Ghost hunting help ?

Instead of a ghost box and a handheld recorder could you use a portable radio dialed in to static and a phone recording app?

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  • Tom
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Sure, but you could be setting yourself up to be fooled by Pareidolia or stray RF signals.  A Good "Ghost box" rapidly "jumps" radio stations, preventing any actual "speech" from a stray radio source from being misinterpreted as a real answer.  If it makes SENSE, odds are, it is a REAL example of EVP.    Use the FIVE SYLLABLE RULE to effectively eliminate any possibility of Pareidolia (Your brain trying to make sense out of purely random sounds) No one word or one syllable answers should be accepted----Accept only replies that have at least five syllables in them.  Its very easy to THINK you hear "Yes" or "No", etc.------  Also understand EVP phenomena IS REAL, but we really have NO IDEA where the voices originate from---My guess (keeping it natural based) is that it may be transmissions  from the FUTURE or from a parallel universe.----No evidence they are real "Ghosts" behind it.

  • 2 months ago

    Sort of. If you look at charity shops you can still pick up radios with built in tape deck. Set the radio to FM and tune to an empty static hiss. Now start the recorder. Have the tape counter set to three. When the tape counter reaches three, ask a question. When it gets to six ask another question and so on. Have the questions already written down. After time, rewind the tape and play it back using headphones. The last time I used this method, I picked up a german woman's voice. She only talked for about 4 or 5 seconds. I never did get that voice translated.

  • Dr. NG
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes indeed, a cheap untuned portable radio will be as effective as the most expensive ghost box.

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    • Tom
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      ALL the bases need to be covered to make a case for EVP---even THEN it is not proof "Spirits" are the source.---Only "UNKNOWN"

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  • 2 months ago

    Nope, nope nope.  You have to buy the ghost box, it says so right in the rules.

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    • Michael Shotton
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      Well not exactly. NG hasn't been within a hundred miles of one but knows all about them by watching youtube. That site that he calls if we use it but fine for him. There is no kiddy porn on there so his pal the paedo has to half watch aliens.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you take the time to learn the science you will understand what is going on. Do not believe the mystical, when you hear hoof beats, think horses not unicorns.

  • 2 months ago

    You need to become a clairvoyant. 

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  • 2 months ago

    You could use a radio and just twiddle the knob about a bit, you will get exactly what you get with a ghost box, snatches of speech from radio stations which you then have to pretend are messages from ghosts or other mysterious beings. 

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    • Michael Shotton
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      Here's hoping those kids remember and come looking for a word with you, without using any vulgarities of course. I mean, we don't want them to be erm! vulgar to you?

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