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The "PX" Device on Ghost Adventures


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#16    jaguarsky

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:59 PM

A good friend of mine passed last spring and one evening while the family were all still gathered at the house his grandaughter powered up the ghost talkie thingy on her smart phone. Now we all know they are pretty much BS, but, the words that were produced were very specific to the deceased. It made me wonder if the program hears and stores conversations within a period of time. As an example, if I had been talking about "John at the farm", whether actually using the phone or not, just prior to turning on the device, might it not, if had been saving info, just randomly repeat parts of that conversation? Just a thought. I am a believer and investigator. I just don't trust electronics, thingamajiggies, and whosywhatsits.


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

 Rock-Star, on 04 February 2011 - 04:23 PM, said:

I was watching a recent episode of Ghost Adventures and they brought out what they said was their newest piece of equipment called the PX. They introduced it with a clip of a vaguely "scientist" looking guy who is supposedly the device's inventor explaining it to Zak. He stated that he created this electronic device with a 2,000 word vocabulary that enables the "spirits" to speak through it in complete sentences. This was all just proclaimed very matter-of-factly, with no explanation as to why or how the heck this would work, or how this idea would have been inspired. Has anyone heard anything about this device? It was cracking me up on the show...they had this thing sitting in a room, and now and then it would spit out these random robotic sounding words "will....kill!", "hi", "Elizabeth", and so on. The team reacted in their usual melodramatic manner and it was really quite humorous.

In general, I love how they talk about things on this show in absolutes, like all this technology is matter-of-fact, and no explanation is required as to how things work. This very same episode also featured "The worlds foremost experts in capturing EVP's!". How exactly does one become an expert at these things? Can one person be better than another at holding a digital recorder and asking stupid questions? I did honestly enjoy this show for a time in the past, purely for entertainment value, but it is simply becoming too ludicrous even for fleeting entertainment. I guess in general this topic isn't so much a question, but more a commentary on the dubious "technology" featured on this show and the like.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:28 PM

 ValkyrieVoice, on 06 November 2011 - 05:50 PM, said:

Zak and his team are girly men.
That i cannot argue with.....Drama Queens would be more appropiate i feel.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:44 PM

 CEPA Paranormal, on 29 October 2011 - 05:34 AM, said:

Something you should know before judging Bill Chaplann. He was a aero-engineer and robotic engineer. I believe he's quite capable and competent of knowing what he's actually doing. Now, that's all I gotta say.
So ... not an audio engineer/specialist then.
You see I have a Masters in Primary Education, but that doesn't mean I can teach Secondary School. Yes they're both "teaching", they both fall under the same field, but they require vastly different compentencies and mindsets. The same holds true for the field of engineering. Because a bloke can build a plane doesn't mean they can build a boat. Or a machine for making ghosts talk.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:31 PM

 Wearer of Hats, on 24 November 2011 - 11:44 PM, said:

So ... not an audio engineer/specialist then.
You see I have a Masters in Primary Education, but that doesn't mean I can teach Secondary School. Yes they're both "teaching", they both fall under the same field, but they require vastly different compentencies and mindsets. The same holds true for the field of engineering. Because a bloke can build a plane doesn't mean they can build a boat. Or a machine for making ghosts talk.

Aye - totally agreed.
Bill Chaplann may be brilliant, but he built a device - intending it to be a JOKE - and when he tested it got some funny results - now the device is considered to be the 'holy grail' among some teams out there.

It was a good idea, to a point. It'd be like me handing you a hat with 2000 words in it, having you pick one, and then say it. You may know how to speak English just fine - but you don't know what order the words are in.

I will admit - I have heard of (cannot verify, but some of the sources are trusted) this thing having its 2000 English words and speaking Latin and French, and even saying words that were not in the original vocabulary.

So - in the effort to create a mock of the Franks Box, was it possible that something was stumbled upon? I don't really think so, but I could be wrong. - Hence the testing. These things need to be tested before people scream "These things are the walkie talkie to the dead!!!"

Edited by Mark of R.I.P., 25 November 2011 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

I like ghost adventures. its great to watch and I really enjoy it

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

As a sensitive this show is not funny nor do I find it entertaining. Zak is a wanna be but never will be. Although Ghost Hunters do the same thing at least they are compassionate in their manor and don't go in tormenting the spirits like Zak and his boys do.
All of their equipment can be questionable and if they truly were sensitives they wouldn't need it. All they're doing is going in and disturbing already troubled spirits. If you want to watch something more true to life, watch The Dead Files. At least Amy understands what these spirits are going through and she opens merely to ask if they'd like to communicate something to the living. She doesn't go in forcing them to speak or tormenting them, she merely asks if they'd like to communicate. The spirits know the difference between a true sensitive and just some weird guys with bad haircuts who are more drama queens than anything else.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:47 PM

 Ghostfinder, on 04 February 2011 - 08:59 PM, said:

I don't understand how you can argue with a machine that ghosts can talk through.  Especially one created by a scientist.  I think it's about time that ghosts are given the same rights to communicating as those if us that have enjoyed this privilege for years.

 Ghostfinder, on 04 February 2011 - 09:53 PM, said:

Oh...so now you thing that ghosts should be expected to write on pen and paper and not actually be allowed to talk.  Why do you see them as second class citizens?

Yeah...Ryu, I was just kidding.  Sometimes my sarcasm doesn't come across like I think it would.

I do believe in EVP's.  However, I think this machine is ridiculous.  There's a few like it.  Some of them actually go back quite a few years or even decades.  Radio waves supposed to pick up Ghost talk and play them on a radio.  I've been on a website that sells them.  Like Rock-Star wrote, it is funny how matter of fact they say they work.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

 Rhincewind, on 08 December 2011 - 09:43 PM, said:

I like ghost adventures. its great to watch and I really enjoy it
Agreed, it's very entertaining. I'ev always enjoyed paranormal shows and movies, so real or not, I think they can be a lot of fun to watch.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

 Grape Soda, on 04 February 2011 - 05:06 PM, said:

ugh.....i don't see how anything on those shows can be entertaining outside of laughing at the absurdity of the false claims or the over the top melodramatic acting of the hosts.

this PX device sounds like the "ghost radar" application i have on my phone. for those that are not aware of this smartphone app: what it does is display a radar-esque screen that will show random blips and randomly it will display a random word, along with audio texting app, will "say" the word aloud in a robotic voice.  obviously this app is just for laughs and has no ACTUAL scientific basis........much like what this PX device sounds like.

a part of me is appalled that these kind of shows just pull out random devices as "proof" of the paranormal, and the excuse of: "HEY, LOOK! WE HAVE A SCIENTIFIC LOOKING GUY THAT SAYS THIS WORKS!" for a device that no one has heard of nor has any weight or bearing on any sort of paranormal research (like the GH K2 meter......sigh) outside of someone says that if it does "X" that means it is a "ghost" without any sort of explanation as to WHY or HOW the device actually does what they say it does.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:52 PM

 ImagineSolace, on 20 June 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

As a sensitive this show is not funny nor do I find it entertaining. Zak is a wanna be but never will be. Although Ghost Hunters do the same thing at least they are compassionate in their manor and don't go in tormenting the spirits like Zak and his boys do.
All of their equipment can be questionable and if they truly were sensitives they wouldn't need it. All they're doing is going in and disturbing already troubled spirits. If you want to watch something more true to life, watch The Dead Files. At least Amy understands what these spirits are going through and she opens merely to ask if they'd like to communicate something to the living. She doesn't go in forcing them to speak or tormenting them, she merely asks if they'd like to communicate. The spirits know the difference between a true sensitive and just some weird guys with bad haircuts who are more drama queens than anything else.
Just my opinion and I am entitled to it.
you do know the dead files are fake and even proven, it's credits say its for entertainment purposes. as for real sensitives, I believe, with backing, most use cold readings or a good liar.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

I live in los angeles, recently sold gear to a guy who produces these "ghost shows" he let me in on a little secret. Its all fake.





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