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Posted on: 15/02/2012 11:45:38
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I've looked at the Hampshire Ghiost Club's EVP Guide and have some questions.

When using a dictaphone-type recorder, do you use voice mode or music mode? Do you go for maximum or minimum compression? And what about sample rate? Do you add background noise as suggested by some people? I'm comparing what you say with ATransC at http://atransc.org/techniques/selec ... corder.htm for instance.



Posted on: 06/12/2011 18:24:40
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You could put it up on YouTube.



Posted on: 13/09/2011 12:04:48
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What do people make of ASSAP's announcement that they are the professional body for paranormal investigators? See http://www.assap.ac.uk/newsite/arti ... ation.html for info.



Posted on: 06/09/2011 12:23:21
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Suggestion would obviously affect you at the time of the recording because you know where you are! That's why putting up the same recordings, just the 'box' stuff not the questions, without telling people where or when it is can remove that problem. It is not too late to redo the video without telling people what or where it is and simply ask them what they think.



Posted on: 05/09/2011 19:23:48
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Saying where the place is - Explosion - could also suggest to people words like 'blown up'. Perhaps no references at all abouty the context - just play the bits that need interpreting and ask people's opinions. That should rule out suggestion completely.



Posted on: 18/08/2011 6:47:04
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My point is that suggestion and expectation will seriously bias question and answer recordings like this. So the best way to find out if there are really any meaningful answers here would be to play them alone, without the questions, at first and in a random order. Allow listeners to make up their minds what, if anything, is being said in each 'answer'. Only then should you play the questions. You may well find that none of the 'answers' fit the questions at all.

In addition, putting interpretations on the screen during playback also biases the answers. I listened to the whole recording WITHOUT looking at the screen and I could not make out a single word from the answers, just unintelligible bursts of noise. That's why I put answer in quotes above because all I heard was bursts of noise. Some might have been parts of longer words but it was impossible, for me at least, to say what they were.



Posted on: 17/08/2011 10:44:38
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Would it not be better to isolate all the possible 'answers' and, without telling anyone what they might be, ask people what they think is being said? Then, you could play the question to see if it fits any of the possible answers. Also, there are multiple 'answers' for each question. How do you know which one is the 'right' one?



Posted on: 10/08/2011 16:18:03
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Interesting video but it would have been much more interesting to play the EVP bit WITHOUT the question first. The question inevitably makes the primes the listener to think of just one or two possible 'answers' which affects how the subsequent noise (which sounds like a nondescript hiss to me) is interpreted.



Posted on: 10/01/2011 11:51:07
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What did the car look like?



Posted on: 26/11/2010 10:44:56
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Nessie

do you have any recordings of the voice, where it could also be heard at the time of recording, that you could share here, please?




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