Ovilus 5 Ghost Box

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Ovilus Ghost Box

Ovilus speaks again! The legendary Ovilus returns unleashing words from the beyond.

Are you looking for the most advanced tool for spirit communication? Look no further than the Ovilus! Ovilus® takes spirit communication to a whole new level of information and ease. Ovilus converts environmental readings into words with ease, features and portability.

Now with FREE CASE!

We've been hard at work molding a case for the Ovilus. It took a while, but it's finally here! Every Ovilus now comes with a free protective case

Ovilus 5 Ghost Box for Ghost Hunting Word Communication

Features of the Ovilus 5b

  • 8 modes to choose from: words, drawing, motion, proximity and more
  • See and hear responses with text display and audible voice
  • Full color touch screen
  • Multiple voices and language options
  • Long-life rechargeable battery
  • NEW protective case
  • NEW red faceplate
  • NEW molded rugged enclosure (no more 3D printing)

The Ovilus 5 is the latest innovation in ghost box technology and is designed to help investigators detect and communicate with the spirit world. It features 8 unique modes, including dictionary mode, draw mode, energy mode, phonetic mode, and proximity sensing and more, all designed to help you connect with entities in a variety of ways.

No random words were harmed (or even used) in the making of this device.

The device works by scanning through environmental readings and correlates those with a list of words and phrases, and more. Utilizing a combination of precision sensors to detect changes in the environment it allows ghosts to communicate with us precisely. As a result, the Ovilus 5 is able to convert these environmental readings into words, making it quick and easy for investigators to gather evidence during investigations.

The Ovilus Formula - The Standard for Spirit Communication

Ovilus has been teaching spirits what activity produces what words for almost two decades. Our own language, if you will. This long-standing formula has never changed and that codex continues in this new model. The readings-to-word system specifically chooses a word based on specific readings. As such, it has never used any kind of random generation.

You might consider the Ovilus a "secret sauce" that no other device can match. For over 15 years as more people have used the Ovilus, we have been essentially "teaching" entities what environmental changes or combinations can produce what word. As such, Ovilus will always continue this linguistic formula as a standard nomenclature exclusive to the Ovilus since inception.

Ovilus Modes

The Ovilus 5 is highly beneficial for investigators as it provides quick and easy access to evidence during investigations, saving investigators time and effort. It is also easy to use, making it accessible for investigators of all levels of experience.

The Ovilus is designed to supply you with many different ways to experiment: Dictionary Words, Drawing, True/False and Phonetic Mode are all designed for ITC research and experimentation. Proximity and Energy modes detect energy while Motion mode detects motion and vibration. All three screens are designed to easily visualize and understanding changes in the environment.

Ovilus 5 Mode Screens

Dictionary Mode

One of the most notable features of the Ovilus 5 is its Dictionary Mode, which is specifically designed to help investigators communicate with spirits. In this mode, the device selects words from a set of dictionary words that correlate with environmental readings, creating a form of automatic writing in digital form.

In this mode, you will be able to see and hear words chosen based on environmental readings. Chosen words will be displayed immediately on the screen and an audible voice will be heard. When energy changes are detected, the magnitude of the change is used to select 1 of 2048 predefined words. This form of communication is based on the ITC theory that spirits may be able to manipulate ambient energy and associating those fluctuations with words. As such, Ovilus does not employ any form random generation.

Ovilus also includes a Log Mode for viewing the full list of spoken words. This mode is helpful for checking the list of words voiced during Dictionary Mode sessions.

Draw Mode

In Draw Mode, the Ovilus 5 detects and converts changes in the environment into colored pixels on the screen, allowing investigators to potentially capture images a spirit might want to illustrate in their communication. Ovilus will draw blocks across the screen in colors derived from environmental readings. This mode is a different method of ITC providing a visual that have the potential show us images or pictures.

Energy Mode

Energy Mode displays a graph of EMF energy designed to detect changes in the electromagnetic field, which is believed to be a sign of spirit activity. Energy level readings will be shown in a sine wave style similar to an oscilloscope. Showing the wave allows you to visualize how dynamic energy fields are rather than only showing an averaged number like a magnetometer (EMF meter) does. While Energy Mode may appear to respond to vibration, it is actually responding static and electromagnetic field changes as it moves.

Motion and Proximity Modes

Utilizing the built in accelerometer this mode displays motion fluctuations enabling small movements to be visualized. Motion Mode allows you to visualize vibration and touch, a great way to detect movements such as footsteps or moving objects.

The Proximity Mode detection motion which is perfect for capturing activity in a specific area or room, allowing investigators to easily pinpoint areas of interest during an investigation. Energy levels display in a radial graph.  Proximity Mode is similar to Energy Mode in the data it processes. But it allows for a different view and a proximity trigger.

Phonetic Mode

Maybe you want the ability to allow entities to form words not set in the dictionary. No problem. Speech is formed from a set of sounds, or phonetics. This mode allows you to gather a collection of sounds that may produce words beyond the dictionary such as names, places, slang and other languages. In Phonetic Mode there are not even predefined words - just the building blocks of speech themselves.

True / False Mode

This mode measures energy to provide Yes/Now or True/False readout. True or False Mode is designed to create a green light based on energy readings increasing and a red light based on them decreasing. This is a quick and easy way to get simple bi-polar responses, on the fly such as Yes/No, Good/Bad, Male/Female. The opportunities are endless.

Settings at Your Fingertips

A Settings Mode screen allows for full control of different aspects of Ovilus. For instance, you can change the volume, mute the speaker, clear logs and set the dictionary voice to your (or the ghost's) preference. With simple touch screen functionality you can navigate easily to the settings you need at your fingertips.

The Power of Ovilus

In summary, the Ovilus 5 is an essential tool for any investigator looking to communicate with spirits during paranormal investigations with ease and clarity. With its advanced technology and user-friendly interface, the Ovilus 5 is a must-have for any serious ghost hunter.

Bill Chappell Creator of Ovilus and Digital Dowsing

Made by GhostStop with Ovilus Inventor, Bill Chappell

We, at GhostStop, are honored and privileged to carry on the work of legendary creator and inventor, Bill Chappell. We are now manufacturing the Ovilus under Bill's direction exactly as he always has.

"For me, this passing of the torch is a chance to entrust the next generation with the technology and passion that I've been developing for so many years."
- Bill Chappell of Digital Dowsing and Ovilus creator

Announcement: GhostStop + Digital Dowsing

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made by ghoststop This product is made right here at GhostStop.

Ovilus® is a registered trademark of Digital Dowsing, LLC (now part of Ghost Stop, LLC).


Tech Specs

  • Size: 4.25"h x 3.15"w x 1.25"d
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs
  • Battery Life: run time may range from 12 to 20hrs depending on hits, settings and mode
  • Display: Full color touch screen
  • Voices: Male English, Female English, Male Spanish, Female Spanish
  • Battery Charging: Long-life battery rechargeable via USB
  • Battery Indicator: On-screen battery life indicator
  • Headphone port: Standard 3.5 audio jack

Quick Start Guide

Ovilus converts environmental readings into words, drawings, true/false, phonetics and more. The Ovilus 5 is the latest in our equipment line based on the original Ovilus and all preceding ITC devices by Digital Dowsing and Bill Chappell. The primary goal of the device is to help facilitate communications with spiritual entities allowing them a quick way to communicate.

Charging and Power

Ovilus 5 uses a rechargeable, long-life internal battery. Use a USB-Mini to USB cable to charge the device.

alert icon IMPORTANT Charging Info
To charge your device you MUST have the power switch in the ON position. Otherwise the unit will be powered by the USB cable but it will not charge the battery. During charging the battery icon at the top left of the screen will alternate between a charging battery and the estimated current battery level.

Charging is complete when the charging icon no longer appears on the screen and shows just the green battery icon.

To reduce charge times we recommend a 1AMP (1000MaH). Please note that charge times will be extended if charged through a standard USB port of a computer.  Charge times will vary from 1-10 hrs or longer if using less than a 1AMP charger. Run times will range from 12 to 20hrs depending on mode, settings and amount of hits.

Changing Modes

Upon first turning on the device, a user friendly Home Menu allows you to quickly jump into a mode of your choosing. Using the touch screen, simply tap the icon indicating the mode you wish to use.

Ovilus 5 Ghost Box Home Screen Menu

From top-left to bottom right:

  • Dictionary Mode
  • Energy Mode
  • Draw Mode
  • True False Mode
  • Motion Mode
  • Phonetic Mode
  • Log Mode
  • Proximity Mode
  • Settings

To get back to the Home Menu at any time, just press the red home button on the bottom left of any mode screen.

Ovilus 5 Ghost Box Modes

Quick Tips

The Ovilus V in Dictionary Mode will show the last 3 words voiced. To access a complete log of the words spoken from the Home Screen tap on the Log Mode to see a longer list.

To change the voice gender or language return to the Home Screen and go to the Settings Mode then click on Audio. You will be presented with a number of options including volume, voice and language choices.

Keep in mind, just like doing EVP and other ITC work, nothing is instant or guaranteed to produce results. Beyond that, Ovilus NEVER uses random generators.

Note: During normal operation the Ovilus will voice many words. This is natural changes in the envirionment around the Ovilus triggering the voice. If this keeps up, try taking it to another area to settle it down and begin communication.

This page only includes a brief on the extensive usage. We are working to add more directions to this web site as we continue to bring Ovilus into our product line. For a word list, see Digital Dowsing for the word lists and some additional directions. However, the directions via that link are for the older model Ovilus 5A. Some features and processes are different on the newer 5B. The word list remians the same.

Digital Dowsing



37 Reviews

  • 5
    Awesome Item

    Posted by Eric Jackson on May 23rd 2024

    Love this item. Have not used it on an investigation yet but used it in my home and got some great responses. Once I use it on an investigation I'll post more but it was definitely a great purchase.

  • 5
    Ovilus 5

    Posted by Jonnie Allred on May 9th 2024

    Best company to buy all your Paranormal Equipment. I just bought the Ovilus 5. I'm 100% satisfied!! You will be too. This is the place to go. Just waiting for them to have a Paranormal Puck 2 and in be all set. THANK YOU ? GHOSTSTOP!!

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 26th 2024

    Honestly worth the price, does everything you need for a paranormal investigation.

  • 5

    Posted by sean kerslake on Feb 28th 2024

    Very good product and service

  • 5
    Ovilus 5 Ghost Box

    Posted by Joe Pittman on Feb 27th 2024

    Excellent piece of equipment with multiple functions. Worked like a charm on my last investigation. A must have for any investigation!

  • 5
    Ovilus 5 Ghost Box

    Posted by Leann on Feb 12th 2024

    We have only had this for a little over a week and already love it. Used it on an Investigation with CAPS (Charlotte Area Paranormal Society) right after we received it and the learning curve was quick with all of us. Everyone enjoyed it and it even came up with an Indian word which made since as we were on Catawba Indian tribe lands. So glad I splurged :)

  • 5
    Hot Pink Ovilus!

    Posted by Kelly McConkey on Feb 12th 2024

    Hot pink for the win! Love the color! Had the opportunity to try her out for the first time this weekend and she was awesome. Had her upstairs stationary in a location for over an hour with nothing coming through- went to the basement and put her in the corner where people had been chained to the wall and she was going wild with words and when asked direct questions she answered with words like “trapped”, and the name of the owner of the house. We pulled out other devices (EMF detector, EDI) to see if it could be affected by just other stuff in the area and there was nothing. Pulled out a second Ovilus (not hot pink) and put it several feet away from mine and the two Oviluses took turns responding. From behind us on the other side of the basement we heard movement and the trail cam we set up back there went off and we captured a misty figure where people claim to see a shadow figure and after whatever that was showed up- both Oviluses went quiet and nothing came through the rest of the evening. So some very interesting stuff!

  • 5
    Easy to use

    Posted by Chris Blohme on Jan 25th 2024

    Most of us investigate in the dark, with everything being on the back lit screen and simple layout. You can just turn it on and use it. I've used it at the Miners cabin at the Gold Hill Hotel and Nevada State Prison and it's been able to make better sense of the sounds and activity we have experienced there.

  • 5
    Ovilus 5 Ghost Box

    Posted by Cat B Patten on Jan 16th 2024

    We have used it outside in our courtyard of our apartment building. Across the way from our apartment our neighbor has a Ouji Board welcome mat and it gets a lot of action at night. Not from people that are alive - and it's causing a lot of trouble in our apartment. Bay Leaves, spells and prayers aside - we now know who's haunting us - Thank you Ovilus 5!

  • 5
    Interesting device.

    Posted by Adam Ayala on Dec 20th 2023

    Be sure to let it settle to the environment after turning it on...that's some advice I can give so your not getting false readings. This thing is a good tool for paranormal ghost hunting. I've used it a lot now and can say yes it's legit.

  • 5

    Posted by Spooky Ventures INC on Dec 15th 2023

    The ov5 is a tool that i use regularly, this tool is not only essential but great for research! If your thinking about making this purchase, don't procrastinate, this is a tool that i can say as i have purchased many knock off's in the name of research and to debunk, this tool sets the bar, holds the bar, and not another compares! BUY THIS!

  • 5
    Quality stop at Ghoststop

    Posted by Nolan Mauro on Dec 11th 2023

    Yes it’s expensive but worth it. There’s not another device with such quality results. If you want a trustworthy daily driver with long battery life, this is for you.

  • 5
    A must have paranormal tool!

    Posted by Curt on Nov 9th 2023

    So happy that Bill Chappell has come aboard with Ghoststop to revive the Ovilus 5. There is a lot of technology packed into such a small box. It has 7 different features, allowing you to practically do a whole investigation with this one device. Yes it is expensive but worth the cost. I noticed that response seem more accurate when the Ovilus is placed somewhere stationary. If you hold it and walk around with it, the motion creates false positives . Thank you to the Ghoststop customer service people who assisted me.

  • 5

    Posted by John on Nov 1st 2023

    Glad I got it. Very help tool. A must have for sure.

  • 5
    Just wow..

    Posted by Fabian leyva on Oct 31st 2023

    This little device works amazing. I had an investigation at the famous Oman house by the Sharon Tate murders and this was spot on when asking questions.. and so accurate that i asked how many people are in the room and it said 11 and we counted and yes there was exactly 11 people in the room

  • 5
    Oculus 5

    Posted by AJ on Oct 31st 2023

    I recently Investigated Sweet Springs Sanitarium, I used the Ovilus 5 and was surprised by its accuracy, 5 minutes into the basement near the Slave Quarters, the Ovilus 5 Belted out the word “Slaves”.

  • 5
    Loads of fixtures

    Posted by Bryan Young on Oct 20th 2023

    Small and compact with loads of fixtures. The best ovilus ghost box and it's a must tool for any ghost investigator.

  • 5
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    Posted by Brian England on Oct 13th 2023

    Amazing item, daughter over the moon with it, cannot wait to put it in action.

  • 5
    Ovilus 5

    Posted by Restless Investigations Paranormal on Oct 13th 2023

    Shipping was super fast. multiple features all look great. Looking forward to our first investigation with this new Ovilus 5

  • 5
    Great tool for your arsenal

    Posted by Patrick on Oct 9th 2023

    Love this device. It does so much more than just spit out words. So helpful in an investigation

  • 5
    Like it so far

    Posted by Crystal Groth on Oct 3rd 2023

    I took it out a couple of times and I like it so far. I took it to the graveyard and visited my grandparents grave. It said candle then I looked down and saw that my grandmothers bday was the next day. I noticed that it works better when you set it down. If you hold it you get more words so I think affects the results.

  • 5
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    Posted by Nick on Oct 3rd 2023

    Very interesting device. I took it out to a place where i walk the dog , there is a memorial there for a lady who had her ashes scattered nearby. The yes/no energy was constantly rising to the ' increase' or ' yes ' indicator. The energy setting which i believe is emf detection was also showing a rise in the wave form. The dictionary mode gave some interesting responses too. I also had a spell of activity in my home last night about 1 am when i was watching TV. The temperature definitely dropped as i was lying on the sofa so selected the energy setting and the emf detection waves/ distortion were evident. The dictionary mode then said ' Grandma' ' and 'Watch', It stayed around and after a while i noticed a definite shift back to a 'warmer' room temperature.

  • 5

    Posted by Michelle Alejandro on Sep 24th 2023

    The Ovilus is fantastic. Used it so far on on paranormal investigation with excellent results. Great equipment!!

  • 5
    Ovilus delivers!

    Posted by BNR on Sep 21st 2023

    The Ovilus 5 delivers pretty spot-on results. Or at least on the few investigations we've done. We're really liking it and will be considering another unit or two to add to our team so we can spread out our during our investigations.

  • 5
    Looks great

    Posted by S. Holder on Sep 21st 2023

    Havnt had chance to use it for investigation yet. But, it looks excellent, easy to use. Looks and feels very high quality.

  • 5
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    Posted by J Smiley on Sep 21st 2023

    Our group finally got to use it this past weekend, at a favorite cemetery. Our results were right on point.

  • 5
    Love All What Ovilus Offers

    Posted by Brett on Sep 7th 2023

    Received mine in late August. Shipping was very fast! Had a chance to test it out in my favorite old cemetery. Got some responses like "casket, cement, and got the number 9 right after I asked how many spirits were with me". I also love the true or false (yes or no), and vibration feature. Both got good responses. Still haven't tested out the other functions but I plan on it soon.

  • 5

    Posted by Angel Lopez on Sep 5th 2023

    I just got in the mail my new Ovilus. I am excited to test it in the field on our investigations. Definitely will recommend to anyone.

  • 5
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    Posted by Brenda on Sep 5th 2023

    I love my new Ovilus 5. I have been waiting for 5 years to purchase one and believe me, it has been everything I hoped it would be. The very first time I turned it on n, my husband took a picture of it so I could send it to friends. Immediately after he took it, a succession of words came up including CAMERA. We have spirits in our home and they have been busy talking through the Ovilus since it came. Don’t hesitate to buy. It is well worth the money.

  • 5
    Red Ovilus...

    Posted by Mat Crossen on Aug 23rd 2023

    My Red Ovilus was just delivered, battery powered and ready to use. Turned it on and it works great. Super excited to regularly use this going forward!

  • 5
    Ovulis good

    Posted by John oliver on Aug 3rd 2023

    I used this and got good reception high quality produict very recommended.

  • 5
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    Posted by Mike on Jul 12th 2023

    I'm glad to get the Ovilus

  • 5
    As expected it works great

    Posted by Mike on Jun 30th 2023

    Thank you Bill Chapple and the folks at Ghost Stop for producing a limited run of the Ovilus 5

  • 5
    Amazing tool

    Posted by James Boyd on Jun 25th 2023

    This device is absolutely amazing, it immediately started showing us that it is actually communicating with something and not just randomly saying words. It will say what is happening around it randomly during sessions as if it was providing proof it's an entity talking with us. It started saying the name of my partners grandmother who had passed away and said the Latin word for drainage then joke just before we had a washer leak during a cycle (it hadn't done this before or since.). This device also told me to walk slower just as I tripped and almost fell in a reportedly haunted cemetery. I'm convinced it is legit and am very happy to have gotten one before they sold out.

  • 5

    Posted by Lisa Walsh on Jun 23rd 2023

    This is really an amazing gadget . Love all the functions and how it captures any movement, voice sound for Evps and foot steps I believe it's for . I'm very happy with it and look forward to future uses

  • 5
    Ovilus 5

    Posted by john love on Jun 14th 2023

    Just arrived today and have gotten some interesting results already. Have heard: Liberty-name of nearby church, Coffin, funeral, fire, run. Church burned in 1985 from electrical panel fire. Train - as one was passing through and the kicker I heard Johnny which is my nickname. So far I'm totally impressed with it. Have also heard other thimgs but these are the one's that have special meanings for me.

  • 5

    Posted by Lisa Walsh on Jun 14th 2023

    This is one of the coolest machines for ghost hunting! I can see why now so many want this. I'm so amazed. Fast finger tip response. I love it. Now it's time for ghost hunting! Honestly it's high-tech equipment, for serious ghost hunters. I love it!