Remembering the Frank’s Box Creator

September 30, 2014 on 7:02 pm | In Article | No Comments

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Many of take for granted, the use and mechanics behind the Frank’s Box or ghost box.  The creator was Frank Sumption who died not long ago.  He first devised the unique contraption to help collect EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon).  Mr. Sumption began with a background in Ham radio and electronics.  With his knowledge he was able to modify a radio to allow the user to hear paranormal voices and sounds.

Mr. Sumption’s work continued for many years.  He created several versions of his device.  As the news spread, the demand for the new machines grew.  Currently there are just under 100 original boxes in existence, but we now use the more modernized ghost boxes.

History of the Ghost Box

From the website   Angels and Ghosts – http://www.angelsghosts.com/history-of-the-ghost-box

EVP Evolves into the Discovery of the Ghost Box
EVP or electronic voice phenomena was discovered in the late 1950s and has become well known today thanks to numerous TV shows featuring ghost investigators using audio recorders to capture the voices of ghosts and spirits. More ghost hunters are embracing the two-way communication device called a ghost box (aka the Frank’s Box). Following on the heels of the Spiricom, one of the first known, two-way communication devices used to bridge the gap between the earth realm and the spirit realm, the Frank’s Box was the first device that allowed ghost investigators to speak to the dead. Frank’s Box is a ghost box that produces random voltage to create raw, random or linear sweeping audio from an AM or FM tuner that is then amplified and sometimes fed into an echo chamber before being recorded. Ghost boxes, such as Frank’s box, create audio bits and white noise that ghosts and/or spirits can then use to bring forth words – real time two-way communication. Frank Sumption was the original inventor of the ghost box. He conceived of the idea by first experimenting with Stefan Bion’s EVPMaker software for EVP recording while also being inspired by an October 1995 Popular Electronics magazine article that asked, “Are the dead trying to communicate with us through electronic means? Try these experiments and see for yourself.” Today, Frank is still experimenting with various improvements to his ghost box design.

Today, most ghost boxes do not sweep the band randomly, but prefer linear sweeping of the AM or FM bands. That is not to say other bands, such as shortwave, weather, etc. are not being experimented with by Frank and other Instrumental Transcommunication experimenters. Others since have developed their own ghost boxes, such as Paranormal System’s “MiniBox,” Joe Cioppi’s “Joe’s Box” and the “PSB7 Spirit Box.”

On a personal note, thank you Mr. Sumption for all the years of hard work.  The tools we use that were originally created by you are greatly appreciated.  If at some time you wish to send us a message we would welcome the talk. Frank, may you rest in peace.

 

 

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