Satanic messages hidden in Stairway to Heaven redux

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004 @ 7:36 pm | 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.’

    16 Responses to “Satanic messages hidden in Stairway to Heaven redux”

    1. cooper waugh Says:

      im not suprised who didnt put stuff backwards in their songs back in the 70’s on one of the beatles albums if u play it backwards one of the band members says stuff like i want to die or something like that i wouldnt really know i dont listen to them but slayer also does…666

    2. -Jarrett Says:

      that is insane in the mebrain

      -Jarrett

    3. dirken Says:

      by the way to the creator of this site your so called “college professor”is full of shit and tries to give the false appearance of someone that fully comprehends this stupid shit… I for one know that this is no professor but a skinny little shit that is becoming eager to go check out the nearest porn site.

    4. dirken Says:

      by the way to the creator of this site your so called “college professor”is full of shit and tries to give the false appearance of someone that fully comprehends this stupid shit… I for one know that this is no professor but a skinny little shit that is becoming eager to go check out the nearest porn site.

    5. Matt Says:

      I dont care if this is fake, real, or whatever, its still damn cool.

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    8. Syphon Says:

      If you type like that, you have no hobbies.

    9. Secular Vision Says:

      Have we realized that this thread is pointless and gay yet? Don’t post unless you have something mature and meaningful to say. Of course, none of you 9-year olds would understand the point I’m trying to get across anyway.

    10. John Says:

      I mourn the morons who believed it was real.. and as for the idiots talking in the numbers (aka leet), Shut the fuck up before I own you with it.

    11. Anna from Alaska Says:

      alright guys, all the songs were coincidental, although stairway to heaven is COMPLETELY real, come on?! a whole ENTIRE paragraph that makes sence both ways? and “they are two paths you can go by”..yea heaven and hell..forwards and backwatds..think about it? believe what you want..

    12. Felix Blacke Says:

      I first heard of this yesterday. I dont know which to belive but I am tending to belibe that it doesnt really exist. I mean it is incredible that you can hear the one verse but someone posted this somewhere else.
      “Plaaaay backwards,
      Hear why its sung here, oppositioner..
      Allll on track, all arriving
      They all sing, and they are one.
      Shall I loathe you now, parishoner?
      Oh hear Him, Christian within me.
      It stirs my sin; the river,
      Oh, she swells with our lousiness.
      All my life will end for him?
      We’re all out of signs,
      I know I’m sorta shocked
      To hear The Lord,
      My God now will save me!
      Oh I will n’er be saved,
      Because I live with Satan..
      One wish today;
      That you’ll all pray for
      Three who will make it here late.
      Pray now and you’ll see..
      The ‘Lord’ turned me on,
      But, oh, I was the shaggy fool..
      Clothed in agony,
      Lost at a height.
      There’s no escaping it,
      Nor his woes..
      So here’s to my Sweet Satan.
      The other’s little path
      Would make me sad,
      Whose power is faith.
      He’ll give those with him 666.
      And all the evil fools,
      they know he made
      us suffer sadly.
      Ohohohoh…
      “Family won’t get loose,
      They’re offered me.”
      Always soothes the worker.
      Always will be as we know now
      “I see ruins,” said he,
      “the world they offered me?
      Who wished the Lord’s fall?”
      If we lose feather,
      Say you’ll save me!

      And no wimps can bend the rules..
      And no wimps can do..

      Hunt next to the shore,
      ‘Cause they see all from there,
      See here’s the news,
      Who walks with mute grief!
      Perhaps no-one found thee…
      “Heavy, lift me out,”
      Spake the Reve,
      “Someday, failed, we’ll lose one line-up,
      They’ve gotta leave forsaken.”

      And no wimps can do..
      And no wimps can do…

      He, who say the lords
      Thoth have our laws,
      Maat must be superb. Mass is ended..
      Over there,
      He who should learn thee.
      Any moot that serves by my sworn music,
      I wish it with snow be shushed,
      All for my mass’s sake.
      Hear why its sung,
      here, oppositioner, Ohh..
      He who should show
      May make his show worthy,
      To look, for us, odd.. sickly,
      There’s one chance - take his show.
      Hold thy head,
      Hear why its sung here. oppositioner.
      Who owns this earth built below?
      Oh sweet Israel…”
      this is what they belive the whole thing backwards says. I read the lyrics while listening to the song backwards and could definately hear this. I was amazed. But later I went back to the song. I tried to listen to it again but I could make very little out of it. It just seemed like garbled non sense. But then that one point with the “Heres my satan” I could definately recognise. Most likely becaause I had read it so many times I already recognise it without lyrics. But it truly is interesting how people hjave seen this. But just pointing out that the foward version is about lilith (adams first wife) and how she is trying to buy her way into heaven, and how the reverse side is said to be the “stairway to hell”. Im not sure which to believe. Not to mention that Jimmy Page was deeply into satanism. So they may have been trying to do that. If they did try to make the song a two way two meaning song…then they are truly gods themselves.

    13. mojojo Says:

      4 all those who dont tink dis is true play it back ur self

    14. Melissa Says:

      While I don’t think the “stairway to heaven” played backward is a subliminal message from the “devil” himself, I do think it might have been done intentionally for shits and giggles. ya know? But…I don’t really think its possible to make full paragraphs sound like words backwards intentionally in perfect english. Why would they go through all the trouble to freak people out? I think it is all coincidental really.

    15. Billy Bong THorton Says:

      They wouldn’t do it for shits and giggles, they would do it because backwards it would have another meaning, as in if you play it forwards you get one message, and backwards you get an equally valid message - it’s a brilliant idea. the only problem is that it is not true. I believe that the mind is powerful enough to perfrom such a feat and create something that could be understood forward and backward with a complimentary meaning in each, but the english language does not really allow for it. All that happened is that it is the result of people using their imaginations to assign meanings to the sounds that they hear. I could make you think there was a song about eating wheaties in nine inch nails song if you wanted, and then the world would think that there was some conspiracy between NIN and Wheaties to make you eat a healthy breakfast.

    16. douhavmipnts Says:

      ok guys here goes nothin go to this link and liten to it
      http://www2.memlane.com/jmilner/stairwaybackwards.htm

      then use a sound recorder and say the verse normal then play it backwards thats wat it says