When I first started recording for EVP, I found a fair percentage of “yes” and “no” answers, and many of them seemed to originate from the same group of spirits. Frankly, I was not impressed and saw no reason to keep saving them, so I didn’t. This was before I realized that all spirit responses are equally significant and need to be viewed as an important communication with the other side. After all, it takes hundreds of bone fragments before an archeologist can assemble the skeleton of a dinosaur. Spirit communication is no less important, and sometimes every bit as tedious. and should therefore be treated as tenderly and with as much heightened significance.
One could certainly criticize the researcher for asking so many yes or no questions, but that doesn’t lessen the value of the response – only the researcher. That aside, I was fortunate to have hooked up with someone who set me straight on this issue. Not only did he insist that I reconsider the practice, he recommended I go back to my originals and find those EVP I had disposed of. I never managed to comply with that last suggestion but I definitely adhered to the first. Now, I save everything. I may not play it for others, but as long as it passes muster and remains unexplained, I hold on to it.
Sometimes the answer is less important than the question or the situation, because even the simplest response can shed an immense amount of light on a subject. Plus, since we don’t know what’s involved for a spirit to make itself heard, I think it behooves us to give every comment good and serious attention. Clearly, we’re all hoping to record those amazing phrases and sentences that reveal so much, but I have learned to see the value in the diminutive and the expeditious as well. Hopefully my knowledge and understanding will increase as a result.