Chapter 1: Equipment
Matthew, Calvin, Daniel, Shelly, and Johanna entered the lab and locked the door. After turning the lights on, Matthew directed the others into their chairs. This was the first meeting of the now official Spirit Teens paranormal group.
Calvin speaks up, “We can’t just use Ouija boards to interact with ghosts. They’re very suspicious, and aren’t useful. We need to buy equipment.”
Calvin, 19, a college freshman, had started the group with his boyfriend Matthew, who was 18, and a senior in high school. They both had a big interest in paranormal activity and interacting with ghosts. They gathered their other paranormal friends and started the group. Daniel, Calvin’s 20 year old brother, had suggested the name Spirit Teens. Shelly, Daniel’s girlfriend, who was also 20, donated an Ouija board to the group. Johanna was Shelly’s sister. Their first meeting happened in Calvin’s college’s empty lab, which the dean had given to Calvin to use for his paranormal interest.
“Here’s the basic list of what we need,” Matthew added, “The main thing is an EMF detector, or a trifield sensor. This will help us see if there’s possibly an oddity. Next, we’ll need an infrared thermometer, as some spirits cause the temperature to drop. What will be very useful to talk to ghosts, is a Spirit Box. We could also use a few flashlights and cameras.”
“That’s a long list you’ve got there, Matthew.” Shelly said.
Matthew rolls his eyes and playfully punches Shelly in the shoulder. “Ow, what the fuck Matthew?” Shelly complains. The group chuckles.
Johanna asked “where can we get this equipment?”
Ah, yes. That’s the problem. Where would they buy the equipment they needed?
Daniel, being the smartest member of the group, knew about lots of equipment stores. “Mike’s Ghost Shop has a bunch of supplies. It’s just a few miles away from here. I’m friends with Mike so I can get us a discount. There’s also Zak’s Paranormal Gear, in Houston. They’ve got basically everything any hunter would need, but they can be really pricey. They’re really pricey, but they have better quality than the stuff Mike sells.”
Calvin asks Daniel “Do either of these places have an online shop we can use? Or do we have to go there in person?” Daniel replies “Mike’s shop is only in person, but Zak’s shop has an online shop although it’s better if you shop in person, as you don’t have to pay shipping if you come in person, and he can recommend stuff. Zak’s been a paranormal investigator for 37 years, so he has a lot of experience. There’s also an abandoned mental hospital down the road from Zak’s, which he bought for people to test supplies.”