How to use an EMF Meter
Basic instructions for using your
meter on a ghost hunt
EMF meters are in common
use among ghost hunters and paranormal investigators everywhere. These
actually pinpoint and register spirit entities in the location you are
investigating, if present. If that wasn't enough, they are also helpful in
locating other life forms of unknown origin as well!
How to use your new EMF
1. First of all we at
Ghoststudy.com believe that spirit entities (ghosts) are an energy form.
This energy in turn creates a disruption in the EMF field thus allowing
your EMF meter to detect their
2. It's very important to
know that the meter must actually make contact with the ghost in order to
register. So follow steps 3 & 7 to make this happen.
3. Scan the area you are
investigating with a swaying motion from side to side as well as up and
down. Do this in a gentle even pattern. Never jerk the meter into
position. Note: If you are using the Trifield Natural EM meter, you will
need to be extra gentle because it is especially sensitive to movement.
4. EMF meters are
to power sources and will register such things as televisions, stereos and
power lines. It will even register your camera if it's to close to the
meter. So be aware of your surroundings before yelling GHOST!
The Trifield natural EM meter however, seems to be an exception to this rule and
will ignore power sources.
5. Spirit phenomena will
normally register in the range of 2.0 to 7.0 milligauss. Note: For those
with Trifield natural EM meters, you will want to be using the SUM setting
for detecting ghosts. If after
eliminating any power sources and you're in that range, you probably have detected a ghost!
6. Try out your new meter
and become familiar with it before taking it out on a ghost hunt. Walk up
to your television, stereo etc. and get a feel for how it reacts to these electrical
sources. Check when they are on and when they are off for comparison.
7. When scanning a room, be
sure and check the furniture. This should include such things as the couch
and chairs. That's right, ghosts do sit....not that they need too but they
do all the same. The same applies outdoors with benches, tombstones etc.
8. It's best to have one
person scanning with a meter while another is close by with a camera. When
something is detected, the camera person can be notified and pictures
9. Be sure and mark active
areas with bright colored tape. Do this so that you can recheck these
areas later in the investigation. This is done for two reasons.
9a - Areas that register activity are
usually frequented by ghosts and should be considered a hot spot for your
9b - It is also important to recheck these areas in case it's just an
electrical reading. If continued checks reveal high readings then it's
most likely electrical
10. Don't be frightened
when the meter sounds off. That's why you're there! Enjoy the
11. Be sure to bring along
an extra battery just in case.....Happy hunting!