Although the O/TGHRS does not claim to be out for "scientific or other" proof of ghosts, as you know, we do try our best to look into all avenues of investigation. With this in mind, we have added a few "toys" to our toolkit and although we have one more to go, we're pleased to say we have our latest addition and it's a neat one!
Adding to our growing arsenal of equipment we're using in investigations is our newest "toy" to date (December 2001). The Orbitor (tm) OR-310X is a parabolic listening/recording device with a 10x view finder.
This item has been tested in the field now and we've found several excellent uses for this really "neat" piece of equipment.
First and most obviously is the ability for very careful recording of EVPs and related phenomena but while using it out in a brief field mission, we also found it excellent for looking for "signs of life" in buildings we're told are empty. The unit is capable of a listening "range" of 300 yards but we found it had an excellent range of about 150 to 200 yards and while touring a building that was supposed to be empty, we were able to detect other people in the building as well as one raccoon.
The "New Toy"
The mic is also capable (when working in concert with a DAT or other high-end recording device) of detecting low and high frequency sounds that we otherwise might miss. From the sound of scurrying feet of mice to the low whir of a mechanical engine we missed. It also, of course, pick up that one entity that might have something to say that we might not be as close to as needed to capture the sound.
I'm sure you, the humble reader, can see the multiple benefits and uses for this new toy and we hope to be telling you some of the more interesting things this piece of equipment helps us discover.
So, as of now, we ARE listening and it should prove to be a valuable item!