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Mark, Boccuzzi; Julie Beischel

>     Objective Analyses of Reported Real-Time Audio Instrumental Transcommunication and Matched Control Sessions: A Pilot Study

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Mark, Boccuzzi, Julie Beischel
>   Objective Analyses of Reported Real-Time Audio Instrumental Transcommunication and Matched Control Sessions: A Pilot Study

 

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This study asked:

Can the presence of instrumental transcommunication (ITC) be objectively detected in sessions collected by an experienced operator using EVPMaker software producing a random stream of allophones (short speech elements)?

Several aspects of ten Active Sessions were examined:

(1) the distribution of the allophones generated;
(2) independent, blinded listening panel interpretations of session samples;
(3) content analysis of questions posed by the operator and her perceived responses; and
(4) automated interpretation of session samples using speech recognition software (SRS).

For analyses (1) and (2), 10 ITC-free Control Sessions collected by the investigators were used for comparison, and it was determined that no differences existed between the Active and Control Sessions regarding: (a) the allophones present and (b) the proportions of participants who recognized words in the samples. Analysis (3) revealed that the responses perceived by the operator did not consistently contain information that logically matched her questions, and analysis (4) demonstrated that SRS was unable to detect the phrases perceived by the operator.

Future studies may wish to focus on the psychology and motivation of ITC operators; the impact of the perceived communication; and the potentially psiconducive effects of using EVPMaker to acquire veridical information.


Introduction

In the quest to detect and communicate with deceased individuals (called discarnates), a wide range of tools and devices have been developed. The earliest forms of spirit communication ranged from the use of hallucinogens to achieve a communication-conducive altered state of consciousness to simple tools such as the planchette which moved a writing instrument across paper when touched by the fingertips of operators. As technology has advanced, so has the sophistication and complexity of these communication devices. Today, the use of different technologies to facilitate discarnate communication and interaction is known as instrumental transcommunication (ITC).


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