Contrary to many people’s beliefs. The science world for several years now as a matter of fact, actually concludes that ghosts do in fact exist. For the millions of people in the world who have had at least one genuine paranormal experience this comes as little surprise. But for the skeptics who have called BS and mocked every story they have ever heard, this may come as quite the shocker. Well, if you are in fact a non-believer, buckle up buk-a-roo because not only has advancements in technology given us the ability to see and hear the afterlife. We are now beginning to understand not only how to talk to the dead. But have conversations with the spirit world IN REAL TIME!
Ghost Box, A Brief History
Just about anybody you could ask has more than likely heard about evp or Electronic Voice Phenomena. We’ve all seen on Ghost Hunters, the paranormal investigator will look up at the ceiling, holding a digital voice recorder and ask a question. Something like, ” is there anybody here who would like to speak to me?” Then, after several questions will replay the recorder to have hopefully caught a ghostly whisper with a possible answer to their questions that nobody was able to hear with their own ears.
Then there’s the Ghost Box, or Spirit Box. The ghost box was originally invented by a man named Frank Sumption, in 2002. Frank’s premise behind his device was a radio that could continuously sweep the FM / AM frequencies at any given rate of speed to generate white noise with random bits of human speech for a spirit to potentially use by manipulating the random speech into intelligent words, phrases, and even sentences.
Today, Frank has built over 100 boxes sharing his masterpiece with the paranormal world. His ingenious ghost box was and is still an incredible success throughout the paranormal community. Frank Sumption’s ghost box is still being used today capturing unbelievable evp communication and is now known by the coined name, Frank’s Box.
Frank’s overall design has been rebuilt, and redesigned by numerous other inventors. Each with their own varying box names and levels of success. You can even find countless spirit box app designs for your phone! Whether this form of instrumental transcommunication (ITC) spirit communication really works is debatable.
What Exactly Is A Ghost Box
Though no where as remarkable as a Frank’s box, a ghost box is basically just a radio that has been modified. But not only does it continuously scan through every station, it goes in between the frequencies and also scans the even number stations that average radios just don’t scan. These small, yet powerful devices can be purchased from numerous websites online for less than one hundred bucks! Or if you’re feeling ambitious you can find diagrams to even build one on your own.
If, you are not up to building one on your own. One of the more popular, mass-produced brands of spirit box is called the P-SB7, or SB7 for short. This box is remarkably clear and gives you unimaginable results for the VERY affordable price. Another plus (in my opinion) is that it’s extremely small and lightweight. The P-SB7 is about the size of a pack of cigarettes so it can easily fit in your pocket or bag when traveling.
It features a bright blue back light that’s easy to read in the day or night. It requires 3 AAA batteries to power it and comes with a pair of headphones as well. It features an antenna and comes with a 2 auxiliary inputs for the headphones and an option speaker for added volume.
A downside with the SB7 is that the built in speaker sucks pretty bad :[ Using headphones and / or a Bluetooth speaker plugged into the aux. Jack is an absolute must have. Although almost all new SB7 devices also come with an attachable speaker for higher volume. As well as many of the newer models have an added noise canceling feature.
NOTE* When using a ghost box, I cannot stress enough the importance of using a digital voice recorder to also record every session you do. What sounds like nothing at first may actually be hiding several intelligent responses to some of your questions when played back. Another point I’d like to stress is that you can hear so much better using a good set of headphones. Sometimes responses can be very faint in the background static. It takes a lot of practice getting to know what you’re listening for.
Performing A Ghost Box Session
A WARNING TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO EXPERIMENT WITH ANY KIND OF GHOST / SPIRIT BOX:
YOUR HOME DOES NOT HAVE TO PREVIOUSLY BE HAUNTED IN ORDER FOR THE SB7 TO GIVE YOU RESULTS!!!
THERE IS ALSO A MODERATE CHANCE THAT LONG TERM USE OF ANY SPIRIT BOX IN YOUR HOME COULD RESULT IN YOUR HOME BECOMING PERMANENTLY HAUNTED.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK ! ! ! ! THIS IS NOT A JOKE ! ! ! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !
When you first open the P-SB7, along with the instructions on the radio itself is a very interesting separate set of instructions. This other tiny guide called, “General Procedure” Starts out by explaining the various sweep rates of the ghost box. But halfway down it explains that before you turn it on you are to say a protection prayer and after you’re finished before you turn it off you are instructed to firmly tell all the spirits that came through the device that they must leave and go back where they came from! Do not take these instructions lightly.
When I began using my SB7 I didn’t receive any responses to the questions I would ask and looked like a complete idiot to all of my friends. I would ask the common questions like, ” how many spirits are here with me? “, ” what is your name? “, “can you tell me my name? ” Just the usual stuff.
But all of that changed almost instantly! One day I don’t hear anything but static. The next day I start getting very faint responses to many of the questions I asked, including ” can you tell me my name? ” and ” how many fingers am I holding up? ” It is very exciting yet extremely unsettling hearing a disembodied voice say your name on command over a hand held radio. I was afraid to use it for several months. But I have used it many times since and have never been affected by it.
My advice is just be respectful and follow the prayer instructions and you should be ok. Remember, you are essentially messing around with a digital OUIJA board. Anything good, funny to down right frightening could respond to you during a session. I will include some awesome people who are professionals in the field of ITC right below this post.
Remember to smile ! ! ! ! The universe loves you very much.
ADDITIONAL INFO & PEOPLE TO FOLLOW:
Steve Huff- www.youtube.com/huffparanormal
Zak Bagans- Ghost Adventures, Travel Channel