Not Sure What This Is

garnetsilver

Truth Seeker
Joined
Jun 19, 2018
Messages
9,059
Reaction score
13,821
Points
203
Age
64
Location
Pennsylvania
First of all, I have been making a point of keeping the atmosphere as upbeat as possible in my home. I pray upon rising, and before bed. For the past month or so, (not to sound like a cliche) I have been hearing voices. I sleep with foam earplugs every night, so the really weird thing is that I hear the voices when I have the earplugs in. At first I thought it was like when you are hearing things under the guise of a white noise, because I only notice the voices when the A/C is running.

The thing that identifies them as voices is that usually when I hear sounds underneath a white noise, they are repetitive and not varied. But these sounds have the cadence of multiple voices speaking. I can hear a woman's voice along with one or more men's voices too. Sometimes I only hear two men talking very fast and excited. I can even make out whole words or even phrases, like, "And so... Or "The" or "Wow!" I also get the sense that I can't interact with these voices.

Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts as to what might be going on?
 
Last edited:

crux

in Hollyweird
Joined
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
739
Reaction score
1,485
Points
133
I have experienced what seems like the faint sound of a voice speaking in the presence of some sort of white noise such as a running fan or a/c.

The odd thing (to me) is that it doesn't always happen even when conditions seem the same as when it does happen, if you know what I mean.

To me, it usually sounds like a male voice reading from a script like a newscaster. Rarely, it sounds like more than one person. There have been times when I thought I could hear specific words, much like the ones you mentioned in your post but nothing very revelatory.

At various times I have read about technology utilizing some sort of subliminal communications that are supposed to be below the threshold of human hearing but still have an effect on the listener.

It's mentioned on this wiki page but provides little information about it:
Subliminal stimuli - Wikipedia

I have seen other references on it but can't find them just now.

Then again it may just be an illusion or ear glitch brought on by the white noise and/or my not-so-great hearing.
 
OP
OP
garnetsilver

garnetsilver

Truth Seeker
Joined
Jun 19, 2018
Messages
9,059
Reaction score
13,821
Points
203
Age
64
Location
Pennsylvania
Good points, Crux! I am aware of that subliminal stuff and the way that the brain can interpret sounds under the threshold of white noise. But the thing that puzzles me, is that I can only hear these voices when I have my earplugs in. When I remove them, I can't hear it at all. It's as if my "psychic" ears are picking up sounds that I couldn't possibly hear otherwise; that's my best theory at the moment.
 

crux

in Hollyweird
Joined
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
739
Reaction score
1,485
Points
133
I'll have to get myself some earplugs to try out when that happens.
 
  • Like
Reactions: garnetsilver

Debi

Owner/Admin
Staff
Joined
Sep 16, 2013
Messages
223,538
Reaction score
191,292
Points
315
Location
South of Indy
It reminds be of those ghost hunter shows, where someone wears noise cancelling headphones so that they can hear stuff of a psychic nature.
Garnet, are you actually hearing these with auditory function of your ears or are you picking this up mentally? I don't have an answer for you on this but I'm curious as to which actual "sense" is picking this up.
 
OP
OP
garnetsilver

garnetsilver

Truth Seeker
Joined
Jun 19, 2018
Messages
9,059
Reaction score
13,821
Points
203
Age
64
Location
Pennsylvania
Garnet, are you actually hearing these with auditory function of your ears or are you picking this up mentally? I don't have an answer for you on this but I'm curious as to which actual "sense" is picking this up.
That is what I am wondering. I can't hear the voices when I am not wearing earplugs. I have even listened while the A/C is running, without ear protection. I don't hear them then. I have also noticed that during the day, if I nap and wear earplugs I don't hear those voices then.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Selectric
OP
OP
garnetsilver

garnetsilver

Truth Seeker
Joined
Jun 19, 2018
Messages
9,059
Reaction score
13,821
Points
203
Age
64
Location
Pennsylvania
So, when all other sound distractions are removed, the voices come thru ?
Yes. But not during the day. Maybe there is a logical explanation for this; at first I thought neighbors were sitting outside and talking but the house next door is vacant. And, when I turn off the A/C I don't hear them anymore. Puzzling!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Selectric

Selectric

Tier-1 Mod
Joined
Feb 9, 2022
Messages
4,784
Reaction score
6,776
Points
153
Age
51
Location
Ever-Interesting NJ
I have not experienced this. The introduction of a fan i have heard 'phantom' music mixed within the hum. Curious it does not happen during day. I wonder if covering eyes during day would make a change at all?
 
  • Like
Reactions: garnetsilver