posted on Jun, 2 2013 @ 12:22 PM
Originally posted by Darkblade71I have paranormal detector, and sometimes it really does seem to catch things.
I have something we call a BS detector. It's started alerting loudly when I read this comment.
Anyway, I don't think he's talking about a ghost box, but an Ovilus, which is just as suspect as a tool that actually picks up 'spirit' presence.
spirit box - audio pareidolia .. when you set a spirit box at 250ms and run thru radio stations you are bound to hear pieces of conversation that are
widely confused as paranormal (especially on youtube). It can never be viewed objectively as real evidence because there is no way to validate that
what you are hearing are really spirits unless you record every radio station that can be scanned thru and go back to make sure (which would be a huge
task, and who has the time or resources to do such a thing). Commonly, 'paranormal investigators' will claim that the voice goes over the 250ms cycle
so it has to be a spirit, but radio stations can bleed thru several increments on the dial, so this is a BS rationalization. If spirits could really
come thru a radio, all you would have to do is set the spirit box to not scan at all and stay on one white-noise station. People often set their
spirit box to AM radio which is predominately talk radio, so no surprise they are hearing voices. Very unreliable tool, and easily fools people into
believing they are talking to spirits (again, look at the plethora of single-syllable crap presented as evidence on youtube). Lastly, it's possible a
spirit could still come thru, so I'm not a total skeptic. I have several spirit boxes. 99% of it is audio pareidoila, although I've captured stuff
myself that I'm on the fence about.
The Ovilus is a joke. Most people, particularly 'paranormal investigators', have no clue how EMF waves fluctuate all around us. It doesn't matter if
you're in a building with no power on. A cell-phone tower can send intermittent signals that will set off an EM detector, not too mention your
cellphones do the same thing. EMF detectors are a joke of a tool to use for paranormal investigating, thus the Ovilus is useless in my opinion and
Due to the random nature of the replies, many paranormal research groups have stopped using the Ovilus because too much is left to chance. It is
posited that a person could pull random words out of a hat and get the same response as what comes out of the Ovilus.
Stick with a voice recorder or learn to talk to the 'spirits' directly. I've said this before: there is no reason to go ghost hunting if you can just
call them/it/whatever-it-is to you directly.
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