Monday, September 8, 2014

Get Baseline Readings for Your Camera(s)

When kicking around an idea for our #TechnicalTuesday topic, we stared talking about using cameras during an investigation.  Cameras (whether digital or film) are one of the essential tools used while performing a paranormal investigation.  We have done blog posts in the past on how to use them, and we cover this topic when we bring guests out for the first time, so we wanted a different twist on the subject and what we came up with is actually a pretty good idea, and that is getting baseline readings for your camera(s).

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Haymarket Massacre - The Birth of Labor Day

The Haymarket affair (also known as the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day and in reaction to the killing of several workers by the police, the previous day. An unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting. The bomb blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians; scores of others were wounded.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Using your Xbox Kinect for Paranormal Investigations

You’ve probably heard of Xbox Kinect. Chances are you know at least one person who owns one, or you own one yourself. Microsoft developed the Xbox Kinect as a webcam-style add-on peripheral device that enables users to control and interact with their console or computer without the need for a controller, through a 'natural user interface' using gestures and spoken commands. Over 10 million units of the kinect have been sold worldwide. This popular gaming device isn’t just being used for video games anymore, however. People around the world have found an unexpected use for it- to detect ghosts.