An Historic First: Auditions for the Dead

The first round of open auditions for the spirit world were held earlier today on the BONEYARDS set using the famed P-SB7 AM/FM scanner for listening to EVPs. Here are the results. No tricks, no jokes, same as before. All EVPs have been slowed down to half speed and had the volume bumped up a notch to improve audibility. The raw video is 5 minutes. I’ve cut it down here to less than 4 minutes. Transcript also included below along with a few afterthoughts.

BONEYARDS is back from the dead to rock your underworld.  Four new post-Fringe shows in October just in time for Halloween. 10/17/13, 10/20, 11/2 and 11/3. Only 20 seats per show, get ‘em before they’re gone.

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The first round of open auditions for the spirit world was held earlier today on the BONEYARDS set using the famed  P-SB7 AM/FM scanner,aka Frank’s box or spirit box, for listening to EVPs.  I was all alone in the coal cellar of this 3-story 1895 building in South Philly that started out as a store before becoming an Orthodox synagogue in 1909.  Here are the results.  No tricks, no jokes, same as before.  All EVPs have been slowed down to half speed and had the volume bumped up a notch to improve audibility.  The raw video is 5 minutes. I’ve cut it down here to less than 4 minutes.  Transcript is also included below along with a few afterthoughts but watch the video first. Continue reading “An Historic First: Auditions for the Dead”

Break On Through to the Other Side

Dead people! Real live dead people! My very first EVP recordings. Read on.

In preparation for my upcoming Philly Fringe show BONEYARDS, in which I will most definitely use my antique ouija board as I have done in the past, I’ve been considering kicking things into the 21st century by making use of a Frank’s box, or spirit box, during the show. So a month ago I bought the popular P-SB7 and have had nothing but dead air every time I’ve tried it. I was about to send it back.

REPOST – MY FIRST EVP SESSION IN 2013.

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Jeffrey Stanley, Boneyards rehearsal 8/27/13.

Dead people, y’all. Real live dead people strumming guitars and singing.  No jokes, no tricks, video below.

In preparation for my upcoming Philly Fringe show BONEYARDS, in which I will most definitely use my antique ouija board as I have done in the past, I’ve been considering kicking things into the 21st century by making use of a Frank’s box, or spirit box, during the show to listen to EVPs (electronic voice phenomena).  So a month ago I bought the popular P-SB7 and have had nothing but dead air every time I’ve tried it. I was about to send it back.

Then this past weekend while vacationing in a literal Cabin in the Woods I had a major Breakthrough while relaxing out on the deck.  I spent a lot of time saying to the Frank’s box, “Okay Raudive voices, prove you’re intelligent. What’s 2 + 3?”  I asked that over and over but  just kept getting static. Finally when I was bored enough and just about to shut it off in frustration it shouted, “Five!” clear as a bell.  Admittedly rattled I quickly shut it off.

I spent an hour rehearsing my show outdoors right there next to it on the deck and then turned it on again.  It immediately said, “Jeffrey?”  That got my attention.  I sat down and started chatting.

Still in skeptic analytical mode, I stared at my acoustic guitar propped up in the corner and asked, Continue reading “Break On Through to the Other Side”