Recording Experiment: May 2003
this EVP recording session we returned to a private house that we have
done a lot of research at and have obtained good EVP results each time.
We brought a mini recording studio set up complete with multitrack recording
capability. We placed microphones in various sections of the
home and monitored the records live with headphones. Each microphone
was recorded on it's own track on the tape. We had the clients
and investigators talk normally and waited to see if the sounds and voices
that have been reported and observed here before would be recorded by the
hi-tech equipment. We also wanted to see if the sounds that were
being heard real time by the clients and investigators would also be recorded
on the tape.
3 May 2003
9:00 -11:15 p.m.
Private House, Philadelphia, PA
Present: Tom Altman, J. Altman
Nikon Coolpix 775 digital camera, ADAT XT-20
8 track digital recorder, Digimax LT mic preamp
Shure KSM 32 (#1), AKG D414 ULS(#2), Neumann
TLM-170 (#3), Sennheizer MD-441(#4)
of Photos Taken: 45
of tapes: Quantegy ADAT 42 (2)
video events: 0
line of events:
pm: J. Altman was touched from behind almost immediately upon entering
the home (we didn’t inform the owners about the event at the time).
– 9:25 pm: Equipment set up.
pm: Start recording, mics placed in the kitchenette (mic 1),
basement (mic 2), upstairs front bedroom (mic 3), and living room, where
owners and investigators stayed and talked throughout most of the investigation
pm: Investigators and owners heard pages turning, shuffling, and
other noises coming from mic 3 over headset.
pm: Everyone heard footsteps, scraping noises, general movement,
metal clanks and claps coming from mic 3 over headset. Some of these
noises could have been projecting into the basement from the 2 dogs present
and house settling, etc. J. Altman also heard whispers coming from
back bedroom, on other side of closed door before going in to take pictures.
obtained 3 EVPs;
(living room, 10:00 pm) click here to play
ya in the morning” (upstairs back bedroom, 10:06 pm) click
here to play
sound of something striking the microphone (basement, 10:27 pm)
click here to play
first two recording were obtained while people were in the rooms.)
or other comments:
recommend re-doing the EVP experiment without dogs in the house and possibly
later in the evening. Also, we would like to record while using white
noise to test the theory of spirits using existing sound to produce EVP’s.
It was obvious from the recordings that something struck mic 2 in the basement.
Also, the video camera did not work in the basement. The video camera
worked fine in the upstairs back bedroom, however, noises heard over the
headset immediately ceased once the camera was placed in the room.
None of the sounds that people heard over the headphones were actually
picked up while recording. None of the EVPs recorded were heard
at the time of the recording.
click on photo