kinect ghostMicrosoft has sold over 10 million units of the kinect worldwide. People around the world have found an unexpected use for it. It turns out the kinect can detect more than just a human player.

It can also detect ghosts

Floating balls of energy, disembodied hands, and even full/partial human forms have been observed while using the kinect. Reports have been pouring in from around the world regarding similar unexplainable phenomenon.

Is this an unknown glitch or have millions witnessed extraordinary events once reserved for professional paranormal investigators?

Turn on your kinect and report your paranormal encounter here at Kinect Ghosts.

How the Kinect can detect Ghosts

The Kinect uses InfraRed (IR) technolgy, the same technology that is used by paranormal investigators and ghost hunters. Infrared light is a wavelength of energy that is invisible to the human eye. A common source of this energy is heat. Current theories regarding the makeup of ghosts suggest that they are a form of energy that manifest by drawing energy from matter that produces heat such as humans or electronic devices. IR in turn than detects these elevated levels of heat and they can than be seen on devices that use IR technology, such as the Kinect.

What are Ghosts?

Gray LadyThe traditional explanation of ghosts is that they are the spirits of the departed, who died under traumatic circumstances and as a result are trapped between the world of the living and the world of the dead. They often end up haunting either the places that they tragically died at or places that gave them comfort while alive.

Types of Ghosts

  • Residual Energy

Some ghosts manifest themselves as residual energy, meaning that they are a type of “spiritual recording”. For example, a soldier may be seen patrolling the same perimeter where he died many years prior. This type of residual energy will not even be aware of any living presence and will continue his lone patrol on his eternal tour of duty. Another example might be the sound of a trumpet at a nightclub where a famous trumpet player used to play all the time. Theses sights and sounds offer a rare glimpse into the past lives of people long since past.

  • Messengers
Messengers are spirits that are well aware that they have passed on from this plane of existence and have come to comfort the living during a time of crisis. Sometimes their presence in the lives of the living only serves to give them comfort while other times they come baring important information.
  • Poltergeists
Poltergeists are the most feared ghosts of all. They interact with the living on a very high level. Banging on walls, items disappearing, electronic devices turning on and off, and slamming doors are some of the ways they interact with the living and make sure their presence is known. Poltergeists even go as far as making physical contact with the living by leaving scratches on their bodies and are regarded as being demonic in nature.