Audio recorders are a handy tool for documenting activity on an exploration. Many ghost hunters and paranormal investigators consider them to be a staple investigation tool for recording Electronic Voice Phenomena, or EVP.
The most common reason for having an audio recorder on-hand during an investigation is to record potential EVPs. The theory behind this type of phenomena is that when an intelligent being is attempting to communicate with us an imprint of their energy can be heard while playing the file back. This can manifest itself by way of a voice, whisper or other audible disturbances. This is particularly notable when heard as a response to a question or a request for signs of presence.
There are many different types of EVP recorders on the market that are designed to do this. Some of these devices include voice recorders, audio spectrum analyzers, and ghost boxes.
A common question that we receive often is “what is a ghost box?” A ghost box, also known as a spirit box, is a device that scans radio frequencies in an attempt to draw out intelligible responses from spirit entities. These devices often have controls that allow the user to finetune which frequencies are scanned, fast-forward and rewind the recording, or mark the file for later reference. Using a ghost box radio, messages received from possible spirit entities can be slowed down and replayed for further analysis.
There is a diverse range of EVP products, from simple recorders to more complex EVP devices that boast an assortment of helpful functions. The EVP Wrist Recorder is an affordable and compact option that records quality audio for potential contact from ghosts. Conveniently, it straps right on your wrists so you can free up your hands to carry the other tools for your investigation, such as EMF meters and cameras.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Zoom 360° Audio Recorder is packed with features. It can utilize up to four microphones for 360-degree recording, an SD card for exporting what you record, and file marking to quickly find specific recordings later.
Sometimes, we need to supplement our equipment with accessories to improve their capabilities. For example, paranormal researchers may want to carry their spirit box in a Faraday cage to reduce interference from broadcast radio frequencies.
Another common problem seen in the field is that an electronic voice phenomenon may come in at too low a volume to be heard or understood. Ghost hunters may consider attaching a speaker to improve their chances of hearing an EVP ghost communication.
There can be quite a few tools that are recommended for new investigators, so we understand that it can often feel daunting selecting the right equipment. As experts with a passion for ghost hunting, we have curated our inventory based on years of experience.
We carry a wide selection of EVP recorders, ghost boxes, and related devices to suit your budget and research needs. Not sure which one is best for you? No problem, just contact us and we’ll be happy to assist.