For years, I’ve been fascinated with claims of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) and similar instances where people claim that they have been in direct contact with spirits of the dead. In addition to a numerous articles that have appeared about this over the years, there have been similar claims made about phone calls received from the dead, or even from presumed “aliens” (note the article by Preston Dennet that appeared in FATE Magazine in 2006 about strange-sounding phone calls from alien beings).
The mere claims of those who say they have received phone calls from beyond the grave does little to provide any proof of such strange and seldom-occurring activities. However, in at least one known instance, an EVP researcher named George Meek claimed not only to have received such a call from a deceased person, he also recorded it, thus preserving a discussion between himself and an eerie voice that allegedly comes from “the other side.”
The conversation, recorded on January 27, 1994, occurred in Meek’s North Carolina home near the town of Franklin. The voice identifies itself as being Konstantin Raudiveby