How to Record Electronic Voice Phenomena

Recording Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) involves recording voices or sounds not able to be heard by human ears[1]. Here's a guide on how to accomplish a recording.

Steps

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    Buy a recording device. A recording device with an external microphone is better than an internal microphone because you may hear the inner workings of the machine, thus making pretty much any EVP impossible to hear.
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    Pick a destination for your recording. A cemetery, haunted house, or any place that makes you feel uneasy will work. There have also been cases of toys or objects giving off EVP.
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    Find a good place to set the recorder down. Use your ears to find a quiet location. If there are noises in the background they may interfere with picking out any EVP. Make note of any existing noises in the background (cars, children playing, animals, airplanes, etc) so that you can easily pick them out later.
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    Start the recording.
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    State the date, time, your name, and the location. If you feel a presence, ask a question (i.e. "Who are you?", "Is there anyone here?", "What is your name?"). These questions may generate a response.
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    Walk away from the recorder and say that footsteps being recorded are yours.
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    Leave the proximity of the recorder, and stay away for 5-30 minutes.
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    Return to the recorder, saying that you are returning.
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    Shut the recorder off.
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    Listen to the recording using earphones, or buy special EVP software that will show when a noise is different from the rest. Software like that can also let you snip the piece you want for easy listening.

Tips

  • Be very quiet while listening to the recording. EVP can be loud or soft, and most of the time are mumbled. If you hear something, listen intently. Rewind to hear it again, and do this until you have an idea of what was said.
  • Some EVP are done by walking around with the recorder, instead of leaving it in a stationary place.

Warnings

  • Always err on the side of caution. Do not taunt spirits in order to get them to respond to you, as you never know what may happen as a result.

Things You'll Need

  • recording device
  • recording software (optional)

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