How to Use EMF Readers to Hunt Ghosts

First, lets discuss why you need an EMF meter to ghost hunt and just what the heck are EMF’s?

First, lets discuss why you need an EMF meter to ghost hunt and just what the heck are EMF’s? EMF stands for electromagnetic fields. The theory is that ghosts or spirits give off EMF’s and when close enough to the meter it will set it off, either by blinking lights, or by a digital display, or by an alarm or the combination of these things.

Professor John McFadden from the School of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey theorizes that the conscious mind consists of an electromagnetic field , a field that does not disintegrate when we die. The firing of electrical impulses along nerves in the brain is sort of like an alternating current system, but with a lot more directions and cascade effects, making it the most complex electromagnetic field in existence. And these residual waves of electricity are being given off by the spirit when in close proximity. An EMF meter is actually measuring variations in electrical current, hence the reason it will go off when confronted with this crazy complex field from the brain. I could go into more detail, but it would suck all of the fun out of this article, so I won’t.

EMF meters come in all shapes, sizes and prices. One of the most popular is the K2 Meter. It sells online for about $60. You can find cheaper versions, but I really like the K2 because it gives you a visual range that shows up really well in the dark. You can find some EMF readers in the hardware or home improvement stores, but the K2 is made for ghost hunting. Another version of this is a REM Pod. This one is usually a round plastic box and has a lot of lights and sounds attached to it. The cool thing about mine is that it will detect fluctuations in the room and adapt to filter those out which keeps you from getting false readings. However it will cost you a pretty penny ranging anywhere from $200-$250. EMF meters are also sold with YES/NO buttons and in many other forms.


So you ask, how does one use an EMF meter when ghost hunting?

  • Always make sure you have good batteries and an extra set because spirits will drain batteries by pulling the energy from them to communicate.
  • When investigating a specific area it is always best to scan the area for any spots that may have an electric field. Most appliances will not set it off until you get right on top of them, but we have had some older electrical lines run in ceilings that have set it off. Make notes of those areas and it will save you time later on.
  • You can set it in a stationary spot and ask spirits to touch it to show you that they are there. This works well for us.
  • You can walk around with it to find hot spots.
  • You can use it as a tool to communicate as well. Set perimeters for the entity to use such as touch the box once for yes and twice for no or tell them to light up the box if you have a piece of information correct.

The last two pieces of advice that I have is to always respect the entities you are communicating with. On some TV shows they show investigators baiting the spirit to get a reaction. I find that you get more flies with honey than vinegar. Treat them with the same respect that you want to be treated with. The other advice is to have fun and enjoy what you do. If it’s not fun, why are you doing it?

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!