The use of electronic devices for communicating with spirits is called instrumental transcommunication. Radios, televisions, fax machines, and computers are used to collect hidden messages that are purportedly of a paranormal nature. Audio recordings are the most common types of communication, known specifically as electronic voice phenomena (EVPs). These are said to be voice recordings of the dead, but recorded after the person has died. EVPs are believed by some to be evidence for the existence of life after death. Alternatively, they are held to be the voices of spirits, demons, angels, or aliens.
- Radio Station
- Linear Sweep
- Radio Receiver
- Human Speech
- Human Voice
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© 2014 Karen Stollznow
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Stollznow, K. (2014). Voices of the Dead. In: Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137404862_12
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