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Ghost Hunting Apps

‘Tis the season for stuff like tricks-or-treats, jack-o-lanterns, and scary ghosts.

If you’re looking to up your Halloween game and fun – or if you seriously suspect paranormal activity – PC Mike Wendland has three apps those daring enough may want to consider.

The Ghost Hunting Tools app offers numerous spirit-hunting features that supposedly make use of the sensors in your smartphone or tablet. It claims to measure technical variables like electromagnetic fields and electronic phenomena – grunts, words, or even simple sentences allegedly spoken by spirits. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Ghost Hunter M2 was developed by professional engineers who say it’s the most advanced paranormal investigation toolkit available in an app. It uses a fancy set of tools and terms like Fast Fourier Transform Visualizer to supposedly measure stuff like complex audio signals and magnetic fields in the name of finding ghosts. The app is 99 cents for iOS.

Ghosthunting Toolkit is for ghost hunters at any level. The app developers promise it does not contain gimmicks or false readings to keep users entertained. Instead, Ghosthunting Toolkit uses five data-measuring tools to deliver what the developers claim are real results that can be interpreted and saved. The app is $3.99 for iOS.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.