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Messing with EVP can lead to Schizophrenia like Condition

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Hey everyone,

just thought I'd share a little of my story, hopefully maybe, it'll help someone avoid the same fate

I have had an on/off interest in the paranormal for many years, but last winter I decided to "go active" for the first time, I started experimenting with EVP

I didn't capture anything on my first few attempts and was about to give up but for some reason I kept trying

after about 2 weeks of no results, I captured several EVPs on a single recording....they were intelligent responses to

this captured my curiosity (unfortunatley looking back now), so I kept recording...actually it got to the point were it was becoming an everyday thing, but I started to notice voices on practically every recording I did.

they were very faint at first and I had to listen to the recordings over and over a few times to make out much of what was being said (though I'd occasionally get louder ones with a precursor "popping sound"
as they days went by the faint voices started to come into focus so to speak where I could hear them much better
I became so good at this that I started to develope a dialogue with these spirits
I would get names, when and where they lived...etc....etc...
to my surprise, many of these spirits claimed to be the spirits of people that I had either known or knew of, eventually I came to believe I was speaking to the spirits of some friends and family members who has passed away
I fell for it all HOOK LINE AND SINKER
every thing seemed fine, pleasant, benevolent for about a month and a half, then I started to get some not so pleasant voices showing up in my recordings
threats, insults, profanity, etc...
it started off slight, but seemed to get worse by the day, until it got so bad that it practically came to dominate my recordings, but the "benevolent" voices were still there as well, so I kept at it
then one day, while I was at my work, near a running fan, all of a sudden, very loud and clear, I started to hear these same menacing voices harassing me from over the fan noise...I was hearing this, just with my ears now
I was freaked out to say the least, so I stopped doing EVP right then and there, but it was too late already, in the weeks that followed, I increasingly had more incidents of hearing these menacing voices, it was often, though not always over some type of background noise or carrier sound and they say (I believe the spirits use the steady source of sound to enhance a voice, same concept as using white noise when recording)
another thing started to happen....I started to feel physical sensations as I lay in bed at night trying to sleep, it was usually a weird vibrating sensation, or the feeling of a finger literally coming up out of the matress and poking me in the lower back....getting to sleep started to become a problem

things escalated like this for awhile, then literally over the course of a single morning early last April, things just exploded to an extreme level..the voices were everywhere....non-stop 24/7 day and night, they were much more intense now too, some had this weird bass tone effect, where when they spoke I could literally feel the ground shaking....the physical attacks also became much more intense...sometimes I would feel intense stinging or biting sensations
to put it mildly I became a complete vegatable for many weeks, it became hard to function at my job, anything...I called out of work allot and just lay in bed staring at the ceiling listening to this onlslaught of tormenting voices all day and night
and the voices would constantly play mind games, they would claim to be demons and Satan one day, pissed off human spirits another day, once one of them claimed to be Jesus...they kept switching the story line
they would constanlty harass me about my "sins" and literally try and psychologically break me down...it was a nightmare I find hard to put into words
a few months later, I posted my story and a paranormal forum like this and someone reached out to me through PM that also went through it himself.....he gave me a ton of insight into what this was and what was happening to me...he helped me to get back to a somewhat state of normalcy....then I found others still and received allot of help for them
I have so much more to tell, but this post is already long enough, I'll come back to it....but I've found some common traits in all of the accounts I found of this
I'd say it definatley has to do with some type of sensitivity that certain people have to spirits/spiritual influence
in all of our accounts, we all pretty much got hit with this fairly quickly after being involved with spirit communication, usually a matter of weeks or months
and we all started making allot of "contact" ie: were able to start getting allot of EVPs fairly quickly as well
so for anyone just getting started with EVP...first....DON'T DO IT !!!!...I'd say, but if you do, if you start getting captures quickly and almost too easily....that's not a good sign....you're at greater risk of getting this spirit attachment/obsession nightmare situation and once you get it....it's not easy to get rid off (I still haven't)...but that's a whole other story in itself

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.......................here's a little piece I wrote on my online journal, that goes into how I got into the danger zone as far as doing EVP goes:

In my own case, and in a few others that I know of, the very first EVPs that we captured were quite audible and clear. My first captured EVP was a rather deep male voice. ( I would hear this deep voice again later and began to call him “Mr. Deep Voice”). The responses that I had first received were brief, typical one word (but intelligent) replies to questions that I had asked. That very first EVP capture was a surprising moment for me. It was like being struck by an overwhelming feeling of wonder and curiosity that there really was something to this after all.

These first EVP captures were all it took for me to let myself get pulled in. For a few days after I had captured my first initial EVPs, I didn’t capture anything else, but I felt that if I kept at it, I would. I wanted a repeat of the clear EVPs I had captured just a few days before. Now I knew that there was something to this after all, this was in fact very real and I wanted to experience it again. Within just a few more days, I began to hear very faint, almost inaudible voices on my recordings. I could barely make out what they were saying, but I knew that they were there. After I did a recording session where I would ask the spirits several questions, I went back and listened to each recording over and over again, straining my ears to hear these voices better. What I was doing (though I didn’t fully realize it at the time) was attuning my ears to hear deeper into the recordings.

At this deeper level, here is where the spirit voices were. This wasn’t like the short but clearer replies that I had received before (or the bait as I believe now). At this deeper level, numerous voices began to appear. This deeper level was bustling with voices all seemingly willing to communicate with me. At times, not only was I hearing voices, but I was also hearing other sounds as well. I remember on separate occasions, hearing the sound of a car burning rubber and peeling away. On another occasion, I heard the distinct sound of gunshots.

This deeper level of voices was an entirely different dimension (literally) than just the occasional, louder voices that seemed to rise to the surface on my recordings. In the first month of my endeavor of experimenting with the Electronic Voice Phenomenon, my experience seemed to me a wondrous and benevolent one, yet at the time, I did not recognize that I was allowing myself to be pulled into all of this (too far) and I was unfortunately just too damn naive at the time to recognize any possible dangers. At this time, doing EVP sessions was literally becoming an obsession for me. Looking back now, a year and a half later. I can say that in that first month of recording (January, 2015), I was pretty much doing recording sessions every night, sometimes for 2-3 hours a night. All of this time that I spent straining to hear into this deeper zone, was having an effect on my sense of hearing. I was at this point, starting to get much better at hearing these fainter voices. It was as if everything was coming into focus.

During this first month of recording, I had thought that I had been communicating with benevolent spirits. Many claimed to be the spirits of people that had lived in my local area that I had known about. Eventually I came to believe that I was even communicating with family and friends who were deceased. I’ll never know for certain what exactly happened and who exactly I was communicating with that first month. What did happen was that in the second month of my recording endeavor, everything took a dramatic turn towards the terrifying. Starting in February, my recording session came to be over run by what I can only describe as malevolent, hostile, and threatening voices. It started off slight at first, just an occasional insult or threat, but within just the span of a couple of weeks, these malevolent voices came to dominate everything. They seem to have emerged from this deeper zone within the noise and now they were taking over. I began to hear things like:

“they’re all over you”

“the house is ours”

“today you lose Brian”

then by the end of February and in early March, I began to hear these malevolent voices outside of my recordings with just the naked ear. This too was gradual and by early April, 2015, I was literally attacked with a non-stop barrage of menacing and tormenting voices as well as physical attacks 24/7. I’ve written extensively about this hellish ordeal in some of my other accounts, but for the record, my personal descent into this maelstrom of paranormal madness all came about when I let myself walk right into the EVP Danger Zone, that deeper zone that lies deeper within the noise, deeper within the silence. I was naive and consumed by curiosity. I ventured into this zone like a fool and stumbled into a very real abyss.............................

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Thanks for sharing & welcome to the forum. Wow what a fascinating story! I do not doubt it. There is a lot going on that we cannot see or hear (or feel) until we give it a chance, or focus on it. 

I have considered dappling with EVP but always decide not to in case something gets out of hand. Every day is a battle of good vs evil & I do not want to find myself behind enemy lines. 

Blessings your way @jerseyguy77 I believe we can defeat evil & good will prevail if we can stay on the righteous path. Just when it seems over, there is always another chance. :64pwFDH:

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 VonLud    909

These things happen when you reach out. Or something reaches out to you and you don't reject it. It may not even be a conscious decision on your part. I probably should not have looked at this thread, because it brings to mind many of the feelings and experiences that I have fought hard to control. And it creeped me out to be honest. I think my problems started with multiple high fevers as a child. I was, in my mind, in a totally different realm when caught in the grip of the fever. I couldn't "see" at these moments and nothing around me had any resemblance to reality. Loved ones were seen and perceived as entities with evil intent.

From then on, I would see and hear what I think are demons. Three pink skeletons with cotton candy hair rattling their bones floating above the foot of the bed. (called boos). Dark shadows of witches swirling and capering in my room when the light went out. Of course, these could be seen as mild and benign imaginings, as I was very young.

But even as I got older, I would get this feeling that the world was not quite real. I felt like when you bite a piece of Styrofoam. But it was in my mind. I was raised Catholic, and knew lots of rote prayers, so when I felt strange I would pray. But like some of your testimonials, there was a stronger voice - God is a f***er - over and over, blocking out the prayer.

For a while, when I was around 10-13, I did really well and excelled at everything I tried. I was happy, I think. During this time, I became involved in an Olympic sport at a high level and wanted to be the best. I lived for the sport for many years and devoted all my time and effort. A loss, even at national events, was intolerable to me. I looked for an edge, some power. I shouted out hatred and prayed to Satan. Over and over.

During and after the week of my greatest victory, my life began to fall apart. Nothing was ever the same for me. Years later (15?) I got a handle on things and started to remember what is really important in life and how to love people the best I could. Empathy and even the concept of love was foreign to me for a long time. I thought it was some kind of made-up bullshit.

I still struggle with the ideas of love and hate. I know I love some people, but I really do hate others. I can live with that.

To keep myself in line, I can't play around with supernatural thoughts or practices, no matter how drawn to that I may be. In fact, if these thoughts enter my mind, I will literally spit to get it out. But there are a few things that never leave me alone.

I hear the condemning voices in white noise (psychotron). The bed shakes like someone is pushing down on it almost every night. Things poke me or grab my leg. I see the quick motions just beyond perception. The Hag. It's kind of laughable to me at this point. I don't care what happens to me. And they have no real power.


But, if you really are feeling oppressed,

"I cast out the demons and the devil in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, Amen"

Works every time.

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 Cinnamon    24,410

I wanted to try to capture some evps but now I don't think I want to.  There was supposedly a guy who used a voice recognition program, like Dragon or something.  He claims that he'd often leave the VRP on all night in a text editor program and when he checked his computer he would find words on the screen, things like Help or asking questions, random things.  Creepy.  I believe there are things that can get through the veil and if we give them attention, whether being afraid of them or trying to communicate with them, it gives them power.   After dealing with many instances of things trying to frighten me, I have adapted what I call a neutral stance.  When it starts, I ignore. Then it leaves, but they are never truly gone if it's you that's haunted and not a particular place. 

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 Lucy Barnable    5,363

Welcome aboard and thank you for sharing your story.
I have no experience with EVP. I've never tried it but I have a lot of experience with dimensional entites.
First, I want to say I like that you wrote schizophrenic like condition as clinical schizophrenia presents at fairly specific ages. 

When you say the entities claimed to be loved ones at first and then turned I'm remind of accounts people have shared about Ouija Boards.
Also, in the book The Exorcist (based on a true story) Reagan at first thought Captain Howdy was her friend, then it attacked her.
It's is true that when you reach out, without a clear path, you don't know what may sense you, follow you and attach itself.

The fan noise... yes, it somehow carries the voices but I sleep with a fan on every night to help blend out, or in, the voices.

I have to disagree with VonLud when he's says that calling on Jesus will work every time.
I doesn't always work on every entity and there are many different types.
Some don't seem to recognize Jesus or our Creator at all.
Maybe that's a flaw within myself though.

What has helped with protection for me is to use my totem (animal spirit).
Just focusing on it calms me and helps me to find my way out of the chaos.
Also, (I know this sounds new agey) protection stones or other items that resonate with you.
I have a blood stone ring I wear when I feel vulnerable and I swear it helps.
Everybody is different so what works for one may not work for another.
Here's a list if you're interested:

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