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Starting around 1969 there was a rash of popular
videos, beginning with Stairway to Heaven by Led Zep-
pelin, but including several Beatles tunes
and songs
from other hard rock groups which reportedly contained
backmasked Satanic messages. Now, clearly discernable
messages appear to be found in two of Obama's campaign
speeches. Are they real, or were they dubbed into the
videos? You have to be the judge on this one.
Continue reading below before you play the video.

Messaging backmasking was first discovered in 1969 by WKNR-FM DJ Russell Gibbs who received a phone call from an Eastern Michigan University student who asked the DJ if the rumor that Beatle Paul McCartney had died. The caller, identified only as "Tom" said the Beatles latest hit, "Revolution 9," contained a backward message confirming the rumor. Gibb played the song backwards on his turntable and heard: "Turn me on, dead man...turn me on, dead man...turn me on dead man." In the song, "I'm So Tired," Gibb found the phrase: "Paul is a dead man, miss him, miss him, miss him"

DJ Michael Mills was the first to discuss the backward message in Stairway to Heaven although he didn't play the track. Jeff Milner recorded the backward message in 2004. That message says: "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." There's more, but that's enough.

There are two trains of thought on the backmasking of "hidden" messages on rock music. First, that artists did it to create controversy...and to sell records and tapes—not just to fans, but to those who dislike their music but who actually promote additional sales by raising the curiousity of people about the satanic verses.

In the two Obama tapes, we hear the words, "Thank you, Satan," clearly and repeatedly. Then in Obama's New Hampshire tape, with the crowd shouting, "Yes, we can," you hear the same backmasked message, "Thank you, Satan." This time around, unlike the rock star recordings, we know no one's trying to sell records and tapes. But, if we are actually hearing what it sounds like we're hearing, this certainly explains why whenever Obama speaks in the chapels of Christian colleges and schools, he has all of the religious icons covered before he enters the room. Is this the third strike on Obama's resume?





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