Sunday, December 04, 2005

White Noise!

- it is 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.
- Edison

And on this note begins 'White Noise'. I have been wanting to see the movie for quite some time but it happened only yesterday. After a big dinner out, i thought i would never stay awake through the movie. But by the time the movie ended at about 2.30 am , i was on the edge of my seat. White noise turned out to be a real thriller. here is a bit about the story..

"Jonathan rivers is an architect, happily married to anna, a novelist. She goes missing and is feared dead after a road side mishap. The movie then veers into the supernatural and increduility when raymond price tells johnathan that he 'heard' from anna and that she is dead. Thus begins a fateful quest for rivers whose interest in 'talking' with the dead turns into an obsession. Soon the 'white noises' reveal more and more information and to johnathans shock not all of the images he sees are dead and some are going to die. "

I have intentionally kept the story description criptic because otherwise it will spoil a lot of fun. In sum 'white noise' is worth a watch and is sure to keep you hooked or should i say spooked.


Background

At the basis of 'white noise' is what is called the...

Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP)

Electronic Voice Phenomena, or EVP, are weird and mysterious, apparently paranormal sonic events of unknown origin, which can sometimes be heard (and captured in recordings) on various types of electronic apparatus, and which are usually discounted by skeptics as being simple forms of radio interference.

While it is impossible to prove that all EVPs are due to natural phenomena, skeptics maintain that they are probably due to such things as interference from a nearby CB operator or cross modulation. Some of the "voices" are most likely people creating meaning out of random noise, a kind of auditory pareidolia or apophenia. And now that the phenomenon has a number of devoted followers (thanks in part to "White Noise"), some hoaxers have probably entered the fray.

A lot of info on EVP and communication with the other dimesion here

Here is a catalouge of so-called EVP recordings

More on EVP

1 comment:

joe_natty said...

Seems to be a sick movie - how possibly did u like it