EVP stands for electronic voice Phenomenon, and is one of many procedures used by Paranormal Investigators to capture possible evidence of spirit activity in a location. The theory is, that spirits can sometimes speak on a different wavelength than we can hear with our own ears. However, these voices or sounds can sometimes be heard when the audio recording is played back. Any device that has the ability to record audio can be used, however, digital audio recorders tend to work better.
It is always a good idea to have at least one recorder running as soon as you enter the location, and to leave it running until you leave the location. There is no way to tell when a spirit may be trying to say something, and you definitely do not want to miss out on potential evidence. It is also a good idea to wait a few minutes before speaking when entering a room. If a spirit is trying to greet you, you don’;t want to be rude and talk over top of what it may be saying. You should also allow 30 seconds to a minute after asking a question to give the spirit a chance to answer, if it is able to.
I know the next thing can be hard, but try not to ask questions pertaining to their death. The spirit may not realize they are dead, plus, mentioning this could bring up hurtful memories. Keep in mind that these spirits were once people just like you, and asking hurtful questions could not only hurt their feelings, but possibly even cause a violent reaction.
Make sure you are aware of items and situations that may cause noises that can be explained, and please make sure you mention them when they happen. The person who is reviewing the audio will thank you. It will save them a lot of time trying to figure out what a strange growl is, when in reality, it was just someone burping or farting. It is also important to try to speak in a normal voice instead of whispering or shouting. I have heard both and tried to figure out the cause, only to find out that it was another team member making the noise.
Lastly, when you are reviewing audio, make sure you pay very close attention to any noise that is out of the ordinary. If you hear what sounds like a voice, but can’;t make out what it is saying, try amplifying the section of audio or slowing it down. I have even gotten clear voices when reversing the audio clip.
I hope this article has helped give you some ideas to try when trying to capture EVP’;s. Feel free to contact me for any additional information you may need. Happy hunting!