Buying a 'Frank's Box' Ghost Box
When Frank Sumption, now considered the father of the 'ghost box,' began creating his "Frank's Box," his hard-to-find devices quickly became highly sought after, something many paranormal experimenters have wanted to test out. Because Frank was only one man and didn't sell the devices he built, preferring to gift them away as he saw fit, one needs divine favor (or a bit of luck) to acquire one of his hand-built ghost/spirit communicators.
UPDATE: In August 2014, we are sad to report that Frank Sumption passed on to the afterlife. He made more than 180 different models of the Frank's Box for ITC experimentation, forever changing the paranormal world with an invention that has become widely accepted by ghost investigators. Many are now watching where to buy an original Frank's Box as they are fast becoming rare and even more difficult to find for sale.
Radio Shack Hacks
Frank's original ghost box has spawned many other developments in the quest to acquire one. The first breakthrough was the Radio Shack Hack models, a name dubbed for altered Radio Shack digital radios. This put the ghost box into the hands of many and is today still the cheapest option for those wondering how or where to buy a ghost box. As of this writing in 2012, buying a Radio Shack ghost box has become impossible as most all of the alterable radios have been discontinued.
Get a Ghost Box
As previously expressed, getting a hold of a working ghost box has been difficult. So what about just forking over the cash to buy a professionally made ghost box? That is becoming the only option as of 2014 unless you become lucky at finding a hackable radio or (already converted) ghost box for sale on eBay. We sold quite a few of them in the past, from Sangean to Radio Shack altered models.
2014 Options for Those Desiring a Ghost Box
For a more affordable option, the Mel-Meter P-SB7 ghost box will only set a person back about $79-$130. something much more doable. And we would be remiss if we didn't mention that the P-SB7 comes with some pretty neat extra features, especially variable sweep speed adjustment. But now, the market has been flooded with P-SB7 ghost boxes for sale that do not have an amplified speaker built-into it ($79 model sold on eBay). This is important to know because an amplified speaker is required to make this ghost box work best; and amplified speakers (plural) do not work well. You really should use a single amplified speaker for best results. A P-SB11 model with dual sweep made its introduction in 2014 and is said to hold promise. The cost is just under $150.
And as we entered 2014, we heard that a $20 ghost box app (the EchoVox) came out in 2013 for Android phones (we have heard good reports). Other apps are similar, but function differently. A popular phone app claims to convert energy from spirits into words (we remain skeptical as to how accurate such a concept could be) and is called the Spirit Story Box; another app provides prerecorded audio fragments that possibly are manipulated by ghosts and spirits into new words. This phone app is offered by ITC Digital Dowsing. Both of these phone apps have received mixed reviews.