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Ghost Radar
12-31-2011, 11:52 AM
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Ghost Radar
I am seeing an alarming number of people who are falling for the ghost radar phone apps. These apps show ghosts on a radar type screen and say random words. Now if someone wants to play it and have fun fine. Here is where the the danger comes in. There are paranormal teams (ones that lack critical thinking skills) and common sense that believe these work. Now can you imagine a relative told they have ghosts because of a fun app? What is even worse is I am seeing psychics who have started using this along with poor photography to tell people they are surrounded by evil and will remove it for a fee. I am also seeing these people placing a small plastic toy on the screen and asking for the evil to move it. Well guess what.... your phone will vibrate slightly and the object will move. Its will occur if your not running the app as well. Its amazing how many people swear this is real. Ok test time.
1. Set multiple phones in the same area all with the app running. They all show diiferent results.

2. Turn on app at expressway speeds guess what it acts the same as if it was setting still.

3. This app maker Spud Pickle disclaimer. (This should be enough for people to know it doesn't work to detect ghosts) * Note: results from this application cannot be verified scientifically and therefore should be used for entertainment purposes.

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01-01-2012, 10:36 AM
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RE: Ghost Radar
"For entertainment purposes only" should be enough to keep it from being taken seriously into evidence for a paranormal investigation, but yes, there are some who do this.

Experimenting with off-the-wall gadgets is one thing. Having some fun with them (I can think of six practical jokes just off the top of my head) is why it was made in the first place. But to say that it is actually getting through to a spirit is, in my opinion, just feeding a fantasy about what is paranormal. And doesn't get us any closer to finding what IS paranormal. And I do believe there is stuff that can't be explained..but not stuff like this.

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01-03-2012, 10:27 PM
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RE: Ghost Radar
I have the app. It is a time killer. Pure "entertainment purposes" only. I should have Brit download the app. We could film them doing it at the same time. I wonder how far off they would be. Hmmmm......

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01-05-2012, 12:52 PM
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RE: Ghost Radar
Honestly, it does amaze me that there is a percentage of people who would fall for this! Some people are just plain naive (also, there is the mentally impared). I downloaded a similar app the other night on my "eye phone" just for fun. Mind you, my home does have some spirit activity, but I didn't expect the app to be an actual tool. I knew it was just a game and I addressed it as such, had my fun, and then contacted TAPS! <lol>
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01-06-2012, 11:59 PM
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RE: Ghost Radar
Actual Paranormal investigators are using this?? Incredible. I downloaded one of them a month or two ago, i did not for one second believe that it would practical in any way. It just threw out random names and words with a radar style screen showing up random blops every few minutes. Call me boring or whatever else but it wasn't entertaining in the slightest and was deleted shortly afterwards. To think that any so called investigator takes this seriously is worrying. Apps such as this will prove to be a menace to a serious investigator and makes a mockery of the entire paranormal scene!
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01-07-2012, 12:59 AM
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RE: Ghost Radar
Exactly! But yes, we have seen investigators use these..not for experimentation, but as actual evidence. It's sad because there is valid research going on out there from good teams. I will say that I know a lot of people on teams that think this is extremely bogus and of course get pretty irate at the ones who will use these and try to hawk it as paranormal proof.

Thinking outside the box is good and who knows..it may be something we didn't expect that will help us understand more about what is unexplained. But something like this is just chock full of variables that would keep it from being taken seriously into evidence.

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01-07-2012, 04:40 PM (This post was last modified: 01-07-2012 04:41 PM by UglyNRude.)
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RE: Ghost Radar
This shows one of the scams a psychic paranormal team uses. Now I won't post their video because I won't advertise for them. But they claim to be able to get ghosts children to play with small toys placed on the screen of their android. Well you will see here its the vibration in the android that causes the movement. I used a couple cough drops. I also explained this on their youtube site but my response was removed. Its obvious they do not want to be exposed. They then call the place haunted and will cleanse it for a price.

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01-07-2012, 09:02 PM
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And as we have seen, you can show that to someone who is convinced these things work..explanation in full...all the i's dotted and the t's crossed..and you are still going to hear from some of these people that it is proof of the other side.

And yes, I realize a good portion of those kinds of comments come from people who are enthusiasts. People who just want a good scare and a thrill and to say it looks and sounds cool. But it is the teams and the people like the group you are referring to that perpetuate all of that..this is what I will speak up about. I've got too much respect for the teams and the researchers that are really looking for answers and trying to help clients when they can.

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09-15-2013, 01:51 PM
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RE: Ghost Radar
(12-31-2011 11:52 AM)UglyNRude Wrote:  I am seeing an alarming number of people who are falling for the ghost radar phone apps. These apps show ghosts on a radar type screen and say random words. Now if someone wants to play it and have fun fine. Here is where the the danger comes in. There are paranormal teams (ones that lack critical thinking skills) and common sense that believe these work. Now can you imagine a relative told they have ghosts because of a fun app? What is even worse is I am seeing psychics who have started using this along with poor photography to tell people they are surrounded by evil and will remove it for a fee. I am also seeing these people placing a small plastic toy on the screen and asking for the evil to move it. Well guess what.... your phone will vibrate slightly and the object will move. Its will occur if your not running the app as well. Its amazing how many people swear this is real. Ok test time.
1. Set multiple phones in the same area all with the app running. They all show diiferent results.

2. Turn on app at expressway speeds guess what it acts the same as if it was setting still.

3. This app maker Spud Pickle disclaimer. (This should be enough for people to know it doesn't work to detect ghosts) * Note: results from this application cannot be verified scientifically and therefore should be used for entertainment purposes.

Yes the disclaimer saying it is for entertainment purposes can be a red flag, you see that disclaimer on everything today, from phone apps to gadgets. It is put there so the maker cannot be sued in case something bad happens to the person they sold it to. Ovilus has that or had at least that disclaimer on their products and these are made by some guy who people claim is some kind of paranormal gadget inventor guru. Personally I find it hard to say words heard from a radio hack or One of several versions of the Ovilus are real evidence or actual spirits speaking the words. Yet plenty of groups post evps from those gadgets on their web page as evidence. Hope this helps :?
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02-28-2014, 02:41 PM
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Ant_16 RE: Ghost Radar
I have the app on my iPod. Some of the words that popped up on my version are in my terms amazing. At my house the name "Ellen" kept appearing. And I actually might post a thread on that soon. The "Entertainment Purposes Only" is just to discourage all paranormal investigations with the app. I recommend this app to all beginner ghost hunters.

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