Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:41 AM
Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:24 PM
I think a couple of events have normal explanations. Sounds like you experienced a case of sleep paralysis. Your wife may have been experiencing an auditory hallucination. I used to hear the telephone ring while using the hairdryer, I would also hear my children crying but they were sound asleep.
Not sure of the rest, have you ever considered setting up a camera or two.
You might catch something.
Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:41 PM
Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:43 AM
If this happens occasionally it’s nothing to be concerned with but if this frequently occurs one might search out medical assistance. Narcolepsy is more common with young adults and associated with irregular sleeping patterns and higher levels of stress.
As to auditory hallucinations, psychologists suggest that they can be collective. Skeptics love to use this as a generalized statement. The Bither case, investigated by Dr. Barry Taff in the mid 1970’s had 28 people witness similar phenomena simultaneously yet skeptics quickly write it off as nothing more than a collective hallucination.
Collective auditory hallucinations are certainly an interesting topic of discussion. Several years ago, 3 of us investigated an extremely secluded cemetery mid-week one mile away from any significant roads. We sat quietly on our foldable chairs as we recorded with 11 audio devices in both digital and analog and a single Sony handy-cam in super-nightshot mode.
The three of us simultaneously turned to one another in synchronicity as we heard the footsteps including the sounds of small twigs breaking and grass parting underfoot with the typical increase and decrease in auditory amplitude as it passed by. The cadence clearly indicated the recognition of a bipod being as a person walking past us.
Once our recording devices were meticulously reviewed, no footsteps were heard during the auditory track and the handy-cam never captured anything auditory or visual. The only audible content captured was all of us saying “FOOTSTEPS” in synchronicity.
I would highly encourage if curious, to occasionally record with a video camera and an audio device. This will really be the only way to validate if an auditory event takes place. I would record passively and avoid acknowledging its presence. Acknowledgment can turn a rather benign event into an exponential problem.
I have once recorded in an empty house on a Thursday night almost a decade ago a woman calling out my first and last name. It was right on the cusp of sleep. I was recording and monitoring falling into a lull from the soft sound of white noise from the real-time recording.
There wasn’t any mistakenness in what was said. It startled me and at first, I thought it was my imagination. My recording confirmed it was not an auditory hallucination.
Skeptics rightfully will point anomalous voices as nothing more than radio waves, UHF, VHF, short wave, ham radio, cell tower transmissions and a plethora of other mundane causes as the root of these “so called voices”. Spinning fans can in fact trap radio waves and act as a mild broadcasting device.
In many cases I agree, but I have a hard time believing that a radio station would call out my first and last name in the middle of the night. That was personal and I remain unconvinced its origins strictly as mundane.
Edited by EVP, 06 September 2019 - 04:36 AM.
Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:05 AM
Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:24 PM
My mother and I have heard what sounds like we are calling each other's names, but it wasn't either of us. I've also have been held down in bed when wide awake. I mentioned the experiences in one of my threads. I know it wasn't Sleep Paralysis, because I was able to call out for help; my parents heard me but assumed it was just my sister talking in her sleep as usual.
I'm unable to offer advice about a camcorder, but I've been told an Olympus (VN-4100pc) Digital Voice Recorder is excellent for capturing EVPs. I've bought one, but haven't tried it yet.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:34 PM
That's an older Olympus MAC but it's VERY good. I have one of them and captured some interesting snippets. My only complaint is the lack of real-time monitoring.
To the OP- See if you can find an older Sony Handi-Cam on Ebay with Night Shot. Sony has/had a patent on that feature and few were able to replicate the same quality with a low price point. If possible, stay away from analog tapes. Internal HD's would be preferred for cost effectiveness. Analogue tapes have become a rare commodity.
Edited by EVP, 06 September 2019 - 01:35 PM.