The inventor of a device that, to some, allows communication with the dead, has now crossed over for us to perhaps better test the device.
Frank Sumption, the inventor behind the paranormal investigating device known as “The Frank’s Box” has reportedly died of a heart attack.
The “ghost box” Sumption invented in 2002 was claimed to be an instrumental trans-communication (ITC) device that allowed users to speak to the dead The Others in real-time. The box swept the AM radio band and supposedly the sounds that were being picked up on the constant scan included spirit voices.
Frank was reportedly a very nice guy, friendly with lots of people interested in spirit communication and helpful to them. There is no doubt he will be mourned.
Frank’s idea about his ghost box or spirit box was that the person (via this device) supplies the raw audio that the spirits/entities can use to communicate meaning. The bits of speech, music and noise that come from the random radio frequencies were thought to be controllable by the entities. At least that’s what Frank thought. He really didn’t know for sure and sometimes stated it DIDN’T work at all but many people considered their seemingly meaningful exchanges as evidence of ghosts. The idea was not tested. I don’t know how it could be. But the premise, as a form of “quantum communication”, is preposterous and a nice piece of scienceyness that paranormal investigators too readily buy in to. Frank’s design was open to the public so they could build their own devices. But all Frank’s boxes were handmade and still treasured, even as novelties.
Tip: Strange Frequencies Radio (appropriately enough)