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Backward Masking


Backward masking is the technique of recording spoken or sung messages that can be heard as intended when the recording is played backwards. Some music groups have done this on purpose, and where done the messages often are satanic. In the late seventies and early eighties, some Christians claimed to find backward-masked messages even on albums by Christian artists. They claimed that when listened to, backward masked messages bypass the normal thought processes, but are decoded and accepted as "true" by the brain. Rich Buhler, then host of a popular Christian talkshow on KBRT, Los Angeles, was among those who exposed this claim as an urban tale.

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