Below is some of the Equipement that The EPI use on each investigation. Scroll down to reAD dEscriptions on what AND WHERE WE USE THESE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT. WE CONTINUALLY ADD TO OUR EQUIPMENT.

sony handycam

Sony Handycam - A standard piece of equipment in most investigator's arsenal, we operate 4-6 high definition models with internal memory for better footage quality and to save using the older models which take small discs that needed to be changed every 30minutes. These also have nightshot plus (built in infra red) which allows us to film in the dark. We do however attach external IR lights to provide a clearer image depending on the size of area the camera is covering.

External Infra red lighting- We use additional IR lights for our handycams as this allows us to provide clearer footage quality in the hope of being able to pick up any potential paranormal evidence on camera. These vary in size and we have them custom made for the team to suit our requirements. They also come equiped with a hot shoe attachement so are easily attached to a side bracket or the camera itself.


Digital Still Cameras - We have 4 main Digital Still Cameras that we use on location to capture and document any phenomenon that may occur that we can't see with our own eyes at the time. We have a wide range of cameras with different levels of Mega Pixels ranging from 8MP to 16MP. This helps us to determine if the lower/higher the pixel of the camera the more/less evidence is captured. Also we can assess if different brands work better than others.


The Trail Camera - Originally used for hunting dear and locating where they feed, whilst we were in the states we bought this camera to see whether it would capture any spirit activity. The camera is set up in one room (it can be moved) and is set to take 3 photographs within a 60 second period once the motion sensor has been activated. The camera has a 45 foot flash range and can also record in Infra Red. Along with taking photographs it also records video footage once activated.


Digital Voice Recorders - On any given investigation we try to cover as much ground with our voice recorders. We have at least 3 on each investigation. The voice recorders are used for Audio Recording/Documenting the proceedings of the investigation and also to conduct EVP sessions in the hope to capture any spirit voices that may want to communicate with us on the night. As we will not always hear the spirits talking to us on the night this is a great piece of equipment to have.

Infra Red Trip Beams - The trip beams are strategically set up on location to detect any unseen movement in a room. This model comes with an alarm/chime that sounds when the Infra Red beam is broken. The one thing to remember when setting up the trip beams is to try and keep them off the floor as Mice and Rats will also trigger the alarm.


Torch/Flashlights - This is a must have for every investigation. We go out in the dead of night in the pitch black looking for the unseen. The ground is often uneven and can be unsafe. A good torch/flashlight will help you find your way around any location. This is also a good tool to have if you start to feel uneasy or nervous as you can turn your light on and it will give you some comfort.


Mel Meter- This device offers both single axis AC Magnetic field measurement and real time air temperature readings. Display illumination is RED, so it doesn’t saturate your eyes when working in in dark areas. Readout in mG or T, F or C. High resolution and fast response. As some belief spirit's draw from the atmospheric energy to manifest thus producing a temperature fluctuation this piece of equipment helps to document any change in temperature and magnetic frequency.


First Aid Kit - Another must have on any investigation for obvious reasons. What we do is dangerous and accidents do happen. A basic family first aid kit will do the job. It is also a good idea to have someone on your team who is first aid qualified or at least has a good understanding of how to administer first aid!


2 way Walkie Talkies - Great for communicating on large locations. If you decide to do a loan vigil it is always a good idea of having a way to contact HQ if anything happens and if you split unto groups and need to re-group urgently. Some locations that you may visit won’t have a mobile phone signal, that’s where the walkie talkies work perfectly!


Tri-Pods - Used for steadying Digital Still Cameras to reduce shaking and blurred photos, we also use them for mounting Camcorders and the Trail Camera. Tri-pods are great for shooting at different height levels as the legs are fully adjustable and for getting that perfect steady shot that may have to be dismissed if you took it without the sturdy Tri-Pod.


PSB-7 Spirit box-
The B-PSB7 Spirit Box is a great compact tool for attempting communication with paranormal entities. It uses radio frequency sweeps to generate white noise which theories suggest give some entities the energy they need to be heard. When this occurs you will sometimes hear voices or sounds coming through the static in an attempt to communicate.

Notepad - For transcribing personal experiences and logging data that is being collected during an investigation. All investigators should carry one. If two people experience the same phenomenon at two separate times it is easier to track if you have noted it in your book instead of having to guess what happened, when and where.


FLIR thermal imaging- This is our latest purchase and is a luxury to any investigation team, this piece of equipment allows us to detect heat signatures which may not be visible with our own eyes. The thermal imaging camera also allows us to detect natural heat signals ie. rodents or birds etc which may provide an explanation for what may have been mistaken as paranormal activity.

Digital Thermometer - This thermometer works in two ways, 1. You can read the surface temperature of an object using the Laser attached or 2. You can read the ambient air temperature. We use the thermometer for detecting and recording cold/hot spots in rooms that may be felt by the investigator. It is also a great tool for the spirit/ghost to use to show that they are present by making significant drops in the temperature.


Parabolic listening device- A handy piece of equipment more commonly found in bird watching and spy equipment however this listening device allows us to potentially pick up EVP's in real time. It also has an eye piece to see where you are pointing the device towards and the headphones allow you hear in detail what/ if anything you are picking up.

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