Gina was away on holiday and it was only Hayley and Rachel who sat this evening. The previous sitting had been tough going due to the tiredness of all participants but this was a much livelier affair. Before we entered the seance room, we had been deep in discussion, talking about types of physical phenomena that had been reported consistently many years ago but which had fizzled out in later years.
It wasn't long after opening that we heard repeated loud, distinct taps in the room; most were around the seance cabinet and to the left side of Hayley. After receiving direction to dim the lighting, faces began to appear that Hayley was able to describe clearly. To begin there were three heads of different sexes with markedly different bone structures, looking in different directions, this lasted approximately 1 minute before they faded. Further heads were reported over a period of just under 10 minutes.
This sitting demonstrated a very welcome return to former phenomena but we are rather curious at its timing, having discussed it directly before starting. We have to question the possibility of us unwittingly creating the phenomena in some way but the coincidental voices we capture make discounting the validity of the faces as being paranormal, very difficult.
EVP 1: Rachel enjoys running forest trails at night, her headlight often picks up the eyes of unsuspecting large animals, some of which have the ability to startle her. We're not sure of who the gentleman speaker is but it's nice to hear a communicator with a sense of humor.
EVP 2: Hayley is describing the pattern of phenomena from her perspective in the room. The gentleman who speaks at the end of her sentence, sounds very warm in his address. Comments such as his really do illustrate why there is no reason to fear EVP research.
EVP 3: Sometimes the absurdity of how we sit in a small room, with a red light and what is in effect a small inside tent, makes us laugh. However, the reality of it is that some aspect of our working pattern facilitates the capture of clear voices on recordings and the visible appearance of heads. The speaker is obviously not one of us and their comment demonstrates an awareness of others in the room.
EVP 4: It's not often that sitters report more anything more than faces being visible. Occassionally hair may be seen but it's rare that Rachel's outline is distorted. It woud be wonderful if Walter could show himself, it's been an excting trail that's led us to knowing who he may be. The ladies comment is interesting because as those who appear gradually fade from the vision of the observer, she confirms that the person appearing withraws themselves knowingly.
EVP 5: This clip demonstrates many facets of a phenomena in a sitting. Rachel first picks up and acknowledges the sense of someone to her left and returns to the conversation. The first EVP voice is captured at the same time Hayley observes a grey smoke like wisp pass by the cabinet, the second speaker declares it to be a shadow and the third possible joking that the grey smoke is allied to the characteristic ability of how some communicators manifest.
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.Read More
There are few places in England as evocative as Hampton Court Palace and even fewer that you can feel history seeping from every brick as you pass. You may not see the ghosts of residents past on your visit but you should prepare to experience the eerie feeling that you are never alone. Recordings at the palace are rarely uneventful, most have multiple clear voices that join us in conversation. The clips chosen highlight how actively engaged the communicators are at the palace. That's not to say we are always made welcome.Read More