A Rival Tool for Ghost Hunters: iPhone Apps

'Ghost Hunter' and 'Ghost Seance' rival traditional methods
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2011 3:46 PM CDT
iPhone Apps Rival Traditional Methods of Ghost Hunting
The Ghost Hunter app in action.   (Youtube)

Ghost hunting this weekend? Well, you can lay down your trusty electromagnetic meter and open an iPhone app to detect spirits—or so say some ghost hunters. A spirited debate is emerging between old-school hunters, who rely on the K-II EMF electromagnetic reader, and those who prefer apps like Ghost Hunter M2 and Ghost Seance. "Plus, if it gets boring, I can play Angry Birds," one hunter tells the Wall Street Journal.

Purists roll their eyes at apps that offer to track electromagnetic fields, translate a ghost's thoughts into words, or predict the lunar activity that fosters apparitions. "A phone is just spewing this stuff," says the inventor of the K-II, referring to the pings of emails and text messages that can distract serious hunters. Also worth noting: Almost all of the 30,000 K-IIs made every year are sold to ghost hunters, and Ghost Radar has now been downloaded 6 million times. (Read more ghosts stories.)

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