|02/01/2021||HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US BOTH HERE AT FCD GHOST BOXES! |
Well here we go again, another year ahead of us all and most of us will be happy to be leaving 2020 well behind! The back end of the year, like for most small businesses was a bit of a struggle but we got through it thanks to loyal customers like you and the fantastic support we have on the internet’s social platforms. The most difficult thing we encountered was difficulty in obtaining parts for the ghost boxes from the sources we have been used to for the past four years. They had either dried up or were not available to be imported to the UK, or if they were, they were being sold at prices three to four times that which we had previously been paying for them! The cases for the MK4+ ghost box/portals are still four times the price and even more (silly prices!) -which do not make them viable to use at this time. We are hoping that things will return to normal soon and then prices should return to there previous values…but who knows in this crazy world?
But it’s not all doom and gloom and we , as ever, remain optimistic here at FCD. We have new ideas in the pipeline and will be continuing with our most recent ghost box build …the Astral, which is fast becoming popular with you guys. You might have seen that we have added a ‘books’ section to the FCD website? This is something we wanted to do for a while and have at last got round to doing it. It’s Helen’s part of the FCD business really, where she will be buying and selling all sorts of books about the paranormal, ghost hunting, UFOs, ESP, Dowsing, etc. Plus she’ll be adding a little later on tarot decks and Angel cards for sale. We’ll even be putting a few free download books on here too…so you can advance your knowledge of the unexplained.
Well, there’s more to come soon, so for now, go pop into the FCD shop either here or on ETSY and have a little browse…….. wishing you the very best for 2021, from Nigel & Helen.
|06/01/2021||It’s been some time since we last did a live ITC session using the FCD Ghost boxes, so we decided to run one on our facebook group FCD OUT THERE for members. It’s a bit of a controversial subject, but we would like spirit to give some answers surrounding why the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe had any kind of association with another nasty one from Yorkshire, UK, Jimmy Savile? We hope by conducting this session, with upmost respect for anyone who knew these people when they were alive, suffered due to the actions of these two, or even want to know more about what took place before passed away in recent years, that comfort and answers will be forthcoming. Get over to facebook now and join the group…..you don’t want to miss this!|
|12/01/2021||Update: The FCD Live session planned for the 11th Jan will now take place at the same time on the 13th (Wednesday) Jan 2021.|
|12/01/2021||The continued lockdowns are having a massive affect on online and local small businesses like FCD. We need your continued support in many ways, not just buying our ghost boxes but also if you can share our links in your groups and tell your ghost hunting friends about us too, that will always help us a great deal. Some of you have been absolutely brilliant, in particular Sean and Bex at Ghost Dimension, Dhotre Guruji of Cosmos Paranormal and Steve Mulligan of The Paradox Club, who have all used the FCD ghost box/portals in their amazing paranormal investigations and who have showcased FCD Ghost boxes in their live videos shows. Go check them all out on Facebook and watch their Youtube videos too. This is best way to actually see how FCD Ghost Boxes work, demonstrated by others who have a positive attitude towards paranormal investigations. A massive thank you to all you guys mentioned and many others too from Nigel & Helen at FCD.|
|15/01/2021||Hey, we have got some great news! We have just enabled the FCD GIFT VOUCHERS page on the website. We feel that this is a great way for anyone who wants to save up in an affordable way for a FCD ghost box or any other item from the FCD website shop -so that by buying vouchers starting at only £5 each all the way up to £200, you can spread the cost out until you are ready to make a purchase. Or, you can also use the vouchers in the more traditional way – by buying one as a gift and have us send it by email to the person of your choice. They will be able to redeem it at any time during 2021. So, go take a look at the Gift Voucher page and share it with the social links on the page with your friends.|
|24/01/2021||Update on the Gift Vouchers – the software to allow these vouchers to integrate with the website shop checkout is being updated, so this feature will be delayed for a week. As soon as it is available again I will put notice on here….teething problems. Other than that, we are keeping busy here at FCD. Helen helped design a new box model to add to the collection -the FCD Astra Scrying. It’s going to be one of those builds that we present for sale every now and again, so remains unique, but inside it uses that well established Astral and MK4+ Adjust electronics for the ghost box. The added main feature is that this is a ghost box with a scrying mirror, so both can be used at the same time! As we head into the 2021, we hope you are all keeping safe and well.|
|01/02/2021||Great News! After some minor complications in updating the FCD Gift Vouchers, we now have this available on the website. You can now buy £5 to £25 vouchers (gift cards) for yourself to save up for an FCD Ghost Box or to send to anyone with a valid email address as a gift. You can buy any item available for sale from the FCD website shop with the gift cards (vouchers), but you cannot exchange them for money values or any alternate items. We do not give refunds on the differences between the value of the item you want to buy and the value of your gift cards, so make sue you understand this fully before buying with the gift cards. That being said, this is a great way to save up, say £5, £10, at a time when you can afford it, and when you have enough use the gift cards to make that purchase! We keep secure records of all gift card purchases too. Go take a look and start gifting or saving up with FCD Gift Cards today!|
|07/02/2021||We have been working on a new model (well sort of a new model) to add to the FCD range this week. It’s really the same set up as that found in the FCD Astral and we have built this into a wooden case, as many of you have been asking for this. WE have called it the FCD Astral Wood. There is now a demo video of how it works and sounds -as we did take the opportunity to build into it a larger amplifier in order to get a louder volume through the speaker and it works /sounds really well! Also, I am just waiting for parts to build some more FCD Tesla Spooky Radios which will be on sale very soon. Check them out in the website shop. We hope everyone is coping OK with this now year-long lockdown and that it won’t be too long before we can all get out there to conduct our favorite paranormal pursuits and investigations.|
|09/02/2021||Have you seen our new channel on Youtube ‘Nigel & Helen’s Paranormal Portal’? The trailers are out there now and we hope to be filming the first episode this week. Although we do have an FCD ghost Boxes channel on Youtube which will continue, this is mainly used to demo new ghost boxes from FCD and sessions using them. With this new channel, we will be looking at some of the investigations that both Helen and myself have been involved in down the years…plenty of years in my case. Over forty! In the first episode, we will be re-living the Settle Sun Dial Portal investigations that we conducted in 2009-12 in North Yorkshire, England. We will be chatting and recounting some weird, odd and funny times we had during that period. So, watch out for that and please do leave us your comments and ideas for future episodes on the channel. If you can subscribe too, that would be amazing!|
|20/02/2021||Great news! We have secured wooden cases for the ‘Book For The Dead’ model Ghost Boxes, so these will be available on sale very soon. We expect arrivals of them in the next week. We know that a number of you have shown an interest in this ghost box, so we are happy that we will be able to offer them once again. We are currently in a similar situation with other wooden cases for the MK5 and the MK4+Adjust models which were always our most popular ghost box/portals from FCD. Helen searches everyday for new suppliers of these cases, but it seems that the businesses that produce them have been hit hard by restrictions due to the virus situation and are not producing them at this time. I feel that as things improve, these cases will be available again, but for now, we are concentrating on building the FCD Astral series of boxes -which use the same tech and electronics that can be found in the MK4+ ADj models -it’s just a different case.|
|26/02/2021||Things are definitely improving as we are now getting parts easier from our suppliers. Many of them have now returned to manufacturing again after the lockdowns, so fingers crossed we may have turned a corner in a much more positive way. Same here at FCD, we have now received new cases for the MK4+ Adj ghost box/portals. They are slightly different in size and design, but look more or less the same, same features, etc. so we are happy with that too. We are just now waiting on a couple of internal electronics before we can start these ever popular builds -so watch out for news on that towards the end of this month! Once the MK4+ Adj is available in regular stock amounts (we still don’t know how the virus situation will affect everything at this point), we will advertise it here first and have already decided to add the year ‘2021’ to the title version of the device (making it “MK4+ Adj 2021”), so as to distinguish it from the pre-lockdown versions.|
|15/05/2021||IMPORTANT NOTICE UPDATE 15/05/2021 WE WILL BE CLOSED AT FCD FOR FOUR WEEKS IN MID MAY 2021 FOR HOLIDAY IN WHICH TIME WE WILL BE MOVING INTO A NEW FCD WORKSHOP PREMISES. FROM 15TH MAY 2021, WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY ORDERS FOR BUILDS, BUT WILL RESUME ONCE AGAIN AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE 2021. STOCK LEVELS WILL SHOW ZERO UNTIL THIS TIME, BUT WE WILL BE HAPPY TO BUILD YOUR FCD GHOST BOXES AFTER THIS SHORT BREAK.|