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EVP Electronic Voice Phenomena

Electronic Voice Phenomenon or EVP for short are recordings of voices or sounds that are not heard with the human ear. They are first discovered when the recording is played back. These voices and sounds are not from people or animals present at the time of the recording. They are also not radio communications. Let us repeat that: they are not recordings of radio communications. This fact will disturb some people but let us explain.

The PRG-HH uses dictation devices without any means of intercepting radio signals. They record only speech frequencies (300Hz to 4KHz). Our ears are also tuned to this spectrum. Of course, this is logical. Otherwise we would not hear each other or our recordings.

The PRG-HH dictation devices are built for microphone recordings only. A microphone vibrates to these frequencies and turns them into electrical charges which are then sampled with 44KHz creating a digital signal and this is saved. The recording has also CD Quality. By playback, is this process reversed and the electrical pulses are fed to a speaker producing „Sound“. This characteristic is important when it comes to analyzing the recording. Radio reception is not possible. Many critics are of the opinion that that recorded EVPs are nothing more than received radio stations. But with our dictation devices it is not physically or in Physics possible.

Speech and music are between 300 Hertz and 4,000 Hertz. These frequencies are much too low to transmit and travel any distance regardless of the signal strength (Watts). One needs a carrier signal. The carrier signal is higher than than the frequency for the

Information (speech, data or music). The information is modulated (AM, FM, etc.), practically interlaced, into the carrier signal and then transmitted over an antenna. In order to receive these radio signals, it is necessary to have an antenna cut to the frequency spectrum being received, a receiver tuned for the exact carrier frequency and a Demodulation circuit to retrieve the information out of the carrier signal. The first radio signal containing speech or music is ca. 137KHz, Long Wave Radio, but the information (speech or music) is modulated in this carrier signal and it is impossible to hear them without the necessary antenne, receiver and Demodulation circuit.Radio stations use much higher carrier frequencies but the principle is the same.

Even if it was possible for the Information to separate itself naturally from the carrier frequency, which it can’t, our ears wold be bombarded with conversations and music from radio stations, amateur rdaio stations, aviation- police-, ship-, and emergency calls on a daily basis just by standing outdoors and listening. Thank Goodness that this is not possible! When using dictation devices with cassettes, it is always necessary to use new cassettes in order to avoid overlapping recordings.

The very first EVPs were recorded using reel to reel recorders and researchers at the time thought that EVPs resulted because the magnetic band and the magnetic recording process. Because of the success of recording EVPs using digital, electronic dictation devices today, this theory has been disproved.

The PRG-HH is only interested in recordings/EVPs that are clear and distinct without amplification, filtering or manipulation. We have also experimented with “White Noise” and hearing amplifiers but we have yet to retrieve an EVP with better quality or frequency than our normal recordings. We have found no difference in quality or frequency between recording in Stereo or Mono. We have often received direct answers to our questions. Are these messages from the afterlife? Can ghosts contact us? We believe so. But there has yet to be a logical, scientific explanation as to how it is done. We will continue to examine this fascinating field.

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Tonbandstimmen

Tonbandstimmen – auch als Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) bezeichnet – sind Hörereignisse innerhalb akustischer Aufzeichnungen, die als gesprochene Sätze oder Satzfragmente interpretiert werden können und denen von einigen Menschen eine außergewöhnliche Bedeutung beigemessen wird. Unter wissenschaftlichen Testbedingungen konnten bisher keine Auffälligkeiten reproduziert werden, welche über die Auswirkungen technischer Unzulänglichkeiten der Aufnahmegeräte hinausgingen. [1]

Bislang ist nicht eindeutig definiert, ob das eigentliche Phänomen im technisch-physikalischen (Hypothese: Das Vorkommen des den Tonbandstimmen zugrunde liegenden Schalls ist unerklärlich) oder rein im informellen (Hypothese: Tonbandstimmen stellen eine Art unerklärlichen Informations-Feedback dar) Bereich liegen soll.

Vor allem Anhänger esoterischer Strömungen glauben, dass sie auf diese Weise mit den Seelen Verstorbener oder anderen Entitäten kommunizieren. Der Physiker Ernst Senkowski prägte hierfür den Begriff der instrumentellen Transkommunikation. Das stellt nichts anderes dar, als eine moderne, säkularisierte Form des Spiritismus. Andere Verfechter von Tonbandstimmen gehen lediglich von einem der Wissenschaft bislang unbekannten Vorgang aus und erhoffen sich weitere Erkenntnisse durch umfassendere methodische Untersuchungen.

Kritiker dieser Standpunkte halten entgegen, dass das Vorkommen von auf Tonträgern befindlichem Schall, in dem stimmliche oder stimmenähnliche Laute wahrgenommen werden können, aus technischer Sicht je nach verwendeter Einspiel-Methode (siehe Technik) mit Artefakten (elektromagnetische Immission, Vormagnetisierung usw.) erklärbar sei. Einfache Wahrnehmungstäuschungen trügen darüber hinaus erheblich dazu bei, um in undeutlicher Akustik Stimmen mit sinnvollem Inhalt oder gar persönlich erscheinendem Bezug hinein zu interpretieren (ähnlich der Pareidolie). Die Behauptung unerklärlicher Geschehnisse sei deshalb zumindest unbedacht getroffen bzw. voreilig oder gar falsch.

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Capturing Ghost Voices

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 8, 2005

“Since the movie ‘White Noise’ and the show ‘Ghost Hunters,’ the amount of suspected EVP’s Western New York Paranormal receives for analysis from the general public has skyrocketed” express Sandra Heglund, a researcher for Western New York Paranormal of Rochester. “Unfortunately, people base how they do it on what they have seen on television and in the movies” said Heglund. There’s a better way to capture electronic voice phenomenon.

EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena – it’s one of the most remarkable and exciting things that can captured during an investigation. “The only problem is that unless you’re using a professional grade audio recorder, you don’t here it when it happens. The EVP is discovered after you review your evidence” said Heglund. She explains that capturing “ghostly communication” doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby and is not difficult to do. It is time-consuming – and boring – until that unexpected voice or sound pops out at you.

According to Heglund, “First, new investigators will need a tape recorder.” It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive but she explains that according to her experience an analog recorder (one using magnetic tape) works best. “Everyone’s body is composed of energy. When a person passes, that energy has to go someplace because energy is neither created nor destroyed. It’s simple physics. We believe that electronic voice phenomenon is created when a spirit uses that energy and ‘physically imprints’ a message by rearranging the iron particles on the tape” explains Dwayne Claud, an EVP specialist for Western New York Paranormal of Rochester. “We’ve used digital recorders in the past, with limited success” said Heglund. It still seems you can get higher quality the good old fashion way with regular cassette tapes. Most recorders need to be listened to after the recording is made. The Marantz recorder can actually record and the operator can hear what is being answered at the same time. So you get to hear the answer in real time, allowing you to tailor questions instead of using stock ones. These recorders are top of the line, however, and very expensive.

Heglund explains that the second item an investigator will need is a good “omni-directional external microphone. The external microphone cuts down on the possibility of recording motor noises from the tape player. “By choosing one that’s omni-directional, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up sounds from all sides and not needing to worry about pointing it in any one direction” said Heglund. She jokes that “you never know when a spirit is standing behind you.”

She suggests that you prepare yourself with a list of questions before you begin recording. “As you ask them, it’s important to pause for about 20-30 seconds between each question, to give time for an answer.” You can stay in one place, or walk through an area – your choice. “We’ve also been known to set up a recorder in a room, invite spirits to use it to communicate, let it run while you go elsewhere” said Heglund. She elaborates that this technique is particularly useful when wanting to record something in your home while you sleep – like when there seems to be activity in the wee hours of the morning.

The most critical and exciting part is listing to the recording. “You need to listen carefully to everything” explains Heglund. The use of good quality headphones is essential in this process with a very quiet place. “I try to pick a time when I won’t be interrupted or distracted” she states. Listen closely, because what you get can come in any form – a whisper, normal tones, or a shout. Or it may be an unidentified sound, one that has no logical explanation. “I’ve recorded voices, animals, and even the sound of a shaman’s rattle, drum beat and cry” Heglund explains.

“You may also find EVP’s captured on a video camera” said Heglund. She suggests that when you watch your video of your own paranormal investigation to listen carefully to the audio along with it. “I once saw a video that had been set up in an attic in Gettysburg. On that tape was recorded an orb, flying across the attic, a voice saying “catch me,” then a second orb flying by. I’d like to think they were playing tag” said Heglund.

Bottom line, it doesn’t take expensive, state of the art equipment to capture that ghost voice. All it takes is a recorder, a microphone, headset, and patience. As you advance in your skills, there are also many software programs out that can help you enhance the sound of the EVP to make it sound cleaner. “There are some great articles on http://www.wnyparanormal.com about cleaning up EVP’s with software” said Heglund. Remember, if at first you don’t succeed, keep trying. Eventually, you’re going to be very surprised. “When you do succeed, send me a copy to hear at Western New York Paranormal” encourages Heglund.

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Talk to the Dead? There’s an App for That


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 12, 2011

Excelltech’s Paranormal Recorder for iOS uses the raw magnetic data from the device’s digital compass to trigger audio recording, revolutionizing the hunt for ghostly communications.

“Abnormal electromagnetic fields are associated with most reported paranormal phenomenon,” said developer Ben Williams. “It occurred to me that if EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenons, i.e, unexplained ghostly recordings) are caused by paranormal forces there are likely electromagnetic fluctuations occurring during these communications.”

Paranormal Recorder only records audio when the electromagnetic fields around the device fall outside of normal limits. Just as a motion activated light helps detect possible intruders, the electromagnetic activator recorder helps the paranormal investigator detect a ghostly visitor. An entire nights worth of recording can be reduced to a dozen minutes of audio that had high electromagnetic fluctuations associated with it.

Since it’s release in March of 2009 paranormal investigators have claimed to discover dozens of clear samples of EVP with the app. With the newly released version 3.11 of Paranormal Recorder these recordings can finally be shared and scrutinized by investigators and skeptics alike at the audio sharing site SoundCloud.

Device Requirements:

iOS Device 4.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:

Paranormal Recorder 3.11 is only $ 2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

Links:

Excelltech Mobile
Paranormal Recorder 3.11
Purchase and Download
Paranormal Recorder SoundCloud Link

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Warning: Paranormal Phenomena EVP is on the Rise

(PRWEB) June 02, 2011

EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena is the newest weapon in the armory of the amateur parapsychologist. Those wanting to pursue paranormal phenomena into the other realms are now using modern day technology to do so.

In an ongoing survey on paranormal phenomena, researcher, Rosemary Breen, the founder of Psychic Revolution (http://psychicrevolution.com) has discovered that more people than ever are talking about how they use EVP to contact the dead.

Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings are made using everyday household items such as tape recorders, fax machines, television sets, computers, and whatever else people can get their hands on, such as telephone answering machines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voice_phenomenon).

The recordings register electronically generated background noise which can, on playback resembles decipherable sounds.

“In the first survey round, which I ran for my university dissertation, there was barely a mention of EVP,” said Ms. Breen.

“Now, three years later, I’m noticing how frequently people are opening up and writing about their personal use of electronic equipment to record their own paranormal encounters with the deceased.

EVP has definitely become a common past-time for more people. In its early days, EVP was really the sole domain of those geeks who went about carrying tape recorders. However, of late, it seems more people are actively using this medium to contact the dead, and sometimes with dire consequences.”

What follows are three extracts from the current survey.

1. The earliest account of EVP dates back the 80’s, long before technology became commonplace and central to our lives. This survey respondent writes:

“The small town I was living in had an old cemetery on its outskirts.

“It used to be part of a concentration camp during the Boer War and, as such, was more likely than not to have seen its fair share of horror.

“One night a friend and myself decided to go to the graveyard for a spot of ghost hunting. I took along an old mono cassette player (advanced for its time) because I had been reading about EVP’s and was excited to experiment.

“Later that evening we set off. Wrapped up warm with provisions for a small army we were prepared to stay till the sun rose. We set up ‘camp’ in amongst the old headstones in the middle of the graveyard and I wandered about with my tape player, recording as I went.

“After about 2 hours we sat chatting. That’s when I heard it, not far away, but on the edge of my hearing range.

“The night was still and quite, but there was something. I could feel the noise rather than hear it. We both stood up, straining our eyes. Even though the sky was clear and with our eyes well adjusted to the dark, the cemetery was full of large, looming gum trees and they cast moonlit shadows over much of the ground.

“Large stone angels and other carved guardians helped obscure our view as well. There it was again. Louder and more of the same.

“It now sounded like something large tumbling in our direction but we could see nothing. Louder. Louder. Could still see nothing.

“Then, suddenly they were upon us. I screamed like a girl and would have run if I could. My friend had fled like a greyhound, hitting his horizontal terminal velocity in a heartbeat.

“Directly in front of me, out of the dark, a small drove of donkeys came to a screeching halt, panicked, and shot off in all directions.

“I calmed down, found my friend who was as white as the marble cross he hid behind, and we laughed hysterically. We decided that we had had enough excitement for one night and went home.

“Once there, I fetched my sister’s cassette player. It was far more sophisticated with an equalizer and other twiddly bits and you could clean up cassette sounds very well with it.

“I got into bed, plugged in my headphones, switched off the light and pressed play. There was the faint hiss of static and me crunching through fallen leaves and softly asking if anyone was there. Did anyone have anything they wanted to say?

“I must have dropped off to sleep at some point but was woken by a different voice. Faint but not whispered, male, gruff, and foreign. There were other voices too, far away and hurried, lasting only a few seconds.

“None of them seemed to be English. I shot out of bed and switched on the light.

“I didn’t sleep much that night but listened to the tape over and over again. No one believed me and dismissed the voices as a number of things. I know what I heard.

“I just don’t understand the foreign aspect to it. Unfortunately, time and a penchant to country hopping stole the tape from me. I never tried doing this again.”

More recently, another type of EVP investigator has emerged. This group may still comprise amateurs but, as the following survey extract show, these EVP enthusiasts are more organized, more focused, more professional, and, just as vulnerable.

2. The next encounter involve more than EVP, as paranormal accounts often do. It tells of walk-ins, poltergeists and angels.

“I am a paranormal investigator and have witnessed, with my team, a poltergeist in the form of an intelligent but nasty spirit. This spirit communicated with us by tapping yes and no and answered questions that were researchable through historical records.

“The spirit also had a dark entity attached to it. I have hard evidence of this spirit in the form of EVP and photos.

“The spirit attached to our ex team leader and then attached to me. The spirit was a convict hanged in Australia.

“Attachment to the team leader was detrimental and affected her whole life in a negative way.

“Attachment to myself could have turned out to be the same but I had an visitation from an angel which I saw with my 3rd eye and felt the energy.

“I saw the angel do something to the spirit and that spirit was very changed after that. He is still with me but not like how he used to be.

“I am very aware of him, as are my team, and I still get evidence of him on investigations. I hear him telepathically and feel him. His energy is not as strong now.

“I am not religious but I do believe in god. This spirit has taught me about the afterlife a great deal and about some abilities that I have.

“I have witnesses and evidence to back up what I say here. I have been investigating for a few years now. I am a nurse and 49 years old.”

3. The final EVP report demonstrates how some people are actively seeking to maintain contact with deceased loved ones that they knew in this life. Can the bonds made now really live on beyond the grave? It would seem so.

“When I became a paranormal investigator, about 3 years ago, my mother and I would have long talks about life after death.

“My mother felt that she would go to Heaven, and live as a spirit. I agreed with her, and asked her to contact me if possible when she passed. She agreed to try, and her death was on (date removed).

“After the funeral, my wife and I returned to the cemetery, to take photos of the flowers. I took about 12 photos and all were normal, except the first two.

“The first shows a mist form on the ground, and several more around the grave. The second shows looping mist trails over the grave, but none of this was visible to the eye.

“I honestly believe that this was my mother’s first message to me.

“Since then I have recorded several EVP messages from my mother. The messages have decreased, but I still receive them. I used to have questions of Heaven and Hell, but I have recorded enough EVP, to convince me that these things are very real.

“In one EVP, an unknown spirit says my mother has wings, and she came to where I was.

“She was called by her maiden name, and it is quite unusual. Her maiden name is (name removed), which is Indian.”

Further Information:

The creator of the anonymous, online survey, Rosemary Breen intends to leave the paranormal phenomena survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ParanormalPhenomena) open indefinitely.

“My aim is to create the largest, online repository of reports of paranormal experiences every created,” said Ms. Breen, “and, with over 7,000 questionnaires collected already, I am well on the way to doing this.”

Some of the findings of the survey on paranormal phenomena have been released on the Net and can be read at Psychic Revolution.

Contact Details:

Rosemary Breen

+613 98361994

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