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Ghost Hunting without Equipment (2009 podcast)

Nov 24, 2017

This is one of the first of my re-issued Hollow Hill podcasts.

In this 16-minute podcast from November 2009, I talked about how to use your five (or six) senses to investigate haunted places, and I shared other ghost hunting tips.

Some things have changed in the eight years since I recorded this. (Okay, a lot has changed, but the info in this podcast is still valid, with a few notable exceptions.)

For example, as of 2017, the K-II isn't the only good EMF meter.

In fact, right now (late 2017) I like the Ghost Meter better than the K-II. (Also, the Ghost Meter is about half as expensive as a K-II meter.) In "seance mode," the Ghost Meter been surprisingly accurate for yes/no responses.

(That's one in a photo on the right. Mine has a clear case, not black. And yes, it does look far too much like an "as seen on TV" product. Despite that, it seems to work as a real-time communication device. I'd trust it far more than, say, a loosened flashlight/torch.)

Also, the Ovilus is available again, and far more sophisticated than it was in 2009. As of 2017, I'm testing its accuracy in a variety of on-site and remote experiments. So far, I can confirm that the Ovilus III can work remotely, with about 30% accuracy.

Other than that, most of this 2009 recording is still good information.

Yes, I still experience frustration when people miss seeing apparitions and other ghostly phenomena. But, since 2009, I've learned to accept that some researchers are going to hyper-focus on their ghost hunting equipment... and miss real hauntings.

Maybe this podcast will help.

Here's the podcast:

Ghost Hunting with No Tools (2009 podcast)

First, I talked about the importance of looking around and listening. I described the kinds of evidence you might see and hear.

Then, I shared an easy way to make your hands more sensitive to "cold spots" and exactly how to find them.

I also described the best ways to use dowsing rods, and whether or not you should investigate "lights out" at indoor locations. (In most cases, there's not much reason to work in the dark, but there are exceptions.)

Related Links

Ghost Hunting Without Equipment - This same article, at

Homemade Dowsing Rods - My article about how to make and use your own dowsing rods.

Joey Korn's - The only professional-grade dowsing rods I use.


Podcast by: Fiona Broome, the founder of
Music: Zombie by Devin Anderson