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Can full-spectrum cameras reveal ghosts not visible to the naked eye? Many paranormal investigators insist the answer is yes and use full-spectrum equipment at all of their investigations. Here’s a brief guide to the full-spectrum ghost theory as well as the cameras and camcorders used to discover invisible spirits.

The Full-Spectrum Ghost Theory

Unlike standard cameras, full-spectrum cameras capture the full range of the light spectrum, including near ultraviolet (UV) light and near infrared (IR) light. According to some theories, ghosts may be visible in IR or UV light only, and full-spectrum cameras therefore increase the odds of spotting paranormal entities.

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Left: Standard photo                                            Right: Full-spectrum photo

Full-Spectrum Cameras & Camcorders

A true full-spectrum camera captures ALL light on the spectrum: visible, infrared, and ultraviolet. If you’re interested in buying a full-spectrum camera, you can purchase one that has been modified or purchase a standard camera and modify it yourself. This is done by removing the camera’s internal infrared blocker, though such modifications can be tricky for amateurs. Professional photographers or conversion companies like LifePixel can help. Don’t want to bother with modifications? Try searching for full-spectrum cameras and camcorders on or check out the current options below.

1080p HD Infrared Night Vision and Full Spectrum Camcorder $269.00 – “World’s only camcorder that switches to infrared or full-spectrum mode with a push of a button.”

Full Spectrum Night Vision GhostPro Camera $139.99 –  “This is a great night vision camcorder for your investigations. It has similar features to a GoPro for much MUCH less money.”

Ghost Hunting Full Spectrum Night Vision Camera HD $89.99 – “Developed for full spectrum capabilities to be used as a night vision camcorder for ghost hunting and paranormal investigations.”

Ghost Hunting Full Spectrum Night Vision GhostPro with Infrared Illuminator $179.99 – “The GhostPro gives GoPro a run for its money at just a fraction of the cost.”

Full Spectrum Night Vision His & Her GhostPro Waterproof Action Cameras Full HD Pink & Blue $299.99 – “For ghost hunting and paranormal investigations.”

Ghost Hunting Full Spectrum Night Vision GhostPro WiFi Waterproof Action Camera $159.99 – “A great infrared camera for the value.”

Evidence for Full-Spectrum Cameras?

The full-spectrum photo below comes from an Australian paranormal investigation group. Taken at an abandoned prison in Victoria, the photo reportedly shows the ghost of a departed prison guard.

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And this photo allegedly shows the spirit of a little girl at Australia’s Beechworth Lunatic Asylum.

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Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures believes in full-spectrum cameras and uses them regularly on the show.

“There’s a lot of things within that spectrum that are hidden to us – shadows that we wouldn’t be able to see with our own eyes because it’s too dark,” Bagan told Dread Central.