Researching paranormal activity takes more than just an “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts” attitude. Cincinnati Area Paranormal Existence Research, founded in 2004, clued us into the equipment we’d need for a serious investigation:

Extech 480823 (electromagnetic field detector) at Amazon.com - $100
Extech Mini IR Thermometer at Radio Shack - $80
Sony Digital Voice Recorder at Best Buy - $42
Sima Infra-red Light for Digital Video Cameras at Best Buy $60
CAPER’s “So You Wanna Be a Ghost Hunter” information session, 7 to 8 p.m., Oct. 23, at the Sharonville Branch Library - $0