Are EVPs Real?

The good thing about EVPs is that this type of evidence is challenging to debunk. It is thought of as more genuine than many other types of evidence. If you’re in the middle of nowhere, and you’re the only human within a 10-mile radius. And you ask questions and get a human voice responding to you, this is very difficult to debunk or put down to pareidolia.

Electronic Voice (EVP) Waveform

How to use the EVP Recorder

All EVP Recorders are different, there are many makes and models, and they all differ slightly in operation. Once you have read the instructions, they are not that difficult to work out. You just need to ensure you’re in a haunted location, as there needs to be ghosts there to talk to catch their responses. Ensure that you stay as still as possible, so you don’t create any noises while using the EVP Recorder. Once your set starts the recorder recording, and ask your questions, be sure to leave a gap in between questions, so the spirits have time to respond.

Spirits were living people once upon a time, so try and think of engaging questions. Instead of the standard “how many spirits are here?”. Questions like that may have been asked hundreds of times in that location. And they may be tired of answering the same questions over and over. Always be polite and respectful, as ghosts are more likely to respond to you if you treat them with respect. Treating them the way you would expect to be treated will increase your chances of getting successful EVPs.

How to use the EVP recorder

History of the EVP Recorder

It is unknown where Electronic Voice Phenomena what first ever discovered. The earliest recorded EVP was in 1956 by a photographer called Attila Von Szalay. As he had caught photo graphs of ghosts in 1941, he decided to try and catch them on audio using a reel-to-reel tape recorder. He worked with Raymond Bayless, and they conducted several audio recording sessions which they believed to be successful using their custom-built apparatus. They reported that the voices caught during the session were not audible to their ears at the time of the recordings.

Some of the disembodied voices they caught with the EVP Recorder were “Merry Christmas”, “Happy New year”, “Hot dog” and “This is g”. This was still a new discovery and wasn’t known or understood by the public. In the 1970s, EVP Recording was popularised by the Parapsychologist Konstantin Raudive. Since then, the popularity of the EVP Recorder has grown exponentially, and millions of people around the world now go out ghost hunting and trying to catch audio evidence from themselves.

The first voice recorder - Gramophone

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