You’ve probably seen an EMF meter on various ghost hunting shows.
“How does it detect ghosts? Your guess is as good as mine,” said Keith Tupper, owner of K-II Enterprises.
It was made right here in downtown New York. For over 30 years, K-II Enterprises has sold EMF readers.
Tupper and his team developed the K-11 Safe Range EMF Meter for people to detect electromagnetic fields, which can have negative health effects. But about 15 years ago, a different kind of market started buying meters.
“Company names are sometimes very unusual. This one was GH.OST. It never occurred to me that it was a ghost!” said Tupper.
The counters were soon in demand by an unexpected market – the paranormal market. They used the tool to communicate with ghosts.
“We don’t know why and all we know is what triggers us. We know an electromagnetic field went through there. What generated it? Where did it come from? I don’t know. But what we do know is that our instrument picked up something,” Tupper said.
Keith says he saw things that were hard to explain. My friends and I thought of trying, trying to communicate with the paranormal. We took a trip to Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, where paranormal investigations have previously been conducted.
As amateurs who know nothing about “ghost hunting”, we simply asked questions and waited for the meter to come on. Sometimes, in the middle of a dark and empty cemetery, the reader would light up. And sometimes it wouldn’t.
So what are the explanations for the reader doping when there was no clear electrical source?
“You can move it this way, this way and this way, across the fields,” Tupper said.
The meter that Tupper and his team created is called a single-plane meter.
“Electromagnetic fields are emitted, if you think about it, from a motor in three planes, X, Y and Z. We do what we call a single-plane axis, but if you turn the meter in your hand, you’ll catch all three axes,” Tupper said.
If your drive hovers when you move it and stops when you move it again, it may be hitting one of the axes.
“It will pick up a stray electromagnetic field pulse from a phone, even their [ghost hunters] pocket,” Tupper said.
Keith argues that his team has created an instrument that simply detects electromagnetic fields. That’s it. But he has seen certain things that make him question what cannot be seen.
“I can’t deny it, I can’t confirm it. I can say that our instruments only detect electromagnetic fields. So when it turns off, it detects a field. What is the source it is attributed? That’s the question you ask yourself,” Tupper said.