by Marinus Jan Marijs
Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP).
EVP is based on the idea that spirit voices communicate through tape recorder, radio and TV broadcast signals.
The idea of spirit communication by the use of electronic instruments goes back to Thomas Alfa Edison, he was quoted in the October 30 1920 issue of the Scientific American as saying that: ”If your personality survives, then it is strictly logical and scientific to assume that it retains memory, intellect, and other faculties and knowledge that we acquire on this earth ….. I am inclined to believe that our personality hereafter will be able to effect matter…..” .
He thought that it should be possible to build a machine that would make communication with the dead possible.
The majority of the parapsychologists are rather hesitant to accept the Electronic Voice Phenomenon as prove of life after death.
Victor Zammit, retired Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and the High Court of Australia gives a comprehensive overview of the subject: