In my last post, I mentioned that I had once recorded some very curious sounds coming from the depths of a deserted bunker close to where I used to live. You can hear me tramping about through the piles of leaves that coated the floor, but when I stand still and pan the camera around you can hear some clear knocking sounds echoing around. I didn’t hear them at the time but… well, if you have any ideas what could have been making the noise, I would be interested to hear your thoughts in the comments section at the end of this post. It could have been the sounds of a very old building shifting but then… it could be the restless spirit of Demented Bob seeking out his next prey. But on a serious note, EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena) can be very interesting to listen to and some of them, as you will see at the bottom of this post, are very creepy indeed.
How hard is it to catch an EVP? If you go by what you see on the television, we are permanently surrounded by the voices of the dead who are all hissing at us to ‘GET OUT!’, advising you that they are going to ‘KILL YOU!’ or, if they’re having a good day, they might just say your name in a nice whispery voice, just so you know you’re being observed while you creep about in the dark. Is it possible to catch a clear EVP without having to do all the tweaking and clarifying that some ghost hunters seem to have to do when they make a programme? One paranormal programme advised ‘spirit voices speak twice as fast as human voices so we need to slow them down to be able to hear them clearly.’ But… I’m pretty sure people have managed to record some pretty spectacular EVPs without having to mess about with them like that?
And so…I have decided to do a bit of my own EVP experimenting to see what I might come up with.
Now, I appreciate that it could be a long time before I come up with something that could possibly resemble a convincing EVP. As it goes, I embarked on a bit of EVPing the other evening after I’d been out to dinner with my husband… but I couldn’t stop giggling so I had to write that one off as a somewhat ‘contaminated’ recording. Either that or the paranormal world found me exceedingly amusing that night.
So, while I have a bit of a delve into the world of EVPs for myself, I have also been having a delve into the internet’s catalogue of EVPs to see what sort of things might be out there. One that I found particularly haunting (excuse the pun) was this one. Every time I watch it, it makes my hair stand up on end, I think it’s brilliant:
And then there was this one, which, fake or not, still induces a shiver:
If you have any EVPs you would like to share, please do.
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