Wednesday, July 10, 2013

FAQ :: The Ghost Box

A lot of people have different questions about the ghost box and how it works, so I will try my best to explain some of the most frequently asked questions about it.

The ghost box, or spirit box, is a device that scans hundreds of radio frequencies very quickly.  It is believed that the white noise from the frequencies can be manipulated by the spirits in order for them to break through and communicate.  The can use the white noise to form words and sounds.

Now, I have met a lot of people who try to explain the ghost box, and I say let them try to dispute it, but I have heard way too many intelligent responses and answers from it to my questions that make me just marvel at what I hear.  Yes, I can understand how you can think a simple "Yes" or "No" that comes through could be a clip of a station, but to get sentence long responses to your questions or to have one answer after another come out and be of perfect relevance is pretty darn amazing.

The most people ask about the ghost box is whether outside noise or frequencies that could alter it.  As in, cell phones or other radio frequencies.  We encourage people to record their sessions with their cell phones if they wish, that way they can take their whole sessions home with them.  The phones sit right by our recorders, which is placed about 6 inches from the ghost box, and I've never noticed a difference in activity between having a phone there and not.  It doesn't make it any more chatty or any less.

CB radios is another question we've had.  From my understanding of them, CB radios work on a limited amount of very low frequencies, frequencies I don't believe our ghost boxes even scan (they scan from 76 MHz to 108 MHz and about 320 frequencies between that), hence why you need a special type of radio to communicate on CB than you do a regular radio.

As for other interference, I'll remind you guys that we're in a 15,000 square foot warehouse.  There's no central AC.  There's one electrical box for the whole place which is located in an area we don't investigate in.  There's overhead lighting, but that's at about 20 feet above us. And, I can think of three electrical outlets in the whole warehouse.  In other words, there's not a lot of EMF to compete with.