Who ya gonna call? Your local app store, apparently…

Join us as we take a look at the world of ghosthunting apps. Learn about EMF detectors and EVP recorders, and find out how long we last before slipping into doing an extended Ghostbusters shout-out (spoiler: didn’t even make it past the first paragraph)…


Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost? Do you have the misfortune of not living in New York, so that you can’t call the professionals?

If the answer is yes, then don’t wait another minute. Pick up your phone and start downloading apps!

Yes, it’s rapidly approaching that time of year again, when ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggity beasties abound, so it’s time to take a look at some ghosthunting apps available on smartphones (because of course such apps exist).

Apparently, there are a couple of things you’ll need if you want to go hunting for Class 5 full-roaming vapours. The first is an EMF (Electromagnetic Field) detector, to monitor fluctuations the magnetic fields around you, as such a thing could be indicative of a spectre nearby, or it could mean you’re stood next to a fridge door.ghostbusters-image-100294

Of course, it could be a fridge with Zuul in it…

There are a range of EMF detectors on both Google Play and iTunes, but the most well-regarded seems to iEMF, available for iOS devices like the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. It comes in both Free and Pro flavours, with the Pro version including filters to remove ambient magnetic fluctuations and make it easier to spot actual weirdness happening.


Next up, you’ll need an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon; basically, voices picked up on a recording device seemingly came out of thin air) recorder, so you can hear what the poltergeists are saying (our money is on them saying, “Wiiiinstooon”). You have several options available, once again, with the most popular being Paranormal Recorder, which only starts listening for EVP when it detects EMF spikes (saving you from having to listen to hours of recorded, and likely completely empty, sound files).


Of course, you could go for an all-in-one solution, like Ghost Hunter M2, which sounds like it basically turns your iPhone into a PKE meter. It monitors EMF, listens for EVP, and can monitor geomagnetic fields (which we would have thought comes under “EMF”, but apparently not), to detect that phantasm.


And finally, we have three rules for you to follow, if you’re going out ghosthunting…

1/ Don’t go out without an unlicensed nuclear accelerator strapped to your back.

2/ If someone ask if you’re a god, say yes.

3/ If at all possible, try not to think of marshmallow…


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