My EVP Experiment page has been updated, including the “what I learned” portion that I promised was coming. I would sincerely like to thank those people who followed the experiment and helped with moral support. A summarized version of this page just might be published in a journal this summer. I’ll keep you posted.
Okay so Randall Keller (again, no relation… but a REALLY good last name) has been mentioned in my last several posts. I promise he’s not paying me. I also promise I’m not a stalker. 🙂 But I have kind of lived and breathed Randall’s books and his The Voices Podcast and The Voices Blog in the last few months. And as I’ve said before, he has been a really great mentor, he’s supported this blog, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know him through e-mail and his The Voices Podcast Facebook group. There are some pretty cool folks that hang out there… and plenty of really nerdy conversations.
My excuse for this post is that I finished There Is No Silence, which is Randall’s second book. After this post I promise to do a Randall Keller detox… at least for a day or two… 😉
“All the things we truly know about EVP and the paranormal don’t mount up to very much – we’re not as smart as we think. And yet we keep pressing on because there is such earth-shattering potential. This book represents my attempt to understand the mystery behind EVP, and speaks to what we can truly learn from them. They are as far away from us as the ages, and still we hear their voices reach out across our lives and deep into our souls. We are meant to hear them, and the time has clearly come for us to focus beyond the old suspicions and tired stereotypes. There is no silence – it’s time for us to listen. And learn.”
Randall Keller, 2010
(from the back of There Is No Silence)
As I mentioned in my review of his first book, Voices From Forever, Randall is such a fresh voice (no pun intended) on the subject of EVP and Spirit Communication. I’m finding that I probably agree with more of his feelings and opinions than any other author or expert on the subject. He is very down to earth and isn’t afraid to be honest, nor is he afraid to admit he doesn’t know it all. And no one does.
If it’s true that the majority of my readers are interested in spirit communication, then I absolutely recommend these books to you. In my opinion, Randall is headed for the pioneer club with Friedrich Juergenson, Konstantin Raudive, and Sarah Estep.
A New EVP…
I’ve been trying hard (but probably failing) to not get too excited about the small burst of very cool EVP I’ve been getting lately. I suppose hard work and patience really pays off. I’m hoping that’s the case, anyway. Check out this EVP recorded just two days ago. Once again, even though I don’t aim for noises to be the main form of communication, it ended up going in that direction, with some really fascinating noises that usually followed questions, and some of them even got Meril’s attention. I was having a light-hearted conversation about the noises when I decided to ask “Are you the same person who is often tapping, popping, and making noises?”. I believe I have captured a response with the message “Yes it is.”
“Yes it is.”
Cleaned up, noise removal, amplification, etc.
A Big Update on an Old EVP…
I forwarded my initial blog post on this EVP to author and new online friend/mentor, Randall Keller. He’s an absolute pro! He was gracious enough to listen to it and clean it up a bit. I want you to know that before Randy cleaned it up, I had no idea or guess as to what the message was. I just knew it was a voice. It took me about 5 times of listening for the words Randy heard in the newly manipulated file… but once I heard it, it hit me like a brick wall! The loud noise in the middle of the voice is the amplified sound of my mouse hitting the desk. Take a listen and tell me if you hear “Is it really death?” or perhaps “Is this really death?”
“Is this really death?”
Randy’s cleaned up version
Wasn’t it the most dreaded question growing up? You had just gotten off the bus and were SO PUMPED to go up to the attic to play office or library… or maybe you couldn’t wait to kick back on the couch with a Little Debbie (Star Crunches were my favorite) to watch the latest Donahue or Oprah episode (although that was usually only if 3-2-1 Contact was a repeat). No? Maybe that was just me (actually, that doesn’t even come close to the nerdiest things I did… I hope my family doesn’t read this one). Anyway, back to my point. The dreaded question… “What did you learn at school today?” always came when you least expected it… and no one was ever happy with the answer, were they?
About mid-way into my formal 2-week EVP experiment, Tom and Lisa Butler of the Association TransCommunication (ATransC, formerly AA-EVP), showed interest in my experiment and asked if I would submit a report on the experiment, my challenges, and “what I learned”. This is the association that was founded by Sarah Estep, whose book inspired me to conduct the experiment in the first place. I was (and still am) so very honored and excited just to be asked. Documenting my inspiration, the process, the outcome… that was the fun part… the cool part! I did that weeks ago. What did I learn? That’s where I’ve been stuck. WHY AM I STUCK? It’s one of the coolest things I’ve done. It was a great experience. In fact, I haven’t stopped the experiment. I’m not recording at the same intense pace, but I think it’s something I’ll do on a somewhat regular basis for a long time. I KNOW I learned something. Sometimes I feel I’ve learned so much in the last several years that I don’t know what to do with it all.
After some thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe I’m struggling with this question because I was somewhat disappointed in the general results. I didn’t record a hard drive full of EVP like Randall Keller or Sarah Estep. However, I have since recorded several more EVP (or at least probable EVP) and that has gotten me excited again. Apparently, I have some spirit collaborators that have taken notice and are willing to help me out. So… is “patience” what I learned? “Patience” might get me one sentence. Did I gain an EVP addiction?
Maybe I just have a fear of the question. I know you’re just dying to find out, refreshing my blog hourly to see what knowledge I gained. 🙂 I’ll get crackin’ and keep you posted………………………………
Hmmm… Those of you who tuned in for much of my experiment, what did YOU learn? (Can you see me leaning over to check out your homework? I’m only interested because I want to know if I did it correctly. Yup… I was that kid too.)