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Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1875, after years of research and experimentation. Of course, he knew the technological significance of his discovery as evidenced by his famous words to his assistant: “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.” Unbeknownst to him was the impact on the paranormal world that his invention would cause. For years to come, up until the present day, people all over the world have been receiving phone calls from deceased persons.
The ability for “spirits”, or even our accepted theory of residual energy, to harness electricity as a means of communicating with the living has been known almost since its initial discovery. Considering that entities are thought to be composed of some unknown or undiscovered form of energy, it is only rational to think that they might be able to affect other forms of energy currently known to us.
Before we go further with this article, it is important to point out a commonly misunderstood paranormal aspect of a very famous inventor. Most people grew up being fed the idea that Thomas Edison was in the the process of developing a device that would allow him to contact the dead through the use of electricity. I am going to dispel that rumor now. Thomas Edison was in fact not developing any sort of technology that would allow him to speak with the dead. He mentioned his beliefs regarding the eternal future of our personalities and memories in a newspaper interview, never expecting them to actually go to press. The excerpt of that article is as follows:
“If our personality survives, then it is strictly logical and scientific to assume that it retains memory, intellect, and other faculties and knowledge that we acquire on this earth. Therefore, if personality exists after what we call death, it’s reasonable to conclude that those who leave this earth would like to communicate with those they have left here. . . . I am inclined to believe that our personality hereafter will be able to affect matter. If this reasoning be correct, then, if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected, or moved, or manipulated . . . by our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something……”
With the Edison legend out of the way, it will be simpler to describe the field of ITC as it stands today. ITC, or Instrumental Transcommunication, is the field of research currently attempting to explain how and why entities are able to harness technology such as phones, televisions, computers, and radios. It is a very commonly reported experience in the paranormal world. The call from a recently dead relative; the computer suddenly “possessed”and typing out a complete conversation on its own; radios picking up phantom signals on stations normally filled with nothing but white noise; TVs tuned to a white noise channel that show phantom images and play strange sounds; all great examples of what ITC researchers are attempting to explain. Of course, as with all of the paranormal world, 95% of the experiences are simple misidentification of known phenomena. That the leaves 5%; what of that 5%?
White Noise deserves a paragraph of its own, considering that it is a recurring aspect of ITC. White noise is the electronic equivalent of white light. It is a flat combination of random analog data. It is basically what you see in the absence of a channel on old analog TVs and what you hear in the absence of a station on the radio. Researchers postulate that white noise is the optimal environment to paranormal entities due to their distinctive electromagnetic wavelengths, and the lack of distinction present in white noise. This lack of distinction allows paranormal entities a foothold in our reality, where a normal wavelength would drown them out. The same effect explains why ghosts are more easily experienced at night. The lack of sunlight (high intensity and uniform energy) allows entities of distinct, but often low level energy to make an impact on our reality.
There are many techniques and devices in use in the field of ITC today. While there are far too many to mention all of them in one article, a few set themselves apart from the rest and offer an interested person a quick glimpse into the theory and application of ITC. A camcorder set up to record a sort of infinite loop is a great way to disturb reality in a particular room. This dusturbance allows entities to grab a foothold and latch onto our reality. A loop is easy to setup by simply setting up a camcorder to output to a TV and directing the camcorder toward the TV. Set the TV output to a device like a DVR or VCR ,and you have an record-able infinite loop. Another device used is called Franks Box. This device has a catchy name, but is actually very simple. An old scan-type radio (A specific Radio Shack model is best) is modified to remove its ability to stop on particular stations. The result is a radio that runs up and down the band continuously, stopping randomly on “occupied” stations. The device is used in similar situations as a DVR in EVP work, where a researcher asks questions and listens for an answer over the box. The theory is that intelligent or residual entities would be able to use radio waves to formulate a specific message.
Finally, there are many paranormal research topics that fall under the broad umbrella of ITC. Fields such as EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena or Paranormal Photography are all simply studies of entities affecting man-made technologies.
It is simple to get into the field of ITC for anyone. It can be done with commonly available technology; it can be done from the comfort of your own home; and results can be classified on a standard scale similar to that of the Hynek Scale (The scale used to measure assumed alien UFO sightings.)
For more information,visit http://www.worlditc.org/