Reverse Speech Examples

Welcome to the audio section of the Reverse Speech website. This site contains 1000s of examples of speech reversals covering a wide range of topics from politics to health, children and music, therapy and ufos to name a few. These examples are all presented in a standard format. First, a small section is played forwards, and then the reversal is played at three speeds. Other than the speed change, there has been no altering of the sound tracks or enhancing of the sounds. Each backwards section is an exact reverse of the forward section. You can test this by downloading the sound files and reversing them yourself. The speed change is used because reversals tend to run faster than forward speech and the syllable count can often increase. Altering the speed enables some people to hear the reversals easier. It does not alter the sounds of the reversal.

(Please note, some non-approved reverse speech websites use a system of stretching the sound to slow the speed down. This keeps the pitch the same but stretches out the syllables digitally. You can tell if this is done by a minor digital sound in the reversal. This method of slowing down the speed is NOT RECOMMENDED, as it alters the original sound and adds syllables that are not present in the original track. The official Reverse Speech software does not use this method of sound stretching but rather uses true speed change which lowers the pitch of the sound but preserves its initial auditory qualities.)

Some simple examples are presented on this page, and there are many more reversals in our reversal library. Click here to go to this more extensive library.

This site makes use of a Real Audio and Video / Real Player streaming server. You'll need a Real Player to listen to some of the clips on this site. See the Real Audio Web Site to get your own copy of the required software. Most of the recent clips, however, are presented in mp3 format. All you need to do is click on the link and the audio file should play. Failing that you can download these clips and then open them in your mp3 player.

Feel free to use any of these clips you wish. Share them with your friends and put them on your own websites if you wish. All we ask is that you reference the Reverse Speech website if you use any of the clips.

Click on the [Play Stream]icon to listen to the sound clips using our Real Audio Streaming Servers.
Click on the [Download File]icon if you want to actually download the real audio file for later listening.


[Play Stream] [Download File] Neil Armstrong Walks on the Moon 

 Everyone knows Neil Armstrong's famous first words on the moon. But did you know that they say something else when played backwards? Armstrong's words, "That's one small step for man" reverses to say, "Man will space walk." This is a reflection of his logical thoughts at the time. Man will continue to walk into space.  Download mp3 file


[Play Stream] [Download File] Live Commentary of the JFK             Assassination 

Listen to a live commentary of President Kennedy's motorcade route in Dallas, Texas, right at the precise point the assassination occurred. A speech reversal occurs here that says, "He's shot bad. Hold it. Try and look up." This would seem to be the commentator's thoughts at the time. Stop everything and look around (for the gunshots?) Download mp3 file

[Play Stream] [Download File] Sandra Bernhard

Here is a section from a video made by Madonna called Truth and Dare. In this clip her friend, Sandra Bernhardt is talking about some friends she saw the other night. The reversal gives us more information about what happened that night. It says - They pulled out the grass - Download mp3 file

[Play Stream] [Download File] David Oates 

This is what David said about Reverse Speech in 1988, four years after he discovered it. The reversal says: Let's look at that (second of gibberish) All I am inside.  Download mp3 file

[Play Stream] [Download File] Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole resigning from the Senate 

This example contains two sound bites from Bob Dole. The first one before the New Hampshire Primaries. The speech reversal declares his intention to be the 1996 Republican Nominee. It says, "Hear the man that you love do it." (and indeed he did become the nominee) The second sound bite is from his declaration that he is resigning from the Senate. The reversal confirms his genuine comments. It says, "It's an honor"  Download mp3 file

[Play Stream] [Download File] Client Speaks In Reverse to David 

This example was taken from a session David conducted with one of his clients as they discussed some of his reversals. The soundtrack is played forwards then backwards at three speeds, then the entire track is played backwards. Note how the reversal appears in the middle of gibberish. The reversal says, "They will serve you with life, David." This is what speech reversals will do - help us with life.  Download mp3 file


Click to listen to other miscellaneous mp3 Examples

Hillary Clinton - 2006 on the need for new leadership
I surely would fit in

Ronald Reagan - 1987 at Berlin
See the dream

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Governor acceptance speech
Soon I'll beat the law

Giuliani - Innocent, Innocent

Interview - I want to see that letter

Bible teacher, Dr. McGee - My Advice is rancid

Clinton on Iraq - Lets shoot for the assassin

George W. Bush - Senate, they're all first year losers

Reporter at press conference - That man is just an idiot

House fire - The house is on fire (same forwards and backwards)

Sydney fires - I'm exhausted. It was a shock

Child - I'm not telling


Many more examples of reversals can be heard here



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