Dallas Ft. Worth - Washington D.C. - Seattle - New Orleans
"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. "
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
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
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?
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:
POSSIBLE FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS FOR SPECTRE
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
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:
The MESA PROJECT
Mesaproject Paranormal - Formerly known as G.E.I.S.T. they are a research team working with multi-sensor array projects for the paranormal.
"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