Voices from beyond the veil. Edison, Raudive, Jürgenson and Spiricom.

voices from beyond

Talking to the dead, voices from beyond the veil. Is it really possible to hear the spoken words of the deceased? We look in brief at Edison, delve into early EVPs, research of Konstantin Raudive, Telephone calls from the dead and the history of Spiricom. In the redeux of Sounds from the veil from Beyond The Line Issue 4.

Looking back through the history books

Edison with his phonograph

Edison with his phonograph


Thomas Edison during his life saw a need for technology to connect to the other side. Spiritualism was growing and then when the science community were also looking with curious eyes – looking to develop a means by which spirits might try to contact us. Depending on who you read and who you talk to, he strove to make contact through some sort of phonograph device in the mid 1890s. Then, in the late 1920s, he tried to make contact with the souls of the departed by means of some sort of special chemical equipment. It is claimed that spirit voices were first captured on phonograph records in the year 1938, which was seven years after he left his mortal coil.

There’s an app for that – iPhone, Android and Ubuntu devices to come with software to talk to the other side! Only £19.99. Speak to your ancestors today!

Whilst not a reality, imagine if that were true? In our early podcasts you can listen to the “Ghost in the machine” audio feature where we report on a first hand account of a mother whose five year old was playing, as children do, when he said “The phone is ringing”, though the mother admitted she couldn’t hear it. She said, playing along “Are you going to answer it then?” Her son went and did so, the lady had headed into the kitchen to check on the dinner and called back to her boy
“So who is on the phone?”.
Her son replied “It’s grandma”
“What does she want?”
“She wants to talk to you, she wants to say goodbye”.
His mother took the phone and anxiously put it to her ear, but she heard nothing. I can only imagine what was going through her mind. She explained that her mother had died five years earlier, whilst she was pregnant. She had never told her son about grandma, as she felt he was too young to understand concepts like death. He had not even mentioned her name until that moment.

So perhaps there is a way for spirits to use the phone?

Telephone calls from the dead. 41bh4LAORRL

“Telephone calls from the dead” by Cal Cooper is worthy modern reading. The question of does this really happen was looked at in detail in 1979, in a book entitled Phone Calls from the Dead, written by D. Scott Rogo and Raymond Bayless. Thirty years on, Cal Cooper takes up the mantle of research into the subject of anomalous telephone communication. New reports, experiences and accounts have been researched, new history has been considered, new findings are presented and alternative theories for how such events take place are discussed.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Telephone-Calls-Dead-Callum-Cooper/dp/0957107412

Keeping with the theme of the passed over speaking to us directly, without the middle person of a medium.
Let’s imagine for a moment that you are the dead person, that your body has died, but your conscious mind is aware and lives on. You are as they say an “energy field” you will want to tell people, especially the friends and family you have and prove to them you still exist! What would you do?

Firstly you wouldn’t have a voice box therefore you cannot speak. You have no limbs nor any means of moving things. Perhaps you could you reach the people you love and want to nudge by interference with devices that rely upon other energy fields, a light, a radio or tape recorder as good examples.

Personally would like to see the getting rid of the yes and no, one rap two raps in favour of Morse code!

What if you were able to generate some kind of sound on a tape recorder, would anyone even detect it, or pay attention if they did? Bringing us nicely to electromagnetic voice phenomena or EVP.

It was with Friedrich Jürgenson who lived from 1903 to 1987 that the studying of EVP began, Jürgenson was a man of many interests an archaeologist, a philosopher, a linguist, a painter, a singer and recording artist, and a film maker. Jürgenson’s interest in Electronic Voice Phenomena apparently began quite by accident when recording bird songs with a tape recorder for film sound effects, when he played his recording he could hear human voices on the tapes, even though there had been no one in the vicinity of when he did the recordings. This as you might guess naturally piqued his interest, and he turned his attention to making more recordings, recordings specifically made with no one around. Yet he continued to detect voices on these tapes, and his studies led to the 1964 publication of his book Rosterna fran Rymden in Europe, “Voices from Space”. It is said he began to recognize some of the voices that his tapes had picked up, he was knocked for six when his mother, deceased for a number of years, called him in her voice and began using her pet nickname for him!
It seemed natural to him to assume that she was communicating from beyond the grave. Thus, he came to the conclusion that all the voices that he had recorded were voices of the dead, In 1967, he published a new book: “Radio-link with the Dead”, a title I found under the original name “Sprechfunk mit Verstorbenen” available for around seven euros.

Dr Konstantin Raudive (1906-1974), a student of Carl Jung, a psychologist who taught at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, read Jürgenson’s book, “Voices from space”, and was so impressed by it that he arranged to meet Jürgenson. He then worked with Jürgenson to make some EVP recordings in controlled environments, but their first efforts bore very little although they believed that they could hear very weak voices. Raudive in later experiments was impressed by a personal message which he goes into great detail in his book “Breakthough” that encouraged him to spend the rest of his years researching and working with EVP.

EVP has moved forward, mainly with its accessibility to make recordings, thanks to developments in technology and electrical device manufacturing. Reel to reel to cassette to digital storage media, digital and tape based dictaphones are tools of the trade in the modern day ghost researchers tool kit. The general consensus to using them on an investigation is either leaving them recording in a room known to have activity, or by a conducted session where questions would be asked with around twenty seconds time given to receive an answer before the next question.

Spiricom
Bill oneill mark4 spiricom
A somewhat forgotten chapter in EVP is the Spiricom device which had five incarnations, Mk 1 – Mk 5 respectively each a major improvement over the other previous design. developed during the 60s ’til officially ending in 82.
Research for Spiricom came from the “Metascience Foundation”, formerly based in Franklin, North Carolina, on the development of a system of communication with the dead. Two inventors, George W. Meek and William J. O’Neil, supposedly developed a machine containing sophisticated audio electronics that allowed actual two-way conversation with the afterlife. They called it Spiricom. Unlike EVP, where an investigator has to wait and playback a recording to hear disembodied voices, the Spiricom device allowed real-time two-way communication (or “Direct Voice”) from beyond the grave. The project was officially defined as “An electromagnetic-etheric systems approach to communications with other levels of human consciousness”. The theory was, if a ghost could record itself to magnetic media such as video cassette or audio tape via manipulating electromagnetic frequencies, the entity could manipulate the electromagnetic fields produced by the Spiricom machine and create a synthetic voice over a speaker through the oscillator of the noise generator.Which in theory makes a sort of sense, but yielded varying results, though nothing conclusive, It is said proponents insist that the best reported contact was on April 16, 1980. Meeks and O’Neil claimed they were able to talk to a very clear voice of a deceased physicist, Dr. George Jeffries Mueller, who died on May 31, 1967 from a heart condition. Mueller claimed he was once an associate professor of engineering and mathematics at Orange Coast College, in Costa Mesa, California, and had also worked for a time with NASA. Mueller had existed and worked exactly where he claimed, which they went and found out afterwards. Mueller’s voice sounded like a robot, buzzing through hissing background noise. Over time, his appearances/voice became sporadic and eventually ceased thus research in Spiricom ended. It must be said that amateur investigators on the wiki site of the Spiricom device claim to have had success using the design.

There are dialogues and sound clips of conversations of the spiricom http://www.worlditc.org/k_06_spiricom.htm

So what are your thoughts on Electromagnetic Voice Phenomena?

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Audio Feature – Angel hair phenomenon – revisiting and new information!

Looking at the angel hair phenomenon, strange strands of super fine hair and blobs that seemingly fall from nowhere, and when touched are absorbed by the body!

Enigma TV founder and documentary film maker Chris Everard, in his film Secret Space – demonstrating footage of biological lifeforms in the upper atmosphere which can be miles in length. Coupled with recent scientific analysis which has confirmed Angel hair is organic, could there be a link between the recorded biological lifeforms in our atmosphere and the angel hair? Listen now in high quality audio online or download as a quality podcast!

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White Noise ‘Ghosts Of Shows Past’ Archive Special

White Noise ‘Ghosts Of Shows Past’ Archive Special

Join Jason and Kelly from 10pm – Midnight (UK), for Season Four of the White Noise Paranormal Radio Show with new features and a revamped format.

This week the White Noise Team will be featuring your most requested clips from previous shows as they take a Christmas trip down memory lane calling in on a few of the guests of White Noise shows past and looking to the future.

Kristian Lander of Paranormal Network brings us the paranormal and unexplained news, truths and revelations

Got some really exciting unexplained and paranormal news this evening. Rendelshams event re-enters the fray with a completely new twist! The Flying Dutchman! New Zealand X-files declassified – Giant aliens talking about ghosts?! Hauntings of Christmas and a bit of specialness on the “Zona del silencio” plus more if theres time!

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Paranormal Network publish “Men in black” audio feature.

We trust everyone out there in the real world has had a wonderful yule tide and christmas. We present a special available to listen now – entitled “Men in black”. Paranormal Network publishes a new audio feature, looking at the Men in Black phenomenon. Mysterious and sinister individuals who put fear into those who witness UFOs, with threats and harassment. We look at first hand reports, encounters and more. Listen exclusively here http://www.ParanormalNetwork.co.uk the home of articles, features, investigations, research and networking.

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“Ghost in the machine” Audio feature available 16-12-10

Paranormal Network will be publishing a new audio feature 16-12-10 entitled “Ghost in the machine”.
Delving into reports, cases and cult beliefs of “ghosts in the machine”, phantom phonecalls, looking to ask why spirits allegedly are drawn to electromagnetic devices. EVP, White noise pictures and images through the TV. exclusively available to listen to at http://www.ParanormalNetwork.co.uk 16-12-10

“We come with a message” audio introduction available now

Paranormal Network launched an introduction to our audio presentations and productions today, entitled “We come with a message”.

Listen at http://www.Paranormalnetwork.co.uk. On the audio player – “We come with a message”

Its around 45secs in length, so if you could take the time to give a listen. share your comments, feedback and thoughts, we would greatly appreciate it.

Kristian Lander
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Paranormal Network goes audiable! (and more how would you like to get in voice acting?)

Paranormal Network today reveals an audio portal on the official website www.Paranormalnetwork.co.uk
The aim is multi-fold firstly to publish our research side of the paranormal, finding out information in the way we do. We come across so much rich material that is worth sharing! It gives us the ability to tell you about it, not just read it! We will be doing a number of our features exclusively in audio! These will not be just listenable online, but downloadable to listen when you wish and to take with you!
We have the skills, knowledge and experience to develop a high quality “podcast” style audio presentation, to be published in the same way, which will also be available on other outlets such as iTunes.

On our field investigations, we use record an audio log – we utilize a headset connected to a seperate digital dictaphone, we intend to from now on, publish our audio log files and as well as our EVP sessions.

And fourthly! Sylvia has been a writer of fantasy and sci-fi fiction for a number of years,
Also as a side project related to this – inspired by our good friends over at Darker Projects who produce high quality original audio dramas of science fiction, thrillers, chillers and tales in a darker shade. (In the vein of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits) as well as dedicated devotee audio dramas for Doctor Who and Star Trek. We will be developed an Audio drama – and is in process of now adapting some of her works into script for audio.
If you would like to volunteer for voice work you are welcome to apply Sylvia@ParanormalNetwork.co.uk