Saturday, February 12, 2011

Occult Artifacts: The Devil’s Toy Box


You’ve heard about Ouija Boards, Frank’s Box, Glass Swirling, but have you ever heard of a device named “The Devil’s Toy Box”? This device is somewhat unknown within the community of the paranormal. What’s the reason behind it’s unknowing? Is it because it has the name “devil” within it? Like demonic creatures are going to come in from the mirror, reach out, grab you, and take you the depths of the underworld? No. Or at least that’s never been reported.

The Devil’s Toy Box is where you take six mirrors, you can use any size, but the other mirrors must be of the same size, then, you form a cube with the mirrors. Although who created this technique is unknown at the moment the man who made it popular is fellow paranormal junkie, Joshua P. Warren. Mr. Warren first discussed the paranormal gadget on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.

But, you take six mirrors of the same size, put them into a cube form…Okay, what else do you do? Do you do any special séance or do you put some witch spell on it? Neither. You simply let it sit and let it do it’s “work”. Supposedly if you were to let this sit for awhile the six mirrors, according to Mr. Warren, cause a back and forth energy loop. Over time you could be hearing strange noises coming from the cube. Growling and other weird noises have been reported coming from the mirror. However, this is only from Mr. Warren’s word and I have not been able to touch base with other reports of anyone else doing this and I haven’t either. Would you do it?
Some would say not, and to stay clear away from anything that has to do with mirrors within the paranormal world. Some sources have told me that negative energy loves to use mirrors as an entrance point and exit from our world to their world. Then, some religions, such as Wicca, use The Devil’s Toy Box to capture and remove negative spirits. The Wiccans also believe that the reason they leave is because of the mirrors and they can’t stand the sight of themselves.

An Ouija Board may be considered dangerous, but a device that supposedly causes growling noises to come from it? With how neat this device sounds it’s too bad that so little information can be retrieved about it, but maybe there is a reason for that. It could be just some sort of false hocus pocus to get people scared sheetless (no pun intended) or maybe something a little more “devilish” then what it intends?

Special thanks to Dennis Rano who owns an excellent site called for the information on the Devil’s Toy Box. Other references included a Coast to Coast AM interview with Joshua P. Warren conducted by George Noory.

A person you might want to also ask is Dr. Raymond Moody who is a consultant for ParaNexus, he has worked and experimented on subjects with "psychomanteum" (, which is the basis of using mirrors. It's not building a box of mirrors, but using living people as subjects in using mirrors. Or read his book, "Life After Life" (

This folklore is what lead to ITC, from the early work of Ernst Senkowski ( or how klaus schreiber ( began video taping static channels and later learned to use the camera to focus on the screen to find images.

The Devil's Toy Box was used by Dr Matt Adler, during the ill-fated 2009 Stuart House Investigation.


  1. Here's a theory:

    Make the cube out of two way mirrors - shiny side inwards
    In the centre hang a single light source, say a decent powered LED
    Place cube in a darkened room and turn on the LED

    As the interior of the cube is brighter than the ambient light, the interior should appear mirrored but from the outside the cube should appear basically translucent, creating either a spectators version of the devils toybox, a cool optical illusion or maybe just a box.

    On a related note I remember Clive Barker (creator of the horror film Hellraiser), crediting the Devils Toybox as inspiration for the Lament Configuration box.

    1. That is a excellent Idea. I have the time to build one. I'll let you know!

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  3. Looking at the Stuart House Footage. We do know that that was how it was used by the Stuart House investigators.

  4. Thanks for posting my article on here. I'd appreciate though if you gave me the credit though. I don't have it on my website ( anymore. But I can show you proof if you need it. Have a nice day.