Electronic Voice Phenomena or, "EVP"
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Speculation about EVP can be traced back to the 1920s. In a Scientific American interview, Thomas Edison was quizzed on his views regarding contacting the dead. Edison said that it might be "possible to construct an apparatus which will be so delicate that if there are personalities in another existence or sphere who wish to get in touch with us in this existence or sphere, this apparatus will at least give them a better opportunity to express themselves than the tilting tables and raps and Ouija boards and mediums and the other crude methods now purported to be the only means of communication."

In 1936, Attila von Szalay, A Californian, started capturing paranormal voices on phonograph records and then in the mid 1950s he was joined by Raymond Bayless. Together they acquired many evidential EVP on their new tape recorders and they published their findings in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research.

In 1959, the person credited with bringing EVP to the public, Friedrich Jürgenson, a Russian born Swedish film producer, after recording birdsong on his tape recorder, heard on playback what appeared to be a human voice. Subsequent recordings contained a message which seemed to be coming from his dead mother.

Konstantin Raudive is credited for learning about EVP as a student of Jürgenson and with the actual introduction of EVP to the English speaking world by Colin Smythe with the publication of Breakthrough.

Colin Smyth is credited with coining the term, "Electronic Voice Phenomena" (EVP) as a more inclusive alternative to “Raudive Voices,” as the voices recorded by Raudive were referred to.

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