Did Thomas Edison invent a ghost machine? Thomas Edison is perhaps one of the most prolific inventors that have ever lived. Regardless of how you view the man, either for his countless contributions to science or as nothing more than a shrewd businessman who took others inventions for his own, he left a lasting mark on everyday living. One only needs to look at a simple light globe, even modern LED’s and compact fluorescent globes to see his legacy remains in how some of them are inserted into the socket with the Edison screw. But the light globe was just one of his many inventions. But there was one invention that he was working on that you may not have heard of. Thomas Edison was inventing a ghost machine.
Say what? Was this just a precursor to the Ghost Busters? I’m afraid not, and probably in part because this happened decades before one of the coolest movies of the 1980’s ever hit the screen. So would you like to know what Thomas Edison’s ghost machine was? Was it a device that created ghosts, or one that made them materialize? Or was it something that could catch the dead? Well, it was a weird device, and it was used for communication purposes.