It seems like by using instrumental transcommunications (ITC) it drastically cuts off the amount of proof investigators get to look investigate because notoriously these things are difficult to find any proof? It’s hard to find that photo. It’s hard to find that image. It’s hard to find that video off of a ghost. We ask Tim Woolworth, ITC expert and paranormal researcher to explain his opinion on the benefits of ITC vs other forms of haunting equipment.
Radio Wasteland: It seems like, with your move to instrumental transcommunications, you have drastically cut off the amount of proof you get to look at, cause notoriously these things are difficult to find any proof? It’s hard to find that photo. It’s hard to find that image. It’s hard to find that video of a ghost.
Tim Woolworth: No, I agree entirely. It’s, to be frank, that’s the way it should be. When I look at investigator team pages and they’re out there really well, I went into this house to investigate and I got 30 EVPs and then you listened to them. And, you know, you get the classic high EVP, which happens all of the time on team pages. It’s usually just somebody breathing on an investigation. EVP is still the best tool for investigation out there. As long as you can control the environment, the way you control the environment is putting down cameras in the room so you can see if anyone’s lips are moving. Setting up multiple recorders side by side by side or and in different sections of the room, which is fascinating. I’ve been on investigations put three recorders side by side and only one of them picks up an EVP that just kind of blows my mind when they choose equipment like that to impress upon. But when you are dealing in the realm of ITC, we want to be able to communicate with that consciousness. It’s out there.
I’m not saying go and throw all of your investigation tools in the bin because you never know. You may get subsequent evidence to back up your assertions, such as a communication comes through and let’s say on a ghostbox. A classic piece of ITC where you ask the entity that you’re communicating with. They can turn on a flashlight, for example, and they say yes, and the flashlight turns on. Then you have evidence across two different spectrums and it works really nicely that way. And it’s interesting. I’ve done investigations where, for example, we have a ghostbox setup and in playing poker at the same time and we ask the entities on the other side what should be the bet? What is this person holding in their hand? Stuff like that. And it actually comes through the box, which just it’s fascinating. So you can use ITC in tandem with other equipment. But if you’re out there working with an EMF detector and a flashlight that you screw the tip on or off to try to make it flash, then you’re really not doing research. You are looking for anomalies.