I hope that Rob Wlodarski will not mind me quoting him, but he advanced such an interesting notion on a Facebook EVP post that I simply had to comment on it.
All investigators know how frustrating it is to listen to EVP that others have captured. Often, people have multiple interpretations of what the voice is saying. Sometimes, those we most wish would validate what we have captured on audio hear nothing out of the ordinary. This can seriously affect friendships, team relationships and even marriages! My husband and I have fought more than once over what I thought was an exceptionally clear, class ‘A’ EVP, and he thought was non-existent. You feel as if your reality is being questioned or confronted, and it almost feels as if someone where indirectly accusing you of losing your mind.
The EVP from my previous post generated no responses. Not one. That is not, I believe, because no one listened to them, but because those that did simply did not hear what I did. Or, maybe I’m wrong, and no one listened to them because most investigators are sick to death of listening to other people’s EVP clips. In any case, Rob’s assertion that EVP clips have multiple interpretations because the entity or spirit communicating is attempting to send a message to the person actually soliciting the interaction makes perfect sense. If you are directly asking for communication, then you will receive a response–but that response is targeted to you, to your ears, to your aural reality, not someone else’s. Therefore, you should truly accept the message as intended for you if you asked for it and received an answer.
I don’t think we need to so desperately rely on others to validate our reality. That is the real message here: be grateful that a spirit fulfilled your request for an answer, and don’t ruin the moment by arguing with others over the objective reality of what was stated.
Thank you, Rob, for that insight. It has given me much to ponder.
–Kirsten A. Thorne, PhD