On a fateful day in , he stumbled across the concept of an EVP, and his work truely began. EVP is a staple for most paranormal investigators. It stands for Electronic Voice Phenomena. The concept is quite simple. The human ear can hear between Hz. A lot of recording devices record outside this range.
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He thought there must be some fault in the apparatus, but subsequent recordings contained an apparent message that seemed to be from his dead mother. The two men conducted further research into paranormal voices on tape recordings, collaborating with other scientists between and Following publication of his book on the subject, translated into English as Breakthrough: An Amazing Experiment in Electronic Communication with the Dead , the phenomenon became generally known and discussed as "Raudive voices," although more recently the term electronic voice phenomenon has become preferred by parapsychologists.
Essentially this phenomenon consists of paranormal voice communications apparently from the dead that are heard on recordings made on standard tape recorders, sometimes enhanced by a simple diode circuit. The voices are also apparent on the "white noise" of certain radio bands. In Archbishop Dr. Bruno B. After the initial discovery of the paranormal voice phenomenon through tape recordings of a bird song, some confusion was caused by the announcement that Raudive later investigated mediumistic messages conveyed by a budgerigar parrot.
Sources: Bander, Peter. Voices from the Tapes. New York : Drake Publishers, Berger, Arthur S. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York : Paragon House, Raudive, Konstantin.
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History[ edit ] As the Spiritualist religious movement became prominent in the s—s with a distinguishing belief that the spirits of the dead can be contacted by mediums , new technologies of the era including photography were employed by spiritualists in an effort to demonstrate contact with a spirit world. So popular were such ideas that Thomas Edison was asked in an interview with Scientific American to comment on the possibility of using his inventions to communicate with spirits. He replied that if the spirits were only capable of subtle influences, a sensitive recording device would provide a better chance of spirit communication than the table tipping and ouija boards mediums employed at the time. However, there is no indication that Edison ever designed or constructed a device for such a purpose. Spiritualism declined in the latter part of the 20th century, but attempts to use portable recording devices and modern digital technologies to communicate with spirits continued.
Electronic voice phenomenon
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