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The Catholic church has even actively encouraged research directed towards Electronic Voice Phenomena. Two of the earliest religious investigators were Father Ernetti and Father Gemelli who stumbled upon the Electronic Voice Phenomena while recording Gregorian chants in 1952.
Father Gemelli apparently heard the voice of his own deceased father on the tape saying, “Zucchini, it is clear, don’t you know it is I”. “Zucchini” was the childhood name of Father Gemelli.
Pope Pius, the cousin of the Rev. Professor Dr Gebhard Frei was co-founder of the Jung Institute and was an internationally recognised and respected parapsychologist who worked very closely with Dr Konstantin Raudive, a pioneer of EVP working in Germany. Rev Frei stated: “all that I have read and heard forces me to believe that the voices come from transcendental, individual entities. Whether it suits me or not, I have no right to doubt the reality of the voices”-- Rev. Professor Dr Gebhard Frei.
The Catholic religion became increasingly supportive of EVP research with several Vatican approved researchers producing compelling evidence for EVP. Father Leo Schmid, a Swiss theologist, collected more than ten thousand recorded voices in his book “When the Dead Speak” in 1976, published shortly after his death.
In England, in 1972, four senior members of the Catholic church became involved in the famous Pye Recording Studio tests conducted by Peter Bander. Father Pistone, Superior of the Society of St. Paul in England, said after the tests:
“I do not see anything against the teaching of the Catholic church in the voices, they are something extra-ordinary, but there is no reason to fear them, nor can I see any danger”. --Father Pistone.
A series of high and respected officials of the Catholic church subsequently lent support to EVP in what has now become a firm Vatican position of acceptance for these “voices from beyond”. The following definitive statement was issued by Father Gino Concetti at the Vatican:
“According to the modern catechism, God allows our dear departed persons who live in an ultra-terrestrial dimension, to send messages to guide us in certain difficult moments of our lives. The Church has decided not to forbid any more the dialogue with the deceased with the condition that these contacts are carried out with a serious religious and scientific purpose”
Roman Catholics were given the Church's blessing yesterday to "contact" loved ones beyond the grave. Leading Vatican theologian Father Gino Concetti said it is no longer a sin, as long as mediums, fortune teller and palmists are not involved.
The pronouncement came after Italian magazine claims that contact with the spiritual world had produced miracles. Father Concetti dismissed that, but added: 'We can pray for our loved ones. They will respond in dreams and inspiration. In one example, a grandmother advised a girl about her marriage choice in a dream. The girl did not heed counsel and a grave problem developed. If we pray seriously in a quiet place, with our hearts and our voices, the departed will express themselves and advise us.'
(Printed in the London Daily Mail, 29-Nov-96)
Recently Father Concetti, one of the most competent theologians in the Vatican, said in an interview:
'According to the modern catechism, God allows our dear departed persons who live in an ultra - terrestrial dimension, to send messages to guide us in certain difficult moments of our lives. The Church has decided not to forbid anymore the dialogue with the deceased with the condition that these contacts are carried out with a serious religious and scientific purpose.'
(Printed in the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, date unspecified)
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by Chadwickus
I was slapped in the face from the side of the bed while I was sleeping. It woke me up and I started to lash out with my fists as I thought I was victim to a home invasion.
EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena to the believer are the voices of the unknown caught on a recording device. To the non-believer they are just random noises, radio transmissions or from other reached for explainable causes. Whether you believe or
not, what you are not told is that there are potential dangers involved when one listens to such recordings.
Before you anxiously hit the play button and listen to any EVP on this website or from any other source, including other forms of audio or video of the unknown, MPR would like to take this time and let you know about the potential risks associated to playing such in
your home, work, and etc. Just like using an Ouija Board, Crystal Ball, Scrying Mirror or any other device in hopes of making contact with the other side or the unknown there is the same potential risks when listening or viewing such messages live or when played
back on various devices. Remember, we are dealing with the "unknown" and as such it possesses potential "unknown dangers"
There have been reports that certain EVP's, including other audio or video of the unknown, when played at a location can induce paranormal activity and/or possibly cause the manifestation of an entity or activity which you may not desire. There is no 100%
proof of this out there, but we have received reports by various individuals which support such speculation and theory.
With such potential, you need to understand the possible recourse of playing any EVP's or any other captured audio and video of the unknown. If you already have a home or are at a location which already has paranormal activity then playing certain audio or
video of the unknown may greatly increase the activity you have been experiencing and if the audio or video of the unknown came from a negative source then you could possibly allow such into your home and life by listening or viewing it.
As with anything paranormal we highly suggest that you take proper precautions before listening or viewing such material. This would include psychological and/or faith preparation with a prayer or similar ritual which your faith supports for the safety of yourself and all in your home and then conduct the same or similar prayer or ritual after
Also, do not hesitate in using any protective icons which represent your faith or what you have a strong belief in. This can be a piece of jewelry, gem stone, crystal, bag of dirt, medallion, or even a tomato from your garden if you truly believe that it can protect you
from what you perceive as evil or negative. Never forget, the unknown does not have to resort to physical attacks and it can get inside your mind and mentally or psychologically en stow harm as well.
I would also suggest NOT to let children listen to or view such material and to use headphones when possible to possibly minimize or prevent any potential adverse effects.
If after listening to or viewing any audio or video of the unknown you or others with you start to feel ill or experience adverse activity then please seek help from a faith practitioner or experienced paranormal consultant.
Dangerous elements do exist within the paranormal realms which you may be involved with. You or someone you know can become a victim to what you just have a curiosity
If you have experienced such in the past or currently due to listening to or viewing any audio or video of the unknown then please let us know.
In closing, you assume all responsibility for listening to such audio or viewing such video or photographs on this website or other external sources linked to from this site.
Greg Myers, President
Paranormal Task Force