We’ve all been there before. “What was that noise?!” “Who’s there?!” “Did I leave the TV on?” Naturally we just tell ourselves it was the wind or our seemingly evergrowing forgetfulness, but these recordings hint elsewhere. Straight from Katonah Paranormal and their huge library of EVP recordings, these sounds clips captured by the organization purport to tell tales of the past—of the paranormal that might still be lurking.
Below are the recordings and some background, straight from Katonah Paranormal’s EVP specialist, Barry Pirro. Remember, according to Barry, these sounds were not heard by anyone at the site, but only after they went back through their recordings.
1. We’re Not Dead
“This was recorded at a private home in Danbury, Connecticut. Sometimes spirits just want us to know that they are around, and that they don’t consider themselves to be dead.”
2. How Old Do You Think I Am?
“This was recorded in a cemetery in upper Westchester. The voice is a male saying, ‘how old do you think I am?’ This voice and several others were captured at a particular mausoleum.”
“Owners of a home in Hopewell Junction, New York, reported hearing doors closing, voices, and footsteps. Their radio would turn itself on in the middle of the night from time to time, and once they came down to find their Christmas tree lit up when they know that they had turned it off the night before. We had asked the spirits to tell us their name. The voice that came through is of a young boy saying the name ‘Seth.'”
4. Please Go
“We were conducting an investigation at a private house in Katonah, New York. The owners reported hearing voices, loud bangs on the walls, and seeing several shadowy figures in their home. This spirit obviously wasn’t interested in having us around – so he politely asked us to ‘please go.'”
5. In The Back
“At the same Katonah investigation we captured a voice in a barn. The owner reported seeing the figure of a man in the back of the barn. The voice was recorded while we were in the front of the barn. It was clearly leading us to the part of the barn where he was most often seen.”
6. Oh My Gosh, a Buick
“This clip is from an investigation at a Ridgefield, Connecticut private home. The owners reported seeing a figure walking from a bedroom to an adjacent room. It sounds like an old man saying, ‘Oh my gosh, a Buick!’ If you listen carefully, you can hear our team talking in the background. As with all of the EVP we capture, we did not hear the voice at the time we were recording. It was discovered on the recording afterward.”
7. Don’t Do That
“This was recorded at the same private home in Danbury as the ‘we’re not dead’ clip. We assume that the spirit was not interested in us investigating the house and was tell us to stop recording and photographing in the house.”
8. He Calls Him Friend
“At an investigation in Carmel NY we captured the attached. The owners complained of hearing heavy footsteps walking across the hallway on the second floor. On several occasions their car windows were found open in the morning when they knew they had closed them the previous night. Their attic door was found pushed open one day. You can clearly hear a man saying, ‘he calls him friend.'”
To read Marisa LaScala’s piece on Katonah Paranormal, their members, and their findings, go here.