Build Your Own Ghost Box
Listen to Voices of the Dead

Build Your Own Ghost Box
Listen to Voices of the Dead

A "Ghost Box", also called a "Frank's Box" is a portable electronic device first created in 2002 by EVP enthusiast Frank Sumption for supposed real-time communication with the dead.

The device is described as a combination white noise generator and an AM radio receiver which sweeps back and forth through the AM band.

A special voltage control circuit in the device purportedly allows a disembodied entity to manipulate the noise generator and radio frequencies to create spoken words largely made up of various split-second snippets of sound tuned in from the AM band.

Critics of the device claim that because it relies on radio noise, any meaningful response a user gets is purely coincidental, or simply the result of "audio matrixing" – various, unrelated sounds coming together and perceived as a different sound.

The box could also be manipulated with an AM transmitter to "inject" responses into the device. However, many investigators using the device have reported positive results. Sumption has built at least 25 boxes and encourages other investigators to build their own.

The plans for the device have been made available through the internet and custom-built boxes can also be found for sale online.
A "Ghost Box", also known as a "Frank's Box" is a controversial new tool within the paranormal field.

Developed by a man named Frank Sumption, this box is also known as the "Telephone to the Dead," a device that can allegedly communicate with the other side.


Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings.Common sources of EVP include static, stray radio transmissions, and background noise.

Some have claimed that these sounds from EVPs are of paranormal origin, while there are natural explanations such as apophenia (finding significance in insignificant phenomena), auditory pareidolia (interpreting random sounds as voices in their own language), equipment artefacts, or simple hoaxes.

Recordings of EVP are often created from background sound by increasing the gain (i.e. sensitivity) of the recording equipment.

Parapsychologist Konstantin Raudive, who popularized the idea, described EVP as typically brief, usually the length of a word or short phrase.

Build Your Own Ghost Box

Not everyone has access to a Radio Shack. This Ghost Box

is built using a simple Pocket Radio. The most important

steps are shown in the video.

This is a short Guide, how to make a Ghost Box aka Franks

Box with the Thomson RT222 (AM/FM)!

Especially, if you can`t find the "radio shack" 12-469 or

12-470 anymore in your country.


The "Box" by Frank Sumption
Real-time Communication with the Dead