With today being the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon, I bring you this little classic reverse speech from the first words spoken on the surface of the moon which, when reversed, sound like “man will spacewalk”. Neil Armstrong’s Moon Landing Speech Backwards Play Forward Forward:’a small step for a man’ […]
Just in time for Halloween, a fantastic article by Bryan Gardiner on the history and belief in backmasking, The Fight to Save America From Satan’s Subliminal Rock Messages. After circulating pamphlets with the “backward masked” declarations spelled out, that’s precisely what Assemblyman Phillip Wyman and panel witness William H. Yarroll II did. The relevant portion […]
The following are a selection of related blog postings about my backmasking site (for more, see my backmasking information page or search through posts labelled in the backmasking category): Backmasking Questions Summary: A few questions about backmasking to think about and, of course, reader opinions via comments. Posted: 2006.02.13 – 12:24 pm Your Backmasking Experiences […]
Watch on A Dramatic Demonstration of the Power of Mental Frames on YouTube.
I’m in the process of updating my backmasking page into HTML 5. That means I’m (trying to) use your browser’s built in audio playing abilities using the <audio> tag. So far I’ve only updated the Stairway to Heaven clip, but I plan to go through them all. Update: I’ve finished creating HTML 5 versions for […]
Michael Shermer talks about why people believe strange things, including the belief that there are secret messages in popular music when it’s played backwards. [ted id=22]
By popular request, from Lady Gaga’s debut album The Fame, comes a little clip out of track number three, Paparazzi reversed. Personally, I can’t hear it even with the “reverse lyrics” showing. To me, Lucifer sounds more like moose-em-mouw, but the emails keep coming. For the record, I’m a complete skeptic. (More backmasking clips)
After watching The L Magazine’s The Evolution of the Modern Blockbuster Movie (via) I got thinking that I had never actually read the famous Batman – The Dark Knight Returns comic series (wikipedia entry) from 1986 that was used as a rough basis for Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). I remember hearing about Frank Miller’s, soon […]
The Best of Wikipedia is a continually updated collection of some of the most interesting Wikipedia articles. Here’s one from yesterday: Pareidolia – Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the […]
Despite the continued media frenzy surrounding Michael Jackson’s death, I have to admit I’m kind of over it. However, I felt inspired to look for the “backmasking” message known to be in the song “Beat It”. So I now present, for your skeptical analysis, a new addition to my backmasking page, Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”.