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A request to make donations to HGWI

The other night as I was meeting with people at House on Horror Hill I was talking about how we do everything we do without ever charging the people we are trying to help.  The conversation continued across how we investigate, EVP’s, past and future investigations and how excited we are to finally be able to investigate The Willard Library in Evansville, Indiana after a 9 year wait.  I told them how this location was the sole reason they were sitting in HGWI’s base trailer that night.  I explained that because of me studying the library I decided to start my own group and that soon HGWI was born.  I talked about how we were going to be doing a fund raiser here and there to help with the money to take the trip. It was at this point that one of the guests asked “So you guys travel all the time to help people but never ask for money?  And now, you are going to do your dream investigation…  How can we help and donate some money?”  I was honestly floored!  I covered up my surprise with a quick joke of “There will be button on the site tomorrow” but inside I was truly touched.  Someone offering to help us out of the goodness of their hearts and today, as I type this, I realize if this is how families we try to help feel then I am truly blessed.  I will honor these individuals request for a button so people can help us out with the expenses of our travels, and so some of you can help us with this amazing opportunity to finally investigate somewhere that is personally so special to me.  Check out the “Help HGWI” page if you’d like to help.

House on Horror Hill EVP

12088201_901930526567191_4542517945072976910_nThis EVP was recorded during our investigation of the House on Horror Hill in Alpharetta, GA.  The story behind this EVP and investigation that night is an interesting one.  This investigation was put together last minute because of the activity that was encountered during the house being open as a haunted house.  Several groups of guests came to us to report seeing a dark figure in one of our rooms.  It was when the actors in that room also starting reporting activity that we decided to put together an investigation after the house closed.   This EVP was captured at the end of our investigation and it was actually recorded on three of the teams recorders.

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On this EVP we hear “Who’s the Bitch”. What makes this EVP such an interesting one is how loud it is and that it sounds as loud and as clear as the other voices in the room. None of the investigators heard anything at the time this was recorded and if someone on the team yelled “who’s the Bitch” there would have been some type of reaction from other team members.

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To hear more about this EVP and the investigation on which it was recorded please come by the House on Horror Hill during the weekends of October. We usually have our base unit set up in front of the house. This give us the perfect location to meet with the public and talk about investigations, play EVP’s and answer questions. This investigation is almost always a part of that discussion.

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The Pirate’s House EVP

EVP saying "Go Home"

People always ask me if we ever record voices saying our names and how it feels when you hear that. This EVP was captured by Ed during our investigation of The Pirate’s House in Savannah, GA and it happens to be one of the ones that says my name. I have to admit it’s both kind of cool and a little freaky to hear your name being said by something we can’t see. It also helps show that the haunting is more than likely an intelligent haunting instead of something residual.
This recording is little bit longer and runs about 5 seconds with the EVP starting just past 3 seconds.

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We hear my name… “Kevin”

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Be sure to listen to more of the EVP’s on the website for other EVP’s where our names are mentioned.

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Hell’s Church #1 – 2 EVP’s

EVP saying "Go Home"

Laurie captured these two EVPs during our investigation of Hell’s Church.  The first was recorded as her team was investigating the pavilion behind the Church. It was at the back of this pavilion that several members her team had very uneasy feelings and felt that they were being watched. It’s interesting to note that when we compared the investigation logs from both teams we found that they had both noted similar feelings in the same location.  It is in this location that Laurie recorded this EVP.

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We hear “turn around and get back!” This EVP starts just after Michele says “not that I…”.

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Laurie captured the second EVP as both teams were walking back to the pavilion at Hell’s Church to get more readings. They were discussing the fact that both teams had gotten uneasy feelings in that area and laughing about it. Obviously, someone felt that we did not heed his prior warning. Listen just after the laugh.

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We hear “I Warned You!” This EVP starts just after the laughing.

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Museum in Marietta, EVP

MariettaSquareforWeb5We recorded this EVP during an investigation of one of the museums on the Marietta Square.  This particular museum wishes to remain nameless and we will always respect that.  We do have permission to release findings so long as they don’t contradict the agreement we have.

On the night of this investigation we investigated using two teams, the first team was made up of three investigators, all male, and once their sweep was complete the second team entered the building.  The second team had one female on it and was conducted by our Director and Assistant Director.  The EVP you are about to hear was captured by the second team.

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We hear “la gringa” which in Spanish for American or White Female

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What are EVP’s?

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

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Saint James Episcopal Cemetery Picture

This picture was taken by Michele as we were investigating The Saint James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, GA. She immediately saw what she had captured and notified the group. Kevin asked her to take several more shots from the same area to try to determine what she could have photographed. The next shot is included and the only additional lights are small reflections of her flash coming from a tombstones in the background. The second shot was taken about a minute after the first. Kevin was just to the left of her shooting video under infrared as she was taking this picture. He recorded nothing to the right of the statue when both the first and second shots were taken.
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What do you think?

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Blackshear Home #1 EVP

Michele got this EVP during our first investigation of a home in Blackshear, GA.

 
She actually captured two voice’s on top of each other. We can’t rule out the louder voice being one of us though it sounds more like an EVP and is completely out of place in the full recording.  Listen closely and you will hear the loud voice (or EVP) covering the part of the first word of the second EVP. (Hope that makes sense)

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HGWI never enhances our recordings in any way when presenting them either to the public or to the owners of a location. We don’t speed them up or slow them down or play them backwards. But, as I got ready to post this EVP tonight, 10 years later, I wanted to see if I could isolated the second EVP from the first. I eliminated all the sounds higher than and lower than the EVP. Please note that the EVP itself was still never touched. I only removed frequencies around the EVP but did no enhancements to the actual sounds of the EVP.

This also makes the first EVP to be played for the public that isn’t in its raw form. Let me know what you think below.

ISOLATED EVP

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We hear “Ok, Go for help!” in this EVP. Part of what makes this EVP special to us is that we learned that the home was the site of an awful tragedy in 1910. Could this be us hearing a moment shortly after where he is telling someone to go get help? .

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Anthony’s Restaurant EVP’s

These EVPs were recorded during our investigations of Anthony’s Fine Dining, in Buckhead, GA and were featured on the Montel Williams Halloween Special for 2006..

EVP 1

Ed recorded this EVP during our first investigation of the restaurant. In this recording you will hear the EVP in the middle of some of our investigators discussing part of the investigation.

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We hear “Go Home”

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EVP 2

This EVP was also recorded during our first investigation of the restaurant. In this recording you will hear Melanie say “What was that?” which is immediately followed by the EVP. Note that this EVP is Very faint.

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We hear “Gotcha”

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Hot Dog Heaven EVP

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This EVP was recorded during our investigation of a Hot Dog Heaven, in Woodstock, Georgia.

Laurie recorded this EVP during her teams sweep of the restaurant. The area in which this EVP was captured both sensitives reported feeling a presence (both sensitives were on separate teams). Listen closely, this is still one of our favorite EVPs to date.

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We hear “Yes, Ma’am” in an old fashion “southern” accent. This is an amazing EVP and it’s amazing to even hear an accent.

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