"A good investigator is objective. Adheres to scientific protocols, eliminates all other possibilities and presents what is found"
Here are Seventeen helpful tips:
2. If possible, use an EXTERNAL microphone. This will drastically cut down on the motor noises and internal sounds from the recording device. Extend the MIC away from the unit when recording.
3. If you have to talk on an investigation, do it in a normal voice. Whispering can sound like a ghost voice when playing back the tape.
4. Always maintain a positive attitude and expect to get results.
5. As you are recording, be sure to make note of any sounds or noises so as to not confuse it with something paranormal during playback.
6. If you're recording unit has a sensitivity level, adjust it to the highest level possible. A ghost voice is usually very faint and anything we can do will help.
7. Consider setting your unit to "voice activated" mode if it has it. But only do this if your unit is extra sensitive or has the ability to adjust the sensitivity to high.
8. Both digital and regular tape recorders seem to work fine. However, some say that reel to reel and full size cassette players work the best. That could very well be true, especially when using an external MIC, but I haven't noticed a distinct difference.
9. At the beginning of your recording session state your location, the time, and the weather conditions. This can be very helpful later on.
10. Ask the spirits to talk loudly and even shout if possible. We need that voice as loud and clear as possible. :)
11. On playback do not confuse background noise and garble as a ghost voice! If it sounds like it could be background noise, then it most likely is just that.
13. Oh, and here's a secret.....when asking questions for a ghostly response, never say "is anyone there?." ALWAYS act like you know they are there. So say something like "what is your name?" or "is there something I can do for you?" Try it. :)
14. During playback it is advised that you use earphones that completely cover your ears as to not allow distractions when you're reviewing for the first time. Oh, and when adjusting the volume make sure it is at a safe level so that a sudden loud burst will not deafen you. :)
15. Coming soon - a list of instructions for converting your EVP to a a computer file!
16. Read this investigation report and note how all the steps in this report are followed.
17. Always express your gratitude at the end of the recording session. They like it when you say Thank you.
Also consider using your video recorder for collecting EVP while filming
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