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    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2008
    periodically I like to scare myself by looking up electronic voice phenomena. the AA-EVP site is always fun, and I check in with them about once a year. (take a look at the current picture on their front page and imagine her watching you from the spirit realm.)

    last night I spotted a new-to-me term: ITC, or instrumental transcommunication, which appears to be an umbrella designation for all electronic "messages," including ghost photos and videos as well as tapes.

    also new to me-- the EVP/ITCers are starting to consider extraterrestrials as one of the possible causes of these voices and images.
    • CommentAuthorSpadiee
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2008
    You have to wonder why spirits would use electronics as a means for voice and image. Whatever happened to good old posession to get your voice heard or haunted chasms with crazy shadows? You'd think they would be more advanced too, maybe breaking into HD or ruining interviews on 20/20. Right as Barbara Walters crosses the screen a huge bloody face appears and tell you her innermost secrets. Thats AA-EVP mate. You could sell tickets to that business.

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    my good friend and band-mate is a paranormal investigator. he sent me lots of evp recordings and asome mad seance ones - there's one from an aircraft hangar which is super spooky, more so if you do a bit of noise reduction, keep the noiseprint and lose the signal then you 'hear' all sorts of odd things. (although it's all just noise and static, your brain interprets them as possible voices)
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2008
    Interesting stuff.

    I have loud next door neighbors, and I can hear their voices booming thought the wall all day and night...Thankfully I can't make out what they're saying most of the time, and I know very well that it's not intended for me, but I have to deal with it none-the-less.

    who's to say that we aren't sometimes encountering things like that, not entirely the norm, but not endangering us in any way, so we just have to put some music on and pretend we don't hear anything until we move...

    Incidentally, anyone every heard Dead Voices on Air?
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
    "who's to say that we aren't sometimes encountering things like that, not entirely the norm, but not endangering us in any way,"

    Why are dead people so desperate to talk to us anyway?

    You'd hope the afterlife offered more interesting ways to pass the time.
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    Kosmopolit- C'mon. All the cool dead are doing EVPS! God. You should've seen how it was before there was modern technology. Man, it was rough when the dead had to just tap on walls or leave eerie chalk drawings in caves...

    I wondered how many EVPS are just picking up radio, cell phones, or loud neighbors. Remember when Cellphone signals could be picked up by practically anything?
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    you can make your own with evp maker. Severed Heads had an instrument called the Voices of the Dead Recorder, which was, basically, a crystal radio.
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008 edited
    OK, I played some EVP for a Japanese female friend and they didn't creep her out at all.

    this was totally unexpected because Japanese women are scared by everything. everything. Resident Evil 1, the PS One game, is too much for them.

    so I'm starting to wonder if *anybody* else finds EVP scary. if it's just me, I need to start figuring out why.
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    I'm sure they meant well, but that picture of Sarah Elstep is TERRIFYING. Perhaps that's the point.

    I used to play with a guitarist who had some hellish effects pedals, including one with a distance sensitive copper plate, like a guitar theremin. He would hook crazy amounts of pedals, prop his guitar high up like an antenna and twiddle knobs to pick up radio, TV audio, building intercoms, taxi and police dispatchers, the audio from other bands playing in our building... Which is to say that there are so many signals flying around the world that I would imagine it's pretty easy to build up some good EVP evidence if y're so inclined.

    But I have been freaked out by that sort of stuff a few times so...
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
    I used to have a CB radio that was notorious for broadcasting my rants into large, older stereo speakers that weren't even turned on.

    ....just sayin.
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    OctEgon- So you're behind all that EVP stuff! Hah!
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
    I'm not saying I believe in it. (I tend to take a Fortean view.) but I can't listen to the stuff when I'm alone in the house, because the whispery/distorted quality, plus the fact that it's supposed to come from dead people, just gets at me on some visceral level, like the midget talking in Twin Peaks.
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    If you were dead, what would you want to say to someone living, if anything?
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    If you were dead, what would you want to say to someone living, if anything?
    "Rosabelle believe," just to fuck with people.

    actually my husband and I have promised each other that, should one of us go first, we'll try to get a message through just to show it's possible. I'm not sure what I would say, but I'd try to make it something significant.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    I'm not sure what I would say, but I'd try to make it something significant.

    This is something you should work out ahead of time with each other. And make it something that is impossible/as unlikely as possible for a medium/whatever faker to come up with unless it's actually happening. Scientific principles apply to the spiritual and occult as much as anything.