What is an EVP
Electronic Voice Phenomena or EVP are thought to be voices of spirits
made audible through white noise machines or election recorders. The
voices are usually brief, a word or short sentence. Some investigators
report that you can actually ask the spirit or ghosts questions and
receive answers. Mainstream science does not research EVP and it is
limited to research by the paranormal community. Electronic Voice phenomena
were originally called Raudive voices after Konstantin Raudive, an investigator
who popularized the voice recording phenomena. Some researchers speculate
that because spirits are unable to communicate with humans because it
would take too much energy they are able to use less energy and imprint
information on recording media. Another explanation for EVP is psychic
echoes from the past, psychokinesis unconsciously produced by living
people or pareidolia, which is the interpretation of random sounds into
voices, like audible matrixing. Others speculate EVP are voices of aliens
trying to contact earth, faulty equipment and hoaxes.
EVP has become a popular tool among paranormal investigators. The phenomenon
of EVP has been popularized by various movies such as White noise, the
Sixth Sense, the fictional television show Supernatural, and the reality
show Ghost Hunters. Some EVP experimenters state that the portable digital
recorder is the best choice when conducting experiments. EVP experimenters
state that EVP typically only occur when there is noise in the audio
circuits of the device used, many believe that this noise itself is
used to produce the EVP. Many experimenters will use two recorders for
this reason, such as a digital recorder and a video camera.
Reviewing the Evidence
When listening to your evidence, remember or better yet write down
where you were or announce it on the recorder. Know your surroundings.
Make sure you take into account the location of the investigation, are
you in an old hotel with poor insulation and many drafts? Are you outside
where noises could carry or in a theater which is designed for large
audiences and will have sound carry? Take into account how many people
are in the room, were there people laughing or talking in the next room?
Was there someone coughing or even walking around? This can be mistaken
for an EVP.
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