An electronic voice phenomenon detector is a staple in any ghost hunters’ toolkit. Marketed for recording paranormal communication
, EVPs are digital audio recorders that are supposed to pick up sounds of formerly human speech that are inaudible to the human ear. Due to the high occurrence of noise transmitted from radios, cell phones, walkie-talkies, and other devices, though, chances are good that EVP detectors
are simply picking up static, radio transmissions, and background noise—not whispers from the beyond.
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