Ghost Box - Voices from Spirits, ETs, Shadow People, & Other Astral Beings Chris Moon uses the box to communicate with spirits to such great effect that he describes personal client sittings as “a 20-minute phone call with the other side.” He lists Thomas Edison and John Lennon among spirits with whom he has worked, and claims to have learned details about past crimes by communicating with deceased victims via what he and his father dubbed “Frank’s Box.” “I’m a psychic medium with or without the device,” Moon said. “There are not a lot of electronic mediums. I think I’m the only one. I was the first to use the device in the field.” Moon’s introduction to, and subsequent mastery of, the ghost box is the subject of his first book, wildly entertaining for anyone interested in the arcane or fans of myriad ghost-hunting shows proliferating on cable television. Moon’s claims in “Ghost-Box” are so remarkable, and its style so ingenuous, that it seems to bypass incredulity altogether. Excerpts from a 40 minute interview: How does a ghost box work? When we first got it, we didn’t think it worked; we thought it was just a broken radio. My father and I are the ones who named it Frank’s Box. All the devices they use on the TV shows are copies; none of them work on the same premise. They just take a scanner radio and pull the pin out so it will scan constantly and spit out words; it’s not a Frank’s Box. Then they have applications for your phone, where they program spooky words into an app and people can use them to get scared at slumber parties, but there’s really nothing to it. What’s in a ghost box? What makes it work? Well, Frank Sumption was a physical medium who received messages from other side on how to build a ghost box. There are a few key components, one being the RVG — a Random Voltage Generator — and what he said was the spirits use their energy to affect the RVG and create words, and those words and sounds are formed in a diaphragm, or echo chamber, and that acts like a mixer. Then the spirit voices come through the speaker. There was an episode on your YouTube show where a woman hears the voice of her father and breaks down. Is that common? It is. That’s what happens the majority of the time. People hear their loved ones on a consistent basis. I do individual readings for people and they basically have a nice, 20-minute phone call with the other side. Several mediums, or self-described mediums, received ghost boxes from Frank but weren’t able to use them, so they returned them or sold them on eBay. There’s a very specific energy necessary from the medium to receive and provide energy to the box, as well. I want to ask you about John Lennon … John Lennon is very interesting. He’s come through on a couple of occasions for us. He works as what I would call an ambassador, someone who calms a situation before something else more intense happens. He ended up introducing a friend of mine to her mother who had passed away two years before, and my friend said that if it hadn’t been for John Lennon, she wouldn’t have been able to talk to her mother. What about Thomas Edison? Edison actually comes through for us on a consistent basis. We do quite a bit of experimentation, and he works with us because he still leads the team (Moon calls them “spirit technicians”). At Mason House Inn in (Bentonsport) Iowa, we’re doing a lot of experimentation. The man who owns it was a high-ranking Air Force officer and he’s a quantum physicist. We do experiments and (Edison) leads us through them, everything from voices to contacting former world leaders and even being able to see their faces as they come in. I read a book (“Deliver us from Evil” by Ralph Sarchie) and the author says you should never try talking to spirits because the ones who talk are always demonic. I love that, because the funniest thing is the Catholic Church will tell you is it’s just demons, terrible entities. But the messages people hear (on the ghost box) from someone they’ve lost are so positive. They’re the most beautiful gift you can receive. So, if they’re demonic entities, they’re really nice demonic entities. So, how would you categorize demons? Are they intelligent, or are they just manifestations of something? Demons are what I call astral parasitic life forms and they can’t exist without a host. They live on anger, fear, jealously and they’re hard to get rid of. Does the host have to be human? That’s a good question. Mostly it has to be part of a person, but there are locations — for instance, like Hinsdale House in New York. They’ve had two failed Catholic exorcisms there, and every investigation that goes there has equipment failures, they lose their feelings, their senses. But I wouldn’t call that a possession really; it’s more of an infestation. Some people are just very into the paranormal and wear black and love Halloween. How do you fit there? Is what you do more spiritual? I definitely have a foot in both worlds when it comes down to it, because I’ve been researching the paranormal longer than almost anyone in the field today. So, I have a stake in the paranormal, but my situation is more spiritual than anything else. Paranormal researchers are still trying to prove spirits exist; well, we’ve proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Now we’re learning. And what have you learned? One thing I know for sure is we’re infants in a much larger neighborhood, and we’re spoon-fed right now so that out basic understanding of the spiritual world can evolve.