also a copy from another website I posted on once in regards to the difference between EVP and PVP:
The reason for the difference is this. I started along the path of EVP's because I thought it was a bunch of baloney. Now that I have spent literally
over 100 hours of listening to recordings, I have come to a conclusion. The EVP’s that I can record in my home are different from the ones I have
recorded when at locations with known paranormal activity.
PVP, or Paranormal Voice Phenomena, are usually louder and more clearer than the ones collected by other means. They are also usually in response to
human voice or questions.
EVP, Electronic Voice Phenomena, are recorded when there is no human voice for a catalyst. Its created on its own without any outside influence.
At first I was sure that you wouldn’t get any voice like anomalies because I thought that people were needed for the phenomena to occur. But I have
found that is not true.
Voice like anomalies, EVP’s, can be recorded when there is no outside influence, but they are not of the same quality of the ones that recorded when
people are present. They are not as loud, and they are more difficult to understand. Many EVP’s may be auditory hallucination due to the human brain
trying to make a pattern out of random white noise, but not all can be attributed to that.
and another on EVP and AHP:
coining a new term here
Audio Halucination Phenomena
I have listened to to the best,,, and I have to conclude.... if you do not name a evp file to influence the listener,,, let 10 people listen and they
will tell you they hear 10 different things.
I submit this test for the willing...... take the evp from the movie white noise,,, the one attributed to the fictional Ruth Baxter
I will see you no more
or I was seeing no war ( original interpetation )
let 10 people listen to that sound, 10 random strangers, give them no background,,, just listen to this and tell me what you hear if anything,,,, you
will most likely get 7 different versions out of 10 of the same sound. But if you tell them "hey I think this is a voice, can you make it out?" You
have already trained them to "hear a voice".
In the field of paranormal research, I submit that AHP is common,
1. Due to the very nature of the bussiness, any sound file is expected to contain something not ordinary, there for queueing the listener to
concentrate on any thing that seems slightly strange.
2. Any one not connected to paranormal research most likely will not hear the same things you hear.
3. Personality will directly affect a persons ability to interpet sounds of the recording,,, I have personally recorded what to me seemed to be
unintelligible voices, but others heard nothing.
4. see #1. Of this I am guilty as are all paranormal researchers, no matter how objective you want to be, you will never have 10 out of 10 people (
objectively ) agree that anything you record says the same thing.
5. Bottom line... I can record and hear voices that no one else can hear... Am I trained to hear them ? Maybe,,, I ask questions and believe (now)
that I will and do get answers.
anybody interested in EVPs can U2U me.... especially anyone in the Northern Va area who might want to try to collect some sometime