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Originally posted by DrJay1975
Now I've seen some unexplainable disembodied voices or which were only explainable via paranormal means. But EVP's?
EVP's are not and have not ever been credible evidence of the supernatural.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by DrJay1975
I think you will find that no one on this thread will argue that a portion of EVPs are produced via prosaic means such as errant radio signals, other investigators, acoustic/resonant anomalies and the like. However, it does not account for them all. I will maintain that there is a small portion of EVP's that cannot be explained away in such a manner.... and that's coming from a skeptic!
Originally posted by schuyler
I certainly agree with you that interference can be an issue and, as a HAM operator, I'm well acquanited with bleed from other frequencies. I think this is especially true with the "Frank's Box" approach, which scans up and down the AM and or FM band and postulates that entities would somehow utilize existing broadcast words. I just think that idea is full of holes. Any words are, by definition, conventionally broadcast.
The Spiricom approach makes much more sense to me. You pick a little-utilized frequency, add a harmonic set of frequencies as a carrier wave, and see what happens.
I realize a lot of people seem to feel that Spiricom has been debunked. The one guy who did the bulk of the debunking is a Dr. Stephen Rorke. I've been clear through his site (which is ghastly, btw) and my conclusion is that his is a largely circumstantial thesis that pulls in wild ideas of his own that are nowhere near proven. Most of the other sites that claim Spiricom is debunked pull off Rorke's.
I've been acquainted with the tapes since they first came out. I corresponded with Meek before his death and I still have an original Metascience Foundation cassette of the conversations. These are not just a few words out of the ether; they are complete interactive conversations.
I also realize O'Neill was an odd duck and he very well could have made the whole thing up. As far as I can tell, he had the technical know how to do so. But when you listen to the conversations all the way through you have to admit that if they were faked, O'Neill did a masterful job. They are REALLY good.
It just struck me as I stared at the simplified schematics of the Spiricom device that the reason it was difficult and expensive for them to make was because they had to construct the frequency oscillators themselves and they were using tube radios. The rest of the gizmo isn't all that complicated. Today, that job is simple with free software. All you have to do is feed the output of the multi-frequency software generator out of the laptop and into a transmitter, then have a second radio receiver to pick up your transmitter and a good quality recorder to capture what's there.
I had always thought that to duplicate a Spiricom would mean studying schematics, buying diodes and resistors, and trying to figure out what the hell they had done. It was kind of a revelation to realize this could be done with off the shelf parts and, considering what I already had on hand, could be done for a few hundred dollars. I already have $3000 worth of radios and a HAM license, so to strart from scratch would be about $4K, though smart guys could construct it for much less.
When I accumulate all the parts I'll post the entire setup here. Just a fun project to try. Maybe I can meet Grandpa after all! :-)