EVPs: Communication from Beyond

Written by: Amber Atteberry



The Roots of EVP

Have you ever wanted to communicate with the spirits? The concept of Electronic Voice Phenomena, or EVP, opens up a fascinating world where paranormal investigators and ghost hunting enthusiasts seek to capture voices from beyond the grave. Also known as instrumental transcommunication, or ITC, EVP is one of the most popular ways to attempt to communicate with the dead. Today, we will delve into this fascinating subject, exploring its history, methods of capture, and the best equipment to use.

Through the work of paranormal researchers, it is believed within the ghost hunting community that disembodied voices can communicate through specialty ghost hunting equipment called “spirit boxes” (such as SB7Ts or SB11s). These boxes are also referred to as Ghost Boxes or Frank’s Boxes. They are designed to flip quickly through radio frequencies, creating a “net” of a specially designed white noise. The entities seem to be able to communicate through the manipulation of the special type of white noise.

The roots of EVPs can be traced back to the late 19th century with pioneers of the spiritualist movement experimenting with communication with the dead. However, it wasn't until the 20th century, with the advent of recording devices, that the concept gained more attention. The first EVP ever captured was in the 1940s by Attila von Szalay and Raymond Bayless. In the 1950s, famous parapsychologist Konstantīns Raudive extensively studied and documented the phenomena.

Methods and Equipment

Paranormal investigators employ various techniques and equipment to capture spirit voices during paranormal investigations. The most common method involves posing yes or no questions, or even inviting spirits to communicate freely, leaving pauses for responses. A quiet environment during the ghost hunt is best suited for this, as the communication can be easily drowned out by background noise.

An audio recorder (typically digital nowadays of course) must always be placed near the white noise frequency scanner to capture the communication from the other dimension. Other equipment our investigators use for this method of paranormal research  in conjunction with a Spirit Box is a Portal V5 or ANC Mini with an external speaker connected. Another device is the APF-D Processor which allows you to go back and listen to audio while it still records what is coming through the scanner.

After the recording session, the captured messages are carefully analyzed, often with the use of headphones and audio editing software.

Capture your Own

EVP is a fascinating aspect of paranormal research, offering a glimpse into the world beyond our own. We are proud to carry all the best equipment for ITC research and everything else you need to make your paranormal investigations fruitful.  Contact us with any questions and we’ll be happy to help!

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