‘Yes, I am Frank Sumption, and I made the original Frank’s Box, or the Ghost box. I am on Facebook, but even there, the interaction with the public is disappointing. Very few are interested, everyone knows better, no matter what these boxes say. I can not tell if I hear nothing and the “voices” are purely delusional, or what. Most seem interested only in ghost hunting and how to become rich and famous by doing nothing. No research, no study, no work of their own, seeking only their own reality TV show, or podcast.’ — Frank Sumption
Electronic voice phenomena, abbreviated as EVPs, are sections of noise on the radio or electronic recording that reveal sounds resembling voices speaking words. Paranormal investigators sometimes interpret these noises as the voices of ghosts or spirits. Recording EVP has become a technique of those who attempt to contact the souls of dead loved ones or during ghost hunting activities.
Frank Sumption w Ghost Box at The Stanley Hotel
The Dead Can Hear You! Can You Hear Them?
‘Frank Sumption says he received instructions for building the device that he calls Frank’s Box from disembodied entities. His first box was built in 2002, and he has made slightly more than three dozen. While anyone can build one from his schematics, there seems to be something especially effective about the boxes hand-made by Sumption himself.
‘Frank’s Box allows for two-way communication with the other side, in a way that is more interactive than typical EVPs. Frank’s Box or the Ghost Box as it has come to be known is an electronic system, or method of spirit communication, also known as instrumental trans-communication, or ITC. Simply put Frank’s Box scans AM/FM and low band frequencies to create a noise matrix from which the dead — as well as other entities — can use to modulate for messages.
‘Frank’s spirit receiver starts off with a standard white noise generator which is fed through a random voltage circuit of Frank’s own design. The random voltage is linked to an AM radio receiver which reacts to the voltage by tuning to a specific spot on the radio dial. This is known as voltage tuning and is a common function of late 80s and early 90s radio receivers. Though various radio stations are turned in for a split second every so often along with regular static, the devices also allows the spirits to interact with the device and create their own vocals through the receiver and for lack of a better term, talk through the device.
‘A newer version of the box simply tunes back and fourth through the AM band which Frank is calling the “Sweep”method. At first, he believed that the random voltage design is what allowed it to work but after using the sweep method, he has since changed his mind as it seems to do a better job. Frank has made his plans available on the Internet for anyone who is interested in experimenting with his device. He also makes available his own receiver plans for those who want to take it a step further and create the entire box from start to finish.’ — Ghost Hunters of America
Frank’s Box: the practicalities #1
Frank’s Box Predictions from the Spirit World 2009
as told to Lisa Lee Harp Waugh, world renowned Necromancer
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
Earth Quakes rattle the world from January to December. China’s Earth Quake will kill many thousands, The number will grow into the thousands each day. And then all goes quiet until late July early August when the cycle it begins again. But this is a precursor to more to come. It may take two to three weeks or more before aftershocks stop. Then another quake hits to the west of Reno. I also have heard from them that many people won’t be able to buy earthquake insurance.
A 70-year-old woman scares would-be teen thieves from her house by hitting one with her favorite saucepan, made by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
CBS will be streaming free TV programming to iPhone users.
Obamas Choose Portuguese Water Dog as First Pet.
Spring will arrive early, with generally warm temperatures in March. Poor rains, soaring global food prices will make children mute, skeletal in several countries.
A global coastal event of catastrophic proportions is likely in early to mid 2009. There will be a permanent loss of low-lying territory globally and the spirits foresee that one continent in particular will get hit badly, but they do not say which one.
Frank’s Box: the practicalities #2
How to build the box “schematics” for Frank’s Box
Click on one of the Link Below to Download Original Schematics to the “Ghost Box”
* Frank Sumption Original Ghost Box Schematics PDF File
* Newer “Frank’s Box” Schematics PDF File
* Frank has made the plans for his device available on the web in the EVP_ITC Yahoo group which is moderated by Frank.
* Yes, You Can Make Your Own Ghost Box!
A Few Words from Frank Sumpton
I make the boxes, still can’t mass produce the stuff, and rarely take requests, nor do interviews. It has to do with time, nothing else. As far as not producing the boxes, all attempts at mass production have been blocked so far.
I’m #39 so far, and the box continues to evolve, now using a linear scan system that results in more consistent messages. 36, 37, 38, and 39 are AM and FM linear scan boxes. 36, 37 and 38 are based on the Radio Shack 12-469, but instead of doing the hack in it, I use it as a tuner module. 39 uses an AM/FM car tuner module as the radio. 35 is a home made AM radio tuner. I started using home made tuners in #24, but still use pre-manufactured tuners when I can get them, as they eat up less board real estate.
Here’s a cell phone video of #39 done on Monday, you’ll need quicktime to view it. At about 2 seconds in ” Oh God- Please help me”, then at 11 seconds “Earthquake—China”. I don’t run these as others do, I don’t ask questions, I announce I’m doing an EVP recording, and let it run. I don’t do “investigations” either, I use this stuff at home, “they” come to me. Not only does it get spirit, but other entities as well, like Ets and etherics, but they rarely announce who they are, except for the human spirits.
BTW, you might want to be careful with the dark stuff, very tricky it can be, and I know no one wise enough to out smart something that already knows your deepest thoughts.
Frank’s Box in action
RIP Frank Sumption (2014)
‘Approximately 5 days before Frank crossed the veil to the other side, he received this message… It says, “In fact, you must leave this month”. .. ponder that one. Lots of people thought that Frank was crazy for believing in the messages he was getting. I’m speaking of the nay sayers anyway. Looks like he was right, and the doubters were in fact, WRONG! In this message, his own passing was predicted, & just a few short days before receiving this transmission.’ — Wes King, Ghosts Inc.
p.s. Hey. A kind fan of the blog sent me this guest post the other day. It was a strange and cool coincidence because I had been researching Frank’s Box a couple of weeks before re: Zac’s and my next film. If you don’t know Frank’s Box I’m pretty certain you’ll have fun in your discovery thanks to Madeleine’s cogent and pretty post. Do that, and please say hi to Madeleine, thanks. And thank you again from the blog itself, Madeleine! ** Armando, Hi. Yes, I will do my best to do that and get back to you probably after the Rotterdam festival because I’m swamped until then. Everyone, here’s Armando: ‘I don’t know; maybe this is a bad idea, but I was wondering if anyone here might be interested in reading the latest story I wrote just to see what they think. I’d send it to anyone who’d be interested.’ Thank you for your condolences. Anyone in Rotterdam who buys a ticket can go to the premiere. ** Jonathan, Hey! Oh, right, the theme parks up there are shut for winter until April, I think. Sucks. Well, if it’s possible to watch your thing on Twitter or Instagram without having accounts there, and I’ll find out, I will! Curious about ‘The Square’. Man, so hoping you get that Paris stint. Thanks a lot about the trailer, man! See you soon, here on the blog at least, I hope. ** Joseph Grantham, Hi, Joseph! Really nice to see you! Thanks about the post, but yow about the percocet haze. Your tonsils must have been very bad boys. Boy? I’ve never heard of ‘Rat Film’. Huh. I’ll go find out about it. On going and speedy recovering on every front to you, sir. ** Amphibiouspeter, Hi, Pete. Thanks a lot about the post. Yeah, that is really interesting about that Kane work. My week has been pretty crunched, but in a mostly good way. Years ago this LA art museum the Hammer did this artist-talks-with-artist series where they selected LA artists of different kinds and said, basically, ‘who would you most want to have a public conversation with, and we’ll set it up for you?’ Like Paul McCarthy chose Todd Solondz, for instance. I was selected, and I chose Randy Newman, but he wouldn’t do it. Just wasn’t in the mood or something. Big alas. Oh, man, that uncomfortable Frankfurt story made my teeth start grinding involuntarily. Jesus. I’m so sorry, and I hope it has attained bad dream status. ** Misanthrope, Hi. Oh, yeah, right, that Fitzgerald, of course, sure. Wow, that dentist is a smoothie. Sweet. Guess you’re back to work this morning? That was fast. ** David Ehrenstein, Thank you, sir. Yes, I’m shocked that at whatever time I originally made that post I didn’t include the Mallarme. Although I did do some big meaty post about it at some point. Huh, is ‘The New Rhythm’ published in its unfinished state? Obviously I would really love to read that. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. That take on Waters is such poorly thought out, blinded to nuance crap. It’s embarrassing. We definitely will apply to New Directors/New Films. That would be my absolute ideal. Dennis Lim saw ‘LCTG’, and he’s been friendly, and, yeah, I’m really hoping he likes ‘PGL’ enough to program it in ND/NF. It would be a dream. I get why people think Eminem used to be so good, but I’ve never been excited by his stuff. ** James Nulick, Hi, James. Thank you for the photos you sent to me. He seems very cool. I wonder if Vollman will write all 7 volumes. But then, yeah, he put out another one not long ago, so I guess he might. I love Enrique Vila Matas’s work. He’s really fantastic. I think I did a spotlight post on ‘Bartleby’. Wait … Yes, I did, on the dead blog. That’s one I will definitely restore soon(ish). I’ve loved everything I’ve read by him. Cool story about your unfinished novel. When I was living in NYC in the early 80s, I wrote quite a lot of what I intended to be the first novel in the GM Cycle. One day I was catching the bus to JFK to do a reading in Detroit, and I accidentally left the bag with the novel sitting on the street at the bus stop and didn’t realise until I was in Detroit. And, pre-computers, that was that, the only copy. Lost the whole thing. Probably for the best in retrospect, but, jeez, was I unhappy. Thank you about the funeral. It was intense. As it needed to be. ** Bill, Hi. Yeah, I don’t know what our odds are with SFFF (or whatever the acronym is). It would be very nice. Oh, that is interesting about the Isaac Julien thing at Fort Mason. I think the reason so many ‘experimental’ filmmakers are showing their work in, and making work for, gallery and museum contexts now is because there’s money in the art world to finance that kind of work, and the art world is a much more adventurous and welcoming place than the film market. And people/critics in the art world appreciate experimental work, and there is an interest in and knowledge of experimental film’s history/context as ‘art’, whereas getting that kind of work noticed and understood and supported amongst film critics and festivals and so on is very hard these days. I’m pretty sure it’s that simple. ** Jamie, Hi, J. The funeral was heavy and confusing and beautiful and ‘too little’ and all the things funerals for people you love always are, I think. Denton Welch is a god, if you haven’t read him. I think it’s still too early to talk about the script in much detail, but what’s exciting is that we’ve had an idea of how we wanted the film to end, but it’s only in the past week or so that we figured how to present the ending we’ve wanted with both an immediate impact and in a way that will also circle back into the overall film and conclude everything with the right kind of neatness and openness. So we know we’re getting close to being able to finish the script now, and we know generally how to do that, so we’re very psyched that we can do exactly what we wanted to do from the beginning without missing any of the steps we hoped for, if that makes any sense. Oh, that’s great that the course ended up being a considerable help. Character development is tricky, but there are ways to do that really effectively without doing the standardised stuff. Very cool! Huge congrats to Hannah! THat’s awesome! I sure hope we’ll get that opportunity for all of us to meet and hang out somewhere sometime ere too long. Other than the funeral, just work. Rotterdam prep, the usual. Ha ha, nice, I’ll take that wished for day. May your day embody and expand upon how I felt when I finally convinced my apartment building’s concierge that, no, it wasn’t me who threw a bunch of Legos out my window and created a mess in the courtyard. Spin doctored love, Dennis. ** Wolf, Hi. Oh, I get it, okay. Hm, I don’t think I have a real problem with films being in b&w, but I think I never ever want to make a film in b&w. So I guess I feel like it’s s very self-conscious decision, too controlling or interfering or something. I guess it’s like what I said here the other day with using music. I think using music in a film that the characters don’t hear is kind of obnoxious and cheating them. Not in films I watch necessarily but in films I would ever want to make albeit with carefully thought out exceptions, I guess. Sorry for the blah blah. Oh, yes, some kind of memory of ‘Embrace the Serpent’ is starting to come back to me now. I hear you totally about that ‘snow’. And oh how beautifully you put it. We’re just getting rain and rain here, no mistaking it for anything else, and it’s getting really old. I told James about my lost novel. Otherwise, there’s the novel I tried to write about the real George Miles a few years ago. I wrote a lot of it, but it turned out to be completely awful. So it’s sitting in a folder, and I’m 90% sure that folder is its tomb. Do you have any unfinished projects or anything under — or I guess not under — your belt? Love to you, my buddy. ** Sypha, Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I hate watching films on my laptop. But I do begrudgingly. Yeah, I kind of figured you would be an unfinished novel kind of guy. But I feel like you usually do go back and either finish them and giving it the old college try. ** Thomas Moronic, Hi, T! Good, good, very good and beyond about the novel’s growing. There’s already a glittering in my eyes. It’s true. I just looked in the mirror, and it’s true. Yeah, excited for your new poetry book! And the consequent awakening of Kiddiepunk Press from its recent slumbers. I’ll be foisting a new gif fiction collection on him shortly to help keep KpP awake. Love, me. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Yep, yep. So happy you liked ‘Warewolff!’ a lot too! He’s great, right? His other books are excellent as well. Yeah, superb writer, very cool. ** Cal Graves, Hi, Cal. I got your email, and I’ll implement the new/change. Thanks! I’m happy that what I said made some sense. I’m happy and more to talk more about your project whenever you feel like it. Psychedelic beneficence, Dennis. ** Keaton, Keaton, old pal! My eyes are de-sored! Yes, there’s trailer. Hunt for ‘Permanent Green Light’ on youtube and it will magically appear. Playing Zelda and writing is like the golden age, man. Great to see you! Kisses back! ** Okay. Spend your day figuring out to talk to the dead, if you feel like it, and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.