Product: Mel 8704R Paranormal Ghost Hunting 3 in 1 Instrument
Subject: Paranormal Research and Ghost Hunting
Brand Name: Mel
Price: $99.80 ( Retail )
Item Model Number: 8704R
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Our Rating: 9 out of 10
Paranormal occurrences and activity have been documented pretty much since the beginning of civilization, but even today the topic remains controversial at best.
With science based approaches taking the center stage, we’re starting to get fact based information and document any supernatural activity the proper way – nobody knows where that will lead, so there are interesting times for people interested in the field.
The main cause of paranormal activity is believed to be the souls of those who passed away (or however you want to call their ethereal presence).
The theory is that they do not completely perish – if they died in situations of extreme emotional distress or had strong connections to the world when they were alive, they continue existing even after death.
With paranormal research and ghost hunting technology getting cheaper and more accurate all the time, it has now become possible for anyone to gear up and start investigating on their own. Whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, you can start to actively research any occurrences right away.
Among the basic paranormal ghost hunting equipment, EMF meters, fast action thermometers and sensitive audio recorders are the things you need to have.
One of the first and most popular devices to incorporate the first two into one package was the Mel Meter – created by Gary Galka in his quest to answer questions about whether his deceased daughter is trying to communicate with her family, after which he found that there were many other people who would want something like that.
The original Mel meters are still the best in their class, so if you are gearing up for your own paranormal investigations, it’s practically a must have device.
The Mel 8704R is a 3-in-1 device that can be used for detecting ghost presence and traces of activity at any location. It is compact, sturdy and very sensitive – suited for any kind of investigations, with a built in digital readout screen with activity recorder, a digital ambient temperature meter and an EMF fluctuation meter with strength detection ability.
The EMF meter on the 8704R is sensitive enough to detect fluctuations down to 30Hz, which is in the Extreme Low Frequency range where most of the paranormal activity has been known to occur.
The special “burst” mode records the data at a very high speed – faster than you can see it in real time (which is where the recording feature comes in handy).
The ambient thermometer uses a digital processor for instant readout, so you will know instantly if the temperature (caused by ghost movement, which is theorized to leave a cold wake as it moves) changes.
The EMF and its strength and the temperature are displayed on the decently sized LED display, which also has an infrared friendly backlight that can be used in total darkness. The highest/lowest points are recorded internally for later review, so you can be sure you won’t miss anything.
The device is powered by a 9V alkaline battery, which will last up to 40 hours – a good battery life that will let you work without worries for long periods of time.
I still don’t know why other paranormal ghost hunting equipment doesn’t pay more attention to this, because you need a long battery life when every second counts!
Pros & Cons
The Mel 8704R is pretty much the gold standard. The Pros include:
- A sturdy housing with internal shielding and no flexing/creaking/movement that could disturb the readings;
- A real time ambient temperature sensor;
- An EMF reader sensitive enough to work at 30 Hz in the ELF range and a strength indicator;
- A long battery life.
The cons, I suppose, are superficial:
- There is no battery included in the package (also a rechargeable battery would’ve been nice);
- The recorder can only store one data session – it would be nice to be able to store multiple sessions;
- A continuous time-based recorder would be perfect, and not that hard to implement.
Who is This Product For?
If you want to do your own paranormal research and ghost hunting, the Mel 8704R is a must have. It’s one of the first and still one of the best devices in its class, and it will work great along with any other hardware you might have.
I also have to say that this is a great thing to have just around the house if you’re worried about Electro Magnetic Fields affecting your health.
You can test the strength of those fields around the house or neighborhood and maybe try to adjust them. I was getting headaches from certain cellphones, but not others, and sure enough, their radio transmission strength turned out to be higher – who knows how else we’re affected by this?
The EMF/temperature meter is a must have for any paranormal investigation, and the Mel 8704R is the golden standard.
If you’re planning on doing research into paranormal occurrences or go “ghost hunting” in layman’s terms, you simply cannot start without one.
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