Connecticut dad builds gadgets for ghost hunters to honor late daughter
Gary Galka knows better than most that a father’s love lasts forever.
The Granby, Conn., dad lost his daughter, Melissa, eight years ago in a car crash. Galka says that his connection to Melissa remains strong, and that he constantly feels her presence. That connection led the electrical engineer to design what he says is a digital device for paranormal exploration — or ghost hunting.
“I’ve created over 30 different products for paranormal research,” Galka recently told The Hartford Courant. He and his family were featured on a Travel Channel show called “Ghost Adventures,” which explores paranormal phenomena. Using one of his devices, a voice is heard on the show saying, “Hi Daddy, I love you.”
“No one was making products for these people,” Galka said