The 3-CD set Occult Voices – Paranormal Music, compiled by Thomas Knoefel and Andreas Fischer, is the first and probably the most extensive collection of audio documents pertaining to alleged paranormal phenomenon and so-called “unseen intelligences.”
Taken from a wide range of archival recordings as early as 1905 (which Fischer & Knoefel define as the “Big Bang of modern occultism”) and continuing through 2007, this collection documents an impressive and chilling range of bizarre events, including “trance speech, direct voices, clairvoyance, xenoglossy, glossolia including ethnological material, paranormal music, 'rappings' and other poltergeist manifestations, as well as so-called 'Electronic Voice Phenomena' [EVP].”
Among the dozens of tracks compiled in the set are some seriously unnerving recordings from well-known cases, including the 1976 exorcism of Anneliese Michel (pictured above, the basis for Scott Derrickson's 2005 film The Exorcism of Emily Rose), and a ritual performed by infamous occultist Aleister Crowley in 1920.
The entire collection can be streamed at audio archive UbuWeb Sound, along with notes on each entry. Listen at your own risk!