Through the Ages: EVP Devices Then and Now

The DailyGrail explores the surprisingly robust history of spirit communication devices in their recent post titled Ghost Boxes and Psycho-Phones. From the pre-cursor Ouija boards to current day smartphone apps there’s been a long fascination with capturing voices from the beyond.

As an engineer what I find fascinating is the application of technology. The different approaches used through the ages to “record and hear the voices”.

As mentioned in the article, a 1995 Popular Mechanics article actually categorized the different approaches that can be used, and was the inspiration behind the modern day Spirit Box.

The piece listed four basic ways in which technology could be used “to record and hear the voices” – the Microphone Method, Radio Method, White Noise Method, and the Diode Method. The author, Konstantinos, presented all his information in the typical Popular Electronics style, with little or no mysticism: this was a simple How-To, guaranteed to yield results provided the instructions were followed correctly. 

On my to-do list is to link some designs for these different methods. Have you had success or have built your own spirit communication device? Drop me an email and let me know!

The 6 Psi Experiments Where Odds Against Chance Are Over A Billion to 1

Ganzeld Protocol

Did you know that there are six classes of psi experiments that have exceeded the six-sigma threshold?

This means that after considerable review of all known experiments covering the same topic the odds against chance are considered to be over a billion to one.

Here’s the types of experiments as detailed in Dean Radin’s Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe:

  1. Telepathy – specifically the Ganzfeld protocol which tests psychic conveyance of information between pairs of people
  2. Remote Viewing – a technique for producing clairvoyant or precognitive effects.
  3. Presentiment – methods that measure unconscious physiological reactions to future events
  4. Implicit Precognition – experiments that measure future influences on present-time behavior
  5. Random Number Generators (RNGs) – protocols that test whether mental intention can influence the outputs of random physical systems
  6. Global Consciousness Project – worldwide version of an RNG experiment where deviations of randomness are observed after global events (such as terrorist attacks)

I don’t know about you, but I was very surprised to hear that there have been experiments that have achieved this level of statistical significance. Are you a skeptic or a believer?