Ghost Talk - EVP Helps You Hear Them Talk
When I began ghost hunting almost 15 years ago, I was in awe of the information I had at my discretion. There were many different authors from years past that wrote books on ghosts and how they detected them that I was surprised I had information to follow. Ghost hunting has been ongoing since the late 1800's. Then, just as now, there has been deceit and confusion. Many different groups today are trying to dispel the myths surrounding ghost hunting as well as coming up with new ideas, techniques and theories.
One of those techniques is EVP or electronic voice phenomenon. There are many different thoughts on EVP and how and why it's supposed to work. There was even recently a movie, "White Noise" that was supposed to shed some light on this subject but failed poorly at its' attempt. EVP has been around for years and we are only now beginning to really understand how it works. Very basically, EVP is the voice of the dead. It is a voice that is heard either by a person performing their regular activities of daily living or by a recorder set up specifically for trying to capture the voice. It is thought that ghosts surround us every day. We do believe that they are everywhere. We have no real idea what they are doing except for the very real possibiility that ghosts show up at our homes to console, guide and watch over their loved ones. Ghosts were people. Most passed on under normal circumstances. It is these ghosts that can come back to visit and check on their loved ones.
During these visits, ghosts are able to capture the living's attention. They make things happen to get that attention. They might slam a door, make footsteps, knock something off a table or take something and hide it. They are trying to get your attention. They want to be acknowledged and will go to many different lengths to get that attention. They may even touch you. Once you allow your rational mind to understand that this is a possibility, you will get more contact. The ghost may have a message and want you to have it. It is up to you how this is dealt with.
One way of getting your attention is to talk. They may be able to whisper in your ear. If you are fortunate enough to have that happen, you should at least acknowledge that you hear them. They may be able to continue with a few more words. It is very difficult for ghosts to talk or do anything else for that matter. If you will only listen, they will talk to you and have wonderful things to tell you. EVP can be heard with your ear or a recorder and will be crisp and clear. We do not believe that it is necessary to manipulate the voice in any way. If it is a true EVP, you will not need to do that.
I remember the first time I got my first EVP. I was ecstatic. I had gone to a local historical building at Halloween where I was to be a guest on a local radio show and they were broadcasting the show from this building. I had my tape recorder with me. I always have some sort of media with me to play back when I get home so I can listen to myself and make sure I don't sound like some idiot. I set my recorder in front of me on the table. There were two of the show personalities on my right at the table and one tarot card reader, giving readings, on my left at the table. No one was ever near my recorder and I never left the table. Following the radio show, I went home and listened to the taping while working at my computer. Much to my surprise, as I was listening to the recording I received a voice as clear as can be, sounding like an older woman, telling me, "get out", not in a nice way. I was amazed. I had to call anyone I could get ahold of and let them listen to it. Everyone was congratulating me. I had always said that this historic building was not haunted. I had been in it often over the years and swore that it was not haunted. To my surprise, I got one of the best EVP's I have ever received and really cherish it to this day. It is not often that you are able to get EVP, let alone one so clear. I felt very honored. A ghost somewhere felt I was worthy of receiving an EVP, even if it wasn't a really nice one. They apparently had issues that haven't been dealt with and wanted to be alone. Unfortunately, there were probably 50 people nearby that I couldn't have been able to get rid of, so the ghost was going to have to deal with the intrusion of this building a bit longer.
EVP can be obtained. The old adage, "if at first your don't succeed, try, try again" really holds full weight here. You need to keep working at it and working at it. Talk to the ghosts wherever you are trying to get EVP, ask them to talk to you. Be polite, considerate, respectful. They are people too. You can use any type of recorder. Digital has been proven to be the best but tape works as well. Most of all, keep trying. You will find that ghosts will begin to talk to you and may give you messages if you want them. You can talk to ghosts too!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gloria Young has been a ghost hunter and paranormal investigator for over 10 years. She has dedicated her life to researching paranormal activity. She has written, "Faces of a Ghost Hunter" as well as three other books. She founded the paranormal research group, "Ghost Trackers". She has co-produced two documentaries on ghost hunting. (www.ghost-trackers.org)