EVP Stands for Electronic Voice Phenomena

EVP ghost voice captures are different from a Spirit Box recording in that they are caught on any kind of recording device. These might be a digital recorder, cassette recorder, or in past times, a reel-to-reel recording device.

The following are examples of  EVPs captured during ghost hunting investigations:

EVP’s Captured with a Digital Recorder

Some clips are extremely faint. Please wear headphones or earbuds to listen.


Below are Clips featured from my ghost investigation on the Queen Mary I in Long Beach, CA. Some of the clips were caught while the group was walking down to the very bowels of the ship. I had my recorder on during the long walk down, but didn’t expect to get anything. The other clips were captured by the pool area which is now off limits. 

Here is a clip of a woman on the way down. You’ll hear the footsteps of the group walking. At seven seconds she says,“I can’t.”

Listen to a man’s whisper I captured while the tour guide was talking just before we headed into the bowels of the ship.  At three seconds:“Smoke.”

Often spirits will correct one another–sometimes vehemently. Here’s a clip captured upon immediately arriving in the boiler room area with the group. The group is patiently waiting for the tour guide to begin to speak…

A female spirit says, Sinking!” This is a class A. EVP. Listen to a spirit who immediately replies to her statement  below.

A male spirit replies to the female spirit above who said, “Sinking”. Clip captured in the boiler room area. At seventeen seconds,“She’s not sinking!” 

Towards the end of the investigation, the group was let loose to investigate on our own. In the boiler room I received a very strange EVP. A man says at two seconds,“It’s growing.”


One place I’ve investigated, is the Robinson Springs Cemetery in Millbrook, Alabama in 2012. This cemetery was so old, that it contained many Civil War soldier burials.

While exploring the Robinson Springs Cemetery and commenting out loud on the dates on headstones, I received an unexpected EVP. A man’s voice adds a date to what I am saying. The spirit says, “1897 or 1997.” As with most EVP’s, I didn’t hear this at the time. I boosted the volume so that you can hear it better.

The same clip where I’ve attempted to reduce the background wind blowing and traffic noise so you can hear better.

In the same investigation, the session above contained another EVP. I entirely missed this until I re-listened to the many recordings for the post. This shows how EVP’s can be missed even after listening to an audio segment many times.

A man whispers, “How about you?” Listen carefully as it goes very fast!


Investigation at Paradise Valley Cemetery in Arizona

This includes both Spirit Box and EVP responses. EVP responses can be heard towards the end of the movie below.

I captured a woman’s voice in a weird response to a question.“Make Me?????”
It sounded like she was asking a question rather than making a statement. Strange.

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by Carol Nicholson, Ph.D., and Certified Psychic-Medium

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