There may be no end to people who think ghosts are something you can detect with some gadget. Pair that with the people who will too easily plop down a few bucks for a smartphone app and you got yourself a money maker.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, it takes a lot of equipment to look for them. Rather than invest in a ton of gear like an electric charge detector, full-spectrum camcorder, night vision goggles, and an EVP mic, you can get started with ghost hunting for a $20 Mr. Ghost pledge on Kickstarter.
The Mr. Ghost EMF detector consists of an app and an antenna that plugs into the headphone jack on your iPhone. Mr. Ghost’s maker suggest using it to check out electromagnetic radiation coming from appliances, your car, or whatever is under your bed.
This device was funded for $7000 via a Kickstarter campaign. Why would CNET promote such a ridiculous device? Why are you saying that “it takes a lot of equipment to look for them [ghosts]”? That’s just what they WANT you to believe. It’s not the truth. Looking for ghosts isn’t even the right goal to start out with. Most haunting cases have poorly formulated “problems” based on nebulous stories that others have related often secondhand. It’s a whole line of dubiousness from the get go. File under pseudoscience nonsense. A silly piece of plastic on your phone just makes you look gullible. Try investigating real causes, not imagining supernatural ones.
Finally, the first paragraph mentions TAPS (Albuquerque) that isn’t the famous TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society – THE Ghost Hunters from TV) and I can’t help but wonder why they didn’t get sued.
Tip: CFI’s The Morning Heresy