Since time immemorial human beings have persecuted contact with the dead, with loved ones who lost their lives. The need to obtain answers that grant hope of a life beyond the ephemeral earthly existence or, at least the notions of something similar, is one of the most powerful reasons why many have considered the goal of contacting the Hereafter.

Some of the methods used to make contact with the world of the dead have been ouija boards or the assistance of mediums, people who possess talents and very special sensitivity to detect, visualize and make direct contact with disembodied beings that roam the world. All this can be considered as something esoteric or with a strong charge of mysticism. But what is certain is that there is a way to contact the dead discovered in an accidental way: the psychophonies.

The psychophonies or paraphonies are sounds of voices that appear in recordings made by electronic devices such as audio recorders. The origin of these voices is attributed to beings from the Hereafter, because those who have found them accidentally claim not to be accompanied by someone at the time they made their recordings. Although there are strong controversies in the scientific world about the origin and nature of the phenomenon, the years have passed and still have not reached a consensus that explains why it happens.

The first psychophony was recorded accidentally when Friedrich Jürgenson, a documentary producer and opera singer, tried to record a night in the middle of a forest the sound of the finch bird in a tape recorder to use it in one of his documentaries. Upon reviewing the recording he found that the sounds of the finch bird were also accompanied by Norwegian voices and a distant sound like a trumpet. The producer, believing that it was a kind of interference from some radio station, went out the next night to perform the experiment again. Some people say that when he reviewed the new recording he found the voice of his deceased mother addressing him.

Jürgenson wrote about it and his text came into the hands of Konstantin Raudive, a psychologist of Latvian origin who would give faith and validity to the recordings of the documentary producer. Raudive was fascinated with all this and immediately made his own investigations of the Hereafter, having success in his recordings. He dedicated several years to the investigation of the phenomenon and its dissemination.

Gabriella Alvisi, on the other hand, is an Italian woman who faced the severe loss of one of her daughters who died of cancer at the age of 20. Gabriella, morally downcast, remembered having read about the phenomena of psychophonies and about the investigations of Jürgenson and Raudive. She set out to conduct her own experiments and acquired basic technology for them. Finally she managed to contact her beloved and deceased daughter Roberta. The record of this contact was so significant for Gabriella Alvisi that led her to document much of her research and capture her experience in the book “Le voci dei viventi di ieri” (The voices of the living of yesterday).

The product of Gabriella’s experiments also earned her the recognition of the then growing research community of the phenomenon and related to Raudive, who also endorsed her recordings and attested to the successful contact with the late Roberta. Alvisi devoted a large part of her time to making recordings and her findings were amazing.

At first she believed that the dimension of the Hereafter was a very special mystical place, devoid of the mundane and banal characteristics of our reality. But as she researched in her contacts with beings from the Hereafter, she could realize that the voices of the Entities (as she calls her new invisible friends) also possess characteristic behaviors of their previous life: sometimes they argue among themselves, joke, tease, have political opinions, listen to music and even rehearse in orchestras and perform auditions of that world. They even talk frequently about food and drink. Such results may lead us to believe that our concept of the Hereafter is possibly a world parallel to ours, with its own characteristics and particularities, but in general terms it seems to be a place where people continue to live as individuals who have their own ideas and decisions.

Gabriella Alvisi in her book assures that the voices of the Hereafter can perform precognitions, that is, the ability to predict some future events. She swears that those voices also reserve many things, perhaps not to alarm the living and to encourage them to continue with their lives and with its surprises.

Alvisi contacted her dead daughter Roberta the times she was requested so that she in the Hereafter could find the spirits of loved ones of others who still cried for her recent and unexpected losses. The Italian researcher documents having succeeded in these links whose results she exposed directly to the interested parties and that served to give consolation and tranquility to those people who were suffering their irreparable losses. But the most important thing is that Gabriella’s work helped to give them hope that someday these people would meet again with them.

To end this post, we’ll add that Gabriella Alvisi emphasized that it wasn’t necessary any kind of special sensitivity or specific ability to contact the dead. Neither is it necessary to be a medium. Even she encourages people to be themselves who directly engage in this type of colloquium with the dead, because through natural conversation and self-will you can make friends with beings from the Hereafter.