Lately there has been some discussion among our members, (okay ,me and Michelle) about whether we should use the spirit box more or less. When we use it we seem to get a lot of EVP's and when we don't... not so much.
While we are beginning to agree on which EVP's to post due to quality,(class A's) and leaving out the also rans (class B's) we still disagree on how often to use it.
My view is that while EVP's without a spirit box are way more impressive, time constraints require we maximize our ability to get all we can while we are doing our investigation. In most cases spirit energy seems to discipate rather quickly, so our time to capture quality EVP's is rather short. Spirit Boxes give us the most bang for the time we have allotted while the spirits still have the energy.
Another reason I like Spirit Boxes is that they allow us to hear in real time the answers to our questions. Sometimes we miss what is being said at the time due to additional static or comments, but for the most part they help us determine where the questioning needs to go next. Discuss...