Infrared lights have been around for quite some time but the theory of their interactions with ghosts is a newer one. Paranormal research and infrared lights collided due to accident of necessity as most researchers needed a way to see in the dark as they investigated.
As these lights were used more often in the field, an interesting side effect was noticed with the research…
It seems that in some cases, the infrared lights seemed to draw out curious ghosts out towards cameras. Of course, this theory is not as stable as one would like since without IR lights, one would not be able to see much in the dark for evidence.
2009 was a landmark year for paranormal theories dealing with the infrared spectrum. In comes a man named Paul Bradford who tosses together a few particular devices that have infrared capabilities that are not just standard night vision devices. He makes his blink.
The theory behind his IR strobe is a simple one; if a ghost can see into other light spectrums, maybe they will see this as a beacon of interest and stumble into a camera’s vision while checking it out.
Well, that is one of his theories for the device. Some other theories include that since a ghost is said to move faster than we can recognize. Maybe we can slow down the movement of a ghost by an optical illusion? If machining shops can use strobe lights to slow down the movement of machine parts, why can’t we do it for entities in the paranormal? By using a strobe light, we are essentially taking away half of what we see and reducing the “frame rate” of our eyes.
One of the benefits to this device is that it does not hurt investigators. Unlike a standard strobe light which may cause seizures, the IR version is undetectable to the human eye. The only thing that we see is a dim red light on the device.
The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group is a proud tester of the infrared strobe and other devices that Mr. Bradford puts together.
One interesting thing that we have found out while testing the IR strobe is that it does seem to increase our activity with our EMF meters. We are able to ask questions and hold a Q&A session with our KII meters. It does seem to draw in curious spirits but if you flood a room with infrared light, you won’t have much activity.