Montana Ghost Hunter

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Infrared digital photography for ghost hunting

by on May.09, 2009, under Equipment

On a recent ghost hunt, I was thinking it would be cool to use a IR digital camera. I’ve seen a few for sale on eBay, but thought it would beĀ  a good project to modify an existing digital camera. The project was a success, and I’ll post a how-to in a later post.

One of the theories surrounding IR digital photography is that it will be possible to capture paranormal activity during daylight hours. This opens the possibility of more sites to investigate, and it provides a way to investigate in plain site.

You can view some image and more information here:

The idea of capturing orbs or anamolies within the IR spectrum can be performed with a digital camera is very interesting for me. After I made my modification I went to a old cemetery in my home town. I took photos with a tripod and took them in series. Meaning, I took three shots in sequence before picking a new shot. I particularily like this theory to see if you can catch something odd with one of the three shots. By taking the shots close together you can eliminate the possibility of someone walking into the shot, etc.

Below are some photos I took with my modified IR digital



As you can see these images are quite cool. Unfortunately, I took many many photos, but nothing interesting came up. I know I’ll be using this for future sessions. Since the camera has been modified to be IR, it can also take night shots. It will need a IR light source to see in the dark. I did some initial testing using a nightshot enabled video camera. The range is very poor with that particular IR beam. I’ll be working on modifying a flashlight to be IR. I also have a LED brick on the project list, basically making a block of IR LEDs.

Let me know what you think!

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