Here I present and discuss a number of reversals from the Ramseys that have been documented by others and are accessible on the internet.

RS: I done it. It’s a show you’re running  

FS: to ah to immediately look [you know the directions], [and I know] there are other directions being looked at

done it [and I] – ramping energy gives a sense of /d/, and final gives a sense of unreleased /t/. This is reasonable.

I – There is no certainty as to where the reversal begins. Cutting it at this point is a bit opportunistic. One can cut it at [oi] so that there is some resemblance to I. One could cut it at another point so that it may sound like who done it  It can be cut at another point to sound a bit like boy done it. The sound is actually /w/ from ‘know’, not /b/, but perception can allow one to hear /b/. The sound just before it can be cut to sound like The boy done it or Have I done it? Actually the change in acoustic energy indicates that the reversal may begin around this point.

What this begins with, therefore, remains a question.

It’s a show you’re running – this is a possibility; it could also be See a show you’re running 


RS: This is a plan 

FS: They didn’t even [ask, I just said] come

This is a [I just said] – This is possible, however it can just as easily be something else such as death/that is a, or death/that to the – however, the audio quality seems to mask /s/ sibilants.

Plan – this is possible, however it could also be plant 

Following on is

of India 

This section is quite clear. Is it part of the reversal either intrinsically, or added to it? (It almost sounds like it is added as an afterthought). Or does it represent coincidental sounds? If it represents coincidental sounds then one needs to realise that what sounds like language is not always language. The only sentence structure that would make sense with these words is This is a plant/plan of India or even, strangely enough – Death is a plant of India  

There is too much ambiguity to offer likelihood.


RS: And I planned the note 

FS: Patsy Rams[ey, Jonbenet’s mother]

And I – if you start at the beginning of the FS section there is: an’ (th)en I

Plan the note [Jonbenet] – It is possible that plan and note are there, though audio quality excludes any certainty. There is a syllable in the middle; this is documented as the. It is the /b/ in Jonbenet. It can be heard as /m/ in reverse on close examination. So, if the words are plan and note, it sounds something like planemnote. and as /m/ can easily be heard as /n/, then planennote, and then the double [nn] can easily be heard as planenote. This middle syllable is what is assumed to be the. The [ed] is only assumed, as evidence is lacking. However, if [ed] is assumed to be the middle syllable then maybe it is planted, as in I planted note (without the). But the /t/ then will have to be assumed. On top of all this, phoneme ambiguity means that there is no guarantee that it is even plan or planted. /pl/ can also be heard as /t/, for example.

Audio quality reduces any confidence in this reversal.

The reversal doesn’t end at this point, there is a word following that sounds something like did as a kind of confirmation:

An’ (th)en I planted/plan the note, did


RS: I’m the only one  

FS: I can’t believe that we have ever [knowingly met] anyone that can be this vicious

I’m the only one [knowingly met] – this appears to be sound

This is reasonable.

There does seem to language either side of the section, however.

Going in reverse:

And now mean it [anyone]  

But even before this, there are words that sound similar to So ships are leadin’.

Remember you with …… (the ending resemble ‘villamaker’, but seem to be falling into gibberish).

So, what constitutes language here?


RS: I struck her head 

FS: It was the [day after Christma]s so I was going to go visiting

struck her – aft[er Chris]tmas – There is no /t/ in struck. The /r/ has an elevated intensity almost giving it the quality of a hard consonant. The sounds are similar to suckter. It is easy in this case to project the /t/ into the sounds to give struck

head – the /f/ in after can still be clearly heard making it sound similar to fed

Following on is what appears to be just do it tomorrow/let’s do it tomorrow 

A missing phoneme, addition of another, and a phoneme replacement makes it unlikely.


RS: I’m that person/seen that rape 

FS: at least two people on the face of [this Earth that know]

I’m that [that kno]w – The /th/, /t/ and /n/ remain clear in the RS. This means that there is an /n/ followed by a /d/ sound followed bt /th/ sounding something like an death.

person [this Earth] – sounds like the word, except that the final sound is a /d/ if cut out the right point, or /th/ if completely included.

Replaced phonemes makes this unlikely.

Rather than person, the second syllable may begin a reversal as follows:

Said to save the law 

Peo[ple on the face of this] Earth

RS: seen that rape

This is appropriate. However, it may be that the reversal starts earlier. Also, it sounds like ‘callous you’ following, possibly ‘careless’ but more like ‘callous’.


RS: we now fool you 

FS: we will find you

This is reasonable, although, the short vowel and its articulation can produce full instead of fool


RS: We’re lyin’ in their defence 

FS: There’[s never been any other] projection, any other source

We’re could also be you’re.  /l/ in ‘lyin’ can be perceived easily on release of /o/ and onset of /th/ in ‘other’. However, there is an evident /th/ or /f/ which occurs. If this was included we would end up with something like thyin/fyin/thain/fain.  In some way the th/f sound needs to be included. It could be You’re/We’re fine with an intonation change giving fine a double vowel, or it could be Worth lyin’. With defence, the /d/ is perceivable in the ramping up in reverse of the /v/ release, while the onset of /v/ disappears in the fricative noise. The /f/ occurs in the ramping up energy of the release of /n/, and /n/ occurs at /n/ in ‘never’. The poor audio quality may have contributed a little to this.

We have here, ignoring audio quality, a statement with very good prosody, but a /th/ or /f/ alters the reversal. Alternatives are – Worth lyin’ in their defence, and You’re/We’re fine in their defence


RS: Sliced her up; rapist 

FS: [To sit there] [by ourselves]

Sliced her up [by ourselves] – this is there

(Her) rapist [to sit there] – There is her at the beginning. Although one can perceive /p/, the sound is actually /th/. The audio may increase perception of a stop consonant. Although there is /t/ in ‘to’ in the FS at the place of the final in rapist, it presents a disjointed noise. Nevertheless, it is reasonably there.


RS: Our rape hurt 

FS: [that er care abou]t us

Our is oh, but addition of /r/ helps to give a general perception of our. The documented reversal has left the /t/ from FS  ‘about’ as the initial, making it sound like though (but addition of the /r/ once again changes perception of the vowel to one in thou). The /t/ is actually the ending of a prior word that is not included – said. 

/k/ occurs as in rake. Perception of /p/ occurs on release of [er] in the FS. This has the ability to drown out the /k/ allowing perception of rape. A /t/ does occur at the end allowing perception of hurt.


In the wash up, it is possible there was planning involving (or the note planted). It is possible they are not being truthful – running a show, and perhaps lying in some others’ defence, and perhaps being fooled. I’m the only one’ could refer to something else rather than pointing the finger at Patsy as the murderer, and striking her head and being that person lack the efficacy to be acceptable.

A number of positive, potential reversals occur in ‘Alexanders’ testimony on Reverse Speech sessions with David Oates. I have included those here. I will also attempt to make an interpretation. Other language-like strings were found, but have not been included. This is the link:

RS: ¹and they chartered wolf in this issue ²Nail the thunder cell/Nail the thunder, sell

FS: We now have two viable programs, one of ¹[which is in full production], the other which will be going online soon at the end of the year, so that ²[was another win], in my opinion, for David.

I assume it is ‘chartered’ rather than ‘charted’, or alternatively another word like ‘shuttered’. I assume also that there is ‘ed’ as there is a gap between /r/ and /w/ in ‘wolf’. I also assume it is /ch/ and not /sh/. Of course, sometimes, ‘and they’, is ‘n ney’. In FS speech there is often a degree of assimilation of /th/ with /n/ before it. ‘n ney’ is assumed to be ‘and they’.   in this issue

At the end of ‘nail’ one may hear an /l/ or /w/ as in ‘now’, or both. I assume it to be ‘nail’. Nail the thunder cell/sell

The reversals may mean power was conferred to the wolf and the wolf utilised in the issue. As for the second reversal, it depends on the meaning of ‘nail’. If ‘thunder cell’, as a thunderstorm cell is a negative event, ‘nail’ could mean securing, holding down the cell so that the storm doesn’t impact. Alternatively, the sessions have allowed her to release power, for example, through speaking strongly and with conviction – ‘nail’ here would mean getting it right, doing it successfully. ‘They’ occurred in half of these reversals on this page.  ‘They’ may refer to the unconscious, which may be seen as a group rather than a single entity. ‘They’ in the various reversals here would show that the unconscious was accessed produce changes.


RS: Now I’m the court and I give acts to the force

FS: we began our work and this was the first time as I said that I had worked with David, I really did not know what to expect; I was not sceptical because I like to think of my[self as having an open mind] …

There is /p/ at /c/ in ‘court’. While the labial /p/ can be heard, I am assuming that it is meant to be ‘court’ rather than ‘port’. ‘Acts’ is not a strong example, with no obvious /k/ produced, but again, I assume it to be. If one listens to short extracts of forward speech, imprecise phonemes occur as well.    to the force 

She has melded that aspect that has the power and authority to govern , make laws etc, and can use the force to act on.


RS: Now flick your fingers, ahh, let elf sit

FS: Although [it’s quite a significant fin]ancial commitment to take a chunk of his time to address your problems, you get his full attention, he’s very responsive to emails …

Making something happen easily and suddenly, but with the idea that you have the power to do so. Making the magical but mischievous and potentially harmful part of oneself stop acting (sit).

Perhaps flicking fingers is making something happen easily and suddenly, but with the idea that you have the power to do so. Letting the elf sit is making the magical but mischievous and potentially harmful part of oneself stop acting (sit) to her detriment.


RS: and they made to look. Grow surf 

FS: I first worked with David just about 12 months ago in October of 2013; I called him because I had one very urgent concern .

Once again, ‘they’ is used. This indicates that the attention of the unconscious was gained and utilised to promote her life energy. ‘to look’ is fast at the end before the start of the 2nd comment directly after. Because it continues on to ‘grow’, how ‘to look’ is expressed is quite normal. Also, there is a perceptible /t/ after ‘made’.


RS: Then they lock now. Seal good (or Feel good). 

FS: If you have an intractable problem that’s of vital concern to yourself, [don’t waste time, call David].

/g/ is ambiguous, but I assume it is that. ‘They’ (unconscious) locked in the changes (made permanent) that occurred through session work. This seals good, or she feels good.


Recently I have been examining speech reversals on the internet. It is clear that there is a plethora of examples that are ambiguous or obviously incorrect. Clearly, projection is occurring. Yet, some responders on the various sites indicate agreement with examples while others oppose. I have to assume that concurrence with highly dubious reversals is a case of priming which Mark Newbrooke claimed was a factor in hearing reversals. This is where the words are given to the listener beforehand, and this influences the listener’s perception. The listener perceives a syllable count, hears some phonemes or allophonic variations that are within linguistic limits, and the remainder is projected into; the mind adds the necessary sounds, and/or deletes others so that a recognisable string of language occurs. Furthermore, there are many reversals that are of 2 to 5 words, Out of the multitudinous strings of speech occurring each day, it is not unreasonable to expect short language-like strings from the reversed sounds that are simply coincidental occurrences. 

So, projection occurs; priming occurs, too. Short strings of speech are not all that remarkable – often they are just the reverse of the sounds of the forward speech, and probably occur when different people say it, or there are a couple of ambiguous sounds that allows the mind to fill in the ‘right’ sounds. But, with all that said, does this mean that there is nothing genuine about reversed speech? Not necessarily. It means projection is an issue. It means that there are plenty of poor or ‘shaky’ examples around. 

Amongst all the valueless apparent language, there is some pretty powerful stuff, and stuff that occurs in much longer strings of language, that I believe, are reasonably there within linguistic bounds. It is these longer strings that ‘separate the men from the boys’ so to speak. 

This is why I continue to look at Reverse Speech.

Then to fuck her on your silver 

FS: … my wonderful wife Karen, our son Michael and his fiancé Sarah, our daughter Audrey, far away, and our daughter Charlotte. I could not be here without them. And I’m deeply grateful to the American people [for placing their confidence] in this team ….

The reversal could indicate Pence’s excitement of reaching the White House, the step up and the prestige of it. The silver would represent that prestige with fantasised sex with his wife on the White House dining table surrounded by the silver. The forward speech at that point speaks of the American people placing their confidence in them, so the reversal could indicate some immaturity in regard to the position, or a sense that people won’t know what they are really up to.

Another possible reversal, which comes before the one above in the FS direction is:

Now we’re off 

This could just indicate that the election has been won and he and (his family?) are on their way to the White House.


Silver gets in it. Her and I our helm. Yeah, see you in Dallas.  

[So let me say], it is [my high honour], [and distinct privilege] to introduce to you the President-elect of the United States …

For the sake of clarity, I have removed the 2 short syllables after ‘helm’, which appears to be ‘city’, with the expectation that it won’t affect meaning. There appears to be a pattern in the set of reversals from his victory speech, where he speaks of both he and his wife and the power and prestige of his position. There is a reference to ‘silver’ again, and synthesised with the other reversal above on ‘silver’, would refer to being in the White House. Note that ‘silver’ comes behind different words in the two reversals. He speaks of being at the ‘helm’, that is, in a position of leadership and control. Interestingly, he refers to Dallas, which could refer to assassination. Taken together, this may demonstrate some belief that assassination (of Trump) could occur, resulting in his position at the ‘helm’.


¹You feel may have found me out – ²Her and I – ³Self screwed him, a foul so lost in it  – ⁴They deserve wound and they kill; is that high crime?   

FS: A⁴[merica has elected a new president], ³[and it’s almost hard for me to express] ²[the honour] ¹[that I and my family fe]el, that we will have the privilege to serve as your Vice President.

I have removed an extraneous ‘tail’ syllable at the end of each of the first two reversals. Sometimes a ‘tail’ syllable occurs in RS, and can be chopped off the end. In the first reversal, Pence probably feels he is hiding something. Again he refers to his wife (Her and I). The next reversal could refer to Trump – Trump’s own self screwed causing inappropriate/unwise etc behaviour/actions. The pronoun ‘they’ used twice in the final reversal makes it confusing who it refers to.


Late October, Hillary Clinton responds to the news that the FBI will release more emails, which have some connection to her aide Huma Abedin.

There is a reversal at the start of her news conference that may say ‘spy Huma fly’ 

There is no issue with ‘spy’ or ‘fly’. The other word is close to Huma, but is somewhat imprecise; nevertheless it is worthwhile considering. There is a diphthong vowel produced in the FS word ‘perhaps’ – one vowel is an acceptable version for the vowel in ‘Huma’ (the vowel pronunciation changes according to language group of the person); however, there is a lower, more centralised vowel similar to [a] as well. In the FS, [p] is produced in ‘perhaps’ after [m] in ‘from’ The [p] tends to get ‘swallowed up’ by the [m], however it leaves a bit of a ‘jump’ at that point. There is [f] at the end, however, this seems to attach itself to another word ‘fly’.

Here are a couple more from Clinton’s media comment.

Snag her finger; see if I name; in the chamber 

FS: Even Director Comey noted that this new in[formation may not be significant], so let’s get it out.

If any of it is genuine, snag would mean getting fingers caught/entangled; fingers may indicate ‘having fingers in something’ or the fact that fingers are used to write and send emails; ‘see if I name’ could relate to what information may come out of the emails; ‘in the chamber’ could mean that she may have to account for this in a legal environment.

Hidden the chalice and they guessed it  

FS: we’re going to continue to discuss wha[t’s at stake in this election be]cause I believe it’s one of the most consequential elections ever.

If not chalice, it may be showers. Chalice is more appropriate. A chalice is a container that holds something sacred; it has been hidden, but now (people) are guessing what is going on.

I would like to discuss a reversal released recently. It was documented as

And I shall be killed, and is spoken by Donald Trump. One group considered it to be ‘killed’, and others considered it to be ‘healed’. 

In the forward speech he says ‘great people’. The contentious word is behind ‘great’.

RS is very much about speech perception (which is also true for FS). Here, what is happening phonetically is that a vowel is being produced in the area of the target point in the FS word ‘great’. Trump’s tongue is rising towards articulation at the alveolar ridge so as to produce [t]. However, assimilation occurs with the following [p] in ‘people’, that is, rather than the tongue completing articulation with the alveolar ridge, articulation moves straight to a labial one [p].

But going back to the vowel … there are three short vowel sounds occurring. Working in reverse of the forward speech, a short vowel sound as in ‘bit’ is produced, followed by an [a]. This comes from the diphthong vowel produced in ’great’. Following  that, is a high back [oo] as a result of the [r] in the forward speech (The onset of [r] after [g] produces some rounding of the mouth). The [oo] gives a sense of [l] in reverse through the position of the tongue.

The continuous vocalic signal helps to give people the perception of a [h]. There is no hard [k].  In regard to [k], the closest consonant to it in the FS is the [t] in ‘great’. When the primary acoustic or phonetic cue that causes people to hear a [t] is missing, one may hear [k] or alternatively [p] in its place. In fact, this type of event is probably an important part of RS. It is possible that a key frequency formant of the vowel occurring at the target is within the perception zone of a k + vowel combination. There is also a ramping up of energy at the onset of the vowel in the RS, which contributes to perception of a ‘burst’. These are possible reasons why some hear [k].

If you listen to the larger forward speech section in reverse, following the contentious word (or beginning where the (ed) is documented) is the [g] in the forward speech.This produces a nasal [ng] sound in reverse. Following that, sounds like ‘miss me’, however ‘me’ is actually ‘ve’. Listening to the whole section, the nasal sound seems to disappear. 

Without ‘miss (v)e’ you can hear the nasal sound 

I have taken an interest in a webpage on I have listened to a few of the reversals. I am not conspiracy-minded myself, but I would like to make comments about some the reversals presented, as well as present some more that lie behind the forward speech.

The numbered reversals are the reversals documented on the webpage, while BA is my take on what is there. Reversal 1 etc refers to the Reversal number on the webpage.

Reversal 1

  1. Ah, it sucks
  2. Apollo 11 not perfect. Ah, it sucks

BA: Apollo he/who left on a carpet. Ah, it sucks    


When splitting into two sections, I can hear language that is like “Apollo 11” (11 roughly so), and “no perfect” (without [t] in ‘not’).  “Perfect” is possible, however, I put forward the possibility of “carpet” – the initial consonant may be heard as [p], but also [k]. Rather than“11”, it could be “he left on”, or “who left on” – if “who” the bilabial approximate [w] comes off the rounded final vowel in “Apollo”. Here it is as “he/who left on a And. rather than “not”, it becomes  o[n a].

This occurred at lift off. If “carpet”, it sounds like a fantasy as in “magic carpet ride”. Whether one wants to interpret that as just that – a fantasy – and therefore not really happening, or, alternatively,  as an expression of the magical and brilliant event that was occurring, flying into the sky …. that will be determined by the bent of one’s character.


Reversal 3

  1. Bad rapport. Can I come in?
  2. Bad rapport, do I come in?

BA: I’m from/Come from camera 4; but I come in?  


It could be “camera 4” rather than bad rapport . The initial sound is a wildcard and can be heard differently; however [c] is just as likely as anything else. [m], [r], as well as [f], and [or] in “4” come from the sounds in “roll from” in the FS

It is very fast, but I agree with “I come init is the first word that is unknown, and it could represent different words. It has a bilabial quality, so I am going to assume ‘but’ 

There are words preceding which appear to be part of the reversal with “camera 4”. They start when Klondike finishes talking – “I’m from” or “Come from” or “I come”, but it is not clear 

In this case, this would refer to the capturing of the lift off through the organisation and direction of the cameras.Note in the forward speech the speaker said something about get a roll …….


Reversal 5

  1. Hyena Paranoid 

BA: The outfit cuff you/Ryena(‘s) paranoid 


First, there is a reversal before it – The outfit cuff you. Of course, ‘cuff’ someone would indicate limiting a person’s ability to take action/say something etc. “Outfit” would be the organisation. At the end of this and the onset of the next reversal, there is an [r], so it comes out as Ryena(‘s) paranoid. [R] cannot be separated from it.  It sounds like the name of a female.

There is another reversal: Fire, [I] was in the co(ck)pit (cockpit). Alternatively, it would have to be File was in the co(ck)pit. There is a small syllable in between ‘Fire’ and ‘’was’’, which I will assume to be “I” 

Fire    I was in the co(ck)pit 

If File    was in the co(ck)pit  


Reversal 7

  1. Man will space walk

BA: Never space walk(s), (I) know that


I think “Man will” is “Never”. Never – [N] comes from ma[n]; m in [m] remains a fricative in the RS – the mouth moves towards a  labial position, but  frication continues to occur giving an sense of the labial [v] in ne[v]er. In the FS [f] is “for” disappears.

Here it is without the [N], as ‘ever‘   Here it is with the [N] included Never

It is possible there is meant to be an [s] sibilant at the end of “space walk“ and it is space walks”; however, this is not necessarily so, and can be seen as space walk, also.  

Then there is the word “know” followed by a possible “that” disappearing into poor audio quality. There is a very short syllable before “know” that is like an unpronounced schwa. This may or may not be meant as “I”. I know that  

With “never”, I find a consistency in the emotional expression of the whole message. There is almost a feeling of pained thought or sorrow in the way the reversal is uttered.

As a future tense, “man will” would appear inaccurate as man had already space walked. Neil Armstrong, though, never did space walk, while Buzz Aldrin did. Therefore, it may simply refer to the fact that he had not, or in fact ever would space walk.


Reversal 10

  1. There is shit.
  2. There is shit. We need to fry the head. Near blood. It’s terrible.

BA: Near pod, it’s terrible. They’re ashamed o’ that. There is shit. They/He knew to/need to buy/fry the head.  


There may be a reversal before “There is shit”, although it is not all clear and it is ‘disintegrating’ towards the end:

They’re ashamed o’ that 

Here is They’re ashamed o(f). In natural speech, [f] can be left off 

Here is that. Although messy, it is possible 

The alveolar in the middle is messy, but ‘need to’ is possible, and it could even be heard as ‘nigger’. But it called be “knew to”.

There is shit; they knew 

to buy/fry the head 

In regard to ‘blood’, there is an [l] in ‘develop’ from the FS. However, I believe it disappears to a significant degree in the RS, and the RS has become “pod” (a cross between [b] and [p]). Near pod, it’s terrible 

Pod could refer to either the re-entry vehicle or the Lunar module. “Head” does not necessarily refer to a human head, but could be machinery.



Reversal 14

  1. In a movie now

BA: Let’s kiss old Sue/who in a movie now/First now kiss her 


There is a lot more happening around these words. It appears to start Let’s kiss old Sue/who in a movie now. On listening you notice that it is particularly hard to catch “Sue who”, and instead may be heard as ‘server’. However, I have consistently come across this in RS, where one reversal statement ends, and the next follows immediately on, and general listening does not capture that break. Separated, it comes out as follows:

(L)et’s kiss old Sue 

Who in a movie now 

This is followed by First now kiss her 

However, this may not be all. Following on immediately is possibly:

Surf with her from (Churliss) (I have written it as it sounds. It may not mean anything, however).  

And, the whole lot together:

Let’s kiss old Sue/who in a movie now/First now kiss her/ Surf with her from Sherliss. 

So, it seems, the whole time, Aldrin’s subconscious is thinking about a girl from his past. As he said in the FS, ‘sequence of rendezvous maneouvres’, lol. This shows that what comes from the subconscious may not be about the topic at hand, but a trigger occurs from the topic creating a past memory experience.


Reversal 15

  1. My fraud 

BA: [K]ill the ships/Concert to my fraud


There is [h] about the start, but the force can give one the perception of [k]. It may or may not be a reversal. Before ‘my fraud’ is “Concert to’’, which indicates a mutual agreement to the fraud. Concert to my fraud 

The initial is also heard as an alveolar like [t] or [d]. I put forward the possibility that is is meant to be a [k] initial in ‘concert’.


Reversal 6

Documented reversal: Joke engineered now  


An overall listening gives a sense of the documented reversal. However, there is a double syllable occurring where ‘en’ is documented. This is behind the FS a[s you get]. In reverse there are the sounds of “take – izh”. “gineered” is dominating, so the mind can gloss over this to hear just “engineered”. So, the issue here is, was the subconscious actually producing “engineered”?

I cannot be confident of that. I will try an alternative. Over 6 seconds, there appears to be a group of reversals. This starts with:

Her die, but gal fell off or Her life but gal fell off  In this case the alveolar in ‘’life” is meant to be [l]. ‘Her die’ is not grammatically correct. However, I recognise that this may occur at times.

There was joke/They’re a joke  In deciding which one, one has to decide if there is supposed to be [s] on the end of “was”. This is quite reasonable as it would tend to combine with the [j]. There is also a [w] formed from the rounded vowel in “to” in the FS. Nevertheless, “They’re a” is also reasonable. Is it meant to be “joke”. Yes, possibility; it comes behind “close to”, so the [k] comes from [c] and the [j] comes from the combination of the sounds clo[se t]o. Note, the word “then” appears to occur first, however I did not include it for sake of clarity, and because its removal doesn’t affect meaning.

Injured, neared now  I will assume “injured” is the beginning of the next comment. “neared now” is a question of whether it belongs with “injured” or the next comment, “The Earth, the Earth”. There is no pause after “injured”, however, I am unconcerned about that as one comment following another does not always have a pause, in my experience. Of course, this also may be heard as “engineered now”. But note – there is an syllable between “joke” and “engineered” (“take” mentioned above, leaving the sound “izh” or “ezh” as the beginning of “engineered”). I am uncomfortable that there would be an extra syllable as gibberish, unless it was meant to be incorporated into the first syllable of “engineered”, but is just imprecise.

The Earth, the Earth 

Armstrong descends the ladder on the LEM. His subconscious may remember a female who fell, where maybe a joke as played, and she was injured (maybe even died). In this case the movement down the ladder triggered the subconscious meandering. With “The Earth, the Earth”, his subconscious may again have come back to the current situation.

However, if it is “They’re a joke”, this may not have anything to do with the scenario just mentioned. If it is meant to be “engineered now”, then it may read as “They’re a joke – engineered now – The Earth, the Earth”.