Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:49 PM
I absolutely agree with you - although our group is quite serious and scientific minded, we like to check out the latest stuff. I guess you could say we like some "kicks and giggles," too! So, we do bring the best equipment we can afford to use, but we also try new things, as well.
My friend has an iPad2 and she used an app called the Ovilus - while I had my Ghost Radar going. We got some laughs from it, but no one took it very seriously.
When I checked my audio recordings (I use an awesome Sony IC-SX750 Linear PCM), we picked up quite a few EVP (again!). I use Sound Forge to analyze audio and I love it. I agree with you that it's important to be serious, but you have to have some fun along the way, too - or else things get pretty boring.
At a recent investigation, I was walking around being light-hearted and making a couple jokes here and there. Upon checking my EVP, there is another voice in the background chuckling! This leads me to think that many spirits also have a sense of humor!
We recently were contacted by a company that produces a thermo-reactive paper called "Ghost Paper," (aka Ghost Pad), and we plan to test it out. That's one of the fun things about investigating; you get to try new things along with your tried and true stuff.
And who knows, some of these things may also lead us to new technologies, new devices, that actually work quite well!
Apparitions are often confused with hauntings. The difference is that apparitions are "live" (intelligent consciousness) and hauntings are "recordings."- LOYD AUERBACH, interview