Meek (Developer of Spiricom) Bill O'Neil (Psychic engineer) Dr
Mueller (deceased 14 years before the conversations)
In this issue we have another look at the Spiricom phenomenon, through the eyes of varying websites that are journalistic and easy to read. Firstly, “Heckler Spray”: Its heading is:
Off-Putting: SPIRICOM [March 5th, 2007 at 15:30 by Shawn Lindseth ]
It reads as follows:
SPIRICOM is a device that allows real-time communication with the dead. It was developed by George Meek and Bill O'Neil in 1979. O'Neil was a psychic, and used his special abilities to get help from the other side in developing the machine. When the device was completed, the pair used it to communicate with Dr. George J Mueller, a man who'd been dead at least 14 years.
The thought a device allowing such ghostly contact isn't new. Thomas Edison thought he could make one. More recently paranormal investigator Christopher Moon claims to have come into just such a device called 'Frank's Box', which allows the same sort of afterlife-communication.
The SPIRICOM sounds a bit like somebody is talking through a Jew's Harp. The conversations recorded cover all sorts of topics from SPIRICOM improvements to magazine articles that Mueller's ghost read as they lay around the lab. Here's a sample of the conversations held between the ghostly Mueller and Bill O'Neill:
Doc Mueller: I think that the problem is an impedance mismatch in that third transistor.
Bill O'Neil: Third transistor.
Doc Mueller: Yes, the one that follows the input.
Bill O'Neil: I don't understand.
Doc Mueller: The preamp, the preamp.
Bill O'Neil: Oh, the preamp.
Doc Mueller: Yes, I think that, uh, we can correct that by introducing a 150-ohm,100-half-watt resistor in parallel with a .0047 microfarad ceramic capacitor. I think we can overcome that impedance mismatch.
Bill O'Neil: Oh boy, I'll have to get the schematic…."
Here's another sample, it's a bit sillier:Bill O'Neil: Yeah, I just turned on the tape recorder, Doctor.
Doc Mueller: Very well, William.
Bill O'Neil: (a bit angrily) You said to hurry back, and I did. That has been exactly one week ago.
Doc Mueller: Ho, ho.
Bill O'Neil: Yes, ho ho yourself. Cold weather has left us, temporarily anyway. It's raining. It's nice and warm. Of course you never know what to expect. I am going to try to put in a little garden this year.
Doc Mueller: Oh, wonderful. (pause) Send me a couple of carrots.
Bill O'Neil: What's that again?
Doc Mueller: A couple of carrots.
Bill O'Neil: Oh, carrots!
Doc Mueller: Yes, William, and a nice head of lettuce.
Bill O'Neil: A nice head of lettuce. I am not going to plant acres, Doctor. What's that? I think you were talking at the same time I was.
Doc Mueller: Well, perhaps. I said if somebody had some cabbage, I like fried cabbage. Oh, I love fried cabbage.
Bill O'Neil: Fried cabbage. Well, I like sauerkraut.
Doc Mueller: Well, you know that sauerkraut can do…?
Bill O'Neil: Yes, I do. You know, Doctor, I never thought I'd see the day when I could, uh, talk to someone like you in the way we are doing, and if ten years ago someone had told me this was possible, I would recommend that they be sent to the 'funny farm.'
Doc Mueller: Well, perhaps you are right.
According to Meeks: "[SPIRICOM] requires an operator with a very special type of psychic energy, and even such a person cannot consistently communicate."
Eventually Mueller stopped coming through. Before he left, he told O'Neill and Meeks that he wouldn't be here forever. Within a month he was gone - but others came through - lots of others. If you want to hear multiple ghosts on a soapbox - including William Randolph Hearst, then recording #2 is for you. And the sound of the voices is greatly improved too, the jew's harp/Star Wars-robot sound is gone, replaced by a surprisingly normal sounding human voice. Clearly, SPIRICOM would have it's detractors. It's a bit out there, and if it really worked, why hasn't the technology spread all over the world? We'll let you figure it out. Links to O'Neil's conversations with the dead are below. It starts out slow, with Meeks giving a brief history of EVP. The actual communication starts about half-way through recording #1.
Diagram Of The SPIRICOM Device http://www.worlditc.org/k_06_spiricom.htm
Recording #1 As Found On Ghostpix.com http://www.ghostpix.com/SPIRICOM%20-%20side01.mp3
Recording #2 As Found On Ghostpix.com http://www.ghostpix.com/SPIRICOM%20-%20side02.mp3
From EVP Blogspot: http://evprecording.blogspot.com/2005/09/last-spiricom-recording.html
If you like EVP, you have to hear George Meek and his work with the SPIRICOM. I wouldn't really call it Electronic Voice Phenomenon, but more like the Cell Phone to the Dead! I love the SPIRICOM project and have not heard this yet. Let's listen....
Mr. Meek starts out with a basic history of EVP and how the ideas for the SPIRICOM came about. I'm not going to ruin it and give you a blow by blow. If you want to know more, you will have to listen for yourself! But this is a good introduction to EVP, it's history and the theories of Meek, Raudive, Mueller, Jurgenson, and the other EVP pioneers.
The first thing that comes to mind while listening to some of the first recordings from the spiricom device, is how those pioneers tried their best to be scientific about their work. These were smart guys with some hi-tech gear for their time and they did a pretty good job of documenting things when they had success contacting deceased colleagues!
It's really fun to listen to them talking just like scientists in a lab or technicians in the field would be when working on a new communication device. You know "try this, adjust to ... frequency", "ok, try it now" "so how old are you? Are you married", things like that. LOL! You might think they were working on some new radio for the government, then you realize the one guy is DEAD!
They rag on each other about being late or long periods of no contact as well as the earliness of the hour; they tell jokes and rib one another too. They chat about the news and things around the lab. If you didn't know better you really would swear this was just a bunch of guys at work testing a new com system.
But this is no ordinary com system. We know Dr. Mueller died. Lot's of people were at his funeral and this research didn't begin immediately upon his death which might indicate scam. These guys were serious about their work, not out to make a buck. I don't find any reason not to take their recordings as authentic and this recording is quite entertaining and informative.
Listen to side one for yourself. I'll be back with my thoughts on side two, but for now it's bed time.
One problem with this recording is George Meek could have enjoyed a great carreer as a high school science movie host. You remember those guys, the ones that put you to sleep instantly when the teacher turned out the lights! So, couple that with the late hour and I'm ready for bed
Urban Legends: Spiricom Part 1
Original documents http://www.rodiehr.de/o_01_meek_spiri_074_076.htm