PKE (Psycho Kinetic Energy) Meter
You also need a team of people that will periodically say stuff like:
"Did you feel that?! I swear something was touching me!"
"OMG did you hear that?"
"What was that? Did you see that?"
Additionally, anyone and everyone in your team needs to be trained to film with the worst possible equipment while amped up on as much caffeine as
possible for maximum hand shake, and by no means should they be allowed to film anything for more than 15 seconds without freaking out and running
away in a melodramatic panic.
On the serious side, if you're going to do serious investigation with complete scientific objectivity, then, get the best equipment possible.
A Canon 1Dx DSLR camera will cost you about $10,000 just for the camera body without any lenses. The professional grade lenses will cost about $1500
+ 4000 each.
A professional grade video camera will cost about the same, but they can be even more expensive. You can mitigate cost by going with same name brand
professional video camera as DSLR where both can use/swap out the same lenses.
That's about $25,000 for one Professional grade Camera, and Video Camera together.
If you go for cheap consumer level Walmart equipment, you're going to get cheap equipment effects that can contaminate your data with false positives.
If you just want to produce results to validate your belief with zero actual interest in being objective, then, you can pick up a cheap abused 35mm
film camera at any pawn shop, bang it around a bit just for good measure where some good light leaks might be produced in the casing, and ensure the
lens is some cheap ancient spotty thing with plastic casing and a few minor scratches on the glass and you'll get loads and loads and loads of really
cool effects that you can peddle off as being "REAL" ghosts, aliens, or whatever.
You can do the same with disposable film cameras; abuse the hell out them before use, dip them in water, toss them in the oven for a minute or two,
then the freezer, bury in your yard for a day or two, and once properly abused, interesting effects will show up as a result of the abuse.
edit on 27-3-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)