Hi there pianopraze
Great to see someone taking a stronger interest in the paranormal.
I'm one of thelead investigators for a ghost hunting team here in the UK. We've done a lot, seen a lot and been left dumbfounded by a lot.
You say 'tech' but to what degree? I'm assuming setting up of the video cameras, depending on what your team are using. Are they handheld but
placed on tripods? Is it a DVR system with multiple cameras connected by cable to the monitor/recorder or connected by wi-fi.?
Will you be sat there staring at the monitor on each investigation making notes on any 'events' you might see on the screen? Are you there to keep
all the batteries topped up with charge?
Many teams operate in slightly different ways. some may have one person who preps everyones kit (not that I'd let anyone near my gear.. prevents them
from having to pay for broken stuff and I insure nothing is tampered with to stop false evidence) others do their own thing..
going to go over some of the types of equipment used first. A lot of it is pocket stuff and is usually carried by almost everyone (depending on who
buys what or can afford etc)
Used for covering multiple rooms/areas and can be watched/recorded from the central hub/base. Data can be transfered to PC/DVD
Full spectrum video camera
They call these full spectrum cameras although technically they are not. It has just had a filter removed and replaced with a bit of glass.. I've
used the full spec example as it includes both IR and UV. The same principle for IR cams.
digital voice recorder
Used for the capture of EVP's (electronic voice phenomena) which are believed to
be the voices of the dead trying to communicate or be heard..by someone.. anyone..
Or K2 meter.. used to detect fluctations of electro magnetic fields.. slowly being
replaced with ..
Same thing, just a bit more groovy and more detailed than just flashing lights. This is the Mel 8704 meter.. It is called this due to the
guy who had it built. His daughter was called Mel, who died in a tragic accident on the date 8704 in the US somewhere. His family and he kept on
experiencing things happening around the times of Mels birthday, christmas, family gatherings, so he eventually set off to contact her. and designed
other kit can include normal digital cameras for still photos, digital thermometers for setting base temp. in rooms and recording fluctuations during
invo's. pocket flashlight/torch..it gets dark
So, you've arrived at you house of haunted repute.. you walk through the doors.. first thing you wanna do is be sure you can do a thorough walk
around with the lights on.. you're checking for health and safety.. will anyone bump their head, trip, walk into something nasty/wet/gooey/hard etc..
If so, do something to prevent that..
Then you'll be setting up your kit, trailing DVR camera wires all over the place (I don't like wi-fi, you can lose signal). Keep your wires on a
real.. not just wound up by hand..
You'll be doing base readings.. recording ambient temperature, walking round with EMF(K2) meter checking for spikes from wiring, lights, switches,
tv's, microwaveovens...anything and everything.. If you find spots that have strong fields, record it on paper so you can stop false positives later.
Be sure to tape down any camera wires where someone may have to walk over them to avoid tripping etc. If you can't tape it, hang it.. find a way..
every place is different.
be sure you got fresh batteries for kit..rechargables are cool..can be cheaper unless you know someone.
Are you writing all this down? you'll only forget what I'm saying
So, you'll more than likely be about ready to get started, but gain depends on what role they want you to fill.
You might end up walking around with them or just sat at the monitor recording events you see on the screen. If you are sat there, alone.. in the
dark.. watching a monitor...and bored.. ah well..not much I can help you with there.
Continued.... run out of characters
.blimey, don't I go on..