A brief look into the history of EVPs is outlined here
as some background information to help explain how
paranormal research on EVPs got to where it is today.
The great inventory Thomas Edison is generally credited
with being the first to conceive that a device could be created to hear and
speak with spirits. In a 1920’s newspaper interview he said someday it may be
possible to have such a device. This is considered a remarkable comment since
Edison himself never really showed any interest in the paranormal or
supernatural, nor express any deep spiritual beliefs.
At the same time other great inventors such as Gueglielmo
Marconi (wireless radio) and Nikola Tesla (famous for his work with
electricity), perhaps in cooperation with each other, also began work on devices
that they believed could communicate with the dead.
In the late 1920’s through 1930’s several psychic
researchers claim to have heard voices on recorded radio broadcasts that were
not part of the broadcast not could be accounted for by anything in the
surrounding area. During World War 2 Swedish and Norwegian radio operators reported hear unfamiliar
voices. They assumed it was the Germans. But after WW2 when capture German records were
searched no evidence of Nazi activity on those frequencies at that time could be
The actual credit for having first recorded an EVP
goes to Fredrich Jurgenson. In 1959 Fredrich Jurgenson, a Swedish film
producer, was supposedly recording bird songs in the Swedish Alps (he would
later admit he was out trying to record the voices of the dead). He claims not
to have heard anything unusual during the recording but heard many voices upon
playback. He claims to have heard his own mother’s voice calling his name (some
accounts say he heard his mother’s voice telling him he is being watched!).
Jurgenson recorded hundreds of voices over his life time and played them at many
symposiums and conferences. His recording still remain unexplained to this day.
Through the 1960’s and 1970’s researchers, especially in
England, claim to have recorded thousands of voices. In 1982 engineer George
Meek and psychic William O'Niell built a device call the "Spiricom". They claim
it allows two-way real-time communication with spirits. This claim is still
under heavy dispute.
Today, with the advent of digital records and reliable,
professional grade sound editing software, paranormal investigators around the
world continue to record and analyze unexplainable voices.
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