electronic voice phenomenon (EVP)
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.–Paul Simon, “The Boxer”
Satan “can remain hidden, or speak in different languages, transform himself or appear to be agreeable.” –Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican’s chief exorcist for 25 years
Electronic voice phenomenon is the alleged communication by spirits through tape recorders and other electronic devices. The belief in EVP in the United States seems to have mushroomed thanks to Sarah Estep, president of the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena, which claims to have members in some 40 states and publishes a newsletter. Estep claims that in the 1970s she started picking up voices on her husband’s Teac reel-to-reel recorder. She is sure that the voices are spirits, proving there is life after death. Estep also claims to hear voices of aliens on some of her tapes. She says she has taped some 20,000 ghosts and aliens. Aliens don’t speak English, however, so she is not sure what they are saying. Maybe she was picking up Satan speaking in tongues.