EVP London

New Experiments in Electronic Voice Phenomena
and
Instrumental Trans-Communication


October 2017 

My new e-book on the Greetings Project is now available.

If you would like a copy please email me at:
sean_richards40:hotmail.com

September 2017

41th International SPR Conference 2017. East Horsely, Leatherhead,
1-3 September.

I am very pleased to report that the updated findings from the Greetings Project, including the recordings of trans-images, the black box recordings and the spontaneous flight simulator evp files - were presented to the SPR Conference on the 3rd September.  As usual the conference was very well attended and provided a variety of interesting speakers on a range of subjects related to psychical research over the three days.  Due to family commitments in the evening I had to leave early, so I would like to thank the conference committee and the delegates for a very interesting day and for supporting this work.

​Here's a copy of the presentation.


  



August 2017

New EVP samples added to the EVP pages .

Some of these are from the 'Black Box' recordings made October to December 2016.
These are interesting because they illustrate what happened when I wrapped the digital voice recorder and the i-pad in several Faraday bags and placed them inside the Black box whilst recording. The bags and box certainly altered the types of sounds and evp that were recorded and what can be heard, some are good and clear, others not so.  

Other samples are from the 'Rainloop' recordings. To replicate the spontaneous evp phenomenon found in the flight simulator files (see below) I made a one minute sound loop of natural rain and made seven copies and left these on the Dell PC. I returned and listened to them a few days later and here are some samples of what was heard.
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August 2017

A report of spontaneous EVP phenomenon: from the Greetings Project Book
Draft chapter: 'Ghosts in the Flying Machine'.  Please feel free to download.




Due to the game developer's copyright I cannot publish samples of the evp files from this event on the website.  
However, I have replicated this spontaneous evp event using my own recordings of rain and wind.  
Expect an update on 'the Rainloop experiments' with new evp samples on the site very soon. 

June 2017 Greetings Project - Update

Ghosts in the (flying) Machine?

I wasn't entirely convinced that it was possible for 'spirit communicators' to spontaneously leave messages on computers without any human interventions - such as asking them to, or by conducting recordings. When I first read accounts of such phenomenon in Butler and Butler, Macy and Locher-Fischbach's books and in other reports on the Luxembourg and Scole experiments, I was admittedly quite sceptical, but not any more!

Very recently I discovered that a number of commercially recorded sound files on a program on my old Dell computer, have been mysteriously altered and now may contain evp's from some of the 'communicators' from the Greetings Project.
This is especially interesting because the computer has been locked away in the garage and has not been used for about 5 years. During this time the computer has not been used for evp recordings and it hasn't been connected to the internet since it was put into storage in 2012.

Here's a brief summary of the incident.

In search of new ways to record evp, I recovered my old Dell computer from the garage. It hadn't been used for many years. I kept this PC because it has a remarkably good sound card which I paid extra for to have installed. The PC started up and worked perfectly.  Recording tests conducted in late May using my usual radio set up and the Dell's in-built sound recorder produced a number of clear Class B and C evp's. Great I thought, this provides me with another piece of kit with which to record evps and with the added bonus that it isn't connected to the internet which may partly rule out contamination by Wifi.

Since I was a young boy, I have always had an interest in aviation and many years ago I began taking flying lessons with a view to gaining my private pilot's licence.  But work commitments, time and money meant this had to be shelved. As part of that interest I had a flight simulator program installed on the old Dell PC.  It's a great program, it's very old now, but given that flying lessons cost around £100 per hour in the UK, a flight sim is a good way to practice - and fly with enough realism to enhance real-world flying skills.

One evening, I decided to see if the program still worked, so I opened it and loaded a twin-engined Cessna 310 aircraft and took off from 'London City' airport to fly a few circuits and see if I could still perform a good landing without crashing! 
I put on my headphones and started the flight. Many pre-recorded sounds come with this program, such as radio messages, air traffic control voices, engine and other control noises, landing gear, flaps, electronic warnings, special effects, etc.
Once I was 'airborne' I noticed that I wasn't hearing the usual voices coming from air traffic control, but I could read a text display of these. That's odd I thought, it must be a glitch, I may have to do a re-install if it doesn't correct itself at the next start up.  As I was 'flying' over the Thames Estuary, cruising at about 5000 feet, my ears had attuned to the engine noise, and among this I heard a faint voice repeatedly saying 'Adam pulled the plug'. I was flabbergasted! I turned up the volume and there it was quite clearly, a class CB evp.  As I moved the throttle forward to increase the engine speed, the voice message also speeded up and when I pulled the throttle back to slow the engine, the voice also slowed. I was amazed.
 
I then closed and re-opened the program and set up another flight, this time using an Embraer twin-prop aircraft from 'Liverpool airport'.  This time I could hear a different evp message repeating through the roar of the engines, two male voices, one after another, repeated over and over - in time with the throb of the engine, 'Number 3, not there'.  I tried another aeroplane and loaded it into a different airport location and I could also hear voices  in the background which should not be present on these pre-recorded sound files. I have ghosts in my flying machine!

I closed the program and went into the C drive to find the location of the sound files in the flight simulator.  
They are all located in a 'Sounds' file in the main program and some are also contained within individual aircraft files.
I clicked the properties of a few of these and as I far as I can ascertain, the date stamps have not changed since they were first made, the file dates do not show any modifications. I checked the file sizes and these are the same as when they were originally recorded by the game manufacturers. I will copy and save the 'modified' sound files and then compare these with the originals from the CD. Whilst I was in the C drive I also sampled a few of the weather and special effects sound files using windows media player and on these I could also hear anomolous voices which should not be there.

A key question is were these evp's recorded at the time that the sound files were originally recorded by the sound file manufacturers? If so, everyone with the program will have these and they will be on the CD. Or have certain sound files been 'modified' by 'the communicators' as part of the Greeting Project phenomenon? My initial assessment is that it is the latter and I am truly impressed, this is the first time that anomalous phenomena have occurred spontaneously and independently of my intentions or recordings and now I feel somewhat stupid for doubting the evidence that others have already provided for this kind of phenomenon!

I have dozens of aircraft loaded into the program, which means there are a couple of hundred sound files. I'll have to check each one of these to see which contain evp's and whether any of these contain personal messages, such as my name, or other evidential features  which suggest that they are from the Greetings Project communicators and are highly unlikely to have been recorded during the sound file's manufacture.

This is going to take some time! I'll make a start analysing these soon and report back with the findings. 

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May 2017 Greetings Project: Updated Trans-images Chapter.

Report on recent experiments with a webcam and laptop to capture anomalous images during May 2016

and April 2017. I am still uncertain as to whether these images are anomalous or paranormal - but they are interesting.









April 2017

I have continued to record when possible and I have found some interesting results.
The overall collection of evp's continues to grow with little change in the types of messages received
and with the same group of 'communicators' participating.  

The quality of the evp range from class C to B for both clarity and volume, but the majority are CC and this reinforces
David Ellis's view  (The Mediumship of The Tape Recorder 1972) that a major problem is interpreting them consistently. 

I have not yet been successful at capturing photo-images of the communicators at the same time as receiving an evp
message containing  their name, but I shall keep on trying. I'm also focusing on recording dialogic exchanges and if I can
record some  class  A evps - in this category - I will upload them to the site.


Here are some sample trans-images from experiments I conducted with a webcam and laptop in March.








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EVPLondon Group Recordings 27th October 2016.

Group EVP recordings involving seven participants hailed a success.

 A range of uncontrolled and controlled evp experiments were conducted in London at the end of October to test 
multiple recording methods, including a laptop computer, a digital voice recorder, an AV camera and other devices, and including the prototype EVPlondon 'black box' - a custom built box that effectively cuts out wireless, wifi and telephone signals.


Analysis of the recordings is ongoing, but initial results show over 180 messages were received over a four hour period on a total of
four uncontrolled and one controlled recording.



​​ 19th September 2016.

1. Reports addressing common concerns of sceptical researchers and plans for new controlled experiments in the Black Box.








2. Report on presenting the findings from the Greetings Project to the 40th Anniversary International Conference of the
Society of Psychical Research at the University of Leeds, 2nd to 4th September 2016. This will also be available in the
December issue of the ITCJournal, courtesy of Dr Anabela Cardoso.






8th September 2016

Thanks to all those who organised the 40th Anniversary International Conference of the Society of Psychical Research at
Leeds University last weekend.  And a big thanks to the conference committee for giving me the opportunity to present the
findings from the Greetings Project.

It was an excellent conference with very interesting and exciting papers. I'm also grateful to all the guests and members who
showed an interest in my work and as a result of post-conference discussions there is potential in working closer together with
some of the members and guests to conduct more group recordings and listening tests.

PS. The full list of EVP's has now been updated, and is shown in the links on previous pages, there's still some work to do on
some of the middle session files, but once these are done, I'll redo the analysis and update the graphs and the main report.

As a result of feedback received from the conference discussions, I'm going to include a new analysis section to map dialogue
and cross talk exchanges, and to tabulate the speakers' identities and consider refinements to the linguistic categories.
I'm also considering the results overall in terms of possible codes and in the light of Myer's 'cross-correspondances'.

Thanks again.


8th August 2016.
Thanks to all those who listened to my talk (and those of all the other excellent speakers) in London today.
I hope you found them of interest.  I was reminded that I hadn't published the results of the EVP experiment we recorded last year.  Unfortunately the sound files are very noisy and the quality of the recordings is poor, but I will try to get them cleaned up and then I
will post them in the EVP section. Until then, my interpretations of them are shown in the graphic below.



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July 11th 2016 NEW!

Post - Greetings Project Recordings.

I have added some new 'Class A' EVP's to My EVP Recordings Page.

These were recorded during April 2016.




5th June 2016 Mediumship and ITC.



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4th May 2016

Please see updated  Report from 'The Greetings Project'.



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24th April 2016

Please take a look at the findings from The Greetings Project Prezi Presentation

This also contains embedded samples of some of the EVP's recorded. 

http://prezi.com/xit3hgpqvnn9/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

 January 2016

Please feel free to read my article 'Observations on the Shocking State of Psychical Research' .

More interest needs to be shown in ITC by the scientific community - but I realise that for this to happen bridges

need to be built between the different communities and groups involved in ITC research, especially between the

lay psychical investigators and experimenters - who have the practical experience, the mediumistic and psychic

communities - who have the otherworldly contacts and academics who can bring new insights to understandings

of ITC.  Although of course there are EVP experimenters who belong to all of these groups.
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Contemporary Research into EVP and Instrumental Trans-communication
 
Paper 1 Emants Baruss February 2016
 
Following my January 2016 article Shocking observations on the State of Psychical Research
 
I present the first in a series of articles examining key studies in evp and instrumental trans-communication (ITC) beginning with Emants Baruss and I hope to add new reports soon.
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April 2nd 2016

'Why, is an educationalist, educational researcher and teacher interested in psychical and paranormal research particularly instrumental trans-communication?' 
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15th April 'Building a new ITC community of practice'.
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20th April 2016. 'A Note on Fakery and Fabrication'
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Also thanks to Ron Ruiz at  iDigital Medium  http://idigitalmedium.com
 
Where I dicovered this really fantastic new video documentary about EVP and ITC research. 
 
 
Entitiled: Calling Earth by Daniel Drasin. 2015 
 
It's quite long at 1 hr 25 but it's well worth watching.
 
http://vimeo.com/101171248