Sunday, May 1, 2011

AVP’s Versus EVP’s

In a past post I discussed EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and EVP sessions. Evidence that is easier to prove is AVP’s. 

AVP stands for Audible Voice Phenomena. The classic example of this is when you hear someone call your name and no one is there. 

The difference between an EVP and AVP therefore is that in a AVP you hear the voice or sound in real time as well as recording it.

Common AVP's that investigators capture are music, humming, banging, knocks, footsteps, etc. This phenomenon is heard with the human ear but there is no living person making these noises or sounds. 

One reason this kind of phenomena is easier to prove is because more than one investigator often will hear it in real time and the recording backs it up. 

AVP’s just like EVP’s often occur in direct response to a question or conversation an investigative team has asked or is participating in.

When Jason and Grant from Ghost Hunters do the knocking pattern (Shave and a Haircut) and then request the ghost complete the pattern (two bits) two knocks they are doing an AVP session.

The term AVP is not used as often as EVP but it is just as common a phenomena. 

Finally, AVP’s are easier to prove because they are often clearer and louder, and since they are heard in real time they are often easier to make out when an investigator listens to them after the fact. 

What is most fascinating about AVP’s is the spirit is making an effort to get the investigators attention. The belief is they have to muster a lot of energy in order to do this.

Happy Ghost Hunting!

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