Ghost Boxes, Self Congratulatory Confirmation Bias, and the Smirking Skeptic

A lot of investigators who don’t feel that audio I.T.C. (Instrumental Trans Communication) works for them, but DO put faith in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) are passing around this article by Mitch Silverstein, Stephanie Bohn, and Kenny Biddle called, Testing the Validity of the Ghost Box as a Tool for Paranormal Investigation

Again, has anyone actually read this self serving report, past the title of the article? It’s a very sneaky, subversive and self congratulatory piece, in my opinion.

It emphasizes the “silliness” of communicating with the dead in the first place, and uses that baseless conclusion as self imposed fact that such a thing is impossible with no proof either way.

Now granted, I personally get tired of ghost hunters insisting that the very real phenomenon of ITC and EVP voices are actually spirits of the dead with no proof as well. But I don’t dismiss the phenomenon itself, which is what this study was concocted to do. Sharp readers will also see that the authors threw in EVP as equally silly and irrelevant.

The study never once declared that these tests were conducted in settings that have a reputation of being haunted. The study never touched on whole sentences captured in the same voice over several channels being caught by investigators. The study never touched on foul language coming from “ghost boxes”, which would be an impossibility if it were merely radio stations broadcasting these voices, as the FCC doesn’t allow foul language over the airwaves.

I.T.C. session in the basement of an old and famous Hollywood club.
The voice says, “What the fuck!”

I’ve witnessed several times direct answers to questions posed by investigators come from “shack hacks.” To completely dismiss this and my points above simply because you are a hard line skeptic (which I once was) is simply dishonest reporting. And sneaking in the jab at EVP in this report too just confirms that this study never set out to be unbiased.

I.T.C. session in the basement of an old and famous Hollywood club.
Guest says, “I’m not here to expel you, either.” The answer from the Hackshack was, “Expel meeeeee!”

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