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ur mom

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Kelsi Levine
Ghosts Not in the Stalls
Lauren Wilcox
Ghost sightings have been reported since
thousands of years ago. There are records of
ghosts from ancient Greece from over three thousand years in the past. Even today, people still search for and claim to see ghosts. People have tried to back up their claims with "scientific" proof, yet there is little to no actual science behind it. Ghost hunters today use a variety of devices to try and prove that ghosts are real, but their arguments are not very sound.
Electromagnetic Field Detectors
Infrared Thermometers
Digital Recording Devices
Electronic Voice Phenomenon
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One of the most
popular pieces of ghost hunting
equipment is the EMF detector.
EMF stands for electromagnetic field.
EMFs are given off by the movement of
charged particles. Since electricity is the flow of
electrons, virtually any electricity source is capable
of giving off an EMF.
EMF detectors are used in ghost hunting to find the location of a ghost. Despite there being no solid evidence, ghost hunters still assume that ghosts will be anywhere there's an EMF fluctuation.
The problem with this approach is that pretty much everything today gives off EMFs. Florescent lights, power outlets, and exposed wiring are all things that you may find in a modern building that also give off EMFs.
Basically, ghost hunters are working on the idea that your walls are a ghost.
According to most ghost hunters, when ghosts are present in a room you can identify them by a cold spot in the room. an infrared thermometer can measure a temperature from a distance and thus takes less time to pin point where the apparition is in the room. With out it, there would be no point in taking a temperature.
All tangible object give off infrared
frequencies, more or less depending on the
temperature of the object. Infrared light is not
detected by the human eye. The Infrared
thermometer magnifies the infrared emissions of
an object where it is processed and displayed on
the screen. The thermometer emits a circle of red
lights that informs you of what object you are
measuring. For the most accurate
measurements, t is suggested that the
surface area of the object should be
twice the size of the circle
of lights.
There are faults with this.
Infrared thermometers are designed
to be able to take the temperature of
anything you can see from a distance. Ghost
hunters use it to identify the apparitions
because they can't see them. Supposedly, if
there was a ghost there, the reading would
come from what ever visible object that lay
behind the "ghost". Seeing as the real subject
is farther away, the dissipation of
infrared emissions is less accurate
and tends to be colder,
creating a "cold spot".
This is a ghost hunting
tool that almost everyone
has some where in their
home. Cameras and camcorders
are usually used with night vision
--or infrared detecting-- setting, but
it doesn't need to be used. Many find little orbs of light to prove a ghost is present. The theory is that the orb is the energy of the ghosts soul and can only be seen on film for most forms of energy cannot not be seen by the naked eye. There have been many movies, like Shutter and The Amityville Haunting, that have worked upon the theory that ghosts, even when they can't be seen by
the eye, can be seen on film.
There have been
many pictures on the
internet claiming there
to be a ghost because of
the white spec featured
somewhere in the picture.
This has commonly been
proven to simply be a
reflection of some sort of
particle in the room. For
example, it is usually dust
or moisture. These are illuminated by the flash used in many pictures. The dot appears to be quite big because in order for it to appear, there must be a sweet spot from distance to the camera where the particle is visible and where it is far enough away to be in
view of the flash.
Electric Voice Phenomenons (otherwise known as EVPs) are made when
a white noise, such as static or the sound of a fan, makes a sound that resembles
a voice.
EVPs can be picked up by nearly any sort of recording device, ranging from tape recorders to cell phones.
EVPs are one of the many things that ghost hunters use to support the idea that a ghost is in the area
EVPs are an unreliable
proof that a ghost is in existence.
For one thing, why in the world would a ghost's voice
be picked up on a piece of recording equipment, but not readily
heard by human ears?
Another thing is that half of the time, EVPs are only a short phrase or word, never really any prolonged speech. There's usually not enough speech to determine whether or not it could have actually been a voice or if it was just some sort of noise made by a natural source.
If a microphone's sensitivity is set high enough, the microphone may be able to pick up noises that humans can't naturally hear. Humans also may miss noises that were caught by the microphone, simply because they weren't paying as much attention at the time. Had they heard it, they may have investigated and found that the noise was actually something completely natural.
EVPs are an unreliable
proof that a ghost is in existence.
For one thing, why in the world would a ghost's voice
be picked up on a piece of recording equipment, but not readily
heard by human ears?
Another thing is that half of the time, EVPs are only a short phrase or word, never really any prolonged speech. There's usually not enough speech to determine whether or not it could have actually been a voice or if it was just some sort of noise made by a natural source.
If a microphone's sensitivity is set high enough, the microphone may be able to pick up noises that humans can't naturally hear. Humans also may miss noises that were caught by the microphone, simply because they weren't paying as much attention at the time. Had they heard it, they may have investigated and found that the noise was actually something completely natural.
Bibliography
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4081
http://www.assap.ac.uk/newsite/articles/Formant%20noise.html
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4029
http://www.assap.ac.uk/newsite/htmlfiles/Photos.html
http://blog.makezine.com/2009/05/15/making-the-arduino-emf-detector/
Supernatural Season 1 Episode 4: Phantom Traveler. Dir. Robert Singer. By Richard Hatem. Prod. Peter Johnson and Eric Kripke. Perf. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Warner Bros., 2005. DVD.
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