A Box Other Than A Soapbox

Gonna tame this one back a little bit and at the request of my partner -in-crime, talk about the Ghost Box (GB for short) some. This particular tool has blown up in popularity as of late and seems to have as much drama behind that as the Ouija Board. In a super condensed summary, a GB is radio or similar device that has been modified in order to use the scan feature on a radio without it halting on a station with a clear reception. An investigator then uses this tool when asking questions at a reported haunted site. The hope is the the Entities present will manipulate the static or use snippets of sounds from passing stations to make words from answers to the investigator's questions. The GB has been around for quite a few years and is either loved or hated by investigators in the paranormal field. In theory it offers the opportunity for real time communication with the other side...


My focus in this particular article will be the Double Blind GB Method as pioneered by my good friends Dan Morgan and Shawn Taylor who literally wrote the book on the subject. To explain the method of what the DBGB is and what differentiates this from the standard method of using a GB is that that standard method has the user or users setting up the box out in the open for everyone to hear and asking questions. In the open air, everyone can hear what is going on and you run the chance of matrixing what you want to hear. As in, if you ask what color is the sky, everyone will be expecting to hear the color blue or black (depending on the time of day and weather) and you run the chance any “B” noise may be interpreted as blue or black. The DBGB Method is a using the box but you have only one listener and one or more questioner, but the main difference is that the listener is listening to the GB through headphones and is in all effect, sensory deprived except hearing the GB. The questioner cannot hear the box but will ask questions as they would in an EVP session and will see if the listener responds to the questions. Now keep in mind that the listener hears nothing but the GB so if the questioner asks what color the sky is and the listener responds with 'blue', then you have an intelligent response that is not an expected matrixed answered.

Funny story was that this method was developed by Shawn and Dan to debunk the GB. They thought by taking out the chance for expecting and matrixing their answers, that they could bury this tool along with all the junk Ghost Finding Apps that people were using on their phones at the time, but instead found that this tool became a valued tool to them and their team that consistently provided real time communication that other technological methods could not.

And for one more funny (and a bit of karmic retribution), please enjoy the sounds of Patrick working on the Ghost Box for the first time....