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EVP or "electronic voice phenomena," was discovered in 1959 by Swedish film producer
Friedrich Juergenson, although Thomas Edison theorized about EVP in the 1920's.  Other
men in the 1930's, 40's and 50's reported some voice phenomena, but Freidrich has been
considered the "Father of EVP" after recording hundreds of voices.

EVP is the practice of playing back audio recordings to listen for human voices, that were
not heard audibly during the recording session.  Sometimes amplification and noise filtering
is required to hear the voices.  Some EVP is more easily heard and than others.  EVPs
have been recorded of men, women, and children of varying ages, different languages,
tones and emotions. EVP are typically words, and short phrases.  Sometimes EVP may just
be laughter, screams, groans, and other vocal noises.

Most ghost hunters will ask questions during an EVP recording session.   The ghost hunter
remains silent between questions, allowing ample time for a response.  Upon playback of
the recording, the ghost hunter listens intently for any EVP that may have been picked up by
the recorder.  Sometimes, the sounds recorded during the silent time between questions is
strange or unintelligible, but when slowed down in EVP editing software, a word or message
can be discerned.  

Some EVP messages that have been recorded are startling.  EVPs whereby the ghost
responds accurately to questions that correlate to the haunted location or the ghost
investigators themselves, are startling.  Personal information about the ghost hunters
themselves have been captured from time to time during EVP recording sessions!

No doubt, the biggest room for EVP error is noise created by the ghost hunters themselves.  
Brushing up against a wall, shuffling of feet, recorder motor noise, background noise, and
simply speaking during the recording session are the most common forms of mistakes by
EVP investigators.  Thus, the best audio recorder would be one with an external microphone
that can be placed away from the recording machine and ghost hunter.  Hand-held audio
recorders only invite more error than the capture of authentic EVP.  Also, digital audio
recorders produce less noise (if any), and are easier to transfer to the computer for use in
EVP editing software.  The EVP recording device should be sat down and moved away
from, and in a location that has been deemed free from background noise, but high in
ghostly activity.  Ask questions from a distance while remaining still, and wait 20-30
seconds for a ghostly response.  

After the ghost hunt, slowly and carefully analyze the recording using software developed for
EVP - its offered free on the web.  Many ghost hunters try and hear something that is just not
there on the recording.  Listen for clear, unmistakable words, but do not be afraid to analyze
any and all strange sounds to see if words can be brought out of the noise or "hiss."  

The following are several
ghost EVP recordings for you to listen to:

Female Voice EVP
2) Hug Me EVP
3) Haunted Doll EVP
4) Computer EVPs
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