Archive for May 12th, 2004

Satanic messages hidden in Stairway to Heaven redux

May 12, 2004 in Linkage

In reference to an earlier post about the supposed backward Satanic messages in Stairway to Heaven, I offer a few resources to those visitors who still believe that this hokum is for real.

  • A rant from an old psych major about the Stairway to Heaven message
  • An enlightening and informative Wikipedia entry about backwards messages.
  • A chapter on backwards messages from a book by John K. Vokey, who performed a definitive psychological study on the existence of backward masking, and it’s subliminal effects. (Hint: There aren’t any.)
  • ‘For example, playing the phrase “Jesus
    loves you” backward will sound something like “we smell sausage”, particularly
    now that you’ve been told what to listen for, but it is strictly coincidence.’