Based in Brooklyn, NY, I write about all things creepy and strange. My book based on the real haunting of Doris Bither (The Entity 1982 movie) will be released soon. Got a question? Drop me a line.

 

Everyone’s aware that Thomas Edison had a number of patents, ranging from the practical to the bizarre. One of his most bizarre experiments was a device he was tinkering with that could allow him to communicate with the dead. The infamous Ghost Machine.

In the 1920 October issue of The American Magazine, Thomas Edison said the following during an interview:

“I have been at work for some time building an apparatus to see if it is possible for personalities which have left this earth to communicate with us.”

This statement has served as a catalyst in today’s search for communicating with the afterlife. Many people believe that a contraption can be build to help us communicate with the other side. That is to say, if you believe in life after death.

 
Well, according to MassMostHaunted’s YouTube video, the “Ghost Box” does just that.

 


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Our First Ghost Box Session — Before Taking The Ghost Box To Investigate Haunted Places, We Wanted To Understand How It Works, So We Decided To Use It In Our Own Home. We Thought It Was A Good Idea, But Now I Don’t Know Just What I Got Myself Into.

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If you’re not familiar with a “ghost box” let me explain how the device works. Or at least give you an overview.

The device is a receiver that scans, or cycles, through the radio spectrum. Since it is constantly scanning the airwaves, it generates white noise that is infused with AM/FM stations. The theory is that a “ghost” could then manipulate the spoken words and through the white noise, communicate with the living. The device has dials and other trinkets that help the user “tune in” to the other side. That’s it.

I’ve always said that this “ghost box” just works on the principals of pareidolia. A user will hear what they want to hear when they press their ears to the speaker that is generating white noise and non-stop radio chatter.

That being the case, then why do people use these devices while ghost hunting?

To answer that question, we should be asking other important questions like:

“What is a ghost? Is it unexplained residual energy”
“How do you measure that energy?”

Almost all “ghost hunters” use electro-magnetic readers, but do they really know what they are “reading”? Sure a spike on an EM device says that there is some strong magnetic forces at play, but so what? My bathroom has a lot of strange electromagnetic fields due to the wiring, but that doesn’t mean that it’s haunted. Or does it? Oh shit…

  • Peter

    Clips like these are best viewed by not watching them. Look away while it’s playing and try to see if you can hear anything abnormal. I didn’t. But when I watched it again I looked at the captions and could hear what he heard, but you need to use your imagination.

  • Obsoehollerith

    Hey. I’m a real live electronics tech, wif duh-greaz and all. If I’m gonna talk to someone dead (yawn)- they better at least be a radio engineer to hold my attention…

  • DaveBusinessOnline

    You can hear anything you want. Surely we should not be asking what is a ghost. How do we know it is a ghost or demon or anything like that? It could be a parallel universe or alternate reality or one of a billion things that science already accepts. Maybe ghosts are bleed over from another dimension… Who knows. The problem is that these people want it to be a ghost or demon, so that is what it is. It proves nothing except gullibility.

  • TheGunslinger

    I remember watching a TV programme here in the UK some years ago where these unconnected people all slept with a tape recorder on and recorded “phantom” voices and noises in their bedroom. No recollection of why they started but some of the stuff they recorded were the stuff of nightmares, one that stuck in my mind was when the woman had fallen asleep (known by her snoring) and a voice clear as day says “look, she’s asleep” and then another voice joins in and they have a conversation about her. There was other stuff like a child talking and another crying, can’t remember what else as it was some time ago. Anyway, kind of a different way of doing it and probably more open to hoaxing but has anyone else tried it? Would love to give it a go but I’m put off with what I might actually hear, especially due to quite a few experiences I’ve had since I was a child.