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Myself, I use a spirit box placed inside a homemade faraday cage.
I sometimes scan (always at 100ms)
I also sometimes just set it to one channel (of white noise).
I have gotten some weird, but rare, stuff when the spirit box is placed in a faraday cage.
I also removed my antenna and the antenna wire itself that connects to the circuit board. No radio station chatter for me, thanks. You'll never know if your 'evidence' is BS or radio snippets. Those aren't spirits imo, and asking the spirits to communicate in such an unobjective manner is setting yourself up for tons of confirmation bias. But, I digress..
So my question is if an entity can just make an impression on a digital recorder, and if it seems their communication on ghost boxes overrides/interrupts a radio frequency - is it really necessary for a ghost box to scan many frequencies in order to receive a paranormal communication?
Nope, it isn't.
If you were using a Faraday cage, you could at least be somewhat assured you aren't picking up outer interference. Some so-called 'investigators' don't like Faraday cages.
The best advice you'll ever get: before every 'investigation' or w/e you want to call it: get the mind primed and pumped up. If you're a skeptic (as I am), tell yourself that you're setting your skepticism aside for now, and adopt an attitude of openness, awareness, and total belief (key) in... well, everything. Get excited, get pumped, and don't go in with any reservations whatsoever. This is why so many skeptics fail to have experiences. Their disbelief blocks them somehow. However, be objective when reviewing your 'evidence'.
originally posted by: Calalini
Wanted to add a different perspective about inviting spirits to your home: I have been doing it for years, with so-called 'good' and 'bad' spirits, and have never had one serious issue. Ever. We're talking over three decades of paranormal/occult experimentation and exploration. Everyone in my home is healthy and happy... even our pets.
But then I don't fear 'spirits' or the paranormal and I have no superstitious/religious dogma or doctrine with my attitude and explorations whatsoever.
If you explore this stuff with fear in your heart, that's when you can possibly draw in fear-based results.
I'll tell you this, there is never a reason to look beyond your home for 'spirits' elsewhere, when they are apparently all around. Unless you make it so, your home is no more spirit-proof than any other place in the universe.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
originally posted by: Aelfrede
(I wonder if this is the case with using other research devices such as recording EVPs, taking photographs/recording footage etc?
I have not had the same noticeable increase in spook activity when I've used my EVP microrecorder, or attempted spirit photography, or used my EMF detector. I have only had it happen with the Spirit Box.
originally posted by: olaru12
I have a ghost detector on my iphone and tablet. There is an area in my village where there used to be a huge cottonwood tree [long since cutdown and removed] it used to be used as a hanging tree for all sorts of criminals. My ghost detectors go crazy when around the area where the tree once stood.
There is also an abandoned old hotel in a town south of where I live. Much activity in room 33....
I find it very curious that entities interact in the cyber world. Could this in fact usher in evil and malevolent spirits that want to cause harm ?
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Aelfrede
But you are not addressing the situations where relevant words come out directly after the question. I'm not talking about the ones where someone might sit around all day waiting for some random word that sounds like 'Bob' to come up
I get that. As well, its not a "ghost voice" but an actual radio broadcast that has been "sampled". So some DJ a thousand mils from you said, on the air,
Yes sir-eee "Bob".
Hows that a spirit again?
ETA: Or look at it this way. Say I'm a medium and I'm somehow able to 'flash card' a hundred words a minute at you in response to your question… I bet in a hundred random words you will 'associate' some meaning if you really want to. If you really believe in the flash cards I am showing you, you'll find one or two that are relevant.
'The spook comes through over the frequencies. The scan is so fast that you won't get a full word out of the stations if it hits upon a radio station. The words the ghost speaks will be overtop the 'thump thump thump' of the shifting station and it will be longer than the fraction of a second that the spirit box is on that frequency. The ghost speaking covers overtop two or three of the frequencies scanned.'