Thermal Cameras

Thermal Cameras & Thermometers for Paranormal Investigations

Some theories suggest that energy mustered from paranormal activity may lower temperatures in the environment. Therefore, thermometers and thermal imaging are used to detect and capture footage of cold spot anomalies or track down a natural source.

As you conduct your investigation, you’re likely to experience a range of different phenomena. For example, many paranormal investigators use tracking methods (like the GS2 Laser Grid System) to highlight motion and temperature changes within a targeted area.

Using a thermal camera for ghost hunting is an excellent way to supplement these methods by providing additional data, such as the presence of unexplained temperatures.

Ghost Thermal Cameras for Optimal Readiness

Because there’s practically an infinite number of possible experiences you can have on your ghost hunt, it’s advisable that you are consistently at a high level of readiness. When you first started sourcing equipment, you likely considered the “essentials”: an audio recorder, a reliable camera, and maybe an Mel Meter.

However, as your investigations become more demanding, you’ll require more complex ghost hunting tools. You can capture video footage and manually annotate data, like temperature changes, time, and any accompanying phenomena.

With the proper thermal camera, you can do all of these tasks at once. Video footage can display temperature changes and a time stamp even as it shows the visual anomalies that caught your attention.

How Does Thermal Ghost Hunting Equipment Work?

Thermal ghost hunting gear works by measuring the level of thermal energy, or heat, present in a particular area to detect temperature differences. These tools can be used to detect the logical source of temperature changes or the presence of potential entities because they reveal heat sources and cold spots.

Thermal cameras use infrared technology to sense temperatures captured by the camera lens and reproduce them as images. This helps you see how many different objects produce, or reduce, heat by displaying varying degrees of color where they’re located.

You and your ghost hunting team, at approximately 98.6 degrees in Fahrenheit or 37 degrees in Celsius, will generate shades of yellow, orange, and red. At between 68° and 76° F (or 20° and 24° C) room temperature is typically indicated by hues cool-to-deep blue.

Color Gradients Enlighten Your Ghost Hunting Team

Colder temperatures result in colors that deepen to more closely resemble violet. This color spectrum can vary per camera and settings including some that can convert the colors to black and white or colors grades of your choice.

These differences provide information to the investigator that allow for inferences to be made about their environment. For example, deep purples in an otherwise room temperature environment suggests an abnormal lack of heat in conditions that should be maintaining it.

Conversely, detecting irregular heat sources would also require further investigation. This could include higher temperatures with no visible source, and fluctuations occurring without explanation.

Thermal Ghost Hunting Gear that is Field-Tested

These measurements are particularly useful to ghost hunters when used in conjunction with other captured data.

Changes in temperature occurring simultaneously with a visual anomaly, as we suggested before, can provide more thorough information about the event you’ve experienced.

To be confident that you record the data you need, you should opt for a ghost hunter’s thermal camera that has been tested in the field.

The Best Thermometers for Investigating the Paranormal

This ambient thermometer is perfect for ghost hunting because it records the baseline temperature and humidity of your environment, as well as any spikes that may occur.

Meanwhile this ranged IR thermometer measures surface temperatures in the direction in which you point it.

Combined, these tools can reveal any potential hot and cold spots to the ghost hunting team.

The Best Thermal Scanners for Ghost Hunting Kits

Boasting popular Ambient Temperature Deviation Detection (ATDD) unit, the Mel EMF Meter alerts you to changes in environmental temperature with an audible tone.

This EDI Meter also detects and records ambient temperature changes, as well as providing a visual readout for later reference.

The Best Thermal Cameras for Ghost Hunting

One of the most economical thermal imaging cameras available to investigators, the FLIR Thermal Cam TG267 is as reliable as it is accessible. Its exceptional ease of use, rugged design, and intuitive functionality make it an ideal choice for ghost hunters of all experience levels.

For more experienced investigators, the FLIR E4 Thermal Camera provides all of the same benefits as its cousin, but in the smallest and lightest camera on the market. However, the E4 also has multiple imaging modes and a thermal image enhancement feature, while boasting one of the clearest displays you’ll see on a compact thermal camera.