EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena)

The book I’m working on now came about because of a trailer for the movie White Noise. In the trailer was an example of EVP, which are audio recordings of dead people talking (so the recorders believe).

I’ve included a few of my favorites. I’m not going to say what it’s generally believed the voices are saying. One of the arguments about EVP is that people hear the words they expect to hear. The problem with that argument is, when people insist that the voices are not saying what we think they are saying, they don’t address the fact that we’re hearing voices when there shouldn’t be voices at all.

Update: Most of the links I originally had here are broken now. These two still work as of 8/11.



Thank you to Ghost Web and the The American Association Electronic Voice Phenomena, the places where I found these recordings.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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