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My 'Little Bang' Theory

QUESTION: What ARE the rythmic bangs that often accompany EVP captures?

Anyone who's recorded or studied EVP knows that it's not just voices that we get on our recordings. Aside from words, music, animal sounds, blown-raspberries and more, often there are staccato beats during the presentation of the capture itself. Usually jolting and in sync with the syllables of the words themselves, if words are being spoken.

The question of what these noises are is rhetorical really, because how can we know? We don't even truly know what the voices (and other anomalous sounds) are and how they happen. Yes, we have our theories and we may well be spot-on, but we can never be sure that these will be verified.

So, what am I going on about here?

Well, from the very beginning of my explorations into the weird world of EVPs I noticed that in many of my recordings there would be extreme clangings, bangings, scrapes, knocks and taps - usually in and around 'the voices' as the words are spoken as I've already mentioned.

Sometimes they are in time with the syllables, other times they seem to slot in around the words. They are loud, and often 'get in the way' of hearing the voice properly.

It was suggested to me by several people that I was capturing the sounds of machinery performing in some residual pocket of time being replayed with the voices in the moment/their moment, whenever that may have been.

But I didn't quite reckon this was right, for I have recorded the same sort of sounds in my own home during strange activity, nowhere near machinery past or present.

I tried to reason and get some sort of theory going in my mind, to try to understand as far as possible, what might be happening. I'm no physicist so please bear with me - a metaphor may be the closest we can get, but here I go...

The metaphor I picked was this: When a jet goes supersonic, it causes a loud 'pop' sound that can travel miles. It sounds like an explosion or a bomb going off.

This sound is caused by air filling the gap suddenly left by the object going faster than the speed of sound...This is known as the sonic boom, and is the wake of the sound waves, if you will.

If you go very fast in a boat, the swell of the waves you left behind gets extremely agitated and exaggerated. Look at a powerful tsunami JUST before it all goes very wrong. The seabed is emptied, the water sucked out, and then... boom. It floods back in in a raging torrent.

Could this be a similar event on a molecular, level? On the level of micro-waves? A frequency at which sound works differently? A multi-dimensional sound vacuum that crosses molecular barriers and therefore we on playback (like the voices) hear the 'pop' of sub-sonic changes in frequency?

With my captures and 'in the moment' experiences (see other blogs for these) I appear to have been witnessed by entities in their physical domain. I cannot see them but they can see me - now normally, sounds from this dimension, domain, reality, time space whatever, only appear to me on playback at a frequency that my mammalian ears can't naturally hear. But once in a while, I DO hear something at the time, even if I don't see what is making the sound. Take for example the clanging metallic smash right next to my head as I lowered my face into a hole in the floor. I heard that lound and clear thanks very much! But what I didn't hear that morning was the little child screaming, "Go AWAY!" just as the crash occurs. I didn't pick up on the delicacies of his voice, but I did hear the metal thing.

Is there a cut-off for what makes it through this ghostly sound barrier? A filter of sorts? The metal thing being presumably lobbed at me by the child entity who perhaps saw me as a shadow figure in his bedroom (gatekeeper's family quarters), made the grade at a frequency just enough to ebb through to my time space. But the voice, didn't.

So, I'm wondering if these bangs and booming sounds that so often appear on voice recordings are some sort of cross-dimensional by-product.

Another thought I had was that sometimes they remind me of the muffled boom that occurs when a speaker gets too close to a microphone. All to do with vibration and frequencies, those wobbling undulating waveforms that cause our own inner workings to rattle and roll accordingly. I'll put some examples from my own recordings at the foot of this blog. Headphones a must please!

Isn't it fascinating?!

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