Chestnut Grove Cemetery - EVP's
From Our May 6, 2005 Ghost Hunt
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put a lot of thought into coming up with a Universal EVP Classification System
and we urge other paranormal investigators to consider adopting it, because
most groups either don't use a classification system at all or they use the
old standard classification system, which we do not feel is nearly descriptive
enough for all of the different types of EVP's we have encountered.
Our classification system has 3 parts (Class, Level & Catagory) as follows:
Class DC ( Direct Communication) = The voice clearly answered a question or directly responded to something said.
Class PC (Personal Communication) = The voice clearly says something meaningful directly to someone that is present.
Class RC ( Random Communication) = A voice that answers no direct question, does not appear to be aimed at any particualr person and doesn't make sense in the context it was received. Totally random. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Level:
Level 1 = Loud, clear and easy to understand, sounds like natural speech (includes whispers and fast speech).
Level 2 = Lower volume and the voice is warped, but it is discernable.
Level 3 = Very low volume, hard to understand, excessively warped.
Morph = The voice and/or the words of someone who is speaking are changed into something else in the playback of the recording. Words that are different than the person spoke or one voice changing to another, etc.
ERV (Event Related Voices) = Events such as, someone talking or coughing or the sound of a passing car or train, etc. seemed to trigger the Electronic Voice Phenomenon.
TR (Thread Related) = One utterance is a comment on or a response to an utterance just before. They are related by contextual thread. Hearing two or more voices talking to each other or a voice responding to something previously said by itself and/or someone or "something" else.
CHR (Chorale) = Two or more voices are speaking at the same time, either saying the same thing or something different.
We obtained around 35 EVP's throughout the night. Below you will find 21 of the best ones:
"Block E" - As best as we can tell, the spirit in this EVP seems to whisper the words, "Block E". Due to its faintness, we have boosted the amplification by 10db. We have classified this EVP as Random/Level 2.
"House!" - The spirit in this EVP seems to say, "House!". It might possibly be a woman, but it's hard to tell. We have classified this EVP as Random/Level 1.
"You Have To Leave My Lair!" - We obtained this EVP as we were heading down the steps, into the basement, where a maintenance man they called "R.D." had been cut to pieces by prisoners. "The voice clearly says, "You Have To Leave My Lair!". We have classified this EVP as Personal Communication/Level 1.
"Pick Up Your Groove" - The spirit in this EVP alsmost seems to be singing the words, "Pick Up Your Groove". We believe this to be some sort of prison slang. It could possibly be personal communication, as we had just started walking to head to another area, but we have classified it as Random/Level 1.
"We Can't" - We believe this EVP to be direct communication. We had been watching orbs in real time through our nightvision in the south cell block and the activity seemed to seize for a few moments, so we started trying to verbally coax the spirits to come back out in front of our video recorders, at which time one of them whispers, "We Can't....". We have classified this EVP as Direct Communication/Level 1/Thread Related.
"Go On In.... Damn You" - We feel this EVP is most likely direct communication. We were on one of the upper levels of the south cell block and investigators were walking around, looking inside of the cells, taking instrument readings and taking pictures during the time we obtained this. Could a malevolent spirit have been waiting inside one of the cells for someone? We have classified this EVP as Direct Communication/Level 2, though it is technically a Level 1, because the words are clearly spoken. (Enhancements - +10db/Noise Reduction/+ 40db for clarity)
"Tight Fit" - This EVP may or may not be direct communication, because there were several investigators standing in a small room of the basement, but we have classified it as Random/Level 1.
"Aren't Ya Gonna Take A Picture In The Back There?" - This EVP is clearly direct communication. We were in the room of the basement where "R.D." - the maintenance man was slain and in the back of the room there was a very small, dark and narrow passage way into another tiny room. Prior to obtaining this EVP a couple of the investigators were looking into the passage way and discussing going back there and taking pictures (though we don't think anyone did). We have classified this EVP as Direct Communication/Level 1/Thread Related.
"Head Cut Off" - Eeks! >8>|(Random/Level 1)
"Bear" - This spirit seems to have an english accent.... (Random/Level 1)
"Go Away" - This EVP is most likely direct communication. We had just entered a new area of the prison.... (Direct Communication/Level 1/Thread Related)
"Them Tease" - We're not sure what he meant by this.... (Random/Level 1)
"BAH!" - Could be direct communication, because we had just entered a new section of the prison, but we have classified it as Random/Level 1....
"Like You.... Like it!.... Coooold" - This might also be considered direct communication. We were in the old prison visitor entrance area, by the elevator. This is one of the really wierd areas of the prison that doesn't have an explainable reason for being so cold in areas. While walking through this area it would be like walking into a freezer in certain areas and other areas were normal. We think this spirit was talking to Kim. (Direct Communication/Level 1/Possibly Thread Related)
"Watch It!" - It was the very end of the night as we were about to head back out for one more walk through of the north part of the prison. Aedryan had just said, "Well, I guess we'll take one more swipe at it". If you listen close you will hear the spirit faintly whisper, "Watch It!" then he repeats himself loudly. (Random/Level 1)
"Get Back!" - This EVP seems to be another threatening direct communication. As you will hear in this clip, we were just entering a new area when this EVP was obtained. (Direct Communication/Level 1/Thread Related)
"Tease!" - Once again, we obtained this EVP by the elevator in the old prison visitor entrance area. It seems to be the same voice as the "Like You.... Like It!.... Coooold" EVP and he seemed to be talking to one of the other group's female members this time. He probably hasn't had any for quite a few years.... >8>) (Direct Communication/Level 1)
"Why Should We Share Our Pick With You?" - The voice in this EVP is so vivid! We're not quite sure what this means. Could he be referring to a pick that was to be used as a "shank" or possibly to escape with? (Random Communication/Level 1)
"Why Should We Share Our Pick With You?" (Enhanced) - (Slowed down, enhanced version of the above)
"BAH! 2" - This EVP seems to be direct communication. We're not sure if this was obtained in the same area as the other "BAH!" we obtained earlier in the night or not. (Direct Communication/Level 1)
"Come Right Here And Sit.... In The Daarrk" - >8>| We're not 100% sure, but we think this EVP was obtained as we were heading down the steps into "The Sugar Shack". It seems that the spirit wanted Kim to come over and keep him company.... (Direct Communication/Level 1)
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