For years, my wife, daughter and I would go to the beach and occasionally look for sharks’ teeth. We could never find any and I just assumed they had all been snatched up by the mobs of tourists. I remember the day my daughter brought me her first sharks’ tooth. It was a big one and I could not believe that it was just sitting there in the surf waiting for this little girl to pick it up. In the name of competition, I just had to find one myself. I scoured the beach for hours and then I finally found one. Then, I found another and another. Lo and behold I had grown new eyes that could pick a sharks’ tooth out of the beach at one hundred yards! Soon, my wife grew these eyes. Before too long, we had jars filled with millions of sharks’ teeth sitting on our shelf. I believe that the teeth were there the whole time; we just had to train our eyes to find them. The same thing holds true with Electronic Voice Phenomena. You have to train your ears to find them. What sounds like a bit of static or interference could actually be an EVP. The word “pareidolia” is the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist. How do you know it does not exist? Somebody might respond by saying it is just a random sound your ears made up. If that is true, then how do you explain direct responses to questions such as names? Is that my ears making that up? I know better because I have confirmed things I heard by checking factual information. For instance, I heard a name (first and last) in one particular cemetery, wrote it down, and then confirmed it by the cemetery records. If that is coincidence, then I should have won the lottery by now. If you can confirm one EVP, then you have to suppose that the others you are hearing may also be true even if they do not make sense and seem random. Once you have trained your ears to find these EVPs, you get better and better at it as you go through the data. We can be investigating in the noisiest place and I can still pull out the softest EVP. They have a certain quality that you get accustom to. Also, I should mention that it is not unusual to have spirits mimic your voice. There are plenty of seemingly unusual recordings that I have to check with my wife and ask “did you say that”? I have a theory about that. Our voice is an energy that has a specific pattern. It may be easier for spirits to use that pattern to communicate with. When we started using more than one recorder, we were shocked to discover that one recorder received an EVP and the other did not. Furthermore, there have been instances when we both heard something and the recorders did not capture them. It is my belief that people hear EVPs on recordings all the time and never realize it. Once these EVPs have been pointed out, it becomes easier to hear them. Our brain mercifully tends to limit the stimuli our senses bring in; it eliminates unnecessary things. How many times are you sitting in a room with a ticking clock and after awhile you no longer hear it? Or how many times are you working outside and you fail to hear the bird or insect noises? Your brain no longer sees the necessity of hearing these things so it tunes them out. With EVPs, people do not expect to hear strange voices on their recordings, so the brain skips over them. You may not ever find a sharks’ tooth on the beach, but I can assure you they are there. You may not recognize an EVP on a recording, but likewise they exist. Phasma Paranormal hears the voices of the dead and we honor them by listening.
"We believe the dead have a voice and we honor them by listening."