In this section I am going to concentrate on E.V.P
. (electronic voice phenomena ). E.V.P is the recording
of spirit voices, or other intelligence as it is also
known. I have been in contact with a few paranormal investigation
sites who have been very helpful by giving me advice on how to carry out the process in
a proper and controlled manner. Again I am only going to describe exactly
what I have done to achieve the results I am putting in this section
Lately I have been interested in carrying out some paranormal investigations. It is easy for me being a medium to say, look I can see a man, or a light over there and did you hear that, but unfortunately, not everybody can see or hear the things I can. So I thought how can I at least show somebody something more physical to back up what I am seeing or hearing etc. So I have been looking at different ways and learning what sort of equipment I would need to carry out this task. I will expand on that at a later date because i want to concentrate on the E.V.P part.
So what do you need for the capture of spirit voices. Quite simply a recording device of some sort. Again I looked into this and not being too rich, I purchased what I could afford at the time to achieve what I wanted. You can use a simple tape recorder which I have tried , or a digital recorder. I myself use both. The recorders I use are a Sony IC recorder icd-87 Dictaphone. The ic is an abbreviation for integral circuit which has no moving parts, therefore it should over come any problems like the microphone picking up whirring motors but you really need to upload to a pc to save the recordings to free space. The other recorder I have is a Sony TCM-200DV Dictaphone, this takes normal size audio tapes. The advantage with this is you can copy the tapes to give to people if need be. Remember when using the latter always use a new tape otherwise previous recordings could come through giving a false impression of E.V.P
Now something that you must be careful of for example is the following. When I have recorded in the past with a tape, I have ended up with a recording containing what I call tape click, This is a loose tape and as it is tightened the microphone can pick up the vibration. This on playback sounded so much like footsteps but on checking the video playback the clicking could be heard from the recorder itself. This is one reason it is so important not just to accept any noise on the recording which can sound paranormal etc.
White noise method,
Simply tune a radio until you can't hear any radio stations. You should now just hear a simple shhhhhhhhhhhhh noise. Then click record on your recording device close to the radio. The theory here is that spirit use the white noise to communicate through. The problem here is that it is possible that the voices you pick up could still be from a distant radio broadcast. You can get E.V.P. this way because I have done it, but the next way I have had better success and you don't need to carry extra equipment around with you.
As the above heading says just simply record. You can do this anywhere. It would be much better if you can find somewhere quite, that would make it easier to find the E.V.P. Ok so now you have decided where you are going to attempt your recording so what should you do next ?
Firstly note what noises are in the background, i.e. children playing, dogs barking the noise of cars going past etc,, basically anything that your recorder could pick up. You can either write these down or even speak into your recorder mentioning what is around. Now there are simply two things you can do. Push record and say you are inviting anybody to speak to you, then ask them to leave their name etc, then walk away for 10 minutes and then return to find what you have recorded. Or you can sit there and ask specific questions.
1/ Hello is there anybody that wants to talk to me
2/ What is your name please
3/ How old are you
4/ Where are you from
....................... and so on and on simply ask anything that you would do with somebody sitting there opposite you. Remember after each question to wait approximately 30 seconds to allow a reply. Continue until you have asked all you want . Then afterwards playback the recording and listen to see what you can find.
Once this is done you have to listen carefully to the parts just after the question. Listen for any little changes that stand out from the standard background, this could be possible E.V.P. Now what you can do is clean up that recording. You can do this using an editing program. I use 'cool edit pro'. I was advised of this way and it seems to work pretty well.
Firstly you will need to get your recording onto your pc. This can be done by connecting a jack lead from the headphone socket of your recorder to the line- in of your pc soundcard. I myself have just plugged it straight into the microphone plug. Using your editing programme you can then clean it up, The following way is using 'cool edit pro'.
Open up 'cool edit'. Click on the icon under view which is 'create a new wave that is initially blank'. You will see a window open up and in the bottom left, buttons to record. Click on the record button and press play on your recorder. You will see waves of the recording being produced in the programme. Once that is complete you can play it back using the play button in the 'cool edit' programme. If you are happy with what you hear carry on with the next step. When you look at the wave you will see that it becomes narrower with the standard background noise. You need to select just a tiny piece of this, say a thumb width. Do this the same as you would highlight font to copy it. Then click on 'effects/ noise reduction/ get profile from selection'. This will import the part you have just selected. Then just click 'close' not OK. Now go to edit and select entire wave. Re-open the 'noise reduction' in effects and now click on OK. This will clean the whole wav. Now listen to selections within the background waves. Once you have found a voice, that is possibly spirit. You can delete the other part of the wav by highlighting and then delete. Once you have got your finished .wav you can click on 'file' then' save as'. You can save as a .wav or even mp3 to save space.
One other thing to note is the frequency. It seems that the human voice produces a frequency from 300hz - 3000hz, so anything outside these frequencys is other intelligence.
There are three levels of E.V.P. . (A) is the clearest , and it won't need too much listening to find this type. (B) is slightly harder and (C) is nearly inaudible but with the training of your ears you will find these. I like (A) because it is so much easier and obviously clearer. Below is 3 examples of E.V.P. I myself have recorded and also a recording of spirit rapping in answer to my question. It is easy for me to say that these are all genuine; all I can say is trust me. These were all done just by turning on my recorder and letting it run. Remember quite simply that as long as you have silence around you after asking your questions then any voices heard in the background in your pauses must be E.V.P.