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Hunting Ghosts on Android

written by: Anurag Ghosh•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 10/14/2011

Paranormal enthusiasts will find plenty of useful Android apps that might help them detect any anomalies in the magnetic field and experiment with EVP. These apps record and save the EMF and EVP readings and offer a graphical interface for easy analysis.

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    Some of the best ghost hunting apps available in the Android Market are suitable for amateur ghost hunters. These simple EMF and EVP recorders measure the local magnetic field, pick up any abnormal noise or EMF positives and record them. You can then analyze these recordings and who knows you might discover strange readings hinting at possible paranormal activity in your locality.

    However, there are a few apps out there that offer fake readings and so it can be tough for ghost hunters to sift through the pile of apps to find a genuine one. We have done the hard work for you guys and compiled a list of Android ghost hunting apps that we hope will prove useful in your ghost hunting adventures.

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    Ghost EVP Analyzer

    Ghost EVP Analyzer This basic EVP (electronic voice phenomena) recorder has a few good functions that might help you in your EVP experiments. It has a simple graphical interface that ensures easy EVP analysis. Some features like forward and reverse playback and half-speed may come in handy if you want to analyze any saved recordings.

    The application has a few basic tools and so we recommend this app for newbie users who would like to know how a basic EVP recorder functions. What we really like about this application is its easy-to-learn tutorials, including a brief explanation of EVP and basic functions. The app also allows you to save your recorded files and transfer them to your computer for further analysis.

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    Ghost Radar

    Ghost Radar Ghost Radar is one of the most unusual Android apps I have ever seen. It isn’t an EMF detector. It has various “sensors" that detect sounds, vibrations and electromagnetic fields, which get displayed on a virtual radar. The unique feature of this application is the way it converts any abnormal readings into numeric and textual layouts and shows them on a separate tab called VOX.

    The app has its own unique algorithm that detects and analyzes any fluctuations in the atmosphere and displays the results on a radar-like graphical interface. Its separate VOX interface converts the readings into random words and leaves it to you to judge whether the words hint at something paranormal. I am skeptical about these textual readings and so cannot really rate this app on a par with other ghost hunting apps used by serious ghost busters. I would also like you to test this application and tell me about your ghost hunting experiences using this app.

    The app developers have made it clear that any interpretations may or may not hint at paranormal activity and should be up for debate. The best way to test this application is to download the free version (Ghost Radar Classic) and then buy the paid app if you think it is capable of detecting any abnormalities in the atmosphere.

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    Audalyzer Audalyzer is the perfect app for conducting EVP sessions. The app utilizes your Android microphone to record sound and then displays the sound readings as waveform, frequency spectrum and decibel meter. These displays make it easier for ghost hunters to analyze any anomalous sounds detected by the app. Audalyzer is a must-have application for amateur ghost busters and those who want to experiment with electronic voice phenomena.

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    Entity Sensor Pro

    Entity Sensor Pro EMF Detector Entity Sensor Pro is one of the best ghost hunting apps for the Google Android platform. By taking advantage of your device’s magnetic sensor, the application detects local magnetic field and records them. It works exactly like those real EMF detectors used by paranormal investigators and has a great design.

    The app also lets you save the readings for later analysis. What’s more, the app allows you to record audio for EVP analysis, save it to a data file and convert into a graph to identify any paranormal activity. This feature can be very useful for ghost hunters as any reading in graphical form makes it easy for them to analyze and identify anything abnormal.

    The Pro version has more features, including a nifty voice note function that lets ghost hunters notate their readings. This can be extremely useful for any ghost hunter conducting an EVP session. Both the EVP and EMF readings are saved, thereby helping any investigator to compare both readings. Surely this will help you to reach a concrete conclusion on whether anything paranormal is really going on -- if both sets of data show something strange and unusual. However, how accurate the measurements are is left to user judgment.

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    Do Android Ghost Hunting Applications Provide Accurate Readings?

    While the above applications seem promising, they might not prove popular among serious paranormal investigators. Most groups don’t take cell phones along with them because they emit background noises and are responsible for random, inaccurate fluctuations while taking an EMF reading.

    Paranormal experts believe that the various components of a cell phone circuit board and the transmitter are the main culprits behind random EMF and EVP spikes and so an application, however genuine it may be, may not provide accurate results.

    Do you think that cell phones cause problems in a ghost hunting session and so these apps might provide inaccurate readings? Have you used any of these applications in your ghost hunting adventures? Tell us about your ghost hunting experiences.