Saturday, November 9, 2013


Can the dead really speak to us? Can these disembodied voices imprint themselves and be captured on electronic devices?

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are sounds found on electronic recordings which resemble speech, but are reportedly not the result of intentional recording or rendering. EVP'S are commonly found in recordings with static, stray radio transmissions, and background
noise. Recordings of EVP are often produced by increasing the gain (i.e. sensitivity) of the recording equipment.

Paranormal explanations for the origin of EVP include living humans imprinting thoughts directly on an electronic medium through psychokinesis and communication by entities such as spirits, nature energies, beings from other dimensions, or extraterrestrials. Portable digital voice recorders are currently the technology of choice for EVP investigators.Since these devices are very susceptible to Radio Frequency (RF) contamination, EVP enthusiasts sometimes try to record EVP in RF- and sound-screened rooms... BUT you can't do this when you are on a haunted location!

Interest in EVP surrounds claims that they are of paranormal origin, although a number of natural explanations have been offered including apophenia (finding significance in insignificant phenomena), auditory pareidolia (interpreting random sounds as voices in one's own language), equipment artifacts, and hoaxes.

Parapsychologist Konstantin Raudive, (1909–1974) was a Latvian writer and intellectual, who studied parapsychology all his life, and was especially interested in the possibility of the afterlife. He popularized the idea, described EVP as typically brief, usually the length of a word or short phrase. In 1965 he claimed to have picked up the first recorded EVP on a tape recorder: a woman's voice speaking in German saying, "Go to sleep, Margaret".
Raudive later wrote:
"These words made a deep impression on me, as Margarete Petrautzki had died recently, and her illness and death had greatly affected me."
                                     Vintage Tape Recorder

He would spend the last ten years of his life researching EVP'S and would amass 100.000 audio tapes conducted in strict laboratory conditions.  His work, Breakthrough was published in English in 1971. 

Investigators today, equipped with electronic gear—like EMF meters, video cameras, and audio recorders—scour reportedly haunted venues, trying to uncover visual and audio evidence of ghosts. Many use portable recording devices in an attempt to capture EVP. (Some EVP enthusiasts describe hearing the words in EVP as an ability, much like learning a new language. Skeptics suggest that the claimed instances may be misinterpretations of natural phenomena, inadvertent influence of the electronic equipment by researchers, or deliberate influencing of the researchers and the equipment by third parties).

The concept of EVP has had an impact on popular culture. It is popular as an entertaining pursuit, as in ghost hunting, and as a means of dealing with grief. It has influenced literature,radio, film, and television.
Investigation of EVP's is the subject of hundreds of regional and national groups and Internet message boards. Paranormal investigator John Zaffis claims, "There's been a boom in ghost hunting ever since the Internet took off. 

Many "Paranormal" radio shows and Podcasts on the internet deal directly with the subject of EVP'S on a weekly basis by hosting people who are ghost investigators, authors and psychics who explore this topic and inform their audience with their sometimes shocking and terrifying recorded evidence.

Films involving EVP'S include Poltergeist, The Sixth Sense, White Noise, and Paranormal Activity. It has also been featured on television series like Ghost Whisperer, A Haunting, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.

It seems the practice of capturing EVP's will continue and the exploration of its validity by many dedicated investigators as a true paranormal phenomenon is here to stay!

Here is my true to life encounter with one very disturbing EVP I captured in the basement of my house in February 2010. This is only a small sample of the continued evidence my family and I have collected while being on a long 5 year journey of living a paranormal life.

Home Aud 08.aup is the file name. It was only 9:13 minutes long.
Here is the sequence:
00-6:30- from the beginning I asked a series of questions to my deceased friend and members of his family about the things missing in our house and what we took out of his home, etc.
at 6:30-  heard static and there are bumps or taps
7:02-  suddenly the audio gets louder although I did not put up the volume-I had put the recorder down on a box the whole time and never touched it-something tuned up the volume dial.
8:34- I mention that the heater turned on
8:37- I say, "That's going to make noise"
8:40- (This is it) large area on the audio a Horrible raspy voice saying (we think)
"SHUT OFF THE RECORDER" It scared the Hell out of me.
8:42-9:13- I don't react at all as I didn't hear the voice and just goes to the end as I go back upstairs.
I can't include include the whole audio clip because of privacy issues.  If you would like me to e-mail the 10 second Sound Wave clip to you (you can play it on your Windows Media player) of that horrific EVP voice please contact me:   or
When you hear this- it will give you nightmares!

Monday, November 4, 2013


In the last 5 months since starting my blog there have been several interesting developments that have changed and should be added as updates to the particular subjects I explored in several of my blogs. Here are 2 popular Blog Updates. 


*name has been changed

My friend of 30 years was an anthropologist and he wrote numerous stories (on an old portable typewriter) and some topics were about the origins and history of our modern holidays. Halloween was one of his favorite times of the year and as it so happened I came across an article he wrote about this holiday. His research showed that it was a holiday adapted from early pagan traditions to a Christian Holiday honoring the dead and how it evolved to become one of our major holidays due to our cultural fascination today with icons associated with it: witches, goblins, demons, monsters, and GHOSTS. He particularly singled out ghosts in this article that were called “Poltergeists”. I think it had to do with the word being of German origin (meaning- noisy ghost) and my friend was very proud of his German heritage. Little did I know, at the beginning of my 10 months spent at Paul’s house, to clean it out for sale, that ironically I would be confronting some of the very subjects my friend had written about in his article!

I would like to share this excerpt from my soon to be published book as why I believe my friend’s spirit was haunting his house. You will have to wait for the book to be published to read the full and chilling story of my paranormal experiences so you can draw your own conclusions.

     Abbreviated Excerpt from Chapter 15- Caught on Tape!

     I walked into Paul’s almost empty bedroom and retrieved the tape recorder that I had placed on his bed earlier that day.  I brought the recorder to the dining room table and rewound it and found about two hours of tape had recorded.
     When I played it back, I could distinctly hear voices on the tape. Had I captured audible paranormal sounds? Then I realized they were our voices coming from the basement right below Paul’s bedroom.  Over our excited voices, and at the exact moment the poltergeist activity was happening in the basement, you could simultaneously hear either a knocking or a banging sound. I played the tape back for my son Chris and his friend Eddie when they came upstairs.
     “It’s definitely timed to exactly when things happened in the basement,” Chris said. “But how come we didn’t hear those bangs above us?”

     It was a question beyond any rational explanation.
    “I don’t know. What gets me is that the knocks are coming right from Paul’s room,” I said.
     I paused and looked around the room, and noticed the portable typewriter covered with an old orange towel that had been pushed aside on one of the window ledges. I realized we had never even looked closely at it. To me, it was just another obstacle we moved out of our way to clear Paul’s room. This time, something was drawing me to the typewriter to take off the towel.
    “Guys, you are not going to believe this. Look!”
     Chris and Eddie walked up to view what was a sheet of typing paper still in the typewriter’s roller. Several of the typewriter’s keys were stuck up in the air and jammed together. The paper was blank except for two typed words “the hell….”
    “Dude, really?” exclaimed Chris.
     We just stared at the typewriter. My friend had to be the one who had typed the words but I had no idea when or why. Was he trying to send us a message? I wondered, was his room the source of the paranormal activity?

                                          End of excerpt.

The typewriter as found in Paul’s bedroom and used in my book trailer.



Upon inspecting the covered typewriter, that has been kept in our basement the past few years, we found to our surprise its orange towel was hanging to one side of the typewriter and the keys had been played with and new keys were pressed down. Other than using it for our Book Trailer in July 2012, no one had touched or moved it. The keys pressed down were strange as to leave a message for us. One the left side the keys pressed down: Numbers 4,5 letters ER, D. On the right side the letters, K, M.

We don't know the significance of the keys changed or the exact time it happened. Here is our theory:  My friend  D-died (we think from the doctor's report) at 4:05 AM on the morning of January 19th 2009) in the E R ????

We have heard strange noises and bangs coming from our basement and no one goes down there unnecessarily. We know all is not well down there and something quite ancient in the spirit realm is possessive of the area.We are having another blessing scheduled for the house and basement and it may turn into a full exorcism of the ancient ground our house is built over. 

Which works into our next Blog Update: WHAT ARE SHADOW PEOPLE?

A shadow person, also known as a shadow figure, shadow being or black mass, is an alleged paranormal entity.
Shadow people are described with striking similarities all over the world such as the Hat-Man which is described the same from small children to adults. The common traits: they described them as dark silhouettes with human shapes (usually a masculine shape) and profiles that flicker in and out of peripheral vision. Some people tell of seeing shadow people wearing coats, hoods and hats and a few people have claimed to see shadow people with bright red glowing eyes. Others talk about the "Hat Man," a solid creature as having "a Zorro-type hat" or "a Fedora type hat". My family have seen The Hat Man in our home and these sightings have been connected with poltergeist activity at the same time.

In 2011 I saw a tall shadow figure in our hallway as I was sitting in the living room watching TV. He was very fast but I could make out the shape.

July 6, 2012: This figure showed up again last year when we filmed my book trailer. On our teaser, before you see the shadow man at the beginning of the video (the first 10 seconds) reflected on our white door and just before you see him there is a brief second EVP of a dog barking.

                           Artistic illustration of sighting on trailer

Our brimmed hat shadow man came to my son later (who is very psychic) in a dream and told him was a former resident who murdered his wife in the early 1900's. My son described him as wearing farmer's overalls and a brimmed hat along with his companion-a large black dog with red eyes. We researched in county records (the property dates to the early 1800's) and indeed a former owner went to prison for murdering his wife in 1900's.

Is this the same entity attached to that part of the original haunted ground our house is built on?
Or was he and his murdering deed partially influenced by some dark ancient evil in the ground he lived on?

Several nights ago, Halloween night, son and his wife woke up about 2 AM to a loud bang coming from the basement. My son was very frightened and came into my room saying he thought someone had broken into the house. He grabbed his ninja sword from his collection and we all went down stairs to the basement door. Opening the door we were surprised to see a light reflected on the bottom basement wall which meant it was coming from back of the basement near the sink area where you have to use a pull chain to switch the light on. No one had put on the light the day. All of a sudden we saw a shadow figure go cross that lighted area below us and into the wall. 

                                 Artist illustration of sighting.

We were very scared. My son was sure someone was down there. We bravely called out,"We've coming down!" and rushed down the stairs. No one was there! We looked around for several more minutes convinced all was secure but knew what we had seen. I'll tell you we did not sleep very well the rest of the night and all of us were bleary-eyed the next morning.