June 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm #128384
I was watching the latest episode of Extinct or Alive (Animal Planet) and the host, Forest Galante was putting what looked to be a face mask/hood over his trail cams. He explained that the material was specially made to block EMF which is discharged by the trail cams and may be the reason some animals can find the trail cams easily. I googled emf shielding clothes and they actually do make these. Has anyone tried using this stuff to shield their trail cams?
He had great results and actually did video a Zanzibar Leopard which had been declared extinct and also videoed two other animals that had never been videoed before, just pictures of them.
In the process of looking into this, I found this study (not sure where it is from or if it is peer reviewed but thought it was interesting)
June 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm #128385
oops – study link didn’t show up.
https://www.hecsllc.com/downloads/research-EMF-Blocking-TheodoreWNetter.pdfJune 11, 2018 at 6:08 pm #128394
interesting!June 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm #128397
One slight problem. For EMF shielding to be effective, it must encompass the entire object. That would mean covering the sensor and the lense. Without these being covered EMF can still leak out from the direction the camera is facing. All you would have achieved is shielding the back and the effect would be like putting a shield or shade on one side of a light bulb. The side that is most important will still most likely emit EMF.
I do not believe that there is sufficient evidence that sasquatch can sense, or rather avoid, EMF. There have been many reports of sasquatches sighted near powerlines and electric transformer stations. These give off large amounts of EMF.June 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm #128400
Thanks Steven J – I’m just wondering if anyone has tried it as the researcher on the show seemed to have amazing “luck” capturing on video animals that typically avoid being videoed.
I’m just trying to think this thru and I appreciate your thoughts. As far as “evidence” goes that they sense or avoid EMF, I haven’t heard of anyone actually checking into this. But couldn’t you also speculate (since that is all we can do unless you and Wes DO have one in your garage) that the sasquatch CAN sense EMF and that is why they avoid being captured on trail cams or why putting up trail cams drives them off – as some have stated.
You are correct – Placing the emf shielding material around the device would leave the lens and light source open but then they wouldn’t “sense” that until they stepped in front which would trigger the device. Maybe?
Maybe a Sasquatch would go near an emf emitting power-line or transformer as they can see around it and it’s possible they expect this emf field from experience but out in the middle of the woods when they encounter a game trail cam or near a house when a homeowner puts one up, this new emf field would be out of place to them.
Again, I’ve been listening to this show for a few years and I always hear how Sasquatches avoid game cams and it has been suggested that it is because they “see” the light source. But last night when I saw this researcher place a hood over his cam, leaving open just the front and he caught amazing video, it just made me wonder maybe their is a plausible reason why. Like when the eye doctor posted how he believes that Sasquatches eye’s can seem to glow because of the rod/cone ratio and the size of the pupil opening, he gave a plausible reason why some see something more than eye shine.
I’m NOT saying they can sense EMF; I’m just saying “what if…” and wondering if anyone has tried using the material – maybe someone will try it and actually get a good picture or maybe someone will try it and not get anything which could prove your point.June 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm #128401
I should also post that the “study” I linked was produced by a company that sells emf shielding clothing so I guess we have to consider the source.June 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm #128402
Steven J, but don’t you think it would reduce the trail cam’s profile. It seems shielding most of the trail cam would greatly reduce the electromagnetic field around it wouldn’t it?
I’m all for exploring what the problem is with trail cams and I would like to see people experimenting with this to see if there is something to it.June 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm #128403
Jeffery W, can you try posting the link again. Just copy and past it directly in a reply. Thanks.June 11, 2018 at 9:47 pm #128407
Could you flood an area with an emf? Drown out the camera’s emf?June 12, 2018 at 6:37 am #128413
Knobby – here is the link again; I don’t know how to make it clickable?
Chriss422 – flooding the area with emf might also disguise the camera. I like the out of the box thinking.June 12, 2018 at 9:00 am #128421June 12, 2018 at 9:06 am #128423
I think, awhile back, that I saw a youtube video by The Trail to Bigfoot folks,FL, using heccs covering a trail
cam on a tree. Check them out, contact them for info.June 12, 2018 at 10:49 am #128440
I’ll do that – Thanks Pam!June 12, 2018 at 12:37 pm #128444
I would think that you could read the cameras EMF zone with a meter before and after shrouding it. That would give you the answer. I’ve also heard that animals can see the infrared trigger beam. I’m not too sure if that’s how all these cameras are triggered.June 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm #128453
I think the fact that he was able to get video / pics of animals thought to be extinct speaks VOLUMES to the effectiveness of the anti-EMF cloth. Even if it still leaks out the lens area, you have shielded probably 95% or more of the emitted EMF.
Forest Galante seems to have had some serious good luck using it …..
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