Over the years, people claim to have received messages from beyond the veil through their telephones, cell phones, computer screens, TV images and more. However, mainstream scientists have avoided this phenomenon until now.
According to Dr. Imants Barušs, of London, Ontario’s University of Western Ontario they can. The doctor conducted studies in this area and discovered “that deceased persons have communicated to the living through electronic devices. In the first of two studies, radio static was recorded while speaking with any possible spirits. While doing so, they picked up “some words or phrases” that had no other known source. This is what ghost hunters do when recording EVP (electronic voice phenomenon).
Although nothing more was garnered during this test, Dr. Barušs took things a step further. In 2007, he conducted another experiment – much more involved than the first one. Dr. Barušs opted for computer programs, which might randomly generate letters or even full words.
At the same time, he used an EVPmaker, which is a device that “chops sound files and reassembles them randomly.” This was done to see of the EVPmaker came up with the same thing. If so, it would be further proof that something truly strange was happening. When the results were analyzed, it was found that there was ‘at least one significant string of words.”
The researchers then used a different computer program and asked a total of 11 questions. Designed to elicit ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers, they were correctly answered in 9 of the 11 questions. Barušs said the other two questions could have easily been misconstrued. Of the correct ones he said it was a “statistically rare event.” Particularly since the program used had a “4.2 percent chance of obtaining this result.”
And whoever was answering those questions did not hesitate when asked if the provincial Conservatives would win the upcoming election. The answer of ‘no’ was deemed correct because the date of the election changed.
This test followed the same technique as ITC (instrumental trans-communication) device whereby questions are asked in the same manner. In Barušs’ tests a medium was also present, who said she received messages from one of his researchers who had passed on. This spirit talked about “quantum theoretic mind/matter interactions in what appeared to be much the same style as when he had been alive,” the doctor wrote.
Despite all of this, Barušs noted that because “speculative strategies” were used, “the medium and I felt that we entered a zone of uncertainty that was contrary to the clarity required of scientific research.”
Tests have also been conducted at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab (PEAR) to determine if consciousness could interact with electronic devices. To learn more about those tests, go to: http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/
The procedures and results of the doctor's studies were published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration (2001) which can be found HERE.