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You don’t have to wait for Halloween to use a ghost hunting app. It’s a thrilling thing to do if you’re stuck at home, and even more fun to do with friends. Whether you go down to your creepy basement to talk to spirts, or venture through the woods looking for apparitions, you never know what you might find lurking in the dark.
In fact, an October 2021 survey of 2,000 people conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Phantom Wines revealed that over 63% of respondents believe in the paranormal in some form, and 44% have even had a personal paranormal encounter of their own. A third of respondents said they’ve felt a vague “unexplained presence” in their home, whether it was due to flickering lights or doors closing at random. And for the 23% who said they don’t believe in the paranormal, they admitted that they still wouldn’t want to “provoke” anything. (Looking at you, Ouija boards .)
Whether you want to debunk these claims, or prove once and for all that your hallway really is haunted , a ghost hunting app will come in handy. Most of them have heavy disclaimers stating that they can’t actually verify the presence of ghosts . But you know what? That shouldn’t stop you from playing around with tools like EMF meters or EVP recorders — and having yourself a spooky time.
Here, the 13 best ghost hunting apps that might help you detect paranormal activity .
Ghostcom Radar Spirit Detector
This highly-rated ghost hunting app allows you to exchange messages with ghosts while locating where they’re standing. (Yikes!) It also provides “spiritual statistics” about the ghost’s emotional state, zodiac sign, etc. The creators call it spooky, mysterious — and a great party game.
Download Ghostcon Radar Spirit Detector for Apple .
Download Ghostcom Radar Spirit Detector for Android .
The GhostTube SLS app uses your phone’s technology to detect “humanoid bodies” in your environment by projecting a grid of infrared light. If your phone is new enough, it’ll also give you night vision capabilities. Open the app the next time the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and see if someone — or something — is hanging out in the shadows.
Download GhostTube SLS for Apple .
Download GhostTube SLS for Android .
Ghost Hunting Tools
Ghost Hunting Tools, available for iPhone and Android, includes an EMF reader that detects fluctuations in the electromagnetic field, and an EVP recorder, which picks up electronic voice phenomena — things IRL ghost hunters rely on to detect otherworldly spirits. It uses a 1000-word dictionary to help you guess the intention of the spirit. And while the app says it’s just for fun, the reviews claim otherwise. One June 2021 review is titled, in all-caps, “100% REAL.”
Download Ghost Hunting Tools for Apple .
Download Ghost Hunting Tools for Google Play .
This ghost hunting app produces speech from ghosts, called instrumental trans communication, based on changes to sensors on your phone. Who knows if it's real, or if it just relies on what your phone already knows about you to send you scary messages? Either way, it’s sure to be creepy. Note: iOvilus does not provide privacy details about how the app handles your data, meaning it could be potentially unsafe.
Download iOvilus for Apple for $1.99.
Ask the Spirit Board questions, or input text, and then wait for a ghost to respond. To really set the mood, the creators suggest darkening your room and lighting a few candles. Then, place your fingers on the planchette, Ouija-board style, to initiate a ghostly convo. If a spirit responds to your questions, the planchette will move to show their answer. With four stars and over 30,000 reviews on the App Store, you know you’ll be in for a spooky time.
Download Spirit Board for Apple .
Download Spirit Board for Android .
Ghost Detector — Haunted Radar
The Ghost Detector — Haunted Radar app claims to be the most accurate ghost detecting app. It works by picking up changes in electromagnetic fields to identify whether or not ghosts are present. Use it to search for spirits, or to scare your friends.
Download Ghost Detector — Haunted Radar for Apple .
Download Ghost Detector — Haunted Radar for Android .
Ghost Radar: CLASSIC
If you’re a skilled ghost hunter, then you probably already know that traditional paranormal equipment can malfunction if “normal energy” interferes with the readings. Ghost Radar: CLASSIC solves that problem for you by analyzing the readings only when interesting patterns occur. So rest assured that you can go about your investigation without being fooled by something mundane, like the sound of wind or water messing with your reading. Note: Users report that this app has distracting full-screen pop-up ads that link out to sites.
Download Ghost Radar: CLASSIC for Apple .
Download Ghost Radar: CLASSIC for Android .
Ghost Tracker EMF EVP Recorder
The Ghost Tracker EMF EVP Recorder is said to be one of the most accurate and veteran-approved ghost hunting trackers out there, according to a real paranormal researcher . In fact, in an interview with VICE in 2018, Kim Johnston , a paranormal researcher from Birmingham, Alabama, said, “I find that [app] useful because it’s built by genuine researchers and not people who are just trying to have fun or make an app that’s kind of a joke.” Rely on this one if you want to get good data.
Download Ghost Tracker EMF EVP Recorder for Apple for $3.99.
Download Ghost Tracker EMF EVP Recorder for Android for $5.99.
Sono X10 Spirit Box
To switch things up, try the Sono X10 Spirit Box, which is another tool Johnston likes to use. To sum up what a spirit box is, the creators of the app made it simple: “It is not the spirit’s voice you hear, but the spirit can create words from the voice bank by manipulating the mobile’s sensors.” Um, creepy!
Download Sono X10 Spirit Box for Apple .
Paranormal EMF Recorder and Scanner
This app is aimed at anyone who has an interest in paranormal investigation and research. It offers “fun and easy to use” EMF detection, automated EMF recording, and the ability analyze your findings right in the app. Get ready to hear some ~ghostly voices~.
Download Paranormal EMF Recorder and Scanner for Apple .
OVERNIGHT Ghost Hunt Toolbox
Here’s one that has everything you need to conduct a full paranormal investigation. You’ll get a spirit box, digital dowsing rods , an entity detector, and more. Once you’ve finished collecting data, go ahead and share what you found in the “community” section.
Downloaded OVERNIGHT Ghost Hunt Toolbox for Apple .
Download OVERNIGHT Ghost Hunt Toolbox for Android .
This app supplies you with five powerful ghost-hunting tools, including an EMF detector, a vibration detector, power detector, an EVP recorder, and even an interrogation tool to interview intelligent haunts. Use the vibration detector to verify if your furniture is, in fact, shaking all on its own, and the power detector to “coax entities into revealing their manifestation strength.”
Download Ghosthunting Toolkit for Apple for $5.99.
Ghost Detector Radar Camera
Beware: This app is horrifying. To use it, brace yourself and walk around using the screen to hunt for ghosts. If one pops up, use the app to ask them questions. It’s an “ultra-realistic experience” that might as well be real, especially if you’re using the app alone.
Download Ghost Detector Radar Camera for Apple .
Download Ghost Detector Radar Camera for Android.
This article was originally published on Oct. 11, 2019
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A set of tools to detect, and listen for messages from ghosts note regarding dot colors: each dot is colored to represent the strength of a single entity seen on the radar, and if a detection goes outside of radar range, then that same detection returns within the range of the radar, you will notice the same color, or if it is different unique detection, a unique color should appear. each color is graded on the strength of the signal from any one radar blip across roygbiv color spectrum, and as dots enter and exit the radar their strength is graded based on the magnitude of the readings. the "weakest" types of detections to the "strongest" types of detections are arranged as follows: - violet - weakest strength of detection (possible false positive if it quickly disappears) - indigo - blue - green - yellow - orange - red - strongest strength of detection (never a false positive) it should be noted that visual detections cannot always be obtained for many reasons, such as too much interference, or that there simply are no entities to detect anywhere near you. combining a detection radar with audio wave spectrum analysis and energy readings, this app allows you to have a ghost hunting kit in your pocket brought to you from the creators of the real series of detection apps, this app uses cutting edge technology to do very accurate and quick readings of a series of different input from the devices hardware. works best with gps enabled, to allow true north detection, otherwise it will fallback to using the magnetic north, which is not as accurate. prolonged use allows for more accurate and detailed detection as the software adapts to your devices hardware and settings. thanks for using real ghost tools.
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What is a Spirit Box?
A spirit box , also known as a ghost box or a Frank's box, is a device that some people use to communicate with what they believe to be spirits. This device is widely used in the field of paranormal research and by individuals who are interested in communicating with the spirit world.
The basic concept of a spirit box is that it rapidly scans through different radio frequencies. As it scans, it generates white noise, or a hiss-like sound, which is a combination of all different frequencies of sound. The idea is that spirits can manipulate or use this white noise to form words or sentences, which can then be heard by the user.
To elaborate a bit more, the spirit box is designed to capture EVPs, or Electronic Voice Phenomena. An EVP is believed to be a voice or sound that is not heard at the time of recording, but can be heard upon playback of the recording. These sounds are thought by some to be communication from spirits or other entities.
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Our spirit boxes are a little bit different to your typical radio based spirit box. Our spirit boxes select words and phrases from a digital library of thousands of words. We believe that spirits may be able to interfere with the selection of the words somehow in order to communicate with us.
Results can be a bit hit and miss, but we do often get strings of words that just seem too intelligent to be a coincidence. Give it a go for yourself in your ghost hunting adventures and let us know how you get on!
History of the Spirit Box
The concept of attempting to communicate with the spirit world using electronic devices dates back to the early 20th century. These early attempts, known as Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP), were often conducted using tape recorders or radios.
However, the specific device known as a "spirit box" or "ghost box" was invented in 2002 by a man named Frank Sumption for the purpose of real-time communication with spirits. This is why the device is sometimes referred to as "Frank's Box."
Frank Sumption claimed he received the design specifications for the box from the spirit world itself. His initial device was a modified AM/FM radio that continuously scans through all the stations, creating a mix of white noise, radio snippets, and static. He claimed that this noise provided spirits with the raw audio they needed to create their own audible words and phrases.
Over the years, the design of the spirit box has evolved, with different models scanning at various speeds, and some offering other features like temperature sensors and EMF (Electromagnetic Field) detectors. These additional features are used in an attempt to detect other potential signs of paranormal activity.
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Last Updated on May 31, 2021
Whether you’re newly curious about the paranormal or you’re a veteran of preternatural detection, never before has there been more options for app-based technology for ghost tracking.
With a smartphone and some basic understanding of ghost detection tools, anyone can try their luck at the science of apparitions.
However, as the app market has grown, so has the possibility that the app you are purchasing is more for entertainment than for actual ghost detection.
So, what are the best free ghost apps? The best ghost apps should have a mix of high-quality paranormal technology, but be easy enough for beginners and amateurs to use. Understanding how ghost apps work and what to look for when purchasing an app can make sure you get the best value for the lowest cost.
How do these apps work?
One of the tools traditional paranormal researchers use to detect activity is an EMF (electromagnetic field) meter. The presence of EMF fields closely links to paranormal experiences (hallucinations, paranoia, the feeling of being watched, etc.).
Once you debunk that there’s unusual electrical activity in the location, researchers often move to measure electronic voice phenomena or EVPs.
The best free ghost apps offer EMF, EVP, and recording equipment all for an affordable price.
What to look for when purchasing a ghost app?
Many people rely on user reviews before downloading app. However, when it comes to ghost apps, it might be worth digging a bit deeper into the technology and the app developers.
If the app can’t accurately indicate the type of technology and or how the detection works, there’s a chance you’re getting more of a ‘fun’ than actual paranormal detection.
A simple search of the app developers can provide some credible references for their work. Are they experienced investigators with a background in paranormal activity?
Do the app developers demonstrate any experience in the field? Apps that provide this background information on the developers will prove far more valuable.
Our Picks for the Best Free Ghost Apps:
Ghost radar (classic & legacy edition) – ios & android – free.
One of the first paranormal apps to ever hit the market, Ghost Radar by Spud Pickles has been providing goosebumps and thrills to users since 2009.
The app has a simple, easy to use interface providing feedback to the user through voice recognition technology.
It also can be configured to work in the background, allowing users to flip back and forth between apps without missing any detection opportunities.
With several hundred ratings between the classic and legacy editions, it’s also one of the most popular apps in the app store.
One final note about Ghost Radar. The app developers include a disclosure about the verifiability of the information detected in Ghost Radar.
They indicate it should be used for entertainment purposes only — a word of caution for anyone looking for top-notch paranormal technology.
SGK1 – Ghost Hunting Kit – Android – FREE
Android device users will appreciate this easy-to-use toolkit of everything you need for ghost detection.
The app contains a full range of detection tools including EMF detector, EVP recorder, and a spirit box with more than 3000 different sound clips from historical detections.
The app allows users to label and store detections for later analysis. It’s free for basic use but does allow in-app purchases to remove ads and unlock additional features.
Sono X10 Spirit Box – iOS & Android – FREE
Unlike other paranormal detection apps that use electromagnetic detection, Sono X10 Spirit Box uses voicebank technology to detect spirit activity.
The app has a voicebank of thousands of sounds, phonemes, and speech clips accessible to nearby paranormal beings. These paranormal spirits use the voicebank to assemble full words or sentences communicated back to the smartphone user.
The user is not ‘recording’ paranormal voices; however, as with other spirit boxes, the paranormal spirit manipulates the sensors in your phone to generate a message.
The app is free for use, although there is a larger soundbank available for purchase in the app.
Ghost Tracker EMF EVP Recorder – iOS & Android
This one isn’t free (it’s cheap though) but we wanted to include it because it was developed by well-known Swedish ghost hunters LaxTon Ghost Sweden HB, this iOS and Android app offers 3-in-1 ghost hunting technology.
The app contains an EMF-scanner, EVP/Voice recorder, and a motion detector. Beginner ghost hunters will love the easy-to-use features and ability to share data with family and friends.
The app has more 1 and 2-star ratings than other paranormal detection apps on the market, although many of those seem to be related to glitches in previous versions.
Paranormal Ghost EVP Radio – iOS & Android
App developer Exelerus promises that Paranormal Ghost EVP radio app takes traditional ghost hunting to the next level.
Though not free, it’s designed for both paranormal researchers and ghost enthusiasts alike, the app includes both EMF and EVP technologies, along with an easy-to-share text log to capture all of your recordings.
The app also allows recordings to be uploaded to Dropbox for easy storage and sharing. With several thousand reviews among Android and iOS users consider it one of the best ghost apps on the market.
Ghost Hunter M2 – iOS
This is another app with a small fee that is pretty popular with ghost hunters. With more than 1,000 ratings in the app store, Ghost Hunter M2 is among the most popular and highly rated paranormal apps currently available.
Among the long list of app, features are an EMF and EVP detectors, geoscope instrument, spatial displacement instrument, and a barometer to analyze barometric data collected by your phone.
The app also features auto-detection and a Fast Fourier Transform Visualizer (FFT-V) algorithms to analyze audio signals.
It’s well-regarded as the most complex paranormal toolkit available on the app store to date.
Ghost Detect Pro – iOS
If you’re searching for a super low priced paranormal app, Ghost Detect Pro by Perfect Reality Apps might be the best choice for you.
The app offers easy-to-use features including EMF and EVP detectors with recording, radar, and a vibration detector. Unlike other apps, Ghost Detect Pro provides all the available sensors on one page, rather than having to flip between measurement tools.
Graphing details collect data over time with each measurement recorded in bold colors.
Note that users give the app mixed ratings. Some users have a positive experience using the app on different smartphones models, others find the app more challenging to navigate with older smartphones.
Things to Remember When Using App-Based Detection
As you start to experiment with some of the apps above, there are some good reminders and tips that can help improve your user experience and avoid frustration. Keep in mind these considerations as you start your own ghost hunting experience:
- Fully charge your smartphone. Using EMF and EVP detection can cause a significant drain on smartphone batteries. There’s nothing worse than being right in the middle of some spooky fun only to have your phone battery die. If necessary, carry a back-up battery charging pack with you in case your session runs longer than planned.
- Carry a back-up EVP recorder. Not all of the EVP recording technology in the apps above are created the same. You may find it helpful to carry a back up vocal recording device with you until you’re confident and comfortable that the smartphone app is working correctly. Two ghost recordings of the same paranormal sounds are always better than one!
- Try shorter encounters. Until you know exactly how to read and analyze the recordings, it’s better to try shorter sessions of a paranormal meeting rather than an extended day-long session. Going back to sort through that much information can be tedious, and it may be hard to recall all the exact details of what you encountered in longer sessions.
- Be patient. Detecting paranormal activity requires patience and a willingness to keep at it. You may not encounter anything unusual on your first few outings. By continuing to test and become more familiar with your app-based technology, you only increase the likelihood of a ghost encounter.
What is an EVP recorder?
Measuring EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena is one of the methods used by paranormal researchers to detect ghost activity.
EVP is thought to be vocalizations caused by ghosts as attempts to communicate. EVP recorders are devices that work to identify and record EVP using highly sensitive audio equipment.
The goal of using an EVP recorder is to detect ghost voices and capture them for later analysis.
EVP recorders come in several different types, some specifically designed for paranormal activity, and others sell for more general use.
It’s possible to purchase EVP recorders in various formats (hand-held, wrist recorders, stand-alone, etc.) for different types of audio (digital, high-resolution, large format, etc.).
Choose a model of EVP recorder based on personal preference, the location you intend to use the EVP recorder at, and the type of analysis you plan to do with the recordings.
As mentioned above, many app-based EVP recorders can download digital audio files right to your smartphone as well.
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Hi! I am Brandon. Writer and content creator for PA, specializing in phenomena that is sometimes beyond normal scientific understanding. My mission is to help guide people seeking answers in a positive and enlightening way.
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All free ghost detection apps come with ads and they take over. I just cant get any of them to work i do seriously need some help
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A new production in collaboration with the Manchester Royal Exchange's Leigh Ambassadors group at Spinners Mill for family audiences, inspired by real historical events.
In addition to support from King's College London and Sussex University, this production is made possible by a generous commission from the Manchester Royal Exchange , and will feature as part of their Den pop-up festival.
Listen to an episode of the Exchange's podcast Connecting Tales discussing the show, with Tom, Elliott, and Leigh Ambassador (and part time ghost) Mike Burwin.
Emma Bradburn, intern for the ‘Civic Theatres: A Place for Towns’ research project wrote an account of the show on her blog.
What is it?
- A mixture of coding education, Augmented Reality and live performance in an immersive storytelling experience.
- An ordinary Year 5 assembly is interrupted by the arrival of Undersecretary Quill, asking for their help. This begins a Ghost Hunter apprenticeship, a series of four coding challenges given to them by Professor Bray. They stress thinking like a programmer – learning to read and debug code, think about the steps of an algorithm, and basic logic structures – through coding their ghost detector in Make Code.
- Two weeks later, they explore a haunted Battersea Arts Centre in an immersive live performance. The show is structured like an investigation: Students split into teams, studying artifacts for clues and going out into ‘the field,’ using their devices to find evidence of the spirit's activity. With the evidence they uncover, students learned about the building's history, who the ghost is and why she is haunting it, unmask a villain, find a stolen a necklace, clear the ghost's name and set her free.
- The Digital Ghost Hunt was featured in Immersive Arcade's Best of British since 2001.
The Digital Ghost begins when a normal school assembly was interrupted by Deputy Undersecretary Quill from the Ministry of Real Paranormal Hygiene, there to recruit the school’s Year 5 class into the Department’s Ghost Removal Section. She tells them it’s due to their unique ability to see and interact with ghostly spirits.
Under the tutelage of Deputy Undersecretary Quill and Professor Bray, the Ministry’s chief scientist, the young ghost hunters must track down the Battersea Arts Centre ghost by learning how to program their own paranormal detectors. Their devices – made from two microcomputers, a Raspberry Pi and a Micro:bit – allow the children to identify objects and locations touched by the ghost. Each has different capabilities, forcing the classmates to work together to discover ghostly traces, translate Morse code using flickering lights and find messages left in ectoplasm, or ultraviolet paint. Meanwhile, the ghost communicates through a mixture of traditional theatrical effects and the poltergeist potential of smart home technology. Together, the pupils unravel the mystery of the ghost's haunting and help to set it free.
The Battersea Arts Centre
A scratch of The Digital Ghost Hunt was performed at the Battersea Arts Centre in November, 2018, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council's Next Generation of Immersive Experiences program.
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The project was given further funding from the AHRC for impact & engagement in 2019 to adapt the show into a family experience, in collaboration with Pilot Theatre . A limited, sold-out run of the show premiered at the York Theatre Royal's 275th anniversary in August 2019.
The Garden Museum
On All Souls Day 2019 the project performed a museum-late experience in partnership with the Garden Museum in London. This new format sent young ghost hunters up a medieveal clocktower and digging for clues in the gardens of the 14th century St. Mary at Lambeth church.
The project is now working on combining the learning from our three pilot shows into a multi-year, scaled-up version of the Digital Ghost Hunt experience for theatres and schools.
The Ministry will resume its work in 2021
The SEEK Ghost Detector
The SEEK Ghost Detector is a Micro:bit connected to a DecaWave DWM1001-DEV Ultra wideband radio, housed in a custom designed laser cut shell. The Micro:bit served as an accessible controller that students can program. By using Ultra-wideband Radio for indoor positioning, we leaving ghostly trails in Mixed Reality (MR) space for the students to find and interpret. There were four different detector types, all with different functions: detecting ghostly energy, translating Morse code when the ghost flashed the lights, and translating signs left by the ghost in Ultraviolet Ectoplasm.
The custom library that the students used to program their Micro:bits was written in MakeCode and C++ (available on Github. ) An earlier mark 1 detector that used a Raspberry Pi was written in Python 3 (available in the Ghosthunter library on Github)
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Concept, Co-Creator, and Co-Investigator
Elliott Hall is a Senior Software Engineer at King's Digital Lab. He is a developer and novelist with over fifteen years of experience in software development and digital research.
He is also the author of three novels published by John Murray, the Strange Trilogy, as well as works in film and theatre. The Ghost Hunt is his first attempt to combine his creative and development work.
He created the Ghost Hunt because he felt the current computer science curriculum isn’t engaging enough students. He wants to shift the context of how computer science is perceived, from something boring, boyish and middle class back into a tool of the imagination.
Co-creator and Director
Tom Bowtell is the Director of BAFTA-winning creative education company KIT Theatre and was previously co-director of immersive theatre company Coney.
He is the creator of the Adventures in Learning (AiL) system. Adventures in Learning (AiL) combine immersive theatre, digital interactions and game mechanics to deliver formal learning. Projects are designed in dialogue with teachers to ensure that teachers’ learning targets are embedded at their heart. Writer and director Tom Bowtell conceived Adventures in Learning in 2008 with the ambition to explore the potential of immersive theatre and game mechanics to inspire children to learn.
Professor Mary Krell
Mary is a digital artist whose work spans performance, interactivity and narrative. Her work has been shown on multiple continents and she regularly collaborates with artists and thinkers from around the world.
Originally from the USA, she has been based in the UK at the University of Sussex since 2002. Prior to coming to Sussex, she was the Head of the Design Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Before entering higher education, Mary worked as a digital designer at Seattle's Saltmine Creative during the initial dot.com boom of the 1990s. While at Saltmine she worked on projects for Wizards of the Coast, Microsoft and the Pokemon franchise.
Mary has also been an associate member of Forced Entertainment as a digital author. With them, she created a number of interactive works that were exhibited around the world at venues including the ZKM (in Karlsruhe, Germany), the ICA (in London) and The Art Institute of Chicago. Nightwalks, an interactive virtual reality piece created in collaboration with the company won the Transmediale in 2000.
Carina is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, and will bring her research expertise in interaction design and the immersive aesthetic to the project, as well as extensive experience in communication design, scaling methodologies, project and production management.
Her book Immersion and Participation in Punchdrunk was published in 2019 (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama).