In this first ghost box EVP session of 2011 recorded on 13th January, one particular question I asked was what are ghosts. I’ll never cease to be amazed at some of the replies I get in these EVP recordings but I’m also very aware that we cant take every answer for granted as being the truth. Also where are the origins of these voices? Paranormal, ghosts, spirits, astral beings, aliens and of course pure coincidence cant be ruled out. As ever though, surely co incidence can only go so far! These are the answers I’m still looking for.
EVP or electronic voice phenomena as it is known is thought to be voices of those passed away trying to communicate with us captured on electronic devices. When trying to capture EVP, you can sit and ask questions or leave an audio recording device in a quiet room. When you play these recordings back, sometimes you will hear voices that were not present at the time, answering your questions or talking in general. This area of paranormal research was popularised when the film White Noise was released in 2005 starring Michael Keaton. The most popular method of capturing EVP is by using ordinary tape or digital audio dictaphone’s or recording devices. One of the pioneers in this field was Dr Konstantin Raudive (1909 – 1974) and his experiments are still much talked about today.