So we here at Capybara Paranormal has been sort of MIA for the past few months and we’ve only been posting every couple weeks or so on YouTube and on here. Well I have news for you guys! It’s probably going to be like that for a few more months. Then I’ll probably be posting at ungodly hours of the night, because we’ve got a miniature human on the way!
But, I Digress, We’ve updated our gear we take on ghost hunts. Gear Checklist.xlsx
First things first, keep track of where you’re going, what you’re looking out for and what you experience. Always have some way to take notes, keep those notes organized and know what the hell you’re doing. No one is going to accept an investigation request or invite you to investigate if you don’t remember whether or not you put on underwear today. So always! Notebook and working pens/pencils, maybe a folder for printed sheets.
Onward!! A few key items to make sure you have. A first aid kit because you are walking around in the dark. Tripods, so if your camera falls over it wasn’t your fault, it was the tripod not doing it’s job. Then we have flashlights, Oh wonderful flashlights they make it so you don’t need the first aid kit as often or new cameras (from the tripods not doing their job *cough* *cough*) One of those flashlights do have a red lens, so we can keep our night vision and still be able to see what were running into. Then there are the other two items in the picture, the baby powder and the “made in my moms garage with my own two hands out of extra particle board from when the garage was built” echo box. That works quite well I might add. (I think I just bought me some bragging rights!)
I digress again, the baby powder is nice to have just incase you find out that there have been sounds of footsteps in a hallway or an area that you can avoid during your investigation. With the land owners permission, sprinkle some down in the area the footsteps are believed to have come from, then leave the area and wait to see if you hear the footsteps. I do suppose a hand broom and dustpan would be nice to bring along as well to clean up your ghost hunting mess, you nasty’s!!
Now we’re getting into the good stuff you guys! Here we have some items for if you happen to be into the more spiritual/mystical/ magical side of things. From left to right, we have matches with which we light the candles to read our tarot cards. Then a black crayon (because there are no other colors) for rubbings if you happen to be in a cemetery, or you could use it with the planchette, the ghost writer planchette. After your investigation, or even before it, we would use the smudge stick, (made of sage that was growing in the back yard. Gotta love Montana!!) to cleanse the negative energies from your aura as to not bring them in with you either to or fro the investigation site. Below the planchette we have a quartz pendulum, usually used for communication like dousing rods, but much prettier and can be warn as jewelry and good fortune. Of course the translucent star thing is a candle holder, you cant very well hold a candle, do a reading and not get burned without one. Lastly, in the red glass cup are quartz stones from the creek by the house that runs down from the mines in the mountains, along with various other polished stones that hold rejuvenating properties.
Alright! Here we have some of our technological items. From left to right we’ve got our Bell + Howell Full HD 1080p with Rogue night vision camcorder. Then the red thing is a Samsung full HD shock proof , waterproof outdoor sport camera. Above that we’ve got our voice recorders and strobe light. The recorders are, from left to right, an RCA VR5340-A and an Olympus VN-4100PC. Next we have the Nikon Coolpix s202 digital camera. Above that we’ve got the RadioShack am/FM armband radio altered to work as a spirit box connected by an AUX cord to the 808 Thump portable rechargeable speaker.
Finally was have here a baby monitor so we can move around and still hear what’s going on in another room. Next to that we’ve got a portable DVD player that I have the connection cable for to watch video from the camcorders for instant review.
Aside from snacks and drinks if were going far away from the house, and all of the charging cables and stations and connection cables to make sure everything works and we can import our data, that’s what we usually bring along with us to our investigations. We are working on getting a DVR system and probably a portable generator. it really depends on how much we can save with Jr. on the way and how much comes in from our YouTube videos. Check those out by the way, they were all done at my friends house and at my moms house, including the land around it.