The Ghost Box
Electronic Voice Phenomenon



 
The Ghost Box
EVP - Electronic Voice Phenomenon

EVPs are believed to be voices of the dead (ghosts, spirits) that are caught on an electronic device such as a hand-held voice recorder or tape recorder which was not heard at the time of the recording from human ears.

A disembodied voice differs from an EVP because this type of voice is heard from the persons ears while an EVP can only be captured by an electronic recording device.

EVP or electronic voice phenomena as it is known is thought to be voices of those passed away trying to communicate with us captured on electronic devices. When trying to capture EVP, you can sit and ask questions or leave an audio recording device in a quiet room.

When you play these recordings back, sometimes you will hear voices that were not present at the time, answering your questions or talking in general.


This area of paranormal research was popularized when the film White Noise was released in 2005 starring Michael Keaton. The most popular method of capturing EVP is by using ordinary tape or digital audio Dictaphone's or recording devices.

One of the pioneers in this field was Dr Konstantin Raudive (1909 - 1974) and his experiments are still much talked about today.

Ghost Box

A modified AM or FM radio that auto-scans without omitting the white noise or stopping on stations. The theory is that one can ask questions and receive spoken responses in the frequency noise.

One was used to great affect in the Oct 30th, 2009 live episode of Ghost Adventures.


The “ghost box” as it has come to be known is an electronic system, or method of spirit communication, also known as instrumental trans-communication, or ITC.

ITC is the use of electronic equipment to communicate across dimensions with spirits of the deceased, and other entities including audio, video, and digital equipment.

It seems just about anything of a technological nature has been used, such as FAX machines, telephones, TV’s, radios, computers, and printers, along with analog and digital voice recorders.


The term Instrumental Trans-Communication (ITC) was coined by Ernst Senkowski in the 1970s to refer more generally to communication through any sort of electronic device such as tape recorders, fax machines, television sets or computers between spirits or other discarnate entities and the living.

One particularly famous claimed incidence of ITC occurred when the image of EVP enthusiast Friedrich Jürgenson (whose funeral was held that day) was said to have appeared on a television in the home of a colleague, which had been purposefully tuned to a vacant channel.

ITC enthusiasts also look at TV and video camera feedback loop of the Droste effect.



The Haunted Ghost Box Prophecies

When Vicky's daughter takes up ghost hunting as a hobby she never could have imagined what it would entail, she thought of it merely as an amusing hobby.

After visiting a infamous abandoned tuberculosis Asylum (
known for mistreating patients) with her other ghost hunting friends, strange things started happening in her house.

Vicky's home and her animals behavior changed drastically. Her once sweet dogs became violent and everyone in the house experienced strange activity in the basement.

When the activity gets to be too much Vicky contacts a local Paranormal group
and with their help come to the conclusion that something must have attached itself to Vicky.

The Paranormal Investigators utilize a piece of equipment theorized to communicate with the dead called a ghost box and what the team receives is more than just a few EVPs but premonitions of future events.

Three horrific deadly premonitions that begin to come true.



The Droste Effect




The Droste Effect

An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of itself in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear.

This smaller version then depicts an even smaller version of itself in the same place, and so on.

The Droste effect is a specific kind of recursive picture, one that in heraldry is termed mise en abyme.

An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of itself in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear.

This smaller version then depicts an even smaller version of itself in the same place, and so on. Only in theory could this go on forever; practically, it continues only as long as the resolution of the picture allows, which is relatively short, since each iteration exponentially reduces the picture's size.

It is a visual example of a strange loop, a self-referential system of instancing which is the cornerstone of fractal geometry.

The effect is named after the image on the tins and boxes of Droste cocoa powder, one of the main Dutch brands, which displayed a nurse carrying a serving tray with a cup of hot chocolate and a box with the same image. This image, introduced in 1904 and maintained for decades with slight variations, became a household notion.

Reportedly, poet and columnist Nico Scheepmaker introduced wider usage of the term in the late 1970s. The Droste effect is not a recent idea. It was for instance used by Giotto di Bondone in 1320, in his Stefaneschi Triptych. The polyptych altarpiece portrays in its center panel Cardinal Giacomo Gaetani Stefaneschi offering the triptych itself to St. Peter.

There are also several examples from medieval times of books featuring images containing the book itself or window panels in churches depicting miniature copies of the window panel itself.