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Voices of possessed children

Of course I believe in ghosts.

There are ghosts of everything, of houses, clothes, animals, people.

I can’t stop listening to this: Okkulte Stimmen – Mediale Musik: Recordings Of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007. It’s a three-CD collection of audio documents of paranormal phenomena including trance speech, direct voices, clairvoyance, xenoglossy, glossolalia, paranormal music, “rappings” and other poltergeist manifestations.

It doesn’t matter if these recordings are true or fabricated. It matters that their evocative potential is incredible. Music is for the eyes. It makes us want to see something in the moment that it takes it away from our sight. The voices of the possessed children are the sign of their presence and their disembodiment. There was never anything to see. Even if we were in the room with the medium Leslie Flint, we would not have seen Oscar Wilde or Charlotte Brontë or Winston Churchill. They were only voices.

I can play them back as many times as I want. They are in my stereo right now.

Listen to the possessed children here.

Buy Okkulte Stimmen here.

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A. D. Jameson is the author of five books, most recently I FIND YOUR LACK OF FAITH DISTURBING: STAR WARS AND THE TRIUMPH OF GEEK CULTURE and CINEMAPS: AN ATLAS OF 35 GREAT MOVIES (with artist Andrew DeGraff). Last May, he received his Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the Program for Writers at UIC.

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