The question of why we investigate a historic property through EVP is an important one; we see the possibility, however remote, of communication with people that lived in another era to be an opportunity not to be missed. We have a passion for our heritage and why would you not want to talk to the people who actually made our laws; bold scientific pioneers, flamboyant socialites, royalty, the cleaners and everyone in between; they made us who we are. It is the nearest we can get to picking up a phone and asking questions to a first person witness and a participant of historic events.
Our rule which we abide by, is to show respect to our hosts and whomever we think might be listening. Under no circumstances do we consider it acceptable to be anything other than polite and in our experience, any other behavior is detrimental to communication via EVP. We broadly use a similar mindset to siting in a seance but unlike a seance, we have the ability to be familiar with the history of those who may come forward to speak to us. Having even a scant knowledge of a location demonstrates your sincerity and interest in communicating with those who lived there, arriving blind wastes time and energy on both sides.
We have proved that it is unnecessary to have anything more than a simple recording device to achieve good results. Apart from our good intention, we value concentration. Our recording sessions are quite short and rarely more than thirty minutes in one area, this permits us to focus without fatigue. By keeping the technological side of the investigation simple, it is easier to achieve a consistent approach between areas in a location and it also makes for easier reviewing.
Without a doubt the most critical thing of consideration when arranging a site recording, is the presence of visitors or staff. If at all possible, we prefer to stay at a location and record out of hours. If it is unrealistic to reside in or access a location alone, we attend at unsocial hours and are very careful to be distant from the living. We consider field investigations to require prompt review, if there are any interruptions on site, these are more easily remembered and discounted if fresh in our memory.
Please note that this site is not commercial and is privately funded. Our investigations take place at sites and buildings that are open to the public and privately owned. Our studies, EVP recordings and videos are not endorsed by the owner(s) of the recording location unless specifically stated.
Our archive contains thousands of EVPs and choosing a small amount with which to give you a flavour of our recordings was very difficult. This set of clips were chosen because they represent not only the ability for us to capture clear, unambiguous voices but also because the communicators wanted to take an active part in the seance. We understand that the close link we forge with our communicators in regular séances, enables us to capture consistently clear EVP.Read More
There are few places in England as evocative of the Tudor era as Hampton Court Palace. The magnificent iconic edifice we all love was Henry VIII's London home and residence to all of his wives. By day it is filled with tourists from all over world but by night, when the guests leave and the Warders lock the gates, the palace becomes alive again but this time it is not the living that fill the courts and cloisters. You may not see the ghosts of residents past on your visit but if you are lucky enough to walk the cobbles after dusk, you can expect to experience the eerie feeling that you are never quite alone.Read More
Whilst all recordings are in essence purposeful, the recordings featured here were made in the hope of obtaining information relating to a specific event or person. It is impossible to be sure that anybody will speak to us, or to expect an answer to our questions. And should we receive a reply, it may be unwise for us to assume we are talking to the person the speaker alleges themselves to be. Knowing this why should we proceed? Because nobody has the answers and what have we to lose by our curiosity?Read More