Month: September 2015

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Heard Around the Ship

These clips were recorded in different areas on the USS Hornet. I identify the location where each clip was recorded. Clip 1: This 2nd generation clip was recorded in Radio Central, which was responsible for the transmission and reception of confidential messages and information for the ship. Someone asks, "Did you receive some confidential messages?" At the 8 second mark, I hear a disembodied voice say, "Confusion." Clip 2: This is also in Radio Central and is a 2nd generation Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): CIC

CIC is the Combat Information Center. During military attacks, all relevant information about target locations was fed into this room. The room is notable for the special lighting that was used to make it easier for the men to see what was happening around the ship. This page has several photos of the CIC. (It also has photos from a number of other locations on the ship, so you can see what these areas look like with the lights on.) Clip 1: In this clip, you'll hear me comment that, Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): The 442 Room

This is also a very active location on the USS Hornet. These audio clips were recorded during our time in the "442 Room." (442 is the regiment number of an Army unit that fought during WWII. The room highlights the activities and heroism of this regiment.) Clip 1: In this clip, you'll hear me tell the group that there is a Living Ship day on board the USS Hornet coming up. You'll also hear, in the background, stray sounds as people set up their investigation equipment for this session. The Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Chapel

The last few visits, the Chapel has been pretty active. I don't have any EVP clips for this location but there are other experiences that happened. During our time in the Chapel, I sat in the front row. At the front of the room is the altar, a podium, and flags on either side. Throughout our time here, I constantly felt there was someone/something standing behind the flags on the left side (facing the altar), looking at us but not wanting to be seen. In this clip, you'll hear the sound Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Sick Bay, Part 3

These are more 2nd generation audio clips from Sick Bay. Clip 1: At the beginning of the clip, Laura J tags, "Laura walking." This is followed by several of her footsteps. Then, in between Bonnie asks for the doctor and Stacy asks if the spirit who told them (on a prior investigation) to go away is present. Listen for the in between moment their questions that starts at the 9 second mark. Sounds like it might be footsteps, right? And if they are, they must be from Laura J Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Sick Bay, Part 2

These are 2nd generation recordings from Sick Bay. Clip 1: Mike asks the spirits if they still need medical attention. At the 8 second mark, a male voice clearly says, "No." Clip 2: Laura J says, "It wasn't quite to you yet, but OK." The person who she's talking to apologizes. This is followed by a male disembodied voice that says, "Gotcha." Clip 3: Tracy asks the doctor for morphine to help with the "pain" he's feeling. At the 4 second mark, a disembodied voice Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Sick Bay, Part 1

These are all 1st generation recordings from the Sick Bay. Clip 1: You'll hear the sound of us walking in the Sick Bay. In this clip, no one is talking. But there's a disembodied voice that says, "Eddie McCoy." I wonder if this is referring to a volunteer named Eddie who committed suicide in the Engine Room several years back. I'll have to find out what his last name was. Clip 2: Stacey is telling us how the spirits in Sick Bay can get tired of people coming into the area Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Engine Room, Part 2

These are 2nd generation audio clips recorded in the Engine Room. Clip 1: Laura J is tagging the location. At the 4 second mark, a male disembodied voice says, "Focus." Clip 2: At the beginning of this clip, someone notes that a flashlight just turned on. I then ask the spirits to say one of our names. After my question, I can hear a female voice in the background but can't make out what is being said. I've amplified this part of the clip. Clip 3: Someone asks, "Do Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Engine Room, Part 1

These are 1st generation recordings from the Engine Room. This was another active location on the Hornet that night. Clip 1: In this clip, you'll hear the sounds of our moving into place in the Engine Room. At the 2 second mark, a male disembodied voice says, "You can look up." I've slowed down this part of the clip so you can better hear this. Clip 2: This clip starts off with a loud squeak, followed by me apologizing for making the noise. There's another squeak, which is then Read more [...]

USS Hornet Overnight (Paracon, 8/8/15): Overheard in the Ward Room

These are 1st generation recordings from the Ward Room. Clip 1: This is the cry/shout that we all heard in real time come from somewhere close to the Ward Room as Bill Chappell explained some of his equipment. As Bill talks, it sounds like a female crying/shouting out at the 4 second mark. This is what we all heard. As soon as I heard this cry, I jumped up to see if I could find who was out there yelling. My search turned up no one (human, that is). There is also what may be Read more [...]