The following examples
have been recorded by Sara Estep, the founder of AA-EVP (now the
usually used an audio tape recorder and external sound source; however,
she also has had great success recording in the field with little more
than a simple hand-held cassette recorder.
Sarah had been setting in her office reading the night
before this recording was made. She noticed a black and silver
object spinning about a foot off the floor, several feet from
her. It was in view for about two seconds. The following
morning, she asked what the object was. On the reverse side of
the tape, a voice replied, "We're
down beside ya." You can hear Sarah's voice in
reverse followed by a male voice.
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emailing us about this EVP: It is interesting that we have had several messages from
visitors to this site that have wanted us to know that they hear the EVP
we call, "I was seeing the war," in other ways.
For instance, "I was seeing the water" or "I
will see you no more." We can understand how these
alternative interpretations are possible. Sarah was in a lighthouse that
was used as a Civil War hospital, and it is natural for her to have been
looking for a Civil War related interpretation. Someone listening to the
EVP in a different setting could very easily hear the utterance in a
different way. Sarah has given her permission for Universal to use this
example with the interpretation that better supports the story in White
Noise. We do not know who the person is to which Universal attributes
The Butler's were on-site for a television
program and standing in front of the video camera for an interview. On cue,
the "I was seeing the war" example was played over a pair of very
large studio speakers that were on the floor directly behind them. There was
no doubt that there was a "ter" sound at the end of the utterance. This
might be a good example of how EVP are not made like normal voice, and how
they are listened to has a lot to do with how they are understood. See the
online listening trials report for a discussion about this.
Sarah recorded an EVP stating that
Beethoven would play music for her that evening. Even though there
was a thunderstorm underway, she recorded and you will here the
resulting music. You also hear Sarah speaking over the music at
one point, and also the sound of thunder. Remember that she could
not hear the EVP as she recorded it.
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