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Apparatus invented by research engineer George W. Meek of the METAscience Foundation as a communication system with the dead. This particular development of an electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) involves a frequency modulation system using supplementary audio tones. In contrast to the previously claimed EVP or Raudive voices system, which obtained very weak voice signals, usually of a few words spoken at higher than normal speeds, Meek and his associates claimed to have received many hours of sustained conversation at normal speed from the American scientist George Jeffries Mueller, who had died of a heart attack 14 years earlier.

The first announcement of SPIRICOM was made on April 6, 1982, following 11 years of research and development. The system was not entirely mechanical, since, like other electronic devices such as the black box, it required the psychic energies of an operator.

In a release published in the journal New Realities (vol. 4, no. 6), Meek describes his system of SPIRICOM Mark IV as consisting of three components: a transceiver operating in the 30-130 Mhz range; a special combination of 13 audio frequencies from 21 to 701 cps; and the input of energy from an operator who had certain highly psychic abilities, involving energy apparently outside present knowledge of the electromagnetic system, tentatively called "bioplasmic." The system was developed in conjunction with the MetaScience Foundation at Franklin, North Carolina.

The inventor and his associates made their preliminary announcement in order to encourage other researchers to develop their invention beyond basic stage so that communication with the dead by means of electronic apparatus might become perfected as quickly as possible. No patent rights were filed on the equipment, and both printed and audio explanatory materials were published to facilitate the work of other experimenters. For further information, contact METAscience Foundation, P.O. Box 10749, Minneapolis, MN 55458.

(See also Ashkir-Jobson Trianion ; Communigraph ; Friedrich Jürgenson ; Reflectograph )