Comparative Analysis EVP Experiment
by JD Harrison, Science Editor
Paranormal Underground e-Magazine
This is a relatively simple experiment that can be performed almost anywhere by anyone. In order to conduct this experiment, you will need a small notepad, a digital recorder, and two separate locations of similar size to record in.
In science, comparative analysis is used to find similarities and differences within like experiments. These types of experiments are useful in establishing the baseline for broader studies of the subject matter. In this experiment, the subject matter will be EVPs.
WHAT YOU NEED
In order to conduct this experiment, you will need a digital recorder, and two rooms of similar size and shape in different locations (you do not want to use different rooms within the same building, you want TWO separate locations).
HOW TO SET UP
Place the digital recorder in your first study location and try to minimize the amount of exterior noise that it will be subjected to. If the room has a door, close it. If the room has windows close them. NOTE: Try to make sure that both study locations are similar i.e. same number of windows and doors and similar size and shape. This does not have to be exact, but should be as close as possible. Next determine the amount of time that the recorder will be left in the room. This MUST be the same for both rooms. Record in you notepad where in the room the recorder was placed, its approximate distance from windows and doors, and any perceived outside noise that may affect your recording. (Remember to take into account any nearby objects that can cause anomalies on your recording such as nearby machinery or appliances, proximity to heating and cooling units that cycle on and off, ect.) After these steps are taken, leave the area and return at the designated time to retrieve your recording.
Compare the recordings and notes from both of your experiment locations. What are the similarities? What are the differences? Was one of you locations known to have paranormal activity? If so, was it reflected in the results? These are just a few of the research questions that should arise from an experiment like this. As mentioned earlier, experiments like these help to establish baselines in broader experiments of a similar nature. I look forward to seeing and discussing your results. Good Luck!
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