|A fantastic North West Spirit Seekers event at Blair St vault on
Friday 13th, the reactions from the live 'EVP' systems were probably
the best yet.
For the early part of the evening Eddie (the Medium) and my self-stayed
in the same area while the groups changed during the break.
The focus of attention was at the far end of the vaults for Eddie
but no reactions on equipment for me (for now).
We moved around various areas within the vaults but later drifted
back to the area we called the crossroads. As the group stood in the
area where Eddie was sensing a un-friendly spirit, as more was talked
about the spirit character the atmosphere changed.
As the group talked the 'EVP' machine started to react giving bursts
of tone/feedback, that responded to questions, later when talking
with Eddie he said the responses from the machine strengthened his
connection with the spirits around us.
As I and several of the group talked and asked questions to those
in spirit that I am convinced were around us, the equipment responded.
We heard several different frequencies from the equipment that we
thought were in response to three or four spirits.
While this is happening I stand perfectly still so as not to be
responsible for changing the atmosphere around the equipment, I
usually walk away from the tripod mounted camcorder and EVP system,
but earlier the thread on the clamp handle had 'gone', it has had
some hard work recently, so I was forced to hold the system and
I do not usually recognise the sensing of cold spots as evidence
of paranormal activity, I think in any old location, at night draughts
cannot be ruled out, but this was different, several times both
my hands felt icy cold blasts for a few moments then gone, I have
been in many old locations but I have not felt this before.
Many others in the group felt the same cold feelings, more unusually
I also felt a gentle warm breeze blow in my face.
Until that night I had dismissed temperature changes until I felt
it for myself.
As the tone bursts continued I believe Eddie could spiritually
interpret the responses we could hear as noise, at times the tones
vibrated and I hoped they would turn into a voice, we were not lucky.
I become very frustrated I have come so far with equipment design
and it feels that the ultimate response is within my grasp if only
I could make a final tweak to the electronics that will allow direct
As I am driving home I usually have a few thoughts as the next
modifications I can make to the equipment, during a conversation
some time over the weekend perhaps in a conversation about science
fiction and time travel, a flux capacitor was mentioned from the
film back to the future, of course this is a fictitious component,
but it did cause me to think about its fictitious counter part -
the charge inductor.
Before my 'EVP' had reacted at our location a familiar sound could
be heard from the other group, I had earlier equipped one of that
team with a hand held 'EVP' system.
I could hear the usual bursts of tone and had expected one of there
team to come to find me but they didn't, they had understood the
principal and used the equipment as a potential communication tool,
when we regrouped for a break the gentleman using the equipment
said that at one time someone in the group had sensed a dog around
them at that point he said a dog barking could be heard from the
Another unusual occurrence happened, when I first tried to turn
on my digital camera there was no response, I then replaced the
batteries with known, charged batteries, after only three pictures
the flat battery symbol flashed on the view screen, this has never
happened before at a haunted location (to me), the only other place
this has happened to me was in a crop circle to two camcorder batteries.
The 'live EVP' equipment is designed with the intension of allowing
spirit voices of be heard, at present the systems give bursts of
tone or feedback that last from 1 second to 30 or more, this happens
when there is no reason ie nothing changes near on around the equipment.
I rightly or wrongly I interpret the bursts of tone as potentially
a communication, but the machine is as yet unable to convert that
energy form into one we can understand but I constantly modify the
machines, adding new tweaks to attain the ultimate goal. Of particular
interest that night is that a member of the public believe they
heard a dog bark through the equipment, it is important for me that
this happened when I was not present, other people can be involved
and contribute to research.
Events at Blair St vaults that night were one of the most interesting
so far, I look forward to my next visit to the vaults, its not Most
Haunted, its not Ghost Busters, its far more interesting than that,
It's a pity I can't find a camera crew to record the increasing