People who have 'died' can be heard talking
in their own voices in the presence of a direct voice medium.
Direct voice mediumship is part of what is called physical
mediumship. Development of this ability takes many years
of sitting for about an hour once a week with a group of
people in a darkened room.
The Spirit team are able to create
an artificial voice box outside the medium's body made with
ectoplasm- a substance taken from the medium's body. In
the photo on the left you can see the ectoplasmic voicebox
on the left shoulder of medium Leslie Flint. Other photos
of materialized voiceboxes can be seen online: Jack
Webber and Margery
At first the voices sound like whispers and you have to
listen very carefully to hear them. The spirit communicators
often ask for a "trumpet"- a cone which can amplify
the sound. This can be made out of heavy paper or thin card-board
or even metal.
When the spirit force gets stronger it will
pick up the trumpet and carry it around the people sitting
in a circle around the medium, tapping the various members
and whispering through it into the ear of particular members.
The trumpet generally remains connected
to the medium with ectoplasm and it it very important
for sitters not to reach out and touch it. The medium is
usually unconscious in deep trance but with development,
the medium can be conscious and join in the discussions.
The voices can come through in many languages not known
by the medium. Neville Whymant in his book Psychic
Adventures in New York claims he heard fourteen
different languages used during twelve sittings with medium
George Valiantine. They included Chinese, Hindi, Persian,
Basque, Sanskrit, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Yiddish,
German, and modern Greek.
One direct voice medium who was thoroughly tested in recent
times was Leslie Flint. In his presence while in trance,
with his mouth taped shut or full of water:
…literally thousands of different
voices of no longer living persons have been tape-recorded
for posterity, speaking in different dialects, in foreign
languages unknown to me and even in languages no longer
spoken on this earth (Flint 1971: 170).
Ellen Terry (1847 - 1928) was once the 'Queen
of the stage' in great Britain. Her voice manifested with
medium Leslie Flint.
The Anni Nanji recordings
There are 66 recordings of casual conversations between
one of Leslie Flint's regular sitters and his wife Anni
who had died. She was speaking to her husband in direct
voice through Leslie Flint over a twelve year period (between
1971 and 1983). You can listen to them online at http://www.leslieflint.com/recordingsnanji.html
They talk in casual conversation
like any maried couple. The wife tells her husband that
he comes to visit her when he is asleep and asks if he remembers
Leslie Flint passed every test
In his autobiography Voices in the Dark
Flint describes how he was 'boxed up, tied up, sealed up,
gagged, bound and held, and still the voices have come to
speak of life eternal' (Flint 1971: 169). Flint
describes how he gave sittings in hotel rooms, in houses
of strangers, in foreign countries, in halls, theatres and
1948 Flint submitted to a series of experiments conducted
by scientists from the Society for Psychical Research. The
Psychic News of 14th February 1948 reports in detail one
experiment where he conducted a séance with elastoplasts
pressed over his lips, bandages over the elastoplasts, and
his hands and legs tied to a chair. Even in these conditions
the voices came loud and strong, even shouting.
In this video you can hear the paranormal
voice of English writer Oscar Wilde.
Lawyer identifies judge’s voice
Aubrey Rose, OBE, CBE, one of the most brilliant lawyers
in England, attended many sittings with Leslie Flint and
claims that through Flint he received “the most detailed
evidence of survival of the individual beyond this life.”
In his autobiography The Rainbow
Never Ends (2005) Dr Rose states that his investigation
into the afterlife began when he heard a tape recording
of a voice he recognized as that of deceased Judge, Lord
Birkett, speaking through Leslie Flint. Rose became a close
friend of Leslie Flint and went on to become a spiritual
Emily French and Edward C Randall
American direct voice medium who was thoroughly investigated
over many years was Mrs Emily French of Buffalo New York.
For fourteen years this frail elderly woman sat in a séance
every week at the home with a leading lawyer from Buffalo,
New York, Edward C Randall, his wife and his close associates.
For five of those years they were joined by a well respected
judge, Dean Shuart of Rochester,
Every person who attended the circle was
initially skeptical and sure that the voices were fraudulent.
And each person was allowed to conduct however many experiments
they needed to be convinced that they were genuine.
These people would not waste their time
in this way if they had any hint that the phenomena were
not 100% genuine. Mrs French was from a well-known family,
had a reputation in her close community for over sixty years
as a person of the highest honesty and never took a cent
for her involvement.
In 1905 Edward C Randall wrote to Isaac
K. Funk D.D. LL.D, a prominent psychic researcher and co-owner
of the publishing house Funk and Wagnalls New York/ London
asking him to arrange for Mrs French to be scientifically
investigated. Dr Funk agreed on condition that Mrs French
would come to New York City and conduct sittings every day
for two weeks in the homes of people she did not know surrounded
by highly experienced and skeptical observers.
Then 72 years old, extremely feeble and
frail with a dangerous heart condition and almost totally
deaf, Mrs French sat with Dr Funk with barely any time to
rest after a long journey from Buffalo. She was surrounded
by people who were skeptical of her. And night after night
she produced magnificent direct voice evidence of the afterlife.
The full favorable results of these detailed
tests were published by Dr Funk in his “Psychic Riddle”
and are reprinted in Chapter 11 of N. Riley Heagerty’s
highly recommended book The French Revelation (1995).