(PRWEB) December 27, 2004
ÂElectronic Voice Phenomenon has gained notoriety in the media recently with the release of Michael KeatonÂs movie White NoiseÂÂ, states Dwayne Claud, Director of WNY Paranormal. Electronic Voice Phenomenon is the process through which researchers have been able to capture unexplainable voices or sounds on a recording device. According to Claud, Âthis isnÂt fiction, recordings like this happen all the time Â even locally.Â
In the movie ÂWhite NoiseÂ, Michael Keaton plays an architect whose life has been shattered by the unexplained disappearance and death of his wife. Keaton is contacted by a man who claims to be receiving messages from the dead wife through Electronic Voice Phenomenon, the process of recording a spiritÂs voice. ÂAlthough the plot of the movie may be far fetched, the concept demonstrated in the movie of capturing unexplained voices on a recording device is notÂ states Claud.
The credit for discovering this phenomenon goes to Fredrick Jorgensen. Jorgensen was recording bird sounds in the Swedish countryside in 1959. It wasnÂt until he played back his recording from that day that he heard the voice of a man discussing nocturnal bird songs in Norwegian. ÂIt has since become a very important tool in the study of paranormal phenomenon, and is one of the most difficult forms of evidence to disproveÂ explains Claud.
The process by which someone can record an Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) is quite simple. It requires an audio recording device, preferably that uses a standard analog tape, an external microphone, headphones, and access to someplace where the investigator feels spirit activity may be present such as an older home or building, cemetery, or even a public historical site. ItÂs important to go with an open mind, and ask a series of questions pausing between each for a response. By using the external microphone you eliminate any motor noise from the recorder that you are using but still maintain the Âwhite noiseÂ generated by the tape itself. ÂYou wonÂt hear anything while youÂre recording at the location, but when you listen back in your headphones Â youÂll be very surprisedÂ expresses Claud. The voices that appear on the magnetic tape are often recorded well above or below the human hearing frequency Â but are still in the recordable range.
ÂYou wonÂt get something every time, so persistence is importantÂ urges Claud. He records in ten minute segments and then listens to the recordings carefully through a set of headphone turned to a high, comfortable volume. He explains that itÂs important to listen to the background for responses to the questions asked. Often times, it will be simple words that are spoken quickly or that sound strained - but sometimes they will sound like someone speaking directly into the microphone.
ÂDonÂt expect long conversations. Often itÂs simple answers to questions because it takes so much energy for these entities to verbalize a responseÂ explains Claud. Many movies are based in reality and ÂWhite NoiseÂ is one of those movies. To hear actual EVPÂs and learn more about recording and the analysis of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) visit http://www.wnyparanormal.com .
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