Electromagnetic field (EMF) detectors are very useful tools provided they are used properly. There are instructions with each type that you should read. These meters detect fluctuations in Electromagnetic fields. EM fields are normally generated by electrical appliances and other items such as computer monitors, cell phones, etc. They are also created by the weather in outer space such as geomagnetic storms and solar flares. When you find an unexplainable field, normally between 2 to 7 milligauss, it is associated with spirit activity. These meters are will not always detect a spirit present, but they are another helpful tool is tracking ghosts. EMFs are measured in units called milligauss.
The Electrosensor EMF meter (on right) has a range of 3ft and a light up led display. It can give you readings within 1 milligauss. This meter is only on when the button is depressed and held.
The Trifield Natural EM meter is one of the best. It is very sensitive to movement and vibration so be aware of that. On the plus side, it has an audible alarm to let you know that your meter is getting a reading. Its range is approximately 25 feet. There are 3 setting we will use. Magnetic=geomagnetic fields; Electrical=electromagnetic fields; Sum=both types. (It also has a radio/microwave setting as well.) The meter has an analog readout (needle) and an audio alarm that will sound. The knob on the side controls how sensitive the volume is and at what range the alarm will sound.
The Gauss Lites meter.This meter is only on when the button is depressed and held.The green lights start in the 1.5 milligauss range so any reading the in the green is positive. Its range is about 8 feet.
The “Ghost Meter” looks similar to the Cell Sensor, except that it is clear plastic and has the words “ghost meter” printed on the front.
The Cell Sensor EMF meter has a base unit with a small probe that plugs into it. When the probe detects EMFs the base unit will give off an audible alarm, the red portion of the meter will blink and the needle will read the amount of milligauss detected. It has a range of about 10 feet.
The device is approximately 8-1/2 inches long and weighs about 6 ounces. Electromagnetic field strength is displayed by five multicolored light emitting diodes (LEDs) corresponding to levels of electromagnetic field strength. The lightweight case is made of very strong, light gray plastic. The instrument is designed to be comfortable in the hand and features a thumb operated push button switch. The K-II operates from a single 9-volt battery located inside the back of the instrument.
The K-II is a single axis instrument, meaning that magnetic fields will be detected only in the horizontal or vertical axis depending on the orientation of the instrument by the operator. This device will only detect fluctuating electromagnetic fields. For example a stationary magnet cannot be detected because the magnet is not inducing a voltage in the sensing coil of the instrument.
This meter will detect low frequency ranges of 50 to 1000 Hertz and very low frequency ranges of 1000 to 20,000 Hertz. The K-II LED’s show the strength of the detected magnetic field rate from1.5 to 20+ milligauss.
One of the important features of the instrument is its rapid response to electromagnetic fields. While other instruments seem to have a slight delay in response, the K-II is virtually instantaneous in response to electromagnetic fields. This makes the K-II very sensitive to short-term transient fields.
Operating the device is very simple. Pressing the thumb switch turns on the K-II and starts a self-test . The light emitting diodes light up in succession and then settle down to a single green light which indicates a range of zero to 1.5 milligauss. Releasing the thumb switch shuts off the K-II. The instrument can be kept on continually by pressing the switch and by inserting a small coin in the opening above the switch. Some models now come modified with a side switch. Our Tech Manager has preformed this upgrade for all K-II’s in CAPS inventory.
The K-II is small, simple to operate and inexpensive. However, the potential user should not believe that it is ineffective. In research, several different types of EMF meters are used in field conditions, and none have performed better than the K-II at detecting the type of transient magnetic spike characteristic of paranormal phenomena. While more expensive instruments may have more features, they are no better than the K-II for conducting the type of survey operations required in paranormal research. When used carefully and logically, the K-II will perform all the EMF functions required for paranormal investigations.
Recently, the K-II was used on an episode of Ghosthunters. They were investigating the Tate-LaBianca Murders. Here, they used the K-II’s LED lights as an electronic pendulum of sorts. Yes or No questions were asked, and the presumed spirit energy was told to answer in the affirmative or negative by manipulation of the lights.
Some household appliances, cell phones, computers and others generate EM fields that surround the object and are a few feet thick so you do not have to be right on top of it to get a reading. Even a 2 – 7 milligauss reading can be given of by something natural so try to trace out a source. This is essential indoors.