This Halloween, don’t let any spooky spirits catch you by surprise. These 5 hair-raising apps are designed to help you track down and communicate with the great beyond.
According to the Atlantic, “42 percent of Americans say they believe in ghosts,” and a separate poll conducted by YouGov shows that “45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations.”
It should come as no surprise, then, that ghost hunting and detection apps are pretty popular on the app marketplace. Though most of these apps claim to be for entertainment only, lots of users say otherwise. Grab a notebook and maybe even a Ghostbusters Proton Pack, and find out which of these apps best detect the creepy spirits lurking in your neck of the woods.
1. Ghost Locator
The Ghost Locator app is free and simple to operate, and comes with the capacity to tell you details about the ghosts you come across, including their age, gender, and cause of death. The maker of the app claims the locator is “based on a detection method dating back to the Middle Ages, which…enables a precise localization of ghosts.” If historical lore is more your taste, the in-app “Ghost Herald” also publishes ghost-oriented articles.
2. Ghost Radar Classic
If you want to discover ghosts in your house, at work, or in your car, download Ghost Radar Classic. As the self-professed “original and best free ghost detection app,” Ghost Radar Classic alerts you to paranormal activity using sensors on your smartphone or tablet. One user even claimed it “opened up a portal” in her home. The app is free and available for download on the Apple Store and Google Play.
If you’re looking to explore the paranormal world beyond the realm of visible ghosts, iEMF will deliver results similar to those yielded by a professional electromagnetic field detector. Using the iPhone’s “built in magnetometer,” the app detects changes in magnetic fields and leads you to areas with high energy. Many users appreciate that energy fields can be charted in different scales, units, and magnifications.
4. Ghost Detect Pro
For 99 cents, get an app that “puts all the tools of ghost hunting in the palm of your hand.” Ghost Detect Pro is loaded with features for recording Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) sessions, detecting movement, a radar for tracking anomalies, and an electromagnetic field detector.
5. Ghost Observer
Unlike some apps, which display ghostly presences as dots or light, Ghost Observer shows actual spirits on your phone’s screen and acts as a “spiritism tool to detect, observe, and communicate with ghosts.” This means you can hear the ghosts you come across, ask them questions, and even pay for a special translation feature if they speak a different language than you.
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