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EVP Caught on Our Cameras?
The following recording was made by Patch as we followed a team of paranormal investigators studying the Country House restaurant in Clarendon Hills.
Posted by Sabrina Wu
Patch has been working on a series about haunted venues in the Chicago area. As part of the series, I followed a paranormal investigative team that was studying the in Clarendon Hills.
Team members from All City Paranormal have been sending me audio recordings that they have identified as electronic voice phenomena (EVP), after concluding that the voices on the recordings did not belong to anyone on their team.
In the recording attached to this story, you can hear Jim O'Connor, co-founder of ACP saying, "Let's get this thing going."
Lisa Jahnke, the other co-founder, can be heard saying, "Wanna sit, sit at the bar?"
The two whispers that follow have been identified by the team as an EVP. To me, it sounds like two separate voices. One says, "Yes, sit at the bar."
The other says, "Yes."
The voices sound young to me, almost like children.
I sent the audio file to a videographer we work with at Patch, who ran it through an audio program and sent me back the visual representation of the sound waves.
When I listened to this latest recording, I couldn't help but wonder if it had been doctored in some way. The whispers sounded very clear.
I went through the video footage I had taken myself and found the video that corresponded to the same time ACP's audio was taken. It was in a section of the footage I wasn't planning to use.
I raised the volume for that section of footage and realized the EVP audio was on my tape, too. It was louder than the audio of Lisa and Shannon, who were not wearing microphones.
The only mic I was using at the time was the boom mic that was mounted on the camera. The voices sound as though they were speaking into the microphone. If that were the case, however, the sources of the voices would have been in the camera's field of vision or somewhere I could see them.
This recording may or may not make it into the final report, which is scheduled to be published on Patch the week before Halloween.
I think its just random fluctuating frequencies.
Like wind blowing down a twisty lane might making howling or moaning sounds, i believe the electromagnetic waves 'gust like the wind' in their own way, bouncing of certain surfaces and getting distorted which when picked up by an aerial connected to an amplifier and speaker would produce the same sort of strange sounds (like when a mobile phone goes off, that sort of distorted frequency interference).
The rest is your brain trying to find patterns in the noise by using a little imagination to fill in the gaps.