators to monitor and record
individual/independent sessions. Reviews are completed in a number of
ways based on the analyst‟s preference. Any item of interest is recorded
with the camera #, location, file # (where applicable), date and time of the
anomaly so that it may be evaluated or extracted at a later time.
Examples: Investigation site has no AC, has more locations to be
monitored than the dvr system can support, has a location that would
otherwise be inaccessible to the drv cameras or Investigator wants to
monitor their location remotely.
 Full Spectrum Camera
Function: Used to film or photograph a location. A normal camera can
record only the visible spectrum. This camera has the ability to film beyond
the visible light spectrum including IR and Ultraviolet light spectrum:
hence filming in the full spectrum of light. Visible light covers from 400nm
– 700nm. UV light is in the 300 nm range and IR light is in the 800 nm
range. Therefore a full spectrum camera covers from 300 nm – 800 nm.
“Full-spectrum light is light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum from
infrared to near-ultraviolet, or all wavelengths that are useful to plant or
animal life.” Taken from Wikipedia.
Type: We use a SVP – model T718 high definition Full Spectrum camera.
Components: System consists of the camera, battery, charger and a SD
card. Camera turns on either when LCD screen is opened or using manual
button that is flush with side. Camera turns off either by the button or when
LCD is closed.
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Usage: Camera is generally used on either a tripod or L shaped bracket in
conjunction with a specialized IR/UV light. To utilize the full spectrum
capabilities this specialized light must be uses. The camera can shoot video
or still shots. When shooting still shots the camera is set to take 3 photos
consecutively. This is a selectable option. When reviewing FS photos it is
important to look for subtle changes within the photo and from photo to
photo. Even the smallest change should be carefully examined. Care should
be taken to hold the camera absolutely still to avoid blurring during the 3
shot succession.
When reviewing FS video care must be taken to look for subtle changes in
viewing frames. It is not uncommon to stop and restart review multiple
times on a given selection. Because this camera will pick up shadows cast
from any of our IR lights an analyst must make sure that no other light
source was available either from another camera or investigator which was
inadvertently cast in the direction of the subject of the FS camera.
Movement from another camera can falsely give the impression of shadow
movement due to the sensitivity of this camera.
Examples: Highly desirable where shadows or shadow people are reported.
Due to its portability and specialized function we use the Full Spectrum on
all investigations whenever possible.
 Thermal Imager
Function: Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared range
of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 9,000–14,000 nanometers) and
produce images of that radiation, called thermo grams. Since infrared
radiation is emitted by all objects above absolute zero according to the
black body radiation law, thermography makes it possible to see one's
environment with or without visible illumination. The amount of radiation
emitted by an object increases with temperature; therefore, thermography
allows one to see variations in temperature. When viewed through a
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thermal imaging camera, warm objects stand out well against cooler
backgrounds; humans and other warm-blooded animals become easily
visible against the environment, day or night.
Type: Flir model I5 – this particular model does not record video but
instead takes single images. Many models can take continuous video.
Components: Flir imaging camera with LCD display, SD card, charger and
software. The Flir imager has built in software that allows for selecting 3
different settings to view the image: B&W, Iron or Rainbow view. Different
conditions dictate which setting is more desirable. The unit also has the
ability to lock the current heat range thus making it easier to detect heat
signatures. The higher temperatures show as red while the lower
temperatures show as dark blue. This unit has a rechargeable battery and
comes with specialized software for thorough examination.
Usage: Used to detect the possible heat signature of a spectral object or
being. Can detect where these beings have touched or been by leaving a
thermal footprint or image. Spirits while sometimes visible on a thermal
imager may not display „hot‟ as would a warm-blooded being.
The Flir settings are set via a drop down menus on the unit.
It is important to decide which setting applies to your particular situation.
Sometimes it is better to try multiple settings till you find the one that will
help you distinguish between the „hot‟ and „colder‟ images. To take a picture
you depress the button on the handle and the image is recorded to the SD
card. This image can later be evaluated using specialized software. This
model self calibrates continually throughout its use unless locked.
Examples: Used to monitor a location to look for any possible spectral signs
at which time you would take the picture. Monitor changes in a location or
used to locate a warm blooded being.
3. EMF Detectors
Function: An EMF detector is a scientific instrument for measuring
electromagnetic fields. EMF measurements are measurements of ambient
(surrounding) electromagnetic fields that are taken with particular sensors
or probes, such as EMF meters. The electromagnetic field is a physical field
produced by electrically charged objects.
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Man made EM fields are everywhere, they are created by electronic devices
available on the market such as: automobiles, appliances, general
electronics and more. There are also natural sources of EMF that exist such
as the earth‟s magnetic field, rock formations, deep space radiation, bioelectric fields from human and animal species and yes, ghosts and other
paranormal activity. Your basic EMF meter comes in two different
Configurations: Single Axis or Triple Axis also known as Trifield.
Usage: Used to measure electromagnetic frequencies during baseline
readings and during the investigative process. Measurements are general
taken in milligauss or tesla. Meters can be used during an investigative
session for yes/no answers. Also used to detect a momentary presence or
pass by or a constant presence. We use these meters to also debunk nonparanormal readings. If we find a constant reading, we go to extraordinary
lengths to find the source of those readings.
All the meters have similar functionality but different sensitivity. Those
meters with additional functionality will have a more detailed description.
All emf detectors should be held steady or placed on a solid surface. Quick
movement can give you a „false‟ reading.
Current Meters:
 Type: MEL 8704R Meter – Multi-function – single axis– our Mel
measures emf, temperature and has additional functions such as Rem
detection (radiating antenna em detection), ATDD (ambient temperature
disturbance detection) and SDD (shadow disturbance detection).
Additionally it has a night vision light that can be turned on.
Components: The MEL meter has an external radiating antenna, fast
response type „K‟ thermal couple temperature sensor and shadow detection
probes (2). Mel meter measure in 200; 2000 or 20,000 mGauss or 20; 200
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or 2,000 tesla. These are selectable via the range and unit buttons but
typically we use the most sensitive setting in mG.
The unit is capable of recording readings to the internal memory.
Since it is believed that spirits emit an extremely low frequency (ELF) EM
field, which commonly registers between 2.0 and 7.0 mG in strength, the
Mel was designed to address this ELF range at 30Hz, and is actually 20Hz
lower than a KII's 50Hz bandwidth. Anything below 40Hz is considered
ELF em.
The 9v battery is changed by removing screw on the battery compartment
and sliding the door.
Usage: The unit‟s functions are powered on in various ways.
 The regular emf and temperature function is turned on by the ‘power’
button on the front. This illuminates the dial with a „red‟ IR friendly light so
you can see the readings in the dark. The backlight may be switched off by
holding down the ‘backlight/set’ button.
 You can remove the temperature probe and turn off the temperature
function by holding down the ‘range/fast’ button.
 The unit has a „red‟ navigator flashlight function that will not interfere
with night vision cameras. You switch this on/off by clicking the ‘power’
button.
 The SDD (shadow detection) function does not require the unit to be
powered on from front. Instead this function is selectable under the stand
on the back via a push button. The SDD will work with green or red leds,
laser grids, flashlights or laser pointers. The unit comes with 2 9v powered
red leds. The sensitivity may be changed. See sheet for set up.
 The Rem function (radiating em field) is switched on via a push button
under the stand in back. The REM field can ONLY be influenced by
materials and objects with high electron mobility (many free electrons) in
other words conductive properties.
Based on conductive source, proximity & strength, the EM field can be
easily changed causing some field distortion. When this happens the 4 LED
lights and sound that will activate. The visual and audible response is
proportional and correlates directly to the REM field disturbance. The
stronger the influence within the REM field, the more intense the LED's
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and Sound response. The REM feature is immune to Radio Waves, AC/DC
EMF and other nuisance influences that may lead to a false positive
response. When the REM circuit is activated, an independent discreet EM
field is created around a mini telescopic antenna.
The unit may be hand held (keep fingers away from antenna) or placed. If is
placed down it should be on a non-conductive source.
 The ATDD function is switched on via a push button under the stand on
the back. The Ambient Temperature Deviation Detection (ATDD)
monitors hot & cold spot changes and converts the changes into an audible
alarm using a one octave step for each degree change, thus allowing your
ears and others to easily discern each degree change. There is an ATDD
button on the side to zero/clear the function so you can start monitoring
fresh.
 Type:KII meter – single axis – measures emf fluctuations
Components: The KII meter measures from 1.5 mG – 20+ mG and is
displayed via 5 led lights. It runs at 50Hz. The 1.5 mG range is depicted as
lowest „green‟ and as the signal intensifies the lights will illuminate up max
20+ mG „red‟.
The 9v battery is changed by removing the screws on back and opening the
case.
Usage: This unit has an on/off button. (Earlier models needed to be held in
on position.)
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 Type:Tri-field Meter – 3 axis
Components: The tri-field meter has a knob that turns the meter on and is
a selection switch for the function you wish to run the meter. The choices
are a test of the battery, magnetic mode, sum mode (combination of
magnetic & electric modes), electric mode and radio/microwave testing.
The silver knob on the side selects the units‟ sensitivity. The unit measures
in hz, mG & volts/meter. See the units spec sheet for additional
information.
Usage: The Tri-Field Natural EM Meter was designed to do field
measurements for special research. It detects changes in extremely weak
static (DC or "natural") electric and magnetic fields, and signals with both a
tone and the movement of a needle-type gauge if either the electric or
magnetic field changes from previous levels. Because man-made AC electric
and magnetic fields are very common and could interfere with readings of
static fields, the meter has been designed to ignore AC fields.
It is important that you let the meter warm up before using. When switched
to your setting it will take a few seconds for the meter to adjust to its
surroundings during which time the needle will activate and sound. It is at
this time you should set the sensitivity of the meter.
Magnetic Mode: The meter is sensitive to changes of as little as 0.5% of the
strength of the Earth's magnetic field, and the tone will sound whether the
field increases or decreases. It can also detect if something is magnetized.
The Natural EM Meter can detect geomagnetic storms caused by unusual
solar activity interacting with the ionosphere (which results in rapid
changes of up to 10% in the Earth's magnetic field), as well as the electrical
activity of ordinary thunderstorms.
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Sum Mode: The SUM setting adds together the electric and magnetic fields
and detects if either field changes. Our model (model1) is used to find a
disturbance in either type of field, but in the SUM setting (see electric
below) it can generally detect if a person approaches to within five or ten
feet, even on the other side of a wall. For this reason, Model 1 is preferred
for parapsychological research, when, for example, a room to be measured
is known to be vacant for an extended period (except for experimenters,
who remain relatively still for that period).
Electric Mode: When the dial is set to ELECTRIC, the meter is sensitive to
electric fields as weak as 3 V/m (volts per meter). By setting the minimum
sensitivity to change at 3 V/m, we have designed the meter to disregard this
"background noise".
Human beings and animals usually emit an electric field which is easily
detectable using the Natural EM Meter. In fact, the meter can be used as a
motion-activated intruder alarm. It is so sensitive that it can detect the
presence of a person through a wall. Every type of detectable physical
manifestation requires a certain amount of energy, although it is not
foolproof in this capacity since some people do not emit an electric charge.
Radio/Microwave mode: The radio/microwave detector is sensitive from
100,000 to 2.5 billion oscillations per second (100 KHz to 3 GHz)
The 9v battery is changed by removing the screws and opening the case.
 Type:Ghost Meter – single axis
Components: Meter and battery compartment. Meter measures in mG in
the range 0 – 5 mG
Usage: Meter is switched via a button on the front. When the unit is
triggered it displays a flashing red light and sound. It comes with a
selectable volume control which is located on the side of the unit.
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The 9v battery is changed by removing the battery compartment cover on
back.
 Type: EMF Field Tester model EMF-822A – single axis
Components: Meter can measure in milligauss or tesla via a selection
switch. Meter has a range of 0.1m~199.9m gauss or 0.01µ~19.99µ Tesla.
9v battery is changed by removing the battery compartment cover on the
back.
Usage: The unit is turned on via selectable switch on the front. You switch
the unit to either Gauss or Tesla. We use the unit in the Gauss mode.
 Type: Gauss Master – single axis
Components: Meter measures milligauss in the 50/60 hz range which is 010 milligauss. This unit was modified to add a led and a on/off switch. The
original timed off which was not conducive to leaving the meter on and in a
location.
The 9v battery is changed via the removal of the battery compartment cover
on the back.
Usage: The unit is switched on with a toggle switch.
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4. Geophone
 We have 2 types. Both are home made.
Function: An electronic receiver designed to pick up seismic vibrations on
or below the Earth's surface and to convert them into electric impulses that
are proportional to the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of ground
movement. Geophones detect motion in only one direction
Type: Made from seismic kit and installed within project cases. Most of the
supporting components were improvised. If you look closely at the clear
project box you will be able to see the internal components.
Components: Sensitivity will change depending on placement. The
sensitivity can be adjusted via a screw on the led circuit board. It is
accessible through the clear cover.
Both take 9v batteries. The clear box has the battery compartment on the
outside. The white opaque box requires removal of the screws to change out
the battery.
Usage: We would use geophones in areas where footsteps, door slams or
movement noises are heard. It is preferable to place it in view of a camera
or in the presence of an investigator. To use, find a location that is sensitive
to sound or has been a known location of sounds, turn the geophone on via
the toggle switch and put in place. You should test by tapping, banging or
walking to ensure that the unit is not too sensitive.
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5. External Light Sources
 IR Lights
Function: IR lights are used in conjunction with our low level camcorders
to be able to see in darkness.
Infrared (IR) light is electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths
than those of visible light, extending from the nominal red edge of the
visible spectrum at 0.74 micrometres (µm) to 0.3 mm.
This light is outside the range of what is visible to humans. See comparison
to visible light. (Commonly referred to simply as light is electromagnetic
radiation that is visible to the human eye)
Name
Wavelength
Infrared 700 nm – 1 mm
Frequency (Hz)
Photon Energy (eV)
430 THz – 300 GHz 1.24 meV – 1.7 eV
Visible 380 nm – 700 nm 790 THz – 430 THz
1.7 eV – 3.3 eV
Type: We use a variety of IR lights, some are purchased and others are
hand-made. Each has their own merit.
Components: Each unit has numerous IR leds, a battery compartment, hot
shoe mount and on/off switch.
The 9v battery is changed either by removing the screws or a battery cover.
Usage: We attach the IR light to a bracket in which the camcorder is also
attached. The camcorder must be in the night-shot or low light mode.
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 UV/IR Lights
Function: UV/IR lights are used in conjunction with our full spectrum
camcorder to be able to film in the full spectrum of light.
Full-spectrum light is light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum from
infrared to near-ultraviolet. A full spectrum camera is a device used to pick
up visible and near infrared light. This device can pick up non-visible
ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light.
This light is outside the range of what is visible to humans. See comparison
to visible light. (Commonly referred to simply as light is electromagnetic
radiation that is visible to the human eye)
Name
Wavelength
Frequency (Hz)
Ultraviolet 10 nm – 380 nm 30 PHz – 790 THz
Visible
380 nm – 700 nm 790 THz – 430 THz
Photon Energy (eV)
3.3 eV to 124 eV
1.7 eV – 3.3 eV
Type: We use a variety of UV/IR lights, some are purchased and others are
hand-made. Each has their own merit.
Components: The light has a mixture of IR and UV lights to cover the full
spectrum.
The 9v battery is changed either by removing the screws or a battery cover.
Usage: We attach the UV/IR light to a bracket in which the full spectrum
camcorder is also attached. The camcorder can take continuous movie or
single pictures.
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6. Spirit Box
Function: The P-SB7 utilizes a milli-second adjustable forward or reverse
frequency "sweep" technique coupled with a high frequency synthetic noise
or "white noise" distributed between frequency steps. The SB7 has an
enhanced FM frequency sweep which includes an additional 119
frequencies from 76MHz to 87.9MHz. A seven step adjustable sweep rate
provides user flexibility based on individual technique and session
circumstances.
Type: P-SB7 by ITC research.
Components: The P-SB7 box with selectable mHz/kHz sweep modes.
The P-SB7 uses three "AAA" batteries accessible through a battery
compartment on the back.
Usage: We utilize a reverse sweep at the highest rate with the antenna
collapsed to reduce the capabilities of picking up any ambient radio
stations. We attach an external speaker via the earphone jack.
Examples: We would conduct spirit box sessions as a means to get direct
responses to questions. This device is highly controversial and care should
be taken to try to validate any information obtained during a session.
7. Rem Pod
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Function: Rem Pod With EM Radiating Antenna Detects Energy
Disturbances & Fluctuations around the Antenna
Displays the Field Disturbance Using Multi-Colored Light Columns and
Audible Tones
A mini telescopic antenna is used to radiate an independent EM Field
around the instrument. This EM field can be easily influenced by materials
and objects that conduct electricity. Based on source proximity, strength
and EM field distortion. (4) LED light columns can be activated in any
order or combination.
Type: This unit is made by ITC. The mini telescopic antenna provides 360
degree coverage with 3X Sensitivity. Response Time: 100msec.
Components: Self contained unit with telescoping antenna. The unit is
turned on by pushing the button underneath the unit.
The 9v battery is changed by pulling out of holder. When installing new
battery ensure that the battery not only seats properly but is snapped into
place.
Usage: Based on conductive source, proximity & strength, the EM field can
be easily changed causing some field distortion. When this happens the 4
LED lights and sound that will activate. The visual and audible response is
proportional and correlates directly to the REM field disturbance. The
stronger the influence within the REM field, the more intense the LED's
and Sound response.
8. Ovilus X with DTD screenVideo
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Function: The Ovilus X is an electronic speech-synthesis device which
utters words depending on environmental readings, including
electromagnetic waves.
Type: Ovilus X by Digital Dowsing
Components: The Ovilus has an embedded database of words. It contains
an EMF Meter, among several other environmental sensors. These readings
are combined to create a number, and this number is used to reference the
database of words. The Ovilus then "speaks" that word.
The Ovilus can also operate in a phonetic mode that reacts to EMF
variations to create words that are not in the database.
The DTD is a digital text display that will show the words being spoken
when used in dictionary mode. It has no function in the other modes. The
DTD is attached to the Ovilus X via a 3.5mm cable.
The Ovilus X operates on 3 AAA batteries and may be changed via the
battery compartment.
Usage: The Power Switch is on the end of the Ovilus X. To turn ON, slide
the switch up toward the top of the unit. Slide it down toward the back to
turn OFF.
The Ovilus X will announce the current mode it is in.
To change modes, press the Mode switch on the front. (Note: when
changing modes, hold the mode button down until the Ovilus X begins to
announce the next mode.)
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Mode 1: Dictionary Mode - Words are created out of the on-board data
base. These words may be changed by the user by creating new words
and uploading them, using the Ovilus X software. The entire database is
written phonetically, allowing the user to create any word in most any
language.
Mode 2: Phonetic Mode - Speech is formed by using phonemes, the
basic blocks of human speech.
Mode 3: Reverse Phonetic Mode - Speech is formed by using phonemes,
the basic blocks of human speech then played in reverse order.
Mode 4: Touch Mode - The Ovilus X will make a ping sound when
touched.
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Mode 5: Energy Mode - Energy Mode produces a small EMF output
"EM Pump."
Mode 6: White Noise Mode - Creates a low volume White noise for EVP
sessions.
Mode 7: Say Last Word Said - The Ovilus X will say all the words it has
spoken in Mode 1.
There are anywhere from 512 words to over 2048 in the database
When used in dictionary mode the odds of this device saying a word that is
contextually correct is 1:2048
In Phonetic mode, the odds of a related response are 1:71.
9. EM Pump
Function: The EM Pump creates a low level magnetic field, a magnetic
white noise if you will. Since the frequency and duration changes, it is
thought of as a beacon or trigger device.
Type: This unit is a self made unit.
Components: The unit is turned on via a toggle switch which illuminates a
blue led. There may be a slight hum due to the vibrations.
Usage: The em pump is placed on a flat secure surface and left to run to
‘seed’ the air with an em field. Set the device in an area where you are trying
to capture EVP or photographic evidence. Simply set the device down, turn
it on and let it run.
The unit runs on 2 AA batteries and can be accessed in the battery
compartment contained on the side of the unit.
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10. Flash Box
Function: This is a PIRC creation to replace the use of the loose back
‘flashlight’ for interacting with entities. The potential for a false positive
with the flashlight was high. This device has removed any opportunity for a
false positive.
Type: This is a self made unit. This device has undergone several beta
variations and we utilize several.
Components: Self contained in a project box the unit utilizes a momentary
switch to activate the led.
The 9v battery is changed by removing the screws on the project box.
Usage: We would use this device when trying to get a spirit to trigger the
light in response to questions.
11. Laser Pen
Function: The high powered laser emits a grid of dots (color depends on
unit) useful for detecting shadows or general visual disturbances during an
investigation. Set it in front of a running camera to catch potential
evidence.
Type: There is no particular manufacturer for our lasers
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Components: The lasers must be used in conjunction with a tripod and
holder. Since the laser does not have an on/off switch you must use some
type of device or mechanism to hold the laser in the on position.
The laser uses a AAA battery which is changed by unscrewing the top from
the bottom.
Usage: The laser pen is used to detect movement in a room. The laser is set
up by displaying the pattern on a wall or hall. You can adjust the size and
shape of the object by turning the adjustable lens. Some lasers have
interchangeable lens. The laser is inserted into a holder on a tripod. Any
disturbances in the light are indications of something breaking the plane.
12.Non-Contact Thermometer
Function: Used to take an instant temperature reading without having to
let the device acclimate to the temperature.
Type: Ryobi
Components: The unit is self contained with an LCD display. The battery is
a chargeable Ryobi battery.
The battery is charged via a Ryobi battery charger.
Usage: Point the device at a desired location or surface and depress the
trigger. The temperature is displayed on the LCD screen.
Examples: Good for taking initial temperature readings and spot readings.
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Things to remember
1. Always check your batteries. Make sure you have new or freshly charged
batteries installed and on your person to avoid a disruption in the
investigation.
2. Check the date and time on all pieces of equipment. Having the correct date
and time stamp will make identification easier and in some cases can affect
the piece of equipment.
3. Take base line readings before an investigation
4. Do your research
5. Know the moon phase and geological conditions of the investigation night
6. Tag – this is help on video and audio recordings. Get into the habit of
tagging time, sounds, person‟s entering or leaving a location etc.
7. When in doubt ask an experienced investigator.
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Index
Audio, 1
Audio, Digital Recorders, 1
Audio, Sound Activated Geophone, 3
EM Pump, 21
EMF detectors, 8
EMF detectors , Mel 8704, 9
EMF detectors, EMF 822A, 14
EMF detectors, Gauss Master, 14
EMF detectors, Ghost Meter, 13
EMF detectors, KII, 11
EMF detectors, Tri-field meter, 12
External Light Sources, 16
External light sources , IR Light, 16
External light sources , UV/IR light, 17
Flash Box, 22
Geophone, 15
Laser Pen, 22
Mel, ATTD mode, 11
Mel, EMF & Temperature mode, 10
Mel, Rem mode, 10
Mel, SDD mode, 10
Non-contact thermometer, 23
Ovilus X with DTD, 19
Rem Pod, 18
Spirit Box, 18
Tri-field meter, Electric mode, 13
Tri-field meter, Magnetic mode, 12
Tri-field meter, Radio mode, 13
Tri-field meter, Sum mode, 13
Video, 3
Video, DVR, 3
Video, Full Spectrum Camera, 6
Video, HD Camcorders, 5
Video, Thermal Imager, Flir, 7
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