Ghosts 2014: Balmerino Abbey (Includes Echovox)

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Three sample clips from Echovox are included in this video. Please check back for the full session video at a later date.

Balmerino Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey, now in ruins. The Abbey was built in 1229 by Queen Ermengarde, the mother of Alexander 2nd. Do the Monks still lurk, looking for some peaceful resolution to their historical yet ghastly grim fate? Are the spirits attached to this location due to its raw beauty and strategic location overlooking the Tay Estuary?

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Equipment – What Do We Use?

In such a diverse field of research and observation we have the opportunity for vast differences in methodologies. Equipment is an area of personal choice for each researcher, Investigator or field observer and here at Haunted Scotland it’s no different.

The emphasis is placed heavily on environmental monitoring and continuous recording while also taking in-depth notes. We are observers first and foremost and then when the need arises there is more than enough scope for full Investigation and continued research. 

The use of experimental trigger objects to encourage movement while monitoring for any audio that may be heard physically or caught mysteriously on digital format is employed. The term placed on audio captures is Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and in our years of research, some very exciting captures have taken place worldwide.

When trigger objects are set we have the ability to read the surface temperature of said objects. These objects are registered on the base test which includes full data on surface heat. During the observations we can read the objects temperature and note any unnatural fluctuations. We can also call out for any activity to be centred on said objects and monitor any changes.

Another environmental monitoring device is the good old KII Meter which is used to read Electromagnetic energy in a location. A full article could be written on this subject but very briefly, this is used to see if the EM energy is affecting people which may cause hallucinations. The door is not closed on the possibility that spirits may affect these meters (a spirit being energy) so further research, an open mind and case by case evaluation is completed.

The rest of the tools of the trade comprise of photography equipment, DVR devices, hand-held camcorders and a lot of stationary for taking notes and setting up experiments. The equipment is updated when anything becomes available that can enhance the monitoring of a location. Travelling light is preferred so that more time can go into actual observations rather than lengthy set up and break downs which vastly reduce time spent Investigating.

Please check back for any updates, reviews and further suggestions in this section of the website (equipment)