I haven't seen this episode (I have watched the show before), but I have personally had experiences with a "ghost box." Every Halloween my college
has John Zaffis and Christopher Moon (from Haunted Times magazine, I believe it's called) come down and talk about their experiences. You know, the
usual spooky campus stuff. The first year that Christopher Moon came he brought with him what he called "Frank's Box."
The box works with an "operator" who facilitates communication between us and the other side. Christopher had actually met his operator's family
after learning his name.
You can read about the box here: www.ghost-tech.com...
Our campus is haunted and students in dorms have reported some things. One of the dorms used to be a hotel that the mafia did a lot of business in.
The hotel caught fire and people/mafia members died. There was also something mafia related that happened on campus - a murdered woman was found in a
car in one of the parking lots. So, the campus has some history. In the dorm that was formerly a hotel, there have been sightings and weird
occurrences, and one of the floors is still closed off and students aren't allowed there (though I suspect it's because of storage, but I don't
The 1st year Christopher Moon came we went to the basement of one of the dorms to use Frank's Box. It was very interesting to say the least. One of
the first people to come through was a young man who said he was confused because he was in a morgue. Christopher asked if there was a morgue on
campus - we told him there was a hospital across the street. Christopher sent that spirit into the light. The next spirit that came through told us
that there were bodies buried on the campus grounds (which could be possible - it was old land and the area had/has a lot of Native American ties). We
asked where the bodies were and the voice on the radio told us something that really creeped everyone out: we were standing on them. The box said that
other bodies would be found, but doubted the students would be told. (Note: 2 years later, I found out that old, old bodies had been found while they
dug foundation for a new science building.) The voice on the box also said they would play with the lights and when asked when, they answered loud and
clear: "Tonight." That's the thing with the box - some things come through static-y and you can't hear and others are absolutely 100% crystal
clear. After this, Christopher opened the floor to the students, who began to try to communicate with relatives. A few girls had conversations with
relatives, one conversation took place in Spanish. These students asked questions of the relatives to prove it was them and the responses were correct
- this is why I believe the box was legitimate.
The 2nd year, we took the box to the dorm that was the former mafia hotel. One said he was the leader when he was alive and said that if we were in
the same place as him, he would have killed us all. A woman came through briefly and said that the man was keeping them there and that the others were
frightened of him. She said she died in the fire, which she said was arson (I believe this is factual, but I haven't researched it - just what I've
heard from school staff).
The 3rd year, we went to the parking lot where the murdered woman was found in the car. Some of the mafia-related ghosts came through, but that year
we spent more time talking to relatives of people and a freshman football player who had died in an accident the year before. The football player's
friends asked him questions (to prove it was him and to ask what he was doing on the other side - the football player said he missed eating, and
something about Taco Bell). Also, a woman who works in the student activities office had a private conversation with her mother using the box. She did
that privately, so I don't know the details of it, but she seemed very satisfied.
I'd be happy to answer questions about my experiences with the box.