Today I thought I would talk a little about some of the software used in ghost hunting. More specifically, Wavepad. If you aren’t familiar with the program, it’s basically something that allows you to upload sound files. Once the sound files are loaded into the program, you can listen to them or edit them. Long files can be cut into short segments, background noise can be edited out, and effects can be added.
Wavepad is great for a lot of reasons. There’s a free version that you can download online, so pretty much everyone uses it. It’s simple to operate but also has a lot of features that just aren’t available with other sound editing programs. It’s also pretty reliable.
The downside of using Wavepad in ghost hunting, is that because it’s so readily available and easy to use, it’s also very easy for people to fake evidence. Ghost hunters try to capture EVP’s, and with a little creative editing, many groups are able to add in sound effects and voices where they don’t really belong. A little knowledge about Wavepad can help filter out some of the fake EVP’s, though. (There’s usually a slight change to the sound quality if any editing has been done to that part of the file.)
Anyone with an interest in ghost hunting should at least be familiar with Wavepad. If you want to download the free version to check it out, the link is here.
Have any of you ever used Wavepad?