Simple Magnetic Field Experiment
Paranormal researchers have long considered the disturbances in magnetic fields during an investigation as being proof that spirits or ghosts are present. Many employ the use of alternating current or direct current magnetic field meters to document these changes, but it does not help to understand what is really going on. Is this disturbance completely anomalous or is it the direct result of some unknown agent creating the fluctuations in these fields?
I wanted to try a very simple experiment using basic components, and this was what I came up with. It employs an array of 12 liquid ball-type compasses mounted parallel to the floor of the area to be monitored using wood blocks to hold the aluminum rods in the array (use of aluminum and wood will eliminate any possibility of magnetic contamination in the experiment. The compasses were spaced dependent on the size of the area to be monitored. Once the array was placed a camcorder was trained on the array from an elevated point. Daytime experimentation will not require illumination*, and an ultraviolet flood light will be used to illuminate the fluorescent arrows on the compasses in the array for nighttime viewing**. The idea was to monitor for localized disturbances in an area where a supposed apparition was seen walking. If a disturbance to the magnetic fields were to occur, and a pattern through the array was noted, it would offer a starting point for future experiments in mapping areas and collecting data on anomalous magnetic happenings and testing to see if patterns would arise in these areas.
I also employed a DC magnetic field/static field meter with an audible alarm near the array set to a certain sensitivity level to assist in gathering field disturbance strength data, as well as checking for any pre-existing “hot spots” that may create false readings within the experiment. A clock, and a temperature/humidity monitoring device, and a magnetic pick-up coil set within the array would also allow me to monitor the array for changes in the environment.
Utilizing aluminum and wood to hold the globe compasses will eliminate any magnetic interference within the array.
A basic Accu-rite thermometer w/humidity gauge and digital clock are integrated into the array to give real-time data in the event any fluctuation of the compasses occurs.
Completed array. You can read more about the home this was first tested in here: http://www.weebly.com/weebly/main.php#