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Telephone to the Dead

I got to see the Telephone to the Dead in practice the other day while I was watching the Travel Channel. I had turned it on while I was folding laundry and Extreme Mind Blowing Hotels was on. I just happened to tune in right when they were featuring the Lizzie Borden B&B.
Then next thing I know this guy comes on screen who looks awfully familiar. I thought to myself, “That sure looks like that Christopher Moon guy who does Haunted Times.” (His face was sort of fresh in my mind from having been recently checking into something else he’ll be doing here shortly: HauntedCon.)
Anyway, the show started talking about how guests at the Lizzie Borden B&B can participate in a ghost hunt using the Telephone to the Dead. That’s when I was positive it must be Christopher Moon, because that’s sort of his claim to fame.
But just to be sure, I went to the website to double check and…Sure enough, it was him!
Before I’d seen it in action, when I’d only heard the word “telephone,” I immediately thought: Gimmick!
However, after seeing the device in action, I’m now thinking: Interesting. Kind of like an instant EVP without having to go back and listen to hours of tapes to find something.
What I found interesting after a visit to the site was that I wasn’t the only one skeptical upon first hearing about it. Even Moon himself was!
The device was actually developed by Frank Sumption. Moon put it to the test and was “immediately astonished by the results.” (In addition to the Lizzie Borden House, he’s also used it at Waverly Hills, The Whaley House, The Hotel Maison de Ville, and Eastern State Penitentiary.)
It’s name pretty much says it all. While the device itself doesn’t resemble a telephone at all, it does enables communication with the dead. But it doesn’t act alone. Spirit guides also factor in.
What I saw on the Travel Channel show was Moon and his team asking questions just like you would during an EVP session, but then the results were audible right then and there.
But according to the TTTD site, it doesn’t just let you communicate with ghosts at a particular site. Apparently you can talk to any deceased person. Moon took it to the Ghost Chaser’s conference in Georgia and demonstrated it by allowing conference goers to come up and ask questions of deceased loved ones. Answers were received –shocking not only the participants but Moon himself.
If you go to you’ll see a box in the upper right hand corner that will let you listen to a recording done during a radio broadcast with Dr. Jimmy and Heather of ASPR Paranormal Talk Radio.
You can also contact Moon directly to set up your own reading.
Or go to HauntedCon. The Telephone to the Dead will be making an appearance there as well.
Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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3 thoughts on “Telephone to the Dead

  1. I admit to being a real skeptic about receiver devices, but it does sound like a lot fun, so the curious part of me has to check it out. Thanks. This was really interesting and new.

  2. Oooh! Another Lisa-ism: paranormal party line. That’s up there with paranormal posse! LOVE IT!

    And Autumnforest…I’m with you. Skeptical, but curious so… I’ll be interested to see what you make of it all.

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