Paranormal Oscillations

fbAfter receiving various messages from ‘computer savvy’ spirits relaying messages for other spirits who were not so technologically advanced, a guy named Frank Sumption came up with the idea to create a device that hopefully all spirits could use.

His design was apparent to him almost immediately, but the actual construction of the device has led him to create at least 25 different models to date. Each box is unique in design and construction, but is based on the same principle.

Frank’s spirit receiver starts off with a standard white noise generator which is fed through a random voltage circuit of Frank’s own design. The random voltage is linked to an AM radio receiver which reacts to the voltage by tuning to a specific spot on the radio dial. This is known as voltage tuning and is a common function of late 80s and early 90s radio receivers.

Though various radio stations are turned in for a split second every so often along with regular static, the devices also allows the spirits to interact with the device and create their own vocals through the receiver and for lack of a better term, talk through the device.

You can read more here, if you’re interested.

After reading all of this a few questions popped up in my mind:

  1. Don’t ghosts need a ham license?
  2. Only AM? No SSB, FM, Digital?
  3. What antennas do they use, and what polarization?
  4. Should I have my FT-920 buried with me, just to be sure?
  5. If I can pull off #4, who wants a sked with me?

6 comments on “Paranormal Oscillations

  1. This is overkill in my opinion. Every self-respecting paranormal hunter should know that you can receive spiritual waves through your dental fillings. You can increase the amplification by biting on aluminum foil (a sip of vinegar just before the session will increase the galvanic current). Sensitivity is greatly enhanced by inserting an antenna on one of you orifices. Experimentation is advised. Happy ghost hunting!

  2. However, the overall advantage is on those nights “when the bands are dead,” you could have a whole new group of hams to contact.
    Is there a “Worked All Graveyards” award in the future?

  3. This was a “thing” back in the ’70s. In a sensory deprivation chamber, the brain will create “input” as a stimulant, because it has come to expect “input” constantly. Likewise with the heterodyne noise in a receiver, or other “white noise” sources. The brain expects to find information in that noise, so it creates it. Credulous people then interpret these minor hallucinations as something real, and attempt two-way communication.

    The “theory” behind this isn’t that actual radio waves are being used, but that the receiver itself is manipulated by the “spirits”. As such, it isn’t a QSO and is similar to someone playing with the remote while you watch TV.

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