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Ghost Meter
Amazon is selling a ghost meter for only $27.98. Sounds like a bargain. And according to the reviews it's "a reliable indicator of paranormal activity." Of course, what it really detects is electromagnetic fluctuations, such as the kind produced by any electrical device. So as a home repair tool for finding live wires, it could be useful.
Categories: Paranormal, Pseudoscience
Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 09, 2009
Comments (8)
The reviews for this product at Amazon are quite amusing.
Posted by Blondin  on  Fri Apr 10, 2009  at  03:23 PM
I bet the fakes from Taps will be using this on thier show. LOL
Posted by Plainbob13  in  USofOMG  on  Fri Apr 10, 2009  at  03:31 PM
These EMF meters do have uses. Not so much for wires in walls but more general electrical radiation. (I've got one)
I've can tell where my electrical meter box is from the inside the house by the EMFs generated and my microwave is safe to a distance of about 1ft. My keyboard is a nightmare, why so much EMF? I keep expecting my fingers to glow at night.

Having said that I've yet to find a ghost...
Posted by Joel B1  in  Hobart, Tasmania  on  Sat Apr 11, 2009  at  03:27 AM
Betcha it could also be useful in sweeping an area for bugs. aka: wireless monitoring devices.
Posted by fuzzfoot  in  potland, or  on  Sat Apr 11, 2009  at  08:43 PM
Who figured out ghosts give out EMF?
Posted by Tesla  on  Sun Apr 12, 2009  at  09:08 PM
"My keyboard is a nightmare, why so much EMF? I keep expecting my fingers to glow at night.

Having said that I've yet to find a ghost..."

-- posted by Joel B1

Obviously your keyboard is haunted. Yup.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Mon Apr 13, 2009  at  08:01 PM
Haha, I love the "most helpful critical review" on Amazon, which sounds half-serious, but I suspect it was written with tongue in cheek by someone who had just played Silent Hill or something...

"To be fair, at one point I DID follow the EMF readouts into a secret corridor I discovered behind the stairs, at the end of which was a translucent girl in Victorian garb who was silently weeping and pointing at me. HOWEVER, after she disappeared in an explosion of flames, the EMF detector continued to indicate a presence. That's when I realized that it was actually detecting the electricity coming from the wall sconces! It turns out, pretty much everything emits an electromagnetic field: lamps, toasters, microwaves, cell phones, ghosts, whatever.

In summary, this thing is totally useless, unless you want to find power lines or something. Ghost power lines."

Now the big question is : do ghost power lines come with ghost power bills ? o_O
Posted by SG  on  Wed Apr 15, 2009  at  08:24 PM
If it's a reliable indicator of paranormal activity, that needle never moves off zero.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Jefferson, Texas  on  Thu Apr 16, 2009  at  06:24 PM
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