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#1    Indrid

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:23 PM

Hi everyone,

I am not what one may call a "paranormal investigator", but throughout my life I have always carried a strong interest in the paranormal, while at the same time I carry with me a very skeptical attitude towards most Paranormal things I come across. Even attempting to discount my own personal experiences throughout the course of my life.

But I think it is because of these few events, and a certain dash of faith and curiousty that keeps me intrigued, and pushes me to periodically research and explore the world of the unknown in great detail. Yet still, I do not consider myself an investigator of any sorts... More of a recreational paranormal researcher, or enthusiast I suppose.

Anyway, with that out of the way, I'm here because I figured I'd get some opinions from "investigators" in regards to their experiences or knowledge with "Ghost Radar", an application for the iPhone.

The creators of this application are wise to state that they themselves are essentially unaware of whether or not this program is a gateway for communication for spirits. They simply state that phones have many sensitive input and output devices and that if a spirit wished to, it could manipulate these devices to communicate with you.

I've used the application for my own amusement, just to see if I could ever find any consistency, or maybe even have some cryptic message handed off to me... But majority of the time, the words that come out either make no sense beside one another, or there is simply silence. But, I will share a few peculiar instances which even though this application is likely a big joke, these occurrences had me slightly surprised.

The system doesn't interpret audible sound and then spit out a word in relation to that sound, that much I'm almost certain of. But my first odd experience was a few years back at my old workplace whereby I turned the application on near the airport, and a few words came through...

"Pilot"
Then a few random words later,
"Airplane".

I chalked this up to coincidence since the application was spitting out a lot of nonsensical chatter. That, or to play the side of the believer, maybe many voices were competing to be heard?

Anyway, I didn't use this little gimmicky program often. And when I did, as I said it was typically either a bunch of random words coming in fast that seemed completely random with no consistency, or the air was just quiet.

Until I started playing with the app again quite recently.

My apartment so far has not influenced much activity for this device, but one evening late at night almost a few weeks ago now, I heard a loud bang come from the floor above me.

I had the application on, for approximately 20 minutes with nothing but silence. Once I heard the loud bang, it wasn't but a few seconds before a word appeared on the screen,

"Bang".

Then continued silence for the next ten minutes before I went to sleep.

Finally, last night I tuned it on again, and it was particularly chatty but only for 15 minutes or so. Remember I mentioned the lack of consistency with words? Well it began "talking", and the few words were all strangely similar or connected, and I've never witnessed this before.

"Sentence"
Then a few words later,
"Spell".

Then consecutively,

"Advice"
"Provide"
"Better"
"Teach"
"Write"

I'm not saying this is a ghost, or anything paranormal for that matter... But these few occurrences have me wondering just what may be triggering these words that seem to be conscience of something?  

What do you guys think?


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

I don't know anything about this app, but is it possible that it can detect where you are via your GPS and issue words relevant to the location?  We have to be wary of "refinded" technology like this.  It's one thing if you have a basic audio recorder pick up sounds (and even then the matter is dependent on numerous factors), but another if you have a more complex electronic program.  I'd like to learn more about it.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

Hello Indrid, Welcome to UM.

Ghost Apps have been discussed on here and after some research, I have concluded that Ghost Radar is fake program that is only meant to entertain. The events that happen when using it is more of a conquincidence than any thing. Here is a cut and paste I done on another thread explaining how it is done (with some spelling and grammar corrections).

View PostBrian Topp, on 28 May 2012 - 08:19 PM, said:

The best technique that Ghost Radar App uses is very simular to the classic game called "Metal Gear Solid" on the Psx/Dream cast.



If you don't want to watch the video, let me explain the plot.
In the game you face one of the Mini-Bosses named Pyscho Mantis, who claims to have occult powers to read your mind. Before you fight him he reads your past, (what it really means the game reads your save files on your memory card) like how well you played so far in the game, how many saves you done, How many times you have died and killed, how long you played etc. He then tells you OTHER games that you have saved on your memory card.

So as you may of figured, it is using the memory card to check information which is what exactly what the ghost radar is doing. it's reading your cell/tablet for information it can use, like your facebook comments, texts, calls, personal cotact list and using it in a vague way (such as using peoples names or even words you have used and then use those single words when you use the ghost app.

Let's look at the list below on what does the program wish to access on my tablet.

Permissions:
Network Communication:
This Allows an application to create network sockets (accessing online information)

Phone Calls:
Allows the application to access the phone features on the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active the number that call is connected to and the like.

Your Location:
Coarse (networl-based) location
Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate tablet location, where avaliable. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.

Fine (GPS) location
Access Fine location sources such as the global positioning system on the tablet, where avaliable, alicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are and may consume additional battery power.

View Network State
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.

Your accounts.
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the tablet.


As you can see it's accessing all your private data and also allowing it to go online files from your accounts and also from websites and it own source.

To further add proof that it is fake, People have used two cell phones and got different results (especially on the radar), although, we have one member on UM who claims that he got the same information on both cells but he didn't document it with video evidence to credit his claims. There are also videos on youtube of people testing Ghost App with devices to see if the detection is working and came to the same conclusion that it is fake.

Here is one example of a debunk.



Edited by Brian Topp, 12 October 2012 - 03:15 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

View PostIndrid, on 11 October 2012 - 11:23 PM, said:

Hi everyone,

I am not what one may call a "paranormal investigator", but throughout my life I have always carried a strong interest in the paranormal, while at the same time I carry with me a very skeptical attitude towards most Paranormal things I come across. Even attempting to discount my own personal experiences throughout the course of my life.

But I think it is because of these few events, and a certain dash of faith and curiousty that keeps me intrigued, and pushes me to periodically research and explore the world of the unknown in great detail. Yet still, I do not consider myself an investigator of any sorts... More of a recreational paranormal researcher, or enthusiast I suppose.

Anyway, with that out of the way, I'm here because I figured I'd get some opinions from "investigators" in regards to their experiences or knowledge with "Ghost Radar", an application for the iPhone.

The creators of this application are wise to state that they themselves are essentially unaware of whether or not this program is a gateway for communication for spirits. They simply state that phones have many sensitive input and output devices and that if a spirit wished to, it could manipulate these devices to communicate with you.

I've used the application for my own amusement, just to see if I could ever find any consistency, or maybe even have some cryptic message handed off to me... But majority of the time, the words that come out either make no sense beside one another, or there is simply silence. But, I will share a few peculiar instances which even though this application is likely a big joke, these occurrences had me slightly surprised.

The system doesn't interpret audible sound and then spit out a word in relation to that sound, that much I'm almost certain of. But my first odd experience was a few years back at my old workplace whereby I turned the application on near the airport, and a few words came through...

"Pilot"
Then a few random words later,
"Airplane".

I chalked this up to coincidence since the application was spitting out a lot of nonsensical chatter. That, or to play the side of the believer, maybe many voices were competing to be heard?

Anyway, I didn't use this little gimmicky program often. And when I did, as I said it was typically either a bunch of random words coming in fast that seemed completely random with no consistency, or the air was just quiet.

Until I started playing with the app again quite recently.

My apartment so far has not influenced much activity for this device, but one evening late at night almost a few weeks ago now, I heard a loud bang come from the floor above me.

I had the application on, for approximately 20 minutes with nothing but silence. Once I heard the loud bang, it wasn't but a few seconds before a word appeared on the screen,

"Bang".

Then continued silence for the next ten minutes before I went to sleep.

Finally, last night I tuned it on again, and it was particularly chatty but only for 15 minutes or so. Remember I mentioned the lack of consistency with words? Well it began "talking", and the few words were all strangely similar or connected, and I've never witnessed this before.

"Sentence"
Then a few words later,
"Spell".

Then consecutively,

"Advice"
"Provide"
"Better"
"Teach"
"Write"

I'm not saying this is a ghost, or anything paranormal for that matter... But these few occurrences have me wondering just what may be triggering these words that seem to be conscience of something?  

What do you guys think?
  Maybe a computer is trying to talk to your phone ? I wouldn't say its Paranormal, because if "ghosts" are real and could get into p.c's/iPods etc then they could screw up the World,so why haven't they done so already,or is your machine an exception.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:00 PM

hey bud sean austin here..i know there alot of skeptics about ghost radar and we all have a right to our beliefs..but to me with a doubt ghost radar works..ive had so many things to prove that through random experiences over the last 2 years..ive had 2 ghost radars on and the ovilus x lined up and got the same word on all 3 devices..no i didnt get it on camera of course sucks lol..but ive also had them lined up and would get on the ovilus..."gun"....ghost radar 1 "shoot" ghost radar 2 "ammunition"..these are just  a couple of examples..i even an evp of someone saying the word "slept" the sametime ghost radar said it like it was a layered sound..i know some people have said im saying these things cause i wrote the theme song for the app lol but i got into the app and came up with it cause pf me using it and having experiences..bill chapell  creator of the  ovilus.even said that ghost radar is as good as anything out there but im telling you somehow this app works..ghost radar does the exact same concept as the ovilus does but it uses things like the gps ..wifi.,.etc to make the calcuations and potential fluxations which it assins it as a word when picking one up....here is a video i made with an evp of the word ghost radar said as well...let me know your thoughts
https://www.youtube....h?v=LS7lHFlInC4


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

This falls under the "rule of magic". Which is more likely: a magician somehow made a woman appear out of thin air, or you were fooled by a clever magic trick?

I believe Ghost Radar does work in that it successfully fools people into thinking it's doing something that it's not really doing.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

View Postscowl, on 17 October 2012 - 04:27 PM, said:

I believe Ghost Radar does work in that it successfully fools people into thinking it's doing something that it's not really doing.

Amen to that!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

My X got super excited about the Ghost Radar when it first came out... but then he thought Paranormal Activity was real recording of events 'caught' on camera.  Oh I believe in the paranormal... just a little skeptical about 'smart applications'.  Seems they're smart enough to outsmart us sometimes.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

I've always wondered how one goes about to prove a scientific and real investigation.  I think the parapsychology field has good ideas and ways to actually do a test that is the best available in the scientific community.  Evidence gathered this way would be very interesting.  I researched some parapsychology sites and most of them don't say anything or they have journals where you have to pay $$.  I wonder though if there is any Authentic or published parapsychology investigation evidence or proof on the net.  It would be very interesting.
Unless their is anyone out there that can believe your eyes without evidence, we need some rule/way to gather legitimate scientific evidence.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

View PostSpky777, on 25 October 2012 - 07:04 PM, said:

I've always wondered how one goes about to prove a scientific and real investigation.  I think the parapsychology field has good ideas and ways to actually do a test that is the best available in the scientific community.  Evidence gathered this way would be very interesting.  I researched some parapsychology sites and most of them don't say anything or they have journals where you have to pay $$.  I wonder though if there is any Authentic or published parapsychology investigation evidence or proof on the net.  It would be very interesting.
Unless their is anyone out there that can believe your eyes without evidence, we need some rule/way to gather legitimate scientific evidence.
Unfortunately most 'evidence' can be reproduced for hoaxes.  So no matter how much evidence is gathered there will always be skeptics who refuse to believe.


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:56 AM

View PostAshenPhoenix, on 25 October 2012 - 07:51 PM, said:

Unfortunately most 'evidence' can be reproduced for hoaxes.  So no matter how much evidence is gathered there will always be skeptics who refuse to believe.

In this case Ghost Radar is a hoax and has been proven so.

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:38 AM

View PostSean Austin, on 12 October 2012 - 10:00 PM, said:

hey bud sean austin here..i know there alot of skeptics about ghost radar and we all have a right to our beliefs..but to me with a doubt ghost radar works..ive had so many things to prove that through random experiences over the last 2 years..ive had 2 ghost radars on and the ovilus x lined up and got the same word on all 3 devices..no i didnt get it on camera of course sucks lol..but ive also had them lined up and would get on the ovilus..."gun"....ghost radar 1 "shoot" ghost radar 2 "ammunition"..these are just  a couple of examples..i even an evp of someone saying the word "slept" the sametime ghost radar said it like it was a layered sound..i know some people have said im saying these things cause i wrote the theme song for the app lol but i got into the app and came up with it cause pf me using it and having experiences..bill chapell  creator of the  ovilus.even said that ghost radar is as good as anything out there but im telling you somehow this app works..ghost radar does the exact same concept as the ovilus does but it uses things like the gps ..wifi.,.etc to make the calcuations and potential fluxations which it assins it as a word when picking one up....here is a video i made with an evp of the word ghost radar said as well...let me know your thoughts
https://www.youtube....h?v=LS7lHFlInC4

You know Sean, You are very gun-ho with Ghost Radar and I wondered from the first day that you had posted here on your claims that Ghost Radar works. After many weeks of thinking of how to further prove that the program is fake, I had finally come to a conclusion that I lack the talents of a programmer to strip the app apart the program to understand it but I can go a simular concept by running it on my PC.

That's right, I am going to run emulator that will play ghost radar on my PC where I will unhook my ethernet (do not have an wireless card) and run the program.

My goal is to prove that
1) To show every one that the ghost Radar is fake since there is no way for it to create ANY signal to detect ghosts.
2)To prove that Words are random since again, there is no way my PC can broadcast or catch a wireless signal.
3) If both of the two functions do not work then it will prove that ghost radar is legit and I will proudly announce that I believe it is real and change my views on the paranormal world.

To further prove it, I will be recording with my camtasia and fraps and present it on youtube.

I am eager to end this Ghost Radar fad.

Edited by Brian Topp, 28 October 2012 - 03:38 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

I just installed it and did a test run, let's just say my theories on ghost radar is what i have expected. i will do the recording when i get a chance and will make a new thread to produce my evidence.

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

I have to wonder why these software developers are selling this software to consumers as a toy app, when they could be revolutionizing science with evidence of after life communication.

As someone who has studied in computer programming, I've seen similar gimmicks.
On the Amiga there was one at could supposely intercept mindcontrol signals.

Edited by Rlyeh, 29 October 2012 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:17 AM

The ghost radar app is for entertainment.


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