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Do ghosts talk on the radio waves?

At the dawn of modern technologies, the discovery of new ways of communicating and disseminating information – such as the telegraph or radio – completely disrupted the notions, meaning and common conceptions of distance, time and presence; even the very nature of the physical world was questioned. Finally mastered by man, electricity became synonymous with invisible life and spirit – think, for example, of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the life-giving power of lightning and electricity...

Putting ourselves in the shoes of a human being who lived in the first half of the 19th century, it won't seem at all strange to consider the telegraph as a means capable of communicating with the afterlife. The telegraph is very similar to the Medium – that person who acted as an intermediary between the living and the dead: they both carry a message through a mysterious and invisible entity that comes from who knows what dimension... From the United States to Great Britain passing through the lands of the Czars, it was not at all infrequent to identify new technologies, electricity and radio waves – or rather, the ether – with mysterious energy flows, ghosts, ghosts and other amenities.

This explains why the contemporary practice of Ghost Hunting is still so obsessed with electro magnetic fields (EMF): there is no site dedicated to the subject that does not advise new ghostbusters to equip themselves with an EMF detector to intercept the voices of the spirits. Then there is a whole current of parapsychologists who support the concrete veracity of the Radio Voice Phenomenon – RVP: the ghosts could therefore get in touch with the living using the interstices of the radio frequencies left free by human communication.

Having long owned a device that "receives all the interference and radiation that a traditional radio tries to eliminate to create a clean signal" capable of capturing "radio waves 'as is' from hertz to gigahertz because it does not contain the tuned input circuit that filters out all frequencies except the narrow band of a specific station", on a sunny Saturday in March we decided to go ghost hunting ourselves. Our Ether produced by Soma allows you to "feel the invisible electromagnetic landscape that human beings have created unintentionally (...)" and was born from the design of the very first radios, which did not yet have a tuning wheel.

Yes: but where do you go ghost hunting? We needed a haunted house, a place where bloody deaths had occurred... Not an ordinary cemetery full of rotting corpses... We needed a place full of terrible energies, like those left over from a war. Here is the second coincidence! Not only did we already have with us the perfect device to listen to the voices of ghosts in the ether - our faithful SOMA Ether - but we had behind our house one of the bloodiest places of the First World War: the Piave river with its trenches and bunker, scene of the terrible battle of the Solstice in June 1918.

Armed with our devices, we went with all due respect to the bunkers that the Lucca Brigade had occupied in mid-June 1918. We slipped into trenches and crevices, standing amazed in front of the loophole of Bunker number 5, where all of a sudden… .

[Stay tuned to find out how it ends or ask the Boys of '99 for more information with a ouija message].

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