Vince Wilson has been hunting ghosts for years. And, as the author Ultimate Ghost Hunter: The Handbook For The Amateur Parapsychologist, Ghost Tech and Ghost Science; founder of the Maryland Paranormal Investigators Coalition; and curator of ghosttech.net, a blog dedicated to ghost hunting advancements, news, and stories, Wilson knows what he's talking about. He's used a full menu of tools and gadgets in his profession, and when asked for his recommendation of the best ghost hunting apparatus out there, he unequivocally endorsed the Mel-8704 meter.
The Mel-8704 meter is a handheld reader that resembles a walkie-talkie. A multi-tasking tool, it measures both electromagnetic fields (EMF) and temperature changes on one device. To understand why Wilson sings its praises, it's best to back up and explain what exactly a ghost is, and how Wilson looks for them.
The biggest misconception in his field, Wilson said, is that he looks for ghosts directly. Instead, he searches for dramatic changes in environmental conditions, signs that could point indirectly to the presence of an invisible force. "There's a lot of miswording in the paranormal," he said. Wilson encourages the theory that ghosts are an energy that have embedded themselves into an atmosphere. "You can argue that perhaps at the moment of death, instead of being embedded in the human system forever, that a person's electromagnetic energy embeds in the environment around it instead," Wilson said. In other words: a ghost.