JUNE 2010VOL 1 ISSUE 1
The Electro-Magnetic Field Meter (EMF)
An EMF meter (or EMF detector) is a scientific instrument for measuring electromagnetic fields (abbreviated as EMF). Mostmeters measure the electromagnetic radiation flux density (DCfields) or the change in an electromagnetic field over time (ACfields), essentially the same as a radio antenna, but with quitedifferent detection characteristics.There are many different types of EMF meters, but the twolargest categories are single axis and tri-axis. Single axis metersare cheaper than tri-axis meters, but take longer to complete asurvey because the meter only measures one dimension of thefield. Single axis instruments have to be tilted and turned on allthree axes to obtain a full measurement. A tri-axis meter measures all three axes simultaneously, but these models tend to be more expensive.Electromagnetic fields can be generated by AC or DC currents.An EMF meter can measure AC electromagnetic fields, whichare usually emitted from man-made sources such as electricalwiring, while Gauss meters or magnetometers measure DCfields, which occur naturally in Earth's geomagnetic field and areemitted from other sources where direct current is present.
So Why Use Them For Ghosts?
Well, here’s the confusion. Some Ghost hunter’s believe thatghost’s emit electromagnetic forces that can be detected by theseinstruments, trying to locate a presence.However If there is any electromagnetic fluctuations thenParanormal Investigators might therefore wish to measure theelectromagnetism that is present at an investigation site withinterest. They should note the intensity of the EMF, they shouldrecord the variations of the EMF and they should try and locatethe sources of any EMF. This information may provide themwith useful information that may help them determine the truenature of the experiences that are reported to them.A lot of research has been undertaken that does strongly suggestthat when some people are exposed to a powerful EMF or a less powerful but varying EMF they may report sensations that theymay believe are paranormal in origin. These effects include asense of presence, a sense of touch, anxiety, unease, fear, nauseaand even an 'Out of Body' sensation.
Always try and establish a cause for high readings before jumping to conclusions. Mobiles and Wi-Fi are commoncauses as well as other electrical devices.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT A SET OF BASELINE VALUES AREESTABLISHED FOR EACH LOCATION YOU PLAN TO MAKEMEASUREMENTS OF. ONE METHOD OF DOING THIS IS TO SIMPLYPLACE THE METER AT THE CHOSEN LOCATION FOR AT LEAST 15MINUTES MAKING A NOTE OF THE READING EVERY MINUTE. BYAVERAGING THESE MEASUREMENTS YOU WILL HAVE A '15MINUTE' AVERAGE TO COMPARE ANY SUBSEQUENT VALUESAGAINST. THIS NEED’S TO BE DONE FOR EACH LOCATION BUTULTIMATELY IS WORTH THE EFFORT AS SUBSEQUENT DATAWILL BE MORE VALID IN TERMS OF ANY UNEXPECTEDVARIATIONS FROM THE BASELINE VALUE.
K2 Meter (Pretty Flashing Lights)Tri-Field Meter Digital meter