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    I thought that would get your attention.

    Could this be part of a security system? It's in the basement of a 75 year old home in Philadelphia.

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    That looks like the guts of a "ball" type microphone and two condenser mics - perhaps someone was doing some recording in the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    That looks like the guts of a "ball" type microphone and two condenser mics - perhaps someone was doing some recording in the basement.
    Could be. There were three guitars upstairs.

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    Paranormal detection device.

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    I do not recognize it as any part of an alarm system.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Government spying device?

    Did it say "yes,"no,or"maybe when you shook it?


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    Default Re: Government spying device?

    I gaze into the crystal ball. and I see...................a salt shaker? Maybe an electric salt shaker??


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    wig dryer

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    Default Re: Government spying device?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Elliott View Post
    Did it say "yes,"no,or"maybe when you shook it?
    "Shook it"?! I may be stupid, but I'm not crazy! Or is it the other way around?

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    Default Re: Government spying device?

    I would have guessed something between a disco ball and a fiber optic/laser light sound responsive unit (missing the fibers), for that personal "light show" very mid to late 70s early 80s... such as something like this (attached photo).

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