posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by wisefoolishness
This is to test the hypothesis that a ghost can participate in a question-and-answer session with a human investigator. It doesn't test for whether
ghosts are regularly chatting away incoherently, or if they will answer questions (truthfully or otherwise).
Put an anechoic chamber in a building reputed to be haunted. In the anechoic chamber goes the equipment: quality microphones recording directly (and
uncompressed) to a digital storage medium at 192KHz (at least). Study the building over a period of time (say, two weeks), without performing any
questioning sessions (or, indeed, having anyone in the building). Then, once the normal audio characteristics of the building are well established,
the test can begin. Put two persons in the anechoic chamber, and have them perform a questioning session, using the aforementioned equipment. Then,
peform the same initial two-week study again, to make sure the original recordings were indeed an accurate representation of the building. If they
are not, then the test has to be aborted. If they are, however, the test continues. Take the evidence, and play it to a large selection of people,
having them record times and phrases. Some of the people will just be played white noise or other sounds that contain no EVP work (these people will
be the control). The key is to make them do this on their own, in guaranteed-sound-proof rooms. Then, simply collate the returns from those people,
and see if there are any correlated responses to the questions asked on the tape. If none are found, it most certainly wasn't working. If some are
found, then congratulations - the existence of EVP has just become a bit more concrete. The tests will obviously have to be repeated many times to
gain more credibility and scientific accuracy.
Does that sound OK?