Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)
Electric Voice phenomena or EVP is an unexplained event in which voices or other noises imprint on an electronic recording device. Many people think this is one of the ways that the dead may contact the living, while others think it may be caused by electronic interference. The majority of the time nothing is heard by people while recording in the area but, upon review, voices or noises are found on the recording when it is played back at a later time.
One of the many theories given is that spirits speak at a higher frequency that is not heard by the naked ear but can be picked up by recording devices. I personally feel that this theory only explains part of the phenomena. I have to wonder how, if its being recorded at a higher frequency we can hear it on playback when a standard recorder wouldn’t change the frequency, meaning that is still out of the humans range of hearing. I think EVP’s have more to do with energy. When we as living individuals speak, sound is created with the vibrations of our vocal cords using our own energy and air. When a spirit speaks, or tries to, the energy is still there but they don’t have the necessary vibration of vocal cords. But, the key is that The Energy Is Still There! We can record this energy with a microphone which, in case you didn’t know, is just a backwards speaker. When the microphone hits the energy of the spirit trying to communicate, their energy causes the paper in the microphone to vibrate (instead of vocal cords) and, although we can’t hear the process, the microphone “hears” the vibration and can then record a new EVP. I think this makes a lot more sense and I hope that me trying to explain my take on the subject didn’t leave you sitting there scratching your head.
That being said…
I will be posting EVP’s that we have recorded over the years in the Posts to follow and I hope that you enjoy them and welcome you to question what you are hearing. Just please remember that Electronic Voice Phenomena or EVPs are speculative and by their very nature open to the interpretation of an individual listener. I will be posting what we think we are hearing with each EVP but our interpretation is what we, as individuals, are hearing and only one of the possible conclusions for each of the EVPs.
Kevin – Historicghost