Koenig, Hans-otto

Koenig, Hans-otto

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Hans-Otto Koenig was an electronics engineer and acoustics expert. He invented the “Koenig Generator,” which caused a sensation on Radio Luxembourg in 1982. It was named by the radio station presenter.

Koenig followed the work of George W. Meek. Meek studied Electronic Voice Phenomena and felt certain that a device could be designed that would promote two-way conversation between the living and the dead. Meek was instructed by a discarnate spirit during a séance to build such a machine. He eventually assembled the machine as instructed and produced some fascinating results. Meek called the apparatus the “Spiricom.” Despite its success, the media did not respond as Meek had hoped, and the Spiricom fell into disuse. But Hans-Otto Koenig did not want the idea to die, and he approached the same objective in his own way. He used extremely low-beat frequency oscillators with ultraviolet and infrared lights.

On January 15, 1982, the Koenig Generator was set up for a live broadcast in the studios of Radio Luxembourg. To preclude any fraudulent phenomena, station engineers supervised the set up and did not allow Koenig to touch anything. The machine was turned on, and someone asked Koenig if the voices of the spirits would come on request. Immediately, from the device, came the words, “Otto Koenig makes wireless with the dead.” The station presenter, Rainer Holbe, assured his listeners, “I tell you, dear listeners of Radio Luxembourg, and I swear by the life of my children, that nothing has been manipulated. There are no tricks. It is a voice and we do not know from where it comes.”

A statement was later issued by the station’s engineers to the effect that they had no natural explanation for the voices broadcast during the program. The VTF Post newsletter of the German EVP association Vereins Für Tonbandstimmenforschung said, “Now there are microphone-recorded voices of unexpected strength, precision, clear and noise-free. People can no longer say that one is hearing something in the background noise that isn’t there.”

Koenig demonstrated his equipment at a VTF conference in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1984, claiming that the dead oscillate on a width frequency of 5 Khz. Someone commented, “One can hear the answers from the other side at once, so this is really like a call with a telephone.” One of the voices that came through was that of Konstantin Raudive, who died in 1974. After this, George Meek was persuaded to fly to Germany. After he saw a demonstration of the Koenig Generator, Meek flew back to America determined to raise funds for further development.

Despite the seemingly amazing results of both the Spiricom and the Koenig Generator, no more seems to have been heard of them, though there are rumors that in 1994, Koenig began manufacturing his generator.


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