posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 11:02 PM
Hmm, well I checked at the US Patent office and this is indeed a real patent:
US Patent Office Link
Heh, so NOW we know where all those "Godly" voices that GW Bush was hearing were coming from!
This is pretty trippy to think of the implications of this. But what I want to know is:
1) What is the db level spl that it takes to achieve the effect, and be over the "threshold"?
2) What are the effective ranges of this method?
3) What happens if there are other people in the vicinity?
4) And related to #3, how tightly or widely can this effect be focused onto just one person in a group, or to the group as a whole?
While the patent focused on the methodology of doing this, it did not seem to mention much about any potential DEVICE to do this. But given the nature
of these things, once the methodology is developed, the device would be child's play to a seasoned electronics engineer. So I would have to assume
that the device has already been invented, and may have been around long before 1996 when the patent was applied for.
On a related note:
Infrasonic 17 Hz tone experiment
On May 31, 2003, a team of UK researchers held a mass experiment where they exposed some 700 people to music laced with soft 17 Hz sine waves played
at a level described as "near the edge of hearing", produced by an extra-long stroke sub-woofer mounted two-thirds of the way from the end of a
seven-meter-long plastic sewer pipe. The experimental concert (entitled Infrasonic) took place in the Purcell Room over the course of two
performances, each consisting of four musical pieces. Two of the pieces in each concert had 17 Hz tones played underneath. In the second concert, the
pieces that were to carry a 17 Hz undertone were swapped so that test results would not focus on any specific musical piece. The participants were not
told which pieces included the low-level 17 Hz near-infrasonic tone. The presence of the tone resulted in a significant number (22%) of respondents
reporting anxiety, uneasiness, extreme sorrow, nervous feelings of revulsion or fear, chills down the spine and feelings of pressure on the
chest. In presenting the evidence to British Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the scientists responsible said, "These
results suggest that low frequency sound can cause people to have unusual experiences even though they cannot consciously detect infrasound. Some
scientists have suggested that this level of sound may be present at some allegedly haunted sites and so cause people to have odd sensations that they
attribute to a ghost—our findings support these ideas."
I would be very curious to hear such a transmission through this methodology in the OP. One of the things would be where the sound is coming from. In
other words, would you just hear the voice, without position, or would the ear be able to detect the sound source's position as well, like usual?
Freaky stuff Wupy, and great post! S&F.