What is it?
This is quite a popular piece of investigating equipment which most people will recognise from the famous paranormal TV show, Ghost Adventures. It is a box that when used will scan the radio frequencies without stopping.
So how does it work?
Due the constant scanning over the frequencies the spirit box generates white noise which opens up the possibility of real time spirit communication. The rate at which the box scans is determined by the user but I personally like to have it on the quickest. This is so that if a voice does come through, it will be the same voice over several frequencies. This helps validate it as evidence because if it was a radio station coming through it would change as the frequency changes.
But…does it work?
The short answer in my opinion is yes! It’s certainly not something magical that as soon as you turn it on you are going to be able to have hours of conversations with one spirit but it is certainly a good tool to get started. Like anything else when it comes to investigations you need to approach it with patience and respect. But I’m not here to preach about the code of paranormal investigations that’s a whole different story for another time. Back to why we’re here…the review. Let’s break it down into the classic heading ratings below.
Quality 3/5 – It’s made from plastic to keep it light weight and when you hold it it feels a little flimsy in places.
Ease of use 4/5 – I personally had pretty much no issues with this. It was a case of a quick play and off we go
Communication 4/5 – This is mainly down to the user and knowing what to listen out for. Many times when i started out I didn’t understand a lot of what was said until I watched/listened to a recording played back.
Price 3/5 – I picked mine up for about £70 online. The reason why I don’t rate this any higher is because it is a commercialised ‘Shack Hack’. The only difference with this is can choose the speed of the sweep and if you want to sweep through the frequencies forwards or backwards.
Power 5/5 – Just a couple of batteries and you’re on your way. Personally I find they last a decent amount of time as well but I do remove the batteries after every use.
Design 3/5 – A couple of flaws that knock the score on this one. The main one for me is the built in speaker. It works better with a speaker plugged into the headphone socket. The P-SB7 spirit box that I bought came with one that can be charged USB which suits quite well. The other point I find a bit of a floor is if you leave the batteries in, with the power off, it still displays the battery meter on the screen which slowly but surely drains them.
Overall 4.4/5 – So overall it scores quite high for me. A step in the right direction for people wanting to get into understanding and practicing ITC (Instrumental Transcommunication) to make contact with spirits or to find their own evidence on if there really is something else that happens when we die.
I hope this review has been helpful to some of you. If you have anything you would like to comment on then please don’t hesitate. Thank you for reading this blog post.