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"Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. 

The labyrinth is thoroughly known.  We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, 

and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. 

And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. 

Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence.

 And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world. "


-Joseph Campbell 

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Special Paranormal Energy Computer TRacking Equipment


Current Status:  Multiple test runs have been conducted, two inside a residence, two onboard the Kalakala.  Microphone has been discarded in lieu of a barometer for now - that is in the process of being tested for relevant data. Also have modified an EMF meter and ion/electrostatic detector to work with SPECTRE. 

Custom Instructions for SPECTRE setup HERE in Word 97 Format. 



Tacoma May 9, 2002

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This is a classic "flatline" situation where nothing abnormal is noted on this run. Still, this is informative as it shows all five sensor readings at once, and this is the first test of the barometer and modified EMF meter.



Kalakala May 3-4, 2002

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Here are some graphical examples of what SPECTRE readouts look like. I am still refining my presentation process, but I feel like the graph on the far right is close to how I want it to look. The x-axis for time measures in seconds (so 3600 seconds would be the 1 hour mark after the run was started. The y-axis has several data inputs, though I am only showing one at a time for simplicity. What these mean at the moment is unknown - we wanted to use the video footage shot to see if we could correlate an event, but unfortunately the video did not record.  :(  Better luck next time. 

The following graphs were taken from two runs conducted on board the Kalakala, a reputedly haunted ferry that is being restored in Seattle. More on this investigation can be found at the AGHOST website. The runs were done in the women's lounge located on the passenger deck stern section. 

FIRST GRAPH - Shows a 0.2 Gauss jump in magnetic flux for approximately one second. This is the largest seen in either run. 

SECOND GRAPH - Here is a double motion spike of approximately 0.1 meters (4 inches) about one second apart. 

THIRD GRAPH - A very small 0.015 meter (0.6 inch) jump, but in the positive direction, as if the wall got further away from the sensor. Huh? Could for a second, something slightly more solid than air have slowed the acousti-wave signal from the ultrasonic motion detector, making it appear that way? 

SPECTRE Ghost Sensor Array   SPECTRE Ghost Sensor Array

Here is a picture of the setup. I have circled the following items in color code for easy ID. The second photo shows a closeup of the laptop screen. 

Yellow - Ultrasonic Motion Sensor

Orange - Night Vision Camera

Red - Temperature Probe

Blue - Magnetic Flux Sensor 

Green - LabPro Interface


Consisting of the LABPRO PC Interface and a sensor array net available from Vernier Software, SPECTRE is designed to gather and correlate data in a room sized area. The following sensors and equipment are being used in the following deployment:


Labpro Interface               LABPRO                                    
Logger Pro Software       LP             
Motion Sensor                  MD-BTD          
Magnetic Field Sensor    MG-BTA
Temp Probe                     TMP-BTA         
Voltage Probe                  VP-BTA      (currently hooked up to a modified EMF detector)
Barometer                         BAR-BTA        $58
EMF Detector                   Custom equipment
ION Detector                     Custom equipment

Laptop Computer

Remington Night Vision Camera on 900 MHz wireless or corded connection with a separate monitor and VCR. Evaluating the replacement of the camera and/or intensifying nightvision lamp illumination. 



Add. Voltage Probes       VP-BTA          $12 each

Digital Control Unit            DCU-BTD      $61

Instrumentation Amplifier  INA-BTA         $51

Radiation Monitor              RM-BTD         $205

Humidity                             RH-BTA          $67

Light Sensor                      LS-BTA           $45




Static - relatively unchanging data output, the output of a 9 volt battery.

Quasistatic - data that changes very slowly, such as barometric pressure

Periodic - a waveform which fluctuates consistently, such as 60 Hz cycle noise from 120 VAC.

Repetitive - a repeating waveform which has a measurable time cycle, but imperfectly so, such as the beating of a human heart.

Transient - an anomolous event which stands out from the normal pattern of information



Extended cables                EXT-BTA(D)  $12 each

15' USB cable                    http://www.national-tech.com/catalog/usbcables.htm for $3.20 

or http://www.cablestogo.com/product_list.asp?cat%5Fid=1502 for $17

Pager Alert System           custom enhancement in process - still evaluating SPECTRE



For more information on the Vernier equipment, here's a link:



For related sensor net projects go to:






Mesaproject Paranormal - Formerly known as G.E.I.S.T. they are a research team working with multi-sensor array projects for the paranormal. 



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"What if you slept, and what if in your sleep you dreamed, and what if in your dream you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower, and what if when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand?

Ay, what then?"

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge