Thursday, April 23, 2009

EVP - Electronic Voice Phenomena Voices From the Dead?

By James Hewson

An electronic voice phenomena, truncated to EVPs ,
are pieces of sound on radio or electronic recording devices which
reveal noises resembling human voices which were not audible at the
time of recording. They conventionally recorded using digital audio
recording gadgets or on occasions computer software. EVP's are most
frequently sound effects, the likes of steps in an vacant room, or odd
bangs and raps they in addition manifest themselves as ghostly voices
typically from inside spooky surroundings, and are not normally audibly
heard during the EVP recording session. For this reason EVP is one of
the most debated and captivating aspects of paranormal phenomena.

has been noted talking in various languages and repeatedly has an
electronic or mechanical nature to it. Research suggests that EVP's can
be contemplations of living individuals given there have been a
quantity of well designed investigations that look to have culminated
in EVP being initiated by living persons who were sleeping at the time.
In 1982, Sarah Estep established the American Association of Electronic
Voice Phenomena in Maryland, a non-profit institution with the
intention of expanding recognition of EVP, and of educating
standardised systems for securing it.

Estep commenced her
investigation of EVP in 1976, and states she has recorded hundreds of
messages from departed friends, families, and other people. One
extraordinarily famous case claimed the incidence took place when the
picture of the recently deceased EVP devotee Friedrich Jürgenson was
said to have developed on a television set in the residence of a
workmate, which had intentionally tuned to a empty channel following
the instructions provided to him by Friedrich prior to his death.

1997, Imants Barušs, of the Division of Psychology at the Institute of
Ontario, administered a succession of tests using the modes of EVP
researcher Konstantin Raudive. Throughout recordings, a individual
either rested in silence or endeavoured to make a spoken connection
with possible sources of EVP. Barušs declared that he created some
occurrences that appeared to be voices, but they were too few and too
arbitrary to denote practical information and too open to
interpretation to be characterized as EVP. He deduced that while he did
reproduce EVP in the frail sense of discovering voices on auditory
cassettes, none of the phenomena established in the research was
unmistakably irregular, let alone chargeable to discernable expired

Nevertheless, there are a quantity of simple scientific
illustrations that can provide an explanation for why some listeners to
the static on auditory appliances may conceive they hear voices,
involving radio hindrance and the inclination of the human brain to
identify patterns in chance stimuli. In the case of EVP, it results in
an observer interpreting chance sounds on an audio recording as being
the well-known noise of human speech. The tendency for an obvious voice
heard in white noise recordings to be in a language understood
correctly by those examining it, rather than in an uncommon language,
has been mentioned as confirmation of this issue, and an extensive
category of phenomena related to by writer Joe Banks as 'Rorschach
Audio', was depicted as a global interpretation for all appearances of
EVP. This issue, in unification with such effects as cross modulation
of radio stations or defective foundation coils can cause the audible
effect of paranormal voices.

One further explanation around the
origins of EVP's relates to radio signals travelling through space
transmitted by ourselves, which take many years to arrive back to the
earth, it may be conceivable or plausible to surmise that particular
EVP may perhaps be an interception of one or more of these signals,
dispatched or transmitted many years previously and consequently just
re-entering the Earths stratosphere which are detected by our ever
broadening array of electrical technology.

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