Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
- HM The Tower of London
We have threads on this. I have tried it with my digital voice recorder. :shock:
try parascience.org, evp voices.com also howstuffworks"how evp works" then look up southern wisconsin paranormal research groupgordonrutter said:Can you give us links to some of the messages you mention?
Tyger_Lily said:I watched White Noise the other night and there was a bit in it which implied that by recording EVP you were dabbling in uncontollable stuff like you would with an Ouija board. I'd never heard this. Is it true? I'm too lazy to google it all but I just wondered if it was opening up a channel (no pun intended) you might not be able to close again.
gncxx said:Does anyone have the book and record Breakthrough: An Amazing Experiment In Electronic Communication with the Dead? I was reminded of the Smiths song "Rubber Ring" which includes a sample from it (according to a quick Google), you know, the "You are sleeping, you do not want to believe" bit. Supposedly a ghost said that on tape and we're all aware how much Morrissey loves his ouija boards.
Amyone heard the whole thing? Breakthrough, not the Smiths song.
I thought that might be a reference to part of the engine-house works:Zilch5 said:Why would a ghost say "Bobbing Big Head"? :?:
The 'nodding' beam could also drive winding engines. (The Nodding Jennies seen on oilfields also use overhead beams.)A beam engine is a type of steam engine where a pivoted overhead beam is used to apply the force from a vertical piston to a vertical connecting rod. This configuration, with the engine directly driving a pump, was first used by Thomas Newcomen around 1705 to remove water from mines in Cornwall.
Jolyon Jenkins reports on the world of electronic voice phenomena (EVP) - the community of people who believe that the dead can speak to us through radio transmissions and white noise. The technique was introduced to the English speaking world by a mysterious Latvian, Dr Konstantin Raudive, who travelled to Britain in 1969 with recordings of Hitler, Churchill and Stalin speaking from beyond the grave. The method is now a mainstay of paranormal investigators. Jolyon unearths tapes from 40 years ago made at a key séance held by Dr Raudive in Gerrards Cross. Raudive eventually came to believe that a budgerigar called Putzi was passing on messages from a dead 14 year old girl. Jolyon speaks to EVP current practitioners, and to a man who believes that his recordings of animal noises also contain messages.
The claims are improbable, but they tell us interesting things about human perception: about our ability to construct meaning from meaningless sound, and about how our brains naturally fill in the gaps where information is incomplete. Optical illusions are well known, but we are equally prone to being fooled by audio illusions. Sound artist Joe Banks suggests that, while EVP researchers may be carrying out parapsychology experiments, they are unwittingly doing conventional psychology experiments.