From old and abandoned asylums to creepy cemeteries with nothing around for miles, paranormal investigators depend on Kestrel meters for ghost hunting. Searching for spirits with the naked eye is a shot in the dark (quite literally, in most cases), which is why it’s important to rely on other senses to detect paranormal activity. Goosebumps on the back of your neck? The hair raising on your arms? These could be signs that spirits are nearby, but Kestrel meters can help detect and document subtle environmental changes in the surrounding area that your body may not register.
You may have spotted Kestrel meters on popular ghost hunting TV shows as a key piece of the paranormal investigative kit.
In the bookMonster Hunters by Tea Krulos, the author lists the standard equipment used to track ghostly activity, including a flashlight, a Geiger counter, a geophone, and a Kestrel weather station.
For overnight investigations, the Kestrel 5500 can be easily set up with a Rotating Vane Mount and left on a Tripod to continuously record any fluctuating changes – tracking air movement, temperature, barometric pressure, and more. If you’re interested in logging data and need to simply spot check conditions, the Kestrel 3500NV is perfect for the job. It even has a dim red backlight for nighttime use!
"I purchased the Kestrel 3500NV for use in my Paranormal Midsouth investigations. I also purchased the optional tri-pod to support it. The Kestrel 3500NV is very sensitive and will even pick up your body temperature if you hold it on your hand. I would recommend the Kestrel to anyone who needs a portable weather station. Great to keep in your GO Bag, too!"
Paranormal investigators from around the world can benefit from Kestrel meters for ghost hunting - but how does this device help track spirits when you’re on the hunt?
There are several environmental changes that occur when spirits are present, including humidity, barometric pressure, wind, and temperature.
Why do paranormal investigators rely on these environmental elements to track spirits? Evidence shows that ghosts can cause cold spots. The theory is that the ghosts use energy---heat---to manifest, which can make an area feel cold. The temperature drop can be quite drastic compared to the surrounding area. However, in times when the temperature difference is subtle, Kestrel meters can detect these changes.
Barometric pressure, otherwise known as air pressure, may also change when spirits are present. Some people may experience physical symptoms when barometric pressure changes, including headaches, dizziness, and arthritis pain.
In terms of humidity, this is a potentially important measurement of paranormal activity. Humidity is the measurement of water vapor in the air, and when the humidity is high it may be easier to photograph ghosts vs in low humidity.
Lastly, wind can be used as an indication of spirits moving through the area. One common method of tracking ghosts with wind is by using wind chimes. However, if you’re in a cemetery or another area where wind chimes aren’t practical to have on hand, Kestrel meters can do the measuring of wind for you.
With over half of Americans believing in ghosts, there might be some truth behind paranormal activity affecting weather and atmospheric elements. With the help of Kestrel, you can enjoy the convenience of scientifically accurate data as you explore the world of the paranormal. Happy hunting!