How to Listen to EVP Recordings: 10 Online Sources

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Electronic voice phenomena, or EVP, provides some of the best...and creepiest...evidence of ghosts. So, whether you're seeking to find evidence of life after death or you simply want a to hear creepy voices of the dead, the internet is the place for you. Online you'll find thousands of EVP recordings that just may be the voices of people who have died.

World ITC Ghost Communication

World ITC is a group of instrumental trans-communication researchers who attempt to communicate with those on the other side through a variety of instruments. EVP is considered one form of the many ITC methods. The World ITC site features communication via EVP, computer, telephone answering machine, and the Spiricom device, to name a few.

Ghost Voices on YouTube

YouTube is a great source of all types of paranormal videos. Search "Chris Moon telephone to the dead" or "Ghost Box" on YouTube for examples of EVP communication using Frank's Box and the generic Ghost Box.

After Dark Investigations' EVPs

After Dark Investigations has a number of EVPs recorded both with and without a ghost box. Many seem to directly respond to investigators' questions.

"Most Horrific EVP Ever Recorded"

In 2012, an EVP appeared on YouTube suggested to be the "most horrific EVP ever recorded." The EVP goes on for 10 minutes with multiple layers. The "horrific" stuff starts at about two minutes in. What do you hear?

Shadowlands Ghostly Sounds

The Shadowlands Ghostly Sounds Page offers an extensive collection of EVP recordings with quick explanations about where and how they were captured. Listen and see what you think.

EVPs From the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona

Huff paranormal offers a series of EVPs they captured at the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona, which sits atop one of Sedona's energy vortexes. Listen with headphones if you can.

Southcoast EVPs

Listen to a series of electronic voice phenomena recordings from Spooky Southcoast in New Bedford.

EVP Gallery

This EVP gallery offers several EVPs with brief explanations. Many are high quality and easy to hear. Headphones are highly recommended.

Ghost Voices on Marcello Bacci's Radio

The case of Italian Marcello Bacci is an interesting one. He used a radio with no electricity or tubes, but was able to communicate with the voices of spirits. View some subtitled communications between Bacci and his radio or learn more in the English language documentary film, The Afterlife Investigations: The Scole Experiments.

ASSAP Gallery

The ASSAP gallery is a little different. In this gallery, you can listen to EVP experiments that show how logically occurring environmental sounds can be misinterpreted as EVPs.

Tips for Listening to EVP Recordings

When listening to EVP, you can enhance your experience by doing the following.

  • Minimize noise around you. Go someplace quiet where you won't be disturbed.
  • Wear headphones. Some EVP is so soft you need headphones to hear time.
  • Focus on your sense of hearing. Close your eyes as you listen so you're only focused on sound.
  • If you're listening to EVP on video, don't watch the video, just listen.
  • Take frequent breaks so your ears don't get fatigued. Opt for breaks every 15 minutes or so, and don't listen for much longer than an hour total in a session.
  • The easiest thing to hear in EVPs are consonants and syllables. So if you're having trouble hearing what's there, listen for consonants and the rhythm of the sounds, which can indicate syllables.
  • Listen several times before you determine what you think it is saying.
  • Don't read what other people think the EVP is saying before you listen, as this can influence what you hear.
  • Listen with a healthy dose of skepticism. Many ambient sounds can be mistaken for ghost voices. For example, shuffling a foot can sould like a whisper. If you can't make out what it is saying clearly, particularly if it's whispered, there's a good chance it's ambient noise.

Voices From Beyond the Grave

The best way to be able to hear EVP is to practice listening to them. Choose samples from various sources. You'll learn what to listen for. And while some will be incredibly clear, others will take a keen ear to hear. But when you do hear them, you just may be listening to voices from beyond the grave.

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