This particular blog is a little bit of a departure for me.
Usually, I write about a song that’s been in my head, and replay whatever message or messages I think it has for someone that has stopped by to read it.
It does kind of have a connection to the Police album “Ghost In The Machine”, and there is a song from that album that I’ll talk about in a bit.
But first I want to talk about EVPs.
EVP stands for Electronic Voice Phenomenon. These are sounds found on electronic recordings which resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional recording or rendering, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voice_phenomenon).
Typically, these are things that are heard when the audio is played back, and most often when it is augmented using special equipment or software.
Lots of people have different opinions on these. Some say EVPs are spirits or angels. Others say it is merely a coincidence, with odd pieces of static that resemble words or phrases, but aren’t really anything more than peculiar bits of white noise. And some say that EVPs are nothing more than a scam, fabricated by someone for their own reasons (usually involving money).
Well, we’ve had some interesting things happen on recent episodes of Psychic Tapestry, and I’ll offer these up for your scrutiny.
A few weeks ago, we had a caller on the show and Teresa was relaying a message from one of that caller’s spirit guides. The ‘gist of it was that the caller needed to believe in themselves, and only they could change their situation.
As Teresa talked to her, something interesting happened.
Now, we didn’t hear this when it happened. I didn’t. Teresa didn’t. And the caller didn’t.
But some of our listeners did.
Here’s a brief clip from that call.
Did you hear that whispery voice? It sounds like it’s saying “You have the power.” That wasn’t me. And it obviously wasn’t Teresa. And it wasn’t the caller.
Here it is, a little more isolated.
I can’t really prove that it wasn’t me. I can tell you it wasn’t. Swear that it wasn’t. But I can’t prove it.
All I can say is that I don’t really have anything to gain by doing that. Our show is free. And you either believe that stuff we talk about, or you don’t (in which case, you probably don’t listen).
Plus, I’m pretty sure there are people out there with better sound equipment than what I have. And if I were trying to trick you, they would quickly be able to put me in my place.
There have been other instances of this on our show. In fact, last weekend, during the show, the chatroom was buzzing about different things they were hearing during some of the calls. If you’re curious, you can check that out by listening to the podcast (which you can find RIGHT HERE).
Rather than posting another sample, I thought I’d just direct anyone that might be interested to listen to last week’s show. Those are actually stored on the Blog Talk Radio website, so I wouldn’t be able to alter them. So check it out for yourself.
The connection with all this to that Police album must be obvious by now, if it wasn’t before. We do seem to have a Ghost In The Machine. Probably more than one.
The Police album title is actually taken from a philosophy book of the same name, and has nothing to do with spirits, ghosts or angels. But as with most music messages, it’s about what it means to me, rather than what the artist might have intended it to mean.
So that works.
The second single from that album was “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”. It was their most successful single up to that point, reaching #3 on the U.S. charts and hitting #1 in four other countries.
It’s about recognizing the beauty, the love and the magic in someone else, and finding joy in that discovery. Yet, even so, no one else can make you feel that way. You have to do it yourself.
As someone told me recently, “You have the power.”
Ken Kessler has always been interested in psychic phenomena, and like Mulder on the X-Files, wants to believe. But like most, he tends to look for, and accept, rational explanations. (More)