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PostPosted: 26-03-2013 18:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't it? I especially liked the Winston Churchill clip where he says his name, even if it didn't sound completely like him it was a great find. Not sure about the bloke who makes words by playing dogs barking forwards and backwards, there's a lot of the Rorshach test about it as they say. Except with sound, obviously.
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PostPosted: 22-07-2013 15:34    Post subject: Is anyone asking the obvious questions? Reply with quote

Sorry if this has been covered before but I have a few questions concerning EVP.

Is there any research where the person asking the questions tried to ascertain if the voices are from actual identifiable dead people? Are they being asked are they dead, how they died, what existence is like for them currently?

I've read a lot about people hearing snatches of words but it all seems to be very vague.
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PostPosted: 22-07-2013 18:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ashinternational.com/editions/affiliated_editions/parc_cd1_the_ghost_orchid_an_introduction_to_evp.html

The Ghost Orchid CD seems to be the most comprehensive collection of EVP available.

Also, have a gander at the ASSAP site, they have some good articles about it:

http://www.assap.ac.uk/

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PostPosted: 22-07-2013 18:55    Post subject: Re: Is anyone asking the obvious questions? Reply with quote

kaisen wrote:
Sorry if this has been covered before but I have a few questions concerning EVP.

Is there any research where the person asking the questions tried to ascertain if the voices are from actual identifiable dead people? Are they being asked are they dead, how they died, what existence is like for them currently?

I've read a lot about people hearing snatches of words but it all seems to be very vague.


From what I've read/heard, the answers to direct questions are pretty vague, stuff like "We are on the death ship" and so on, and as a whole the phenomenon can be fuzzy-sounding enough to sound like anything you want. The Winston Churchill messages mentioned above are a case in point: very convincing if you want to believe, stray radio signals that sound nothing like the old fellow if you don't.
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PostPosted: 22-07-2013 19:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a Faraday cage. Smile
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PostPosted: 25-10-2013 21:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

A paper here from Anabela Cardoso who seems to be among the most active living advocates of EVP.

I see that the BBC documentary (see above) did not rate her recordings very highly. Confused
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PostPosted: 28-10-2013 17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Huffington Post (of all places) has an article about a team from a specialty acoustics equipment company accidentally recording what seems to be EVP: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/25/acoustic-archives-ghosts_n_4159324.html

The article includes actual sound clips, so you can decide for yourself if it's a publicity stunt or something more compelling.

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These May Be The Sounds Of Ghosts In An Abandoned Insane Asylum

When Ryan Schimmenti, Mesta Bish, Vito Finamore and Eric Farahani played back their first recording of the abandoned Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, they couldn't believe what they were hearing. An out-of-tune piano, being played in a building where no piano was to be found. The voice of a little girl, talking to someone in an asylum that's been closed since 1994.

"I've never actually heard anything in real-time that sounds funky," said Schimmenti.

Calling themselves Acoustic Archives, Schimmenti and his team travel the United States recording the sound of abandoned buildings. Specifically, they enter spaces and use a technique called convolution reverb to record and preserve the building's "audio imprint."

"Humans hear from 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz. So you take that frequency sweep, play it from a speaker at a pretty decent volume and record it. And you take that sound, plug it into a variety of different programs, and then you can replicate the sound of that room."

These replications of certain places' sounds, called "plug-ins," can then be used by musical artists and audio engineers to create unique recording effects: An amateur singer with the right plug-in can sound like she's singing in the Sydney Opera House -- or, with one of the plug-ins made by Acoustic Archives, like she's singing inside an abandoned mental asylum.

The Huffington Post got a chance to interview Schimmenti just in time for Halloween.

So, first off -- what's your take on the ghost noises you recorded at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum?

You know, I don’t believe in ghosts. I’m an atheist. But we picked up some stuff that was just absolutely some of the strangest sh*t I’ve ever seen ... People whispering, a little girl's voice, somebody playing a piano in a 5000-square-foot building that doesn’t have a piano. You know, really bizarre stuff.

How did you and your team get onto archiving the acoustics of abandoned buildings?

It started back in April. Mesta and Vito were working on a record together [Kaley Victoria Rose's "The Garden And The Liddle Girl"] and they wanted to work in an asylum because the record they were working on was an experimental record based on mental illness and a girl losing her mind. They asked [me and Eric] to come along and help, and I thought it was a kooky idea -- we were going to drive all the way to West Virginia to record the tonal qualities of an abandoned mental hospital. I thought this was crazy. So that’s how the whole thing started.
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PostPosted: 28-10-2013 19:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

very unimpressive in my view
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