EVP or 'Electronic voice phenomenon' is
essentially the practise of using tape recorders, camcorders and/or
other electronic devices to converse with or to receive messages from
the spirit world.
The practise of
capturing these messages is known as 'instrumental transcommunication'
which means - 'to converse with the other side by means of electronic
'White noise' is often associated with the
capturing of EVP, as the colour white is a combination of all the other
colours, 'White noise' is produced as a combination of sounds from all
'White noise' itself is not a form of
communication from the spirit world, but is thought to act as the medium
by which the dead are able to contact us, a kind of spiritual lubricant
enabling the voices to be enhanced and recorded for future examination.
When recording EVPs a source of white noise
such as a radio, TV, or a white noise generator on a PC is utilised, the
white noise is left playing while questions are asked and recorded.
Upon play-back of these recordings voices or images may now have
EVPs may take the form of messages from
loved ones, messages to be passed on to the loved ones of others,
seemingly random messages or fragments of conversations, or more
worryingly, threats or warnings.