With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to have some paranormal fun with your smartphone and tablet.

Little did you know, you can actually use your smartphone to seek out ghosts, just by downloading some apps.

The stars of Sony TV’s Ghost Hunters actually use their own app to track down ghouls, which they’ll be using once again for season 10 every Thursday at 9pm. Watch a preview video above.

Here is a selection of apps you can use – if you dare….

 

Ghost Hunting Tools

Ghost apps

Price: Free

Operating system: iOS , Android

Ghost Hunting Tools is one of the many ghost-hunting apps that use the technology on your phone to seek out spirits.

The app features an ElectroMagnetic Field (EMF) detector which detects energy that may come from spirits, while a digital recorder is also on board for capturing Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).

 

Ghost Guide

Ghost apps

Price: Free

Operating system: Android

If you’re looking for a real fright, the Ghost Guide is here to help. The app has 1300+ locations known for spooky goings-on listed, along with historic information, comments, images and videos.

You can also share new locations too, which are reviewed and added onto the app for others to explore.

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Ghost In Photo

Ghost apps

Price: Free

Operating system: Android

What’s that in the background? Freak your friends out with a bit of photo trickery using the Ghost In Photo app, which allows you to add a ghoulish being onto your photos.

 

Ghost Prank Call

Ghost apps

Price: Free

Operating system: Android

Trick or treat? If it’s a trick you’re looking for, Ghost Prank Call is for you.

Set your phone to receive a fake call from a scary ghost voice up to 30 minutes in the future.

Leave it on the side and act natural until your usual ringtone sounds and let a friend answer it for the fright of their life.

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HauntedBooth

Ghost apps

Price: Free

Operating system: iOS , Android

The HauntedBooth app allows you to transform your photos into something far scarier. Watch as your face is transformed into a creepy moving ghost that you can customise.

You can then save your new photo and share it with friends.

 

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