EVP Digital Recorder

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by wegs, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. gmilam Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,119
    The lowest pitch humans can generally hear is around 20hz. MP3 standards filter out anything under 20hz or over 20Khz. And I can't imagine a cheap built in microphone that picks up anything anywhere near that low. So I seriously doubt your MP3 recorder can capture sounds lower than you can normally hear... Plus, as Michael asked, what do you expect to hear when you play it back?

    If you can export the file to a computer and examine it in some recording software, you can look at what frequencies are there. I'll be surprised if there is anything under 50hz.
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,855
    Ooooooo the ol' ghost of the silent air-conditioner

    Wait until you hear the ghost sound of the fridge turning on

    Or the tormented ghost sound of next door vacuum cleaner

    Have fun and sleep well

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. gmilam Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,119
    Oh! As someone who owns a recording studio I can tell you air conditioners are NOT silent. You just tune it out.
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,321
    It came with a USB cable for transferring data...so, I'm going to try that later today, to see what you're talking about in terms of frequencies, etc. That might tell me something more.

    In response to Michael's question ''what do you expect to hear back?'' Hmm...a ghost? lol

    Quasi-serious. That is what supposedly can be picked up on these things, paranormal sounds/activity. Maybe it's all just woo...but it could be fun.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  8. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,329
    Wegs, your bringing back memories. Make of this what you will.

    Back in the old days(80s), two friends and I set about trying to see and take a picture of the Green Flash of a sunset. There was an old disused church, the spire of which was removed due to ww2 blitz damage. This left a very tall tower with a now flat roof. A new church stood not very far away up the road, and there we got permission from the vicar to use the old church roof for a couple of summer nights.
    We went up a little time before sunset and over an hour or so tried our luck at seeing the Green Flash. We never did see it, and I have never seen it.
    Waiting for the sun to set, and sitting on top of an old church, we talked abouts ghost, as you do.
    The twilight made the setting, to use a girly word, beautiful.
    The next day my friend brought along his cassette player, the idea was to leave it downstairs on a pew at the front, so as to record any spooks. Even though this was London it was very quiet within the stone building.
    Coming down from the tower and passing the bells was tricky, a wooden ladder job.
    Anyway, there were no light switches up top to turn the lights on below, we descended in dark and quiet. I had to feel along the wall to find the door that opened into the main church area.
    So, what was on the cassette? On the tape at about 5 minutes in, there were bells sounds, as if someone was up there tapping the bells. We were about four feet above on the roof and would have easily have heard this noise had someone gently pulled the ropes. I reckon that vicar had a sense of humour.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
    Michael 345 and wegs like this.
  9. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,321
    lol Aw, I just love this story.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  10. Neddy Bate Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,860
    I used to hear what sounded like human voices coming out of my old guitar amplifier. Just a random word here and there, very rarely. It was a bit frightening because it happened so rarely and so unexpectedly. But it was probably just picking up some kind of radio communication, under just the right circumstances.
     
    wegs likes this.
  11. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,321
    Yea, it's like when I'm using bluetooth headphones with my cell phone, and there's a minute or two sometimes of ''dead air'' while I'm waiting for the connection to happen, and I've heard voices but, it's due to my headphones picking up others' phone conversations through my wifi signal.

    I googled your guitar amplifier issue, and apparently...it's pretty common. (radio signals)

    In other news, I've been meaning to plug my new gadget into my laptop through a USB cord, but I can't find the cord, now. I'm not a very efficient ghost hunter.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  12. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,613
    Ghosts are disembodied, right? They die, the body is still in the casket and their "spirit" is what is supposedly moving around. People see through them but I'm not sure what is supposed to give them any mass for light to reflect off for one to see them at all.

    For them to make sounds, low frequency or high frequency, they have to be made of something that vibrates enough to make a sound. They are disembodied. There is nothing to see or to vibrate.

    How is all this even supposed to work? Even just in theory?

    If you can't hear them in person, how to you hear them in playback?
     
  13. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,321
    Good questions. It's worth the read. You might still come away a skeptic, but it's interesting.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/afterlife/ghost1.htm
     
  14. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,321
    lol Aw...I posted the wrong link in reply ^^

    That one supports skeptics.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,613
    A ghost probably mixed your links up and made you pick the wrong one! So, that actually supports you view that ghosts exist!

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
    wegs and Michael 345 like this.
  16. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,321
    Hmm...you could be right.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    I do like that article in the link, though - in that it goes into a thorough explanation of why skeptics are skeptics. It illustrates an experiment where a 'mock' haunted environment was created to prove that the sounds we hear, aren't ghosts...the visions we see, aren't ghosts. And what they actually are, and how our minds play tricks on us, at times. It's pretty interesting.
     
  17. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,613
    The "Amazing Randy" is a big time skeptic. He got very ill once and though he was leaving his body and was on the ceiling looking down at himself. Even with his skeptic nature he thought for a moment that it was all real.

    He could describe what the pattern was on the bed covers. His "partner" reminded him that cover wasn't on the bed that day. Oh well.
     
  18. spidergoat Venued Serial Memberlist Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    53,779
    You will hear something, and it won't be evidence of anything except the human capacity to try and find intelligible sounds in random noise.
     
  19. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,613
    That's the bottom line behind all of this. We are great at pattern recognition even when there is none (think clouds).
     

Share This Page