EVP CLASSIFICATION by Melanie & Chris
EVP are ghostly voices or sounds recorded typically within a haunted environment, and are not usually audible during the EVP recording session. It is important to first understand that there are different qualities of EVPs, thus an EVP classification scale is important.
Sarah Estep designed the Estep EVP Classification system. She is the founder of AA-EVP which is The American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena and is a nonprofit educational association that is dedicated to the support of people who are interested in or who are studying EVP and other forms of Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC).
A clear and distinct voice or sound that is universally accepted and undisputed, because it must be understood by anyone with normal hearing and without being told or prompted to what is being said or heard. It can be heard without the use of headphones.
A voice or sound that is distinct and fairly loud. This class of voice is more common and can be heard by most people after being told what to listen for. It is usually audible to an experienced person who has learned the skill of listening to EVP. It can sometimes be heard without the use of headphones.
A faint and whispery voice or sound that can barely be heard and is sometimes indecipherable and unintelligible. It may or may not have paranormal characteristics. Most investigators would apply objectivity and disregard it as evidence, but may save it for reference purposes.