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I have compiled all of the details, including my blog posts and updates, from the EVP experiment onto one page. It will also be a place where I can continue to add my thoughts as I continue to review and process what I have come away with on the journey.
You can check it out by clicking on the link “The EVP Experiment” in the menu at bigseance.com.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Tonight will be my last recording for this official two-week EVP experiment. I’ll review that session tomorrow evening. Yesterday was day 13 in my EVP experiment. If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I had several days in a row of disappointing sessions. Well apparently all it took was a little bit of whining, encouragement from many of you… and some serious begging through a meditation before last night’s experiment. It took me several hours to review the audio and before I knew it I had typed three pages of notes. I may not have any impressive voices… but I definitely had a visitor.
Below are summarized segments from my notes and some audio files. Times are represented in minutes and seconds. For example, one minute and 30 seconds = 1:30. “Tap” and “knock” are pretty much used interchangeably as it is hard to decide which is which right on the spot.
(From the Tascam digital recorder)
Thirty seconds into the recording there is a knock (before I even said anything), at 1:24 a tap. I then ask “Is that you making that noise?” No response.
I then ask “Can you make another noise if that was you?” Several seconds later… “Like two taps or two knocks?” A few seconds later after getting no response I asked “Have you been present with me before in one of these sessions?” Two loud and clear taps at 2:02. The first one further away and the second one closer to the recorder.
At 2:35 I ask if they could give me two more knocks just for validation. I got two taps at 2:51.
I then decided that 1 knock was going to mean “yes” and two knocks was “no”. I asked “Have you been with me in one of these EVP sessions before in the last couple of weeks?” and 15 seconds later there was a faint unidentified noise in the background followed by a tap.
A few questions with no responses.
At 5:10 I ask “Do I know you?” A very light tap can be heard at 5:20. I mentioned “I THINK that was a tap” and then “Yes? Thank you.” Maybe there was another light tap before I answered but I cannot hear it in the audio.
At 5:50 there is another tap while I’m in the middle of a rather long question. I was asking for them to pass on a message, tell me who they are, etc. After the tap I finished my question and also asked where they were talking to me from… the other side? No response. My question ended at 6:00. At 6:16 there is a tap.
At 6:30 “You seem to be good at the knocking thing. Can you tell me… are you male?” For several seconds there is no response. “Maybe that’s ‘no’.” Immediately there is a tap at 6:47.
At 6:52 I asked “Are you female?” No response.
At 8:17 I’m playing music and ask “How many of you are with me?” At 8:34 you can hear a very loud knock somewhere in the house.
At 9:07 I ask “Can you make anymore noises? I think the noises are just how you want to communicate today.” No responses.
I then started up the pink noise portion of the session got no responses to several more questions.
At 11:42 I ask “Is there something I can help you with?” A few seconds later at 11:46 (pink noise still playing) you can hear what sounds like a very soft and low-pitched “no” (11:42 in PX-820… sounds a bit different but still there). A second later… “Or are you here to help me?” No response.
At 12:32 after pink noise is turned off I ask “Are you still there?” At 12:23 in the PX-820 there is two syllables of something heard very softly… right before “Are you still there?” At 12:41 there is a knock. I say “Okay!”
A few seconds later (12:53) I say “I’ve been asking for the presence of Sarah Estep or Cathy…” Before I could finish the question there was a very loud tap right in the room! I say “Ooh… Sarah, is that you?” No response. At 13:98… “Sarah Estep?” No response. At 13:15… “Or Cathy? Is that you Cathy?” A few seconds later… “Cathy from The Big Circle?” No response.
At 13:31… “I’m kind of excited! Who is this?” You can hear a few very light pops or taps. At 13:48… “I feel like I can’t go on without knowing who you are.” No response. At 14:04… “Should I continue? Or should I end this session and listen?” No obvious responses. You can hear two very soft taps that are very close to the microphone… but I can’t be sure if it’s something I’m doing or not.
A few more questions with no responses.
At 16:04… “So could this knocking be from Sarah?” No response. At 16:18… “Cathy?” At 16:31 there is some kind of knock in the room. At 16:40… “Was that a ‘yes’ for Cathy? Did I hear you correctly? Is this Cathy then?” A few seconds later… “Knock if it’s Cathy”. Other than a dog barking outside, there are no responses.
At 17:05… “Are you someone other than Sarah or Cathy? Or ________? Could you knock if you’re someone else?” At 17:20 there are two faint knocks that I acknowledge hearing in the recording. I’m not sure if this was the answer of “no” or if this was an entity just knocking in response to my question, in general.
At 21:02 I began to do my usual thank you to anyone helping me, but I didn’t get very far. I began “Well I want to thank you for your energy…” and there was a pretty loud knock close by. I excitedly say “Oh!” and you can hear a dog barking loudly outside in the background. A few seconds later… “Thank you, there’s one.”
At 21:16… “I feel like maybe you’re playing games with me. Every time I move on I hear a knock” (more dog barking). A few seconds later… “…but as I was saying, thank you for your presence and your energy… and your assistance.” A few seconds later… “Any last messages… before we end?” No response. A few seconds later… “Thank you.” Then my elbow popped and I laughed and said “Now my bones are popping!”
End of recording.
Just some of the audio…
SOOOOOO…. Did the FOX sisters stop by? I’ve asked for their presence before, but not recently. Was it Sarah? Cathy? I got lost in the answers. I was caught off guard by this rapper and wasn’t expecting to translate knocks. I have NEVER heard so many pops and taps in my house. I’ve been sitting here this entire evening and haven’t noticed one creek!
As exciting as this has been, it has been very tiring going through it all and getting it up before bed. Listening to some of these audio clips again, I’m wondering if there aren’t other “voices” I missed the first time around. I’ll keep working on them.
I’m excited to hear what you think!
EVP Experiment Update: Today is Day 13…
It has definitely been quiet in the last several days. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bummed or disappointed. For the most part I have been sticking to the same method and processes from Day 1… however, I’ve changed or tweaked a few things as I’ve gone along to attempt to help entities more successfully communicate. I’ve also added a few unplanned, less formal recording sessions in addition to the official daily recording.
Yes, I’ve worked with and recorded EVPs before… but not a lot, and never so consistently and formally. And… I have picked up a few from this experiment. But why so quiet lately? What am I doing wrong? I’ve spoken to a fellow blogger about “belief and intent” and how it could possibly be affecting my experiment. Synchronicity may have also led me to reading about the same thing recently in Randall Keller’s book, Vocies From Forever. I want you to know that I absolutely believe, without a doubt, that spirits can and do communicate. You also need to know that I have never been so inspired and focused with a clear intent… even when reviewing the sessions. There have been a few days where I struggled to get a session in when life happened. I also know that sometimes I struggle meditating (something I’ve tried to do before every session), and there have been a few days where I haven’t completely felt grounded with a positive and high spiritual energy. Again… life happens. But right now I feel my problem might be due to more of a lack of confidence, and maybe feeling a little insulted after a few quiet days. Is there a problem with my invisible bat signal that other researchers who record tons of EVP project so well? Do they not see and hear me? Are entities communicating volumes of information but something is just standing in our way? Are they frustrated as well? Am I broken? I can go on and on… Any advice? Words of wisdom? I’m down but I haven’t given up!
What Does Sarah Say About This?
Since Sarah Estep was my main inspiration for starting the experiment, today I decided to go back to her book, Voices of Eternity. I’ve reached out to her daily in the sessions. Maybe she can’t hear me. Maybe I can’t hear her. Maybe she’s got bigger things going on. Maybe her soul is currently living another incarnation. Could she be reading this blog now? Am I still talking? 🙂
What words of wisdom would she give?
Frequently at the beginning I would go for days without recording a paranormal voice. Then, when I felt most discouraged and wondered if I wanted to keep on taping, someone would speak. Now, twelve years and twenty-four-thousand messages later [this was in 1988], I am convinced that I am in communication with entities from other dimensions. At the same time, I feel I have learned a considerable amount about life in the beyond.
Down the Road…
I have two EVP sessions left for this current experiment, today and tomorrow evening. Please know that if I hear anything impressive you’ll see a post on it. In the next week I think I’ll create a page linked to this blog and list information about the experiment, my findings, my progress,etc. Once this current experiment is over I fully intend on continuing to record on a consistent basis… hopefully 3 or 4 days a week.
Anyway… thanks for reading and following my progress!
In other news… Have you seen this?
Upon arresting the alleged assailant, police were surprised that the 15-year-old not only admitted to the offense, but also confessed as to why he committed the crime, stating that “the Ouija board made me do it.”
Is it just goofy teenagers? Is it mental illness? Or can the Ouija board really be that powerful?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! No wise post about the Irish and the paranormal here. I don’t know enough about the topic.
What I do know is yesterday I promised that in today’s post I would share some more interesting details of Sarah Estep’s book Voices of Eternity. For yesterday’s post, visit Some Encouragement from Sarah Estep.
Central Transmitting Agencies…
As mentioned before, Friedrich Jürgenson, as well as Konstantin Raudive, have said there is a central transmitting agency in the next dimension that is responsible for many of the loudest and clearest voice recordings. As indicated, my questions about this have received answers in the affirmative. While it appears that many who speak to me come to my office, others seem to communicate from the agency itself.
In the spring, when I asked if some spirit communicators go to the transmitting agency to speak, a loud emphatic voice avowed, “I do.”
In the next recording I asked why they went to the agency for recordings. The two different voices replied–the first one with “They say,” to be finished by another voice with the surprising information, “It brings us luck.”
A month later I again inquired if spirits went to the central transmitting agency to listen and take part in recordings. I was told “Yes, this one.”
The following day I wanted to know if there was more than one agency. A voice replied, “There’s lots of them.”
This answer received support two months later when I asked Styhe about the existence of more than one transmitting agency in the spirit world. He replied, “There is.”
It had occurred to me, early in my tapings, that the experimenter might serve as a sort of antenna in voice recordings. When I inquired if this was a correct assumption on my part, the answer, “This is so,” was returned twice in a clear voice.
Two weeks later I further explored this question. I asked if the experimenter functioned like a radio or TV antenna, or a receiving station.
The reply “Right!” was heard over the radio.
Before reading this I had never considered that there might be a heavenly location that spirits could visit to aid them in communicating with us on Earth. It reminds me so much of computer labs in the 1990s (college for me) and getting so excited about having e-mail for the first time but not really understanding how to use it yet. There was always a student assistant there to help you. And not everyone had e-mail back then so it was really exciting to find someone who was willing to e-mail you back and forth in between classes. Chat rooms were also extremely popular, and before I got my own computer I would have to go to a computer lab on campus to join a chat room. It makes me chuckle to imagine a version of these labs on the other side. I’m sure if they exist they’re much different. 🙂
Get a mirror!
A number of years ago I began taping a number of messages telling me I should get a mirror to use with my work. I ignored the messages, for they seemed ridiculous, and certainly never mentioned them to anyone. The voices became insistent about the matter, saying, “Get a mirror!” “I told you to get a mirror.” “Talk into a mirror,” and so on. Finally, more to quiet them than anything else, I bought a cheap mirror and placed it on top of my tape deck. The first time I used it a number of messages came through indicating how pleased they were to have it. A Class A voice said, “If you use this mode, we can help you.”
During that time period, Sarah received communication from several other EVP recorders saying they were getting messages about “mirrors”. She says…
These messages are reminiscent of the cross-correspondence cases famous in mediumistic literature. Four of us were taping messages concerning mirrors at about the same time with none of us realizing that anyone else was receiving similar messages.
I’ve heard of the many mythical stories about ghosts and mirrors, but to my knowledge I’ve never heard or read about the significance of having a mirror placed by the recording device for spirit communication. Sarah’s book was written in 1988. Has the use of mirrors in EVP recording been researched since? Does anyone know anything about this? I think I’ll have to find out more on the Association TransCommunication website.
If you’d like to hear some of Sarah Estep’s EVPs you can visit the World ITC website. Scroll down to the bottom.
Sarah Estep’s book, Voices of Eternity can be downloaded free in its entirety online thanks to the Association TransCommunication.
So I have come upon the fourth day of my two-week daily EVP experiment inspired by Sarah Estep’s Voices of Eternity. I have not yet reviewed today’s audio, but I’ve found myself getting a little disappointed that I have had no clear communication with the spirit world, or any other realm for that matter. I’ve always known that it takes perseverance and consistency, and I’ve done EVP sessions in my home before, but after four days of serious thought, planning, and determination, I can’t help wondering what I’m doing wrong. I’ve also had to stay strong because when you have a passion for this kind of topic and study, you can sometimes be perceived as a weirdo, even in your own home. Yesterday I got a little self-conscious when I wasn’t the only one home and it was time to record. I’m going to have to work on that. It’s not always easy when others in your life think a passion of yours is silly. Not everyone will understand why some of us put so much effort and energy into this type of thing, and I suppose not everyone was meant to believe or understand.
I finished Voices of Eternity today, and thankfully I found some reassuring inspiration from Sarah in the last few chapters. Remember, I have just completed my fourth consecutive day of recording.
Since many experimenters work for weeks before picking up their first word, I was fortunate to record “beauty” on the sixth day. Even with this, it was far from easy. I would go for days and not hear a thing and then, when I was feeling most discouraged, someone would come through and say, “Don’t give up.” I think this is one of the secrets of voice recordings. If you don’t give up, if you persevere, you will receive answers. The voices will speak to those who search, but it is up to each person to initiate that search.
Sarah Estep started her journey of EVP in 1976 with the intention of recording for just one week at first. Her loved ones thought she was crazy, too. If she didn’t hear any voices by the seventh day she would not continue. As she mentioned above, hearing the word “beauty” on the sixth day was enough to keep her pushing forward and was the beginning of many years of successful EVP research. She would later become known as one of the modern pioneers of EVP. She died in 2008. You can visit the Association TransCommunication website for more information on Sarah.
The following passage from the book really felt good to read.
I am willing to accept whatever conditions our communicants set for I know that eventually we will be able to find our way firmly, without hesitation or faltering, to the other side. “Crossing the bridge” is available, not only to our friends in other realms, but to those of us who wish to make the journey. That they want this to be a mutual crossing there can no longer be any doubt of. If they hadn’t meant for our worlds to meet, they would not have begun to speak thirty years ago.
Recently I asked Styhe why he and his friends sought to contact us on the earth plane. His female associate first answered, “Help them.” Two counters later Styhe agreed, clearly giving the same message, “Help them.” In the following recording he replied, “It is,” when I asked whether it was accurate to think they wanted to help us so we would know what to expect when we crossed over to the spirit world.
Many months ago, when I was working on the third chapter, “The Voices on Death and Dying,” a clear voice said, “Your soul is not defeated.” They knew I was writing about death, and they took this additional way to reassure me, to reassure everyone, that life does not end at the grave. Life is eternal.
In tomorrow’s post I’ll share more interesting details from the book that I found interesting. And who knows? Maybe I’ll be able to also report on some voices from the other side?
If you’d like to hear some of Sarah Estep’s EVPs you can visit the World ITC website. Scroll down to the bottom. I also discovered that thanks to the Association TransCommunication, Voices of Eternity is available for free in its entirety online via a PDF download.