You will all agree with me when I say hauntings and possessions (by evil spirits) are a serious threat to mankind today. The problem is, the average person has NO clue how to fight off this threat. (Is garlic enough? Should it be roasted or raw? Does the Home Depot sell stakes?)
It was not always so. Back in my days, people knew. In the little town I grew up in, after the readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic were done and when it grew dark, we were given lessons on how to avoid ghosts.
A few sample lessons: if you were wearing a perfume or a cologne, you could not stand under a lemon tree (ghosts are attracted to strong smells.) If you saw the dusty funnel of a whirlwind spinning towards you, walk, no, run the other way (or the "dayan" would pull you in.) Then of course, there was the woman with ankles attached to the front of her feet - you simply had to stay away from her. (Nasty, but I wonder if Bata was serving the "Chic Chudail" demographic back in those days?)
But I was totally unprepared for this recent phenomenon: ghosts hiding in music. I mean, they could just come floating out of the speakers (or headphones) and grab you by the throat (or the ear-lobe.) Most listeners keep their eyes closed, making them especially vulnerable to such paranormal attacks.
So when three of my favorite bloggers warned me about such wicked happenings, I was relieved. Sharing knowledge is a good thing. It can save lives.
Some of you might know that I am somewhat of an expert on "back-masking". But what we are dealing with here is a different kind of evil. This evil actually lives in the music.
To confirm this fact, I decided to "flip" the song in question. I must say, I was not at all prepared for the results of this experiment. I will say it again. I was not at all prepared for the results of this experiment.
The first clip that I've made is plain scary, but the second clip - a result of negative back-masking, sound filters, altering some ADSR parameters and applying an old technique called "leguminization" - is hair-raising.