MNPARA-SCI Commentary: Was pulling some of my older case files and experimenting with audio clean up techniques. The first playback in this recording is the original (evidence class) recording. The subsequent playbacks have had audio clean up techniques applied and precludes them from being classified as ”Class A” evidence. From a technical standpoint, it is interesting to experiment with the applied audio techniques that I know how to apply today versus what I could do three years ago. In attempts to tease out possible voices hidden within the static of my older case file recordings.
MNPARA-SCI Commentary: Was pulling some of my older case files and experimenting with audio clean up techniques. The first playback in this recording is the original (evidence class) recording. The subsequent playbacks have had audio clean up techniques applied and precludes them from being classified as “Class A” evidence. From a technical standpoint, it is interesting to experiment with the applied audio techniques that I know how to apply today versus what I could do three years ago. In attempts to tease out possible voices hidden within the static of my older case file recordings.
In this file you will hear the original evidence class recording. The second playing of the file is after sample noise removal and high pass filtering. Then the anomaly is isolated and played three times at a higher amplification rate. Finally the anomaly is cleaned up with additional noise removal and high pass filtering and played a single time. All enhancements were performed using Audacity Sound Editing Software.
“Cleaning” of EVP files is a delicate process that requires a lot of experimentation with the software package that you prefer to use. I consider this process like going on an archeological dig. You have to use delicate techniques to remove small pieces of dirt and debris to reveal what’s burried underneath. Get too aggressive and remove too much… you then risk loosing critical parts of the actual evidence you are looking to uncover. Just remember, true ”Class A” recordings can not be uncovered by using cleaned up methods, and are profound in there original state… Going on “archeological digs” into your recordings can uncover interesting observations that could be worth the effort… as long as you understand the limitations of using such evidence.
Been pondering about elements of certain paranormal events. Could it be that two evidence supported phenomena are key elements of paranormal phenomena like electronic voice phenomena, ghosts, hauntings, etc…? These two elements are the Observer Effect as established in quantum physics; and the Power of Conscious Intention which was showed in research by PEAR LAB.
The Observer Effect: Which in its simplest form states that the simple act of measuring or observing an action or system; influences or changes that action or system. In what’s called the Copenhagen Interpretation of the observer effect; the earliest and most common view on quantum physics; which in a nutshell describes all unobserved or measures things as existing in a state of probability, until something comes along and observes or measures it collapsing that probability into measurable certainty. Some theories (Like OCH-OR) hold the threshold of observation is based in our consciousness or in structures of enough complexity to establish consciousness. In OCH-OR consciousness can be attainable by many objects that have significant structure; like a neutron star for example, but without information and information processes (as is present with our brain structures) that non intelligent consciousness is not the same thing as our information and sensory driven self-awareness.
Intention: In the 1970′s Princeton Universities Engineering Anomalies Research Lab (PEAR LAB) established a series of experiments using random number generators. Having established that groups of persons could influence probability of outcome in these random number generators; and attributed that to what is called a consciousness field. Which I believe may also tie into the observer effect as well somehow.
Now let’s apply these two affects to the paranormal.
Can paranormal phenomena be documented (observed)? Yes… Look at EVP’s they can be recorded and measured. In the theories of some paranormal researchers; they may be a process of electromagnetic propagation. EMF is an established fact in physics. Anecdotally many groups report increases in EMF, ion counts, gamma radiation bursts, and temperature changes during paranormal events, all of which are physical real things. These real things are measurable and observable. To create real effects that can be documented; scientifically speaking there must be a real causation…
Can paranormal phenomena be influenced by intention? Since paranormal phenomena itself is unproven right now… we have to go anecdotal. Looking at anecdotal observations of my own and reported from many other groups… Yes it is. Example: paranormal events appear geared for observation and recording;many researchers report more activity when in the presence of believers vs. skeptics… Then take reported banishments and removal of paranormal phenomena it is centers around the intention of the person requesting and doing such… maybe it’s not the rituals but the intentions behind it.
What does this mean? Paranormal phenomena if it is affected by observations and intention; it is a natural part of the universe governed by quantum physics; this makes paranormal science provable, eventually…
Just my ponderings for today… take it or leave it… thanks for reading.
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What if the human mind could create and affect the reality around us? Well it can… Proven through experiments in quantum physics, the mere act of observation can affect changes in real world actions. In a study reported in the February 26 issue of Nature (Vol. 391, pp. 871-874), researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have conducted a highly controlled experiment demonstrating how a beam of electrons is affected by the act of being observed. The experiment revealed that the greater the amount of “watching” the greater the observer’s influence on what actually takes place. ORCH-OR theories postulated by Dr. Stuart Hammeroff and Sire Roger Penrose, our reality itself remains in suppositions (uncertainty) until a consciousness observes and created certainty in our reality. These assertions seem to be backed on certain levels with certain aspects of proven quantum mechanics.
Now is the notion that the mind can alter or create reality a new one? No, it is not. To the Tibetan Buddhist there is a phenomenon called the Tulpa. In Tibetan Mysticism the Tulpa is a being or object which can be created through intensive training in the focusing of willpower, visualization, and consciousness. These can be temporary or permanent; and can take on a literal life of their own. To the Tibetan Buddhist, the mind is a powerful tool that can create and effect reality. (Research Reference Wikipedia & About.com)
During the 1970’s the Toronto Society for Psychical Research conducted an experiment in the creation of a Tulpa or thought-form. The process they used was; as group they created the personality and a detailed life history of this imaginary person. Then a visual image of what they wanted to create as a focal point. These items were all set to memory by all eight members of the experiment. The group would then sit around a table focusing on the person they wished to create (like a séance). They started getting results in about seven weeks and the experiment ran for five years; during which time they claimed hearing knocking sounds and tables would move. Eventually they felt they could communicate with this creation through the noises and actions. It is believed that the experiment fell apart when one member jokingly told “Philip” he was a figment of their imaginations, whereas the activity decreased significantly, and the experiment eventually came to an end. Another related incident was the Lilith experiment whereas another Canadian group carried out the same process to create a young girl named Lilith. This effort however was quicker and only taken a reported 5 weeks to get results. (Research Reference About.com)
Looking at common phenomena in child psychology… imaginary friends. Considering all things might it be that the powerfully creative minds of children could create tulpa. Their existance hinging in the beleif of thier child creators… In the paranormal field, events of poltergeists… maybe from the turmoil of the adolescent and adult minds that are under extreme duress… How this plays out in paranormal research could be huge. Maybe in some cases what is called hauntings maybe explainable with Tulpa Phenomenon.
“There are… apparitions that make public appearances. Some of these are said to be the perceptible double—the etheric counterpart—of a living person who is undergoing an out-of-body experience. Even more mysterious are the externalized perceptible manifestations of something whose existence originated in the mind of its creator by virtue of that person’s incredible powers of concentration, visualization, and other, more occult, efforts of the mind. In Tibet, where such things are practiced, a ghost of this kind is called a tulpa. A tulpa is usually produced by a skilled magician or yogi, although in some cases it is said to arise from the collective imagination of superstitious villagers, say, or of travelers passing through some sinister tract of country.” — Mysteries of the Unexplained, 1990, Reader’s Digest Association Inc. page 176
With the advent of collective media experiences through horror movies, internet and literature. Throughts stemming from our desires to encounter, or the fear of encountering, a real paranormal incident based on these collective images presented to us. May be creating some of the reported paranormal encounters we have today.
The following unique recorded event was captured on 2/20/2013, during an experimental audio recording session. This session was supposed to be a comparative experiment session deploying a dynamic microphone which is jacked in into a Sony IC digital audio recorder using and ART pre-amp; then compared with another Sony digital audio recorder, that is using only its stock electret condenser microphone. The set up was on a table in a small room within a building where all occupants were cleared out, and all lighting sources along with electrical appliances in the room turned off. The synthetic voice was played by a battery operated MP3 player and speaker system. Before we get to those recordings, lets cover the basics of what was used here.
THE TYPES OF MICROPHONES USED.
(Text Source Wikipedia) Dynamic microphones work via electromagnetic induction. They are robust, relatively inexpensive and resistant to moisture. This, coupled with their potentially high gain before feedback, makes them ideal for on-stage use. Moving-coil microphones use the same dynamic principle as in a loudspeaker, only reversed. A small movable induction coil, positioned in the magnetic field of a permanent magnet, is attached to the diaphragm. When sound enters through the windscreen of the microphone, the sound wave moves the diaphragm. When the diaphragm vibrates, the coil moves in the magnetic field, producing a varying current in the coil through electromagnetic induction. A single dynamic membrane does not respond linearly to all audio frequencies.
(Source Wikipedia) An electret microphone is a type of condenser microphone, which eliminates the need for a polarizing power supply by using a permanently charged material. An electret is a stable dielectric material with a permanently embedded static electric charge (which, due to the high resistance and chemical stability of the material, will not decay for hundreds of years). The name comes from electrostatic and magnet; drawing analogy to the formation of a magnet by alignment of magnetic domains in a piece of iron. Electrets are commonly made by first melting a suitable dielectric material such as a plastic or wax that contains polar molecules, and then allowing it to re-solidify in a powerful electrostatic field. The polar molecules of the dielectric align themselves to the direction of the electrostatic field, producing a permanent electrostatic “bias”. Modern electret microphones use PTFE plastic, either in film or solute form, to form the electret.
While the intent of this recording session was purely to observe differences in recording qualities… something unusual was caught. If you look closely at the top track in the waveform and spectrogram, there is a flutter of activity after the question is asked. Which to my ears almost sounds like tiny foot steps scampering across a the table where this experiment was occurring. However as you can observe in the waveform and spectrogram imagery of the bottom track; the event occurs only on the dynamic microphone.
If this had been caught on both microphones, I’d be inclined to say it might have actually been a mouse running across the table. Since the recordings are both of comparable audibility without software amplification; I am inclined to say this an event of either an EMF or RF emergence; whether or not this is a natural or paranormal event, is not absolutely provable either way at this point. Could it possibly have come from the mp3 player and speaker used several feet away… maybe… but in the hour of mp3 player/speaker operation during this session, this is the only location on the files where this occurs… Nor have I seen this kind of event on my other recording sessions I’ve done using similar set ups… So I’ll leave it as anomalous in my books without other evidence.
Is this one experiment conclusive of anything? No… it is interesting, but as with any experiment, it needs to be replicated numerous times, and by people other than myself. So give it a try on your own, and see what you get!
It is however something of interest for demonstrating that Dynamic Microphones do capture things that electret condenser microphones do not.
Additional experiments for trying to discern EMF Events from acoustic events would be to replace the condenser microphone with an EMF-Probe such as a coil antenna, a commercial probe like a magcheck-95, or even a simple RadioShack inductive phone recording pick up. These items would not record the waveform of a sound event at all, but the waveform pick up of EMF. Controlled experiments would include not using a mp3 player with speaker to play an audio track; but use a broadcast method that pumps out the track questions in emf vs. sound waves. Place this item near the two microphone set up and see which one captures the emf modulations.
When you listen to the files below you will notice that the electret microphone recording has less background noise giving an over all more quiet texture… This may be due to the inherent noise cancelling properties and emf/rf shielding that are built into modern electret condenser microphones/recorders. The Dynamic microphone is subject to pick up the noise floor threshold which is the emf given off by computers, lighting systems, appliances, remnants of the big bang… etc… etc…
(Text Source Wikipedia) In signal theory, the noise floor is the measure of the signal created from the sum of all the noise sources and unwanted signals within a measurement system, where noise is defined as any signal other than the one being monitored. In radio communication and electronics, this may include thermal noise, blackbody, cosmic noise as well as atmospheric noise from distant thunderstorms and similar and any other unwanted man-made signals, sometimes referred to as incidental noise.
IMAGES AND SOUND FILES
Images can be enlarged by clicking upon them. It is also suggested that you listen to the following files with good quality speakers or set earphones. Do not use noise cancelling earhpones or speakers… they will block out sounds that may be integral in hearing whats on these files.
HERE IS HOW THE TOP TRACK SOUNDS – DYNAMIC MICROPHONE
HERE IS HOW THE BOTTOM TRACK SOUNDS – ELECTRET CONDENSER MICROPHONE