reply to post by UberL33t
That's interesting, they must have changed their release.
A while back it said it detected EMR, and there is even a debunk video on youtube that says it used to say EMR but they have since removed it.
They do say that they use the accelerometer to detect Quantum Fluctuation which could explain the blips on the radar but not the words.
As the words appear with and without blips.
If there is enough of a presence to pick up words, there should alwayse be a blip with the word, it they are detecting Quantum Fluctuation.
They also say that the extent of their radar could be as much as 50yards.
If they were using the antenna to pick up EMF this is believable, but the accelerometer just isn't that sensitive.
For example, think back to how many times the screen won't flip from portrait to landscape when you move the phone.
Or how many times it flips when you haven't moved it that much.
The accelerometer in these devices just aren't that accurate, and are prone to false reading, delayed reading etc...
Excerpts from their FAQ
Ghost Radar uses a variety of readings from the sensors on the iPhone and iPod touch to measure anomalous changes in the Quantum Flux
(en.wikipedia.org...). A large portion of the flux readings come from the background anomalies of the accelerometer.
These sensor readings come in constantly and have only very minor changes. Ghost Radar tracks these readings and analyzes them; watching for strange
behavior. Based on a multitude of different readings and historical trends Ghost Radar uses its proprietary algorithm to present various visual and
audible representations of the readings.
We have been unable to determine the exact range of the radar. It seems capable of detecting signals up to 50 yards. However, one thing to keep in
mind is that the signals are coming from all 3 dimensions.
As for their comments on the randomness or not, I can only speak to my experience with companies I have done tech support for.
Companies lie, a lot.
One more thing, have you noticed that the blips appear independent of the radar sweep?
The can appear before it, after it, move without the sweep passing through the blip.
The sweep doesn't erase the blips either as a radar sweep would.
If that radar sweep were legitimate, the blips would only appear, move, and disappear as the sweep passes through each section.
The fact that the blips are independent of the radar sweep means the radar sweep is just for show.
If that is just for show, what else about the app is for show?
I'm really not trying to burst any bubbles as I do believe in the paranormal.
I'm just trying to apply analytical and critical thinking to the question at hand.
The question of the validity of the GR app.
Oh and I see we have had a ghost hunter or two comment on this thread.
I'm trying to get into investigating the paranormal.
Any place you could recommend I start.
I'm already looking for a meetup group, but I'm asking more along the lines of what gadgets.
Any forums, any online retailers that have good equipment, or ones to avoid.
That kind of thing.
I really want to get on an investigation team, and apply my scientific mind and process to help prove the existence of paranormal occurrences.