Apparatus invented by research engineer George W. Meek
of the METAscience Foundation as a communication system
with the dead. This particular development of an electronic
voice phenomenon (EVP) involves a frequency modulation system
using supplementary audio tones. In contrast to the previously
claimed EVP or Raudive voices system, which obtained
very weak voice signals, usually of a few words spoken at higher
than normal speeds, Meek and his associates claimed to have
received many hours of sustained conversation at normal speed
from the American scientist George Jeffries Mueller, who had
died of a heart attack 14 years earlier.
The first announcement of SPIRICOM was made on April
6, 1982, following 11 years of research and development. The
system was not entirely mechanical, since, like other electronic
devices such as the black box, it required the psychic energies
of an operator.
In a release published in the journal New Realities (vol. 4, no.
6), Meek describes his system of SPIRICOM Mark IV as consisting
of three components a transceiver operating in the 30–130
Mhz range; a special combination of 13 audio frequencies from
21 to 701 cps; and the input of energy from an operator who
had certain highly psychic abilities, involving energy apparently
outside present knowledge of the electromagnetic system,
tentatively called ‘‘bioplasmic.’’ The system was developed in
conjunction with the MetaScience Foundation at Franklin,
North Carolina.
The inventor and his associates made their preliminary announcement
in order to encourage other researchers to develop
their invention beyond basic stage so that communication
with the dead by means of electronic apparatus might become
perfected as quickly as possible. No patent rights were filed on
the equipment, and both printed and audio explanatory materials
were published to facilitate the work of other experimenters.
For further information, contact METAscience Foundation,
P.O. Box 10749, Minneapolis, MN 55458. (See also
Ashkir-Jobson Trianion; Communigraph; Friedrich Jürgenson;