EVP Message
Accidental Capture At Home

EVP Message
Accidental Capture At Home

While trying to debunk a recording that was done at the cemetery, the wife and I rerecorded what words she had said so we could take a closer look and see if they would sound the same. Anyhow this new recording was done here at home and not at any cemetery. What I hear could be different from what you hear.

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings. Common sources of EVP include static, stray radio transmissions, and background noise. Some have claimed these sounds are of paranormal origin, while there are natural explanations such as apophenia (finding significance in insignificant phenomena), auditory pareidolia (interpreting random sounds as voices in their own language), equipment artefacts, or simple hoaxes.

Recordings of EVPs are often created from background sound by increasing the gain (i.e. sensitivity) of the recording equipment.

Portable digital voice recorders are currently the technology of choice for EVP investigators.

Since these devices are very susceptible to Radio Frequency (RF) contamination, EVP enthusiasts sometimes try to record EVP in RF- and sound-screened rooms.

Nevertheless, in order to record EVP there has to be noise in the audio circuits of the device used to produce the EVP.

For this reason, those who attempt to record EVP often use two recorders that have differing quality audio circuitry and rely on noise heard from the poorer quality instrument to generate EVP.

Some EVP enthusiasts describe hearing the words in EVP as an ability, much like learning a new language. Skeptics say that the claimed instances are all either hoaxes or misinterpretations of natural phenomena.

EVP and ITC (Instrumental Trans-Communication) are seldom researched within the scientific community and, as ideas, are generally derided by scientists when asked.

Investigation of EVP is the subject of hundreds of regional and national groups and Internet message boards. Paranormal investigator John Zaffis claims, "There's been a boom in ghost hunting ever since the Internet took off."

Investigators, equipped with electronic gear—like EMF meters, video cameras, and audio recorders—scour reportedly haunted venues, trying to uncover visual and audio evidence of ghosts. Many use portable recording devices in an attempt to capture EVP.