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Swann 8-Channel DVR

So, continuing to expand our equipment I found the Swann 8-Channel DVR with four ADS-180 cameras. We have been using both our 8-Channel and 4-Channel DVRs on bigger investigations where we need considering we have 13 cameras to work with. The 8-Channel DVR was already setup when we got it. I ran through and get familiar with things to record at the Fayetteville Hospital. Unfortunately, something happened and it reset itself a couple of days later after the investigation. We lost all of our footage.

Swann 4-Channel DVR

After our first investigation at the Walking Horse Hotel we wanted to expanded our coverage from one to camera with a DVD recorder. The Swann 4-Channel DVR gave us that as we prepared to investigate Octagon Hall. We bought it through QVC as a bundle with four IR 580-cameras, four BNC cables and a 7inch TV. We got extra cables.

The DVR was already setup to run when we got it. We had to install some software so we could convert the recorded files over to AVI's. If you follow the directions setup is pretty simple.

EVP listener

I credit VIPER Paranormal for this one. Radio Shack sells wiretaps with a suction cup. If you take that and plug it into a mic jack of a digital recorder and headphones into that jack. Once you press record you can listen to the electromagnetic fields that appliances gives off. You can also get readings without turning on the recorder, but if you take notes and have second recorder with you, you can log what sounds like what.

The first time I used this was at the Fayetteville Hospital during our second investigation.

K-II meter

The K-II meter is a 4 inches long and inch and half wide, gray box with a button in the center and five different colored lights. The lights register from green, yellow and red with numbers from 0 to 5 MG. When it comes near anything electronic the lights glow from green to red depending on how much of a electromagnetic field is being given off by the appliance.
Microwaves, some fans, can openers, TVs, computers, light switches, and refrigerators all give off high EMF when its running.

How it works?

Green Laser Grid.

We got a 5-in-1 green laser grid. The thought behind it, is that once it has been set up the lights will twinkle or move if something breaks the beam. We used it during our investigation in Lawrenceburg a couple of weeks ago.
We had it focused on a hallway and central air and heat opening. My concern was the grid wouldn't show up on the cameras, but I was surprised when it did. The downside was when the batteries started dying in the pointer, it looked like something was moving in the room. It wasn't until I watched the video and noticed the light was starting to dim somewhat.
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