I have been interested in EVP ever since I heard of it in the late eighties. I then became a member of AA-EVP when Sarah Estep ran it. I had called her a couple of time with ideas, and she was very helpful. So I got equipment together during the summer of 1991, and got set up with a program. I used cassette tapes with an expensive recorder, and equalizer, and a multi-ban radio for white noise. I kept a notebook of all my recordings, and asked five questions a night and reviewed my recording form the night before with good headphones. I did this for a few months with no results.
Then one night I got a clear message, it was October 8, 1991, and I asked the question "is anyone with me". The next night I got a clear question back to me asking. "Where is Vicki"? I was scared and thrilled for the first time to get a message. It was class a recording. I have no idea who "Vicki" is, but I have to believe that this person may have lived here before at my rental house. I have that on tape and documented. I tried a few more nights and had no results.
I then gave it up as I went to collage and worked full time that fall, and it left me with no time to peruse this. Eventually I ended up taking it all down for the needed room. I then moved to a house I bought in 1995. I set the equipment back up in my basement office where I am writing this now. But I never did any recordings for all these years- I do not know why I did not, but the equipment just sat there for years.
It was August 1st 2007, just last year when I tried it again. It was the night you may have heard when the Minneapolis I-35 Bridge collapsed and killed many. It was shocking news to us and made national news.
I decided to start recording that night. My question was addressed to the ones who died in the accident. I turned off the tape recorder and was turning off my multi-band radio for white noise, and as I turned if off I heard a loud human sounding squeal like the breath was taken away form a dying person. It was so creepy. I turned on and doff the radio many times to see if I could get it again, but never did. It was a scary sounding noise and sorry to say I did not get that on tape.
I continued to tape for a couple more months and received no results. I then stopped again and have not recoded since. I don't know what it was I heard, but I do believe in EVP. I have talked to many people who had done this, and I am convinced that there is something to this. I will record again, soon I hope. I would love to hear from those who have recorded themselves.