A Tool to Communicate with the Dead
|Ghost Hunting Equipment: Ghost Box
A Tool to Communicate with the Dead
The Illinois Paranormal Research Association ventured into the infamous
Manteno Insane Asylum located in Manteno, Illinois.
They used the
notorious ghost box or frank's box to communicate with the dead.
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.
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.
Auditory pareidolia is a situation created when the brain incorrectly interprets random patterns as being familiar patterns. In the case of EVP it could result in an observer interpreting random noise on an audio recording as being the familiar sound of a human voice.
The propensity for an apparent voice heard in white noise recordings to be in a language understood well by those researching it, rather than in an unfamiliar language, has been cited as evidence of this, and a broad class of phenomena referred to by author Joe Banks as Rorschach Audio has been described as a global explanation for all manifestations of EVP.
Skeptics such as David Federlein, Chris French, Terrence Hines and Michael Shermer say that EVP are usually recorded by raising the "noise floor" - the electrical noise created by all electrical devices - in order to create white noise. When this noise is filtered, it can be made to produce noises which sound like speech.
Federlein says that this is no different from using a wah pedal on a guitar, which is a focused sweep filter which moves around the spectrum and creates open vowel sounds. This, according to Federlein, sounds exactly like some EVP. This, in combination with such things as cross modulation of radio stations or faulty ground loops can cause the impression of paranormal voices.
The human brain evolved to recognize patterns, and if a person listens to enough noise the brain will detect words, even when there is no intelligent source for them. Expectation also plays an important part in making people believe they are hearing voices in random noise.
Apophenia is related to, but distinct from pareidolia. Apophenia is defined as "the spontaneous finding of connections or meaning in things which are random, unconnected or meaningless", and has been put forward as a possible explanation.
How to make a Ghost Box Clearer for EVP
I thought I would just show you a simple way on how to make the ghost
box clearer using a simple cardboard box and aluminum foil to block
I apologize for the look of it as it does look like my
packed lunch lol, but I can assure you it does work on dampening a lot
of radio signals.
This method will make any faint EVP's a lot more
Blocking the airwaves does have its benefits but it also has
it drawbacks, but fine tuning things to find an optimal amount of noise
is what I am trying to do at the moment.
Franks Box aka Ghost Box
Test on AM and FM Linear sweeps with the franks box.
The “ghost box” as it has come to be known is an electronic system, or method of sprit 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 FAX machines, telephones, TV’s, radios, computers, and printers, along with analog and digital voice recorders.
Back in 2002 after 2 years of doing EVP work
using various methods such as white noise, and the computer, I was using
a program called EVP maker, invented by the German researcher Stefan
I kept getting messages relayed from spirits that could use the computer
by spirits that seemingly could not use the computer. I was wondering
what else I could use for spirit communication that all spirits could
use, after about a week my “system” popped into my head fully formed,
all I had to do was build it.
The system consisted of using white noise, amplified,filtered, and
rectified to produce a random voltage make voltage tunable radio
receiver modules removed form older digital car stereos scan randomly
across the AM, or FM broadcast bands.
The randomly tuned radio modules provide a source of random audio which
is sent to an enclosure that I called an echo box, for lack of a better
name. The “idea” of the echo box was received by what I can only call
telepathy, indicating to me there was at least some “outside” guidance
in this system.
The suggestion to use a box for the audio was received kind of like
someone saying “look at that box” then having the idea to mount the
speaker and mic inside it. It is my opinion that it is the random audio
that allows the spirits, and other entities, to form their voices.
White noise works because of this random principal, but random material
that contains human speech frequencies, and fragments works much better,
and more consistently. The random events, or audio, works I think
because some kind of resonance on the quantum level is taking place,
kind of like using the quantum soup of the universe as a carrier.
physicist, so can only guess, and just barely describe how I think this
- Frank Sumption