Gary Galka's devices made for paranormal research
A FATHER has created a "ghost hunting" device to communicate with his dead daughter.Gary Galka, from Connecticut in the US, appeared on the TV show Ghost Adventures to demonstrate how the device can record the voice of a spirit.
Mr Galka lost his daughter, Melissa, eight years ago in a car crash but said he constantly feels her presence, FoxNews.com reports.
He said it was this connection that made him design over 30 different products for paranormal research, and has named them after his daughter.
Mr Galka demonstrated one of his devices on the show by playing a recorded voice believed to be a spirit saying:
"Hi Daddy, I love you."
His devices are sold through the Professional Measurement website and range from $79 to about $350.
The device used to capture the voice on Ghost Adventures is the Mel-8704-SB7-EMF meter, which is said to detect a range of electromagnetic and temperature changes. It also has an AM/FM scanner, includes glow-in-the-dark buttons, and includes an "exclusive P-SB7 Integrated Sprit Box".
However, paranormal researcher Joe Nickell at the Center for Inquiry said such electromagnetic frequency readings are suspect.
"They're surprised that they're getting results in an old house, when in fact there are all sorts of non-ghost sources such as faulty wiring, nearby microwave towers, sunspot activity and so on,” Mr Nickell told radio company NPR
He also said the electronic equipment being carried around by the TV crew has electromagnetic fields.