Getting Started

When you’re going to get involved in recording an E.V.P. session, you have to decide what technique you’re going to work with. If you’re going to just sit your recorder down and leave it to record, then there isn’t much preparation that needs to be done. On the other hand, If you plan to actually engage the ghost, weather it be through questions, or provoking, it may be a good idea to take steps to prepare yourself, and whatever you may be communicating with.

Never forget to do your research. Having some type of idea of whom, or what you’re dealing with can help decide how to act, and which questions to ask. I mean, if you’re investigating a location which is believed to have ghosts of children, you MAY want to ask questions as if you were babysitting, and trying to make friends with someone else’s kid. At the same time you’ll also want to realize that the whole ‘ghost kid’ thing is 100 percent conjecture, so don’t put ALL of your eggs into that basket.


The Q&A Method

Here on The Beyond, I intend to outline three different methods of recording your E.V.P. sessions. The first is the Q&A Method. It’s easily the most used method by investigators and ghost hunters alike. The ideas is simple. All you do is simply ask questions into the air, and hope that your recording contains a response. This is a tried and true method used by almost ALL investigators at some point, and it’s DEFINITELY one that you should be prepared to use.


The Introduction

If you plan on making your recording session interactive, you’re going to have to choose how you want to go about it. Before making that decision, it’s a good idea to keep things professional and conversational.

Try to look at things as if you were going to be interacting with a living, breathing person. If that were the situation, would you just walk into their home, and start interrogating them? Of course you wouldn’t. Think of yourself as a salesman. You’re going in there to sell yourself to whom or whatever may be there.

So, you walk into the room, and you start your introduction.

Do it as if you could see the person that you’re introducing yourself to. Go through your normal, ‘Hi, how you doin’? My name’s…’ routine. Explain who you are, and why you’re there. Be honest and friendly, and try not to sound rehearsed. Make sure that after you’ve completed a thought, you pause for a few seconds to give the entity time to respond.



Here’s a list of questions that you may wish to ask while recording E.V.P. Oh, and NEVER ask, “Is there anybody here.” They don’t like that. :p



Do you know who we are?
How do you feel about us being here?
Is there anything we can do for you?
Can I take your picture?
Would you make a sound or knock to show us where you are?
Do you know today’s date?
What year is it?
Who is the president of the United States?
Can we talk with you again some other time?


What is your name?
How old are you?
What year were you born?
Are you married?
What is your spouses name?
Do you have children?
How old are they?
What are their names?
What is your occupation?
Do you enjoy it?
How are you feeling?
Is there anything in particular that you would like to say?


Is this your home?
How long have you been here?
Are you here all the time?
Why are you here?
What is your favorite room in the house?
Is there anyone else here?
What are their names?
Where were you born?
Did you grow up in this area?
Where did you live?
Do you have family here?


That’s all you have to do. You can ALWAYS get more complicated with it as you go. I really hope that this has helped you.