What if EVP are just multidimensional, holographic recordings?
SOMETHING HAS always bothered me about electronic voice phenomena (EVP). If these are the voices of the dead, then the fate of these people is a highly disturbing one. They are still loitering about the Earth, lost. And if this sad fate is possible for those people, it's possible for you and me as well. Personally, I don't relish the thought of wandering around eternity, answering trite questions from legions of ghost hunters.
The traditional view of the afterlife, for those who believe there is an afterlife, is that we move on to a different (hopefully higher) plane of existence. Some think we receive our reward by going to Heaven or are punished with an eternity in Hell, depending on how we have lived our lives. In either case, we don't hang around here.
Unless we're ghosts. Ghosts, it is theorized, are unable to move on to that other plane of existence. Because of a traumatic death, or at least stressful circumstances of death, the spirit energy remains trapped between this plane and the next.
So are all of the voices recorded in EVP of these trapped spirits? If so, there are a lot of them out there. Ghost hunting groups and other researchers all over the world are capturing these voices wherever they go - haunted buildings, graveyards, even locations that have previously had no reputation for being haunted. These spirits are everywhere.
And they represent a real cross-section of the human population: the old and the young, the happy and the sad, the nasty and the nice. Most distressing are the voices of children, especially those that seem confused and lost. I've heard EVP of children sadly complaining of the cold or mournfully looking for a parent.
What a horrible fate. And if we accept that EVP are voices of the dead, then there must be thousands upon thousands of these lost spirits roaming the Earth.
That's hard to swallow. Maybe not so much because it cannot be true, but because I don't want it to be true. After the many struggles and hardships of physical life, it's not much comfort to think that we might face more of the same in the next life.
AN ALTERNATE EXPLANATION
Let's consider another possible explanation for EVP then.
Let's say, for the sake of discussion, that everyone who dies passes on to another plane of existence. (Something better, let's hope.) No one gets stuck. Then what could account for the mysterious EVP voices?
Perhaps EVP are holographic imprints of people who once lived. We are all made up of energy. The powerful energy of who we are - our personalities, our souls - interact with the energy of the surrounding universe. In some cases, maybe in all cases, when we die, a multidimensional hologram created by that personality energy is imprinted on this plane of existence.
In other words, EVP are not the voices of the people themselves, but only a representation of those people. They are holographic recordings of those people's personalities.
If they are just recordings, one might ask, how can they interact with the living, answering questions posed by ghost hunters, or commenting on their conversations?
Because these are multidimensional holographic recordings. A conventional holographic photograph captures an image in apparent three dimensions. When we're talking about the world of spirit, however, we're talking about a world of multiple dimensions where time and space have no meaning. In this world, a holographic recording might contain all of the information of a person's personality, allowing it to respond to questions and otherwise interact with the living in real time.
It's a virtual dead person, with all of its personal attributes: happy, sad, confused or mean.
In this optimistic theory, EVP are not capturing voices of poor lost souls, but somehow tapping into the holographic imprints left behind by spirits who have moved on to higher realms.
This can't be proved, of course. But it's a more comforting thought.