By Ron Ruiz
Over the years there has been much speculation over the exact frequencies used by Bill O’Neil during his experiments with the Spiricom device. There has also been commentary how the sound of the tones heard in the Spiricom recordings differ from the ones people have created using a tone generator or other method. For the answer to the mystery of the tones, let us explore the way Bill O’Neil created them.
Here is a letter to George Meek dated Nov. 8, 1980 in which O’Neil lays out the exact process he used to create the tones. You will see it was a rudimentary yet complex process of layering one modulated frequency on top of another – and another – and another in order to achieve the combined sum of all frequencies. Cycles Per Second is the same thing as Hertz. 131 cycles per second is the same as 131Hz.
Got it? No? For a simpler explanation of the process, let us turn to the 3rd edition of the Spiricom Tech Manual:
Ready to hear the tones? I was hoping you were 🙂 Here in sequential order are the early original tones generated by Bill O’Neil for use with Spiricom:
ALL TONES COMBINED
And…As a special bonus…here is a recording of George Meek doing an experiment with the tones:
Thanks for listening ~ Ron