Leave 30 seconds between questions to allow the other side to respond. Keep your Q&A sessions to 10 minutes maximum. You're encouraged to start another Q&A later but running one session for extended periods of time seems to exhaust the other sides responses. Having a mix of male and female investigators asking questions seems more fruitful with replies.
I'd personally try to limit asking questions that require only YES/NO answers. You want questions that will require unique answers to your questions preferably multi-word replies. Keeping your questions relatively short seems ideal. Don't expect long replies to your questions. To date, I've only heard one lengthy EVP. It was during a passive session and lasted "believe it or not" 20 seconds but it quickly became inaudible. It was an investigation at a theater from a paranormal team that asked for my analysis. Unfortunately, I'm unwilling to share that clip as I was only given permission for use with my EVP presentations. The group has long since disbanded but I still respect their permission of use.
If at all possible, purchase a recorder that is capable of real-time listening/recording and use a pair of headphones to monitor. You just might be able to use a follow-up question if you have a question answered. Monitoring real-time seems to continue to be overlooked by many investigators. By simply asking a question and reviewing days later is the equivalent of answering the phone and simply walking away. The intention of EVP sessions is communication from both side. The lack of monitoring ensures one way communication predominantly.
I'll provide a link to my GoogleDrive account where the 42 questions can be downloaded on 7 pre-formatted 3"x 5" index cards. I encourage you to print them on index cards and laminating in plastic. My cards are still going strong after 10 years of use. Distribute one card to each investigator. Assign a time keeper pointing to the next investigator after the 30 seconds has elapsed from the question asked. A single investigator may only get a chance to ask a couple of questions depending on the size of the group in one session by complying with the 10 minute maximum guideline.
I really can't offer much help to ITC research. I'm old school and have shaped my EVP sessions from the advice of Sarah Estep's work. She was the last EVP pioneer in the 21st century. She founded the AAEVP [American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena] and passed on the community to the Butlers when she hit her senior years. Sarah captured over 10,000 EVP's and worked with two other influencial EVP pioneers, Friedrich Jürgenson & Konstantin Raudive before bringing her work back to the USA.
Sarah's first book can still be found free to download in PDF at this link. It's a good read for those willing to further their EVP education.
Here's my GoogleDrive link for the 42 questions formatted to 3"x 5" index cards.
01. Where did you last live?
02. My name is _______. What‘s yours?
03. How old are you?
04. What year were you born?
05. What was your mother's Maiden Name?
06. What would you like to ask us?
07. Are you looking for something or someone?
08. Tell us what is holding you here?
09. What can I do to help you?
10. What is my best friends’ first name?
11. How many pets do you have?
12. How many of you are here?
13. What is your surname?
14. If you are married, what is your spouse’s name?
15. How many of you are standing next to us?
16. What war did you fight in?
17. Were you the one to gather water?
18. How many children are in your family?
19. Do you mind us asking you questions?
20. What is the name of your favorite book?
21. What's it like on the other side? ----Thanks Vlawde----
22. What is the color of my hair?
23. What is the name of your favorite song?
24. Have you been seen by anyone else here?
25. What type of jokes make you laugh?
26. Do you want us to leave?
27. Are you male or female?
28. How are you feeling?
29. What year is it presently?
30. Who is the current president?
31. Are you here all the time?
32. Why are you here?
33. What are the names of the ones with you?
34. How many children are here?
35. Do you know who we are?
36. Are you happy or unhappy?
37. What is your favorite food?
38. Is there anyone else with you?
39. What’s the name of your favorite flower?
40. Are we asking too many questions?
41. What is your favorite dance?
42. What are your friends names?
Edited by EVP, 13 October 2021 - 07:32 AM.