The Dead Speak — And Sometimes Play Piano

Let’s begin with a couple of definitions — I know, the former teacher in me is coming out . . . 

  • When you pick up voices that’s an EVP = Electronic Voice Phenomena. It’s a disembodied voice imprinted on a recording device that was not audible to the ear at the time of recording.
  • When you pick up non-voice sounds:  music, bangs, rattling, etc. that’s an ENP = Electronic Noise Phenomena.

I was out walking my dog this morning.  I just wanted a little exercise and fresh air.  I like going out in the morning when it is quiet and cooler.

On my walks I sometimes take my camera and voice recording device to record anything interesting I see or hear.  Or when I intuitively think I might pick up EVPs or ENPs.  Once I recorded the clip-clop of horse hoofs going at a steady pace up the street. It reminded me of horse-drawn carriages . . . or a hay ride — usually in August I dream of fall.

This morning I was curious about the house that was just vacated a few days ago.

In the past I would hear sounds coming from the house when they were on vacation. It seemed the spirits in there have a great party when the owners are gone.  I had asked them once if they left a radio on while they were gone and they said they hadn’t.  It sounded like teenagers back in the 50’s – 60’s with a sock-hop.  I just shrugged off their answer.  My neighborhood, I believe in very active with ghostly spirits, but the neighbors don’t discuss it.  They usually deny any activity or think I’m crazy for bringing up the subject.

I did walk up to the porch and set the recorder down.  I said, “If there are any spirits here, please talk into this recorder.  I’m not going to hurt you and neither is this recorder.  It will just record what you say.  You can say anything or make a noise.  I’d greatly appreciate it.”  I then set the recorder down and went on my way.

I think most spirits are a bit shy and like to “be” unnoticed.  I know it’s an intrusion on them, but I am curious.  I do try to be respectful.

While I was walking, I had a mental image of a spirit on hands and knees checking out the recorder . . . it made me chuckle to myself and also made me eager to retrieve my recorder.

I could hear piano music as I came around the corner of my street. It got louder as I walked closer to the vacant house.

I was torn between keeping the recorder on the porch until this little concert was over . . . but I couldn’t wait any longer. I had to see if the recorder picked up anything.

I listened to my little statement and I heard, “Hello?” It was a woman’s voice.

Oh my goodness!! I got an answer!! I almost dropped my recorder!!

There was quite a long pause and then I heard, “Play piano.”

Wow!! I was in heaven!!!

It didn’t take her long to start tickling the ivories with a classical tune.  It was lovely and as I mentioned earlier she was still playing when I picked up the recorder and turned it off.  So I got both an EVP and an ENP.

I do remember hearing a previous neighbor was a piano teacher.

I do hope the new owners like classical music and are kind to this lovely sounding woman. Or the new owners will be “stick in the muds” and deny any paranormal activity taking place in their new home.

I’m also curious if the teenage “sock hop”-pers are still in residence. That will keep them on their toes!!

I am so amazed by the spirit world and how lovely ghosts can be . . . sometimes I like them better than the living . . . I’ve always imagined having a “tea party” inviting the ghosts from the neighborhood. Maybe with my new Spirit Box, I’ll be able to do just that.

Maybe I should do it on my back patio . . . I don’t necessarily want a whole lot of spirits in my house — I have enough of my own.

I wonder what kind of prayer would be appropriate for self protection and having them go away after our session . . . Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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It May Be My Imagination

But it seems too real — I heard it . . . and so did my precious Yorkie.

I bought some “ghost hunting” equipment.

Nothing fancy, just some tools to discover who and/or what is in my house.

It’s one thing to be aware of “ghosts” in my house and another thing to have it confirmed electronically with an EMF meter and also a Spirit Box.


The thing is . . . 

I received one box from Amazon Monday and another one on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s box with the Spirit Box wasn’t supposed to be delivered until next week . . . but there it was on my front porch near the door.

I did not open Monday’s box . . . I decided to wait until the rest of my order arrived . . . Well, it did . . . But I still haven’t opened either box yet.

I’ve been hearing a lot of activity in the living room, where I left the unopened packages. The activity really picked up when I left the second package. All Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, I’ve heard scuffling around.

I am wondering if they (the spirits in my house) are anxious for me to open the boxes so they can communicate with me . . . or they just don’t like having unopened boxes around . . .


I am eager to use my Spirit Box . . . 

But since I wasn’t expecting it until next week, I’m not quite ready for it.

I guess you could say I’m not ready to have a confirmation of what is in my house with me.

Maybe the problem is that I’ve watched too many YouTube Video and Scary Movies lately. I thought this would be good preparation . . . but in reality I’m a bit nervous about it . . . and want to prepare myself for a wonderful experience . . . not something disappointing . . . or downright wet your pants or run out of the house screaming scary!!

It would be awful not to get anything . . .

I was planning on setting up my video camera and recording my first session with the Spirit Box.

I am aware I may need to play it back several times before getting a clear EVP.

Or I may just use my audio recorder . . . I was also planning on having a series of short sessions . . . Especially since I’m learning to use the equipment.

Of course I’ll be burning some sage and say a prayer for protection.

It seems as though I’m making a major production out of it . . . but I don’t want to miss out on any messages — thus my anxiety and not opening the boxes.

Well . . . that’s my current Real Ghost Story . . . Oh!! By the way . . . I set one of my boxes next to the love seat and the second on the love seat. When I walked into the living room both boxes were gone . . . They were moved to the dining room table . . . still unopened . . .

I guess all that scuffling around was moving the boxes . . . I do wonder why they didn’t open them . . . That may be one of the questions I’ll be asking them when I’m ready to hold my first session.

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