Glossary

What is E.V.P (electronic voice phenomena)?

EVP or electronic voice phenomena are mysterious “voice” recordings heard only upon playback. They are human-sounding voices from an unknown source that are not heard at present time. It is only upon playback on electronic equipment and devices such as reel to reel players, tape recorders, digital recorders and tape or digital video recorders. The frequencies may vary from audible to be slightly inaudible. Sometimes amplification and noise filtering is required to hear these strange sounds/voices. Some EVP are more easily heard and understood than others. A grading system has been developed labeling them A-C grade. A – Clear, best and easily interpreted. B – Somewhat clear, heard, and interpreted by some and misinterpreted by others. C – Heard, but not as clear and because of this there may be some uncertainty to what is being said. Nevertheless, still worthy of being documented for it still remains a phenomenon that the sound is not recognized nor spoken by anyone else present. These voices are highly believed by researchers and investigators in the paranormal field as voices from souls either still earthbound (Ghosts), entities, spirits (crossed over), PK from people present (telepathic messages recorded), and/or place audio (Similar to place memory – the past trapped in present).

The EVP voices themselves vary in gender (men or women), age (women and children), tone and emotion. They usually speak in single-words, phrases and short sentences. Sometimes they are just grunts, groans, growling and other vocal noises. EVP has also been recorded speaking in various languages. Sometimes music can also be heard as well as multiple voices speaking at the same time over one another. In some instances the different voices are saying the same thing. In rare occasions, the mysterious statements can be played backwards and have the same or similar message.

What is the Scientific Method?

Scientific method refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.[1] To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.[2] The Oxford English Dictionary says that scientific method is: “a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.”[3]

Although procedures vary from one field of inquiry to another, identifiable features distinguish scientific inquiry from other methods of obtaining knowledge. Scientific researchers propose hypotheses as explanations of phenomena, and design experimental studies to test these hypotheses via predictions which can be derived from them. These steps must be repeatable, to guard against mistake or confusion in any particular experimenter. Theories that encompass wider domains of inquiry may bind many independently derived hypotheses together in a coherent, supportive structure. Theories, in turn, may help form new hypotheses or place groups of hypotheses into context.

Scientific inquiry is generally intended to be as objective as possible, to reduce biased interpretations of results. Another basic expectation is to document, archive and share all data and methodology so they are available for careful scrutiny by other scientists, giving them the opportunity to verify results by attempting to reproduce them. This practice, called full disclosure, also allows statistical measures of the reliability of these data to be established.

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