My name is Bruce Halliday, I started the thread about the "Ghost Box" I am one of the two creators of the field of Ghost Box communication research.
A ghost box is not a party toy, it's not a gimmick it is a device for serious research into communicating with entities that are not of this physical world.
It is a complicated field but in a nutshell the way a ghost box works is,
Ghost Box communication is the practice of using a device known as a "Box" or "Ghost Box" to facilitate real time, Live Spirit Communication between the researcher and a non physical entity, presumably the spirits of disembodied human beings.
The "Box" is merely a device that enables the reception of radio signals and dices them up into small bits and pieces or fragments of sound by sweeping the chosen band at a fast enough rate so that the dial does not stop on any one station.
This prevents ghost boxes from delivering any whole or solid words of radio broadcast. This broken down signal is in turn broadcast through the boxes speaker thereby allowing the entity to use the fragments of sound for the purpose of communication enabling him or her to be heard live by the researcher as they communicate and also to have the communication not being heard live to be recorded by the communicator performing the session .
The theory is that an entity will use whatever bits of radio fragments it needs to form words and sentences. Through years of research I have come to a theory that the communication is formed as the sound leaves the speaker or the headphones respectively. That is what allows us to hear the responses in real time.
Ghost box communication should never be mistaken for traditional evp which is the method of trying to capture spirit voices directly onto a recorder with the entities using ambient energy to form and place the communication, it can not be heard in real time only in review of the recording and is very difficult if not impossible to discern. I did traditional evp in the field for 8 years and only gleaned about ten quality A+ evp's the rest were static whispers that had to be edited to death just to hear if there was something there.
With Ghost Box communication there is some editing to be done but it all revolves around getting rid of the unwanted garbage sounds that are not utilized by the communicating entity and are merely a by product of the boxes sweep thus leaving only the communication, some files of communication may also have the playback speed slowed a bit due to the affect that a fast box sweep will deliver rapid communication that may be hard to understand by the laymen listening to the file, the volume can also be altered to a certain degree so that a very low communication or the opposite, a very loud communication can be adjusted to a comfortable listening level. This process does not alter, add or subtract anything to or from the spirit communication contained within the file.
With the boxes I personally am averaging about 25 to 30% hearing of real time messages, the rest are heard when reviewing the recording.
A Ghost box sweeps at a fast rate so it takes time to develop a skill for hearing the real time communication the novice will immediately start to hear the "yes" and "no" type of answers and even a "name" as the entities attempt to communicate.
New communicators do not hear much in real time at the beginning, hearing spirit communication live during a ghost box session takes some experience, there is a learning and development curve.
Most if not all new Ghost Box Communicators will have to develop what we experienced experienced operators call "An Ear For the communication" this means only that the longer you practice ghost box communication the more attuned your hearing will become to recognizing and hearing spirit communication live during a session. It is like a piano tuner, an apprentice will have to tune the piano using aids like a tuning fork but the seasoned piano tuner will be able to basically tune by ear just listening to the notes and knowing when they are correct. Same principle!
Box communication is ideal for both stationary research performed in a controlled environment and also field research conducted by Paranormal investigators on location.
Anyone interested in hearing some audio examples of live Ghost box communication you can come over to my yahoo group