EVP TIPS by Carrie
When you're going to get involved in recording an E.V.P. session, you have to decide what technique you're going to work with. If you're going to just sit your recorder down and leave it to record, then there isn't much preparation that needs to be done. But, If you plan to actively communicate with the ghost through questions, You will need to prepare yourself.
First and foremost do your research. Having some type of idea of who or what you're dealing with can help decide which questions to ask. For example, if you're investigating a location which is believed to have a ghost of a child, ask some “kid-friendly” questions. At the same time you'll also want to realize that there could be someone else there (not the ghost child), so, don’t focus all questions on kids, and ask a variety of other questions.
The Introduction & Conversation
If you plan on making your recording session interactive, it's a good idea to keep things professional and conversational. Make sure everyone participates in the conversation and questions being asked. Sometimes a ghost will interact with only one person in your group – and if that person isn’t saying anything – no responses will come through when reviewing your evidence!
Try to look at things as if you were going to be interacting with a living, breathing person. If that were the situation, would you just walk into their home, and start interrogating them? Of course you wouldn't. Think of yourself as a friend. To get anywhere with people you HAVE to try and build trusting relationship.
So, you walk into the room, and you start your introduction.
Do it as if you could see the person that you're introducing yourself to. Go through your normal, “Hi, how are you'? My name is…” routine. Explain who you are, and why you're there. Be honest and friendly. Make sure that after you've completed a thought, you pause to give the entity time to respond. KEEP IT NATURAL!
Also, keep in mind, that if you're following the rules, you should never be investigating or hunting by yourself. So, let everyone introduce themselves – that way all investigators can get comfortable with speaking in the location. Go into a situation as a team and everyone needs to ask the entity questions, and always pause in between questions to give the entity time to respond.
Here's a list of questions that you may wish to ask while recording E.V.P.
What is your name?
How old are you?
What year were you born?
Are you married?
What is your spouse’s name?
Do you have children?
How old are they?
What are their names?
What is your occupation?
Do you enjoy it?
How are you feeling?
Is there anything in particular that you would like to say?
Is this your home?
How long have you been here?
Are you here all the time?
Why are you here?
What is your favorite room in the house?
Is there anyone else here?
What are their names?
Where were you born?
Did you grow up in this area?
Where did you live?
Do you have family here?
Do you know who we are?
How do you feel about us being here?
Is there anything we can do for you?
Can I take your picture?
Would you make a sound or knock to show us where you are?
Do you know today's date?
What year is it?
Who is the president of the United States?
Can we talk with you again some other time?