What Is A Ghost
Box or Spirit Box,
And Where Can I get One?
BY: Dennis Batchelor
used for contacting spirits through the use of radio
frequency. These devices or so called Spirit box
also known as Ghost Box or Frank's box are used as
an electronic medium for the purpose of direct
communication with a spirit.
In a recent Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel,
Zak and his posse did an investigation at the
Trans-Allegheny lunatic asylum and introduced the
ghost box or as they call it the "Spirit box". Again
many of you have been asking for both my option as
well as how to find and or build one.
I have been using a ghost box for the past year or
so and I'm well acquainted with how they work
so.....here's my thoughts.
notion of using white noise to allow spirits to
speak is nothing new. It's, in fact, one of the
original "tenants" EVP that dates back to the
experiments conducted by Dr. Konstantīns Raudive in
the 1940's, till his death in 1974.
The belief seems to be, that since spirits
manipulate energy in order to manifest and/or move
objects, they need some form of energy in order to
One of the long held beliefs in EVP was that spirits
used the internal sound of the recorder to put their
sound on the tape/digital file. This being true it's
possible for a spirit to make a disembodied voice,
but... if the theory of energy manipulation is
correct, it would be much harder without the "noise"
for the spirit to manipulate.
the big problems with Franks Box/ Ghost Box is that
people aren't fully aware how to use it, or how it
should even run. Firstly, asking a simple question
and getting a one word answer is well, .... "HOG
Anything that scans radio frequency is going to pick
up random pieces of sound. You're bound to get a
number or a single word. Similarly, I've seen people
use these boxes as they do a linear sweep, going
one station to the very next and so on then
repeating the process over and over.
Unless I'm mistaken, the original set up of "Franks
box" was supposed to do a random sweep of the
signals which would (seemingly) eliminate the
possibility of picking up on any solid piece of
signal for too long.
Granted this still doesn't eliminate the possibility
you could get frequency pollution from a CB or other
broadcasting device. Meaning nothing you get is ever
"unexplainable" because you can't eliminate those
sources of potential explanation.
With that in mind, the Ghost Box is fun to use but I
suggest you use it as entertainment only and never
try to introduce any audible sounds you may capture
as being spirits or any other paranormal phenomenon
there are way too many frequency being cast about to
prove without a doubt that voice or sound came from
And after all that's what we are all about, finding
solid, un-disputable scientific proof that "Ghost"
do exist ....Right?
If you want to try the "Ghost Box" for yourself the
"Franks Box" runs a couple hundred clams, but the
good news is you can build one for around 30 bucks
using what's known as the "Radio Shack Hack".
This is what I did and it's easy to do...Click on
the YouTube link below and watch the video it
doesn't cost a penny and it will tell you all you
need to do to make your very own Ghost Box.
The YouTube "Radio Shack Hack"
If you have used a ghost box or, "when" you do
please let me know what you think, I'd enjoy hearing
See ya next time, be safe and happy hauntings...
Dennis Batchelor / SimplyGhost.com
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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for over 30 years, been on and conducted hundreds of
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