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I don’t really believe in ghosts, but hey, your mileage may vary, and I’m willing to tolerate a few quirks here and there when it comes down to it, like say, going on a ghost-hunting tour of the metro. Where I draw the line, though, is the minute I have to pay for an app that will let me “find” ghosts because:


  1. I don’t believe in them, and

  2. If they were real, why the heck would I be going out of my way to try and find them?


Having said that, here are 8 ghost-hunting apps that are available on either iTunes or the Google Play Store (sorry, Blackberry App World!), and the equally hilarious reviews that came with them.





[text_image img="http://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Reviews-of-Ghost-Hunting-Apps-photo-8.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]8. Ghost Scanner Hunter leads you to the most unexpected of places for ghosts. [/text_image]
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If you ever needed an excuse to get up close and personal with your sister’s butt for paranormal science, we have just the app for you! Ghost Scanner Hunter is an app that makes it very clear that it’s a gag in the last two lines of its description, but heaven forbid people take that as a sign not to take the damned thing seriously.

Then again, joke app or not, why are you scoping out your sister’s butt?!?

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[text_image img="http://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Reviews-of-Ghost-Hunting-Apps-photo-7.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]7. Phantom Radar – The Ghost Detector has users who don’t quite know how radars work.[/text_image]
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Apparently, the Phantom Radar is so freaky and effective that people don’t realize that the center of the radar is where they’re supposed to be. Truly a marvel of ghost-hunting technology.

And is it just me, or is horrible grammar a must for these paranormal apps? I’m glad these ones are free, at least.

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[text_image img="http://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Reviews-of-Ghost-Hunting-Apps-photo-6.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]6. Ghost Radar: Legacy makes people gleeful about deaths of close loved ones.[/text_image]
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I was going to make a quip about how many people seem to comment more about the app’s new “feature” of spamming you with ads and spyware, but this review just took the cake for me, because here’s a woman who sounds positively gleeful that an app talked about her dead husband, which leads me to believe that the $0.99 people pay to get this app does crazy things to them.

And really. For $0.99, you still get spam ads? What a ripoff! It’s not like the ghosts needed the extra money!

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[text_image img="http://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Reviews-of-Ghost-Hunting-Apps-photo-5.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]5. Werewolf Locator causes nostalgia for those whose boyfriends have been turned.[/text_image]
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This app breaks tradition by searching for a werewolf instead of your run-of-the-mill ghosts, but uses the exact same pseudoscience mumbo-jumbo to detail its so-called methods. On the other hand, Richard seems like a trustworthy lad, and if he says his ex-boyfriend was probably turned into a werewolf, I would totally listen to him. You can almost hear him sighing wistfully as he recounts his sordid tale of forbidden lupine love.

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Here’s an app that stretches the disbelief of users so much, that one reviewer recommended you approach some ghostbusters if you wanted some “top of the line ghost hunting sh!t.” and a few reviews down, a self-proclaimed ghostbuster says this app has no use to him at all. Apparently, the fact that it’s $0.99 and readily available on the Android market wasn’t warning enough for him, despite his professional career as a paranormal expert.

If you really wanted to talk to your dead relatives, might I suggest waiting until you’re officially hanging out with them? They might actually not want to be disturbed, what with that whole “rest in peace” thing going on for them.

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Reviews: dailymail.co.uk

Amid all the people bickering over whether or not this app really works (Despite the “for entertainment use only” qualifier at the end of the app’s description.), a brilliant commenter pointed out who’s probably listening on the other end to our so-called line to heaven: the NSA. They’re watching our every move. Yes, even us Filipinos, because the NSA clearly have nothing better to do with their time.

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[text_image img="http://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Reviews-of-Ghost-Hunting-Apps-photo-2.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]2. Ouija Table can cause Jihad.[/text_image]
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Ignore the people who can’t get with the times and still call something they don’t like “fake and gay.” Listen to this voice of reason in the wilderness. You heard the man, people: do not play this game, or you will open the gate to pain and death. But the Moslems don’t have a monopoly on this, either. I’m sure some Catholics will find this app is also “eginst” their “relegin” and it will destroy their lives if they ever indulge in this, preferably while wearing a Halloween costume and watching the "My Husband’s Lover" finale, to complete the abomination trifecta.

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So after all of that hype, saying that this app is striving to be as “scientific” as all the devices those ghost hunters on TV use, and after having the temerity to put a $3.99 price tag to their app, the most a reviewer could say is that it looks cool and slick, but may not work at all?

This is pretty much the app equivalent of all those “wonder supplements” going around promising you a cure for diabetes, but with “no approved therapeutic claims” appended to the end of their glowing litany of self-praise.

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Kel Fabie

Kel Fabie. is a DJ, host, mentalist, satirist, comedian, and a long-time contributor to 8List (Hello, ladies!). He has an Oscar, a Pulitzer, a Nobel, and two other weirdly-named pet dogs. He blogs on mistervader.com.

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