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 and asking them a lot of questions. She says, “They can get pretty annoyed after a certain point of being asked questions.”

Right after this, a male disembodied voice says, “Let’s go.”

Note that after the disembodied voice, Stacy explains that, on a past visit to the Hornet, her husband Tracy had recorded a disembodied voice that said, “Please go.” The “Let’s go” EVP reinforces the sense people have that the spirits don’t like to be bothered in the Sick Bay.

Which, to me, makes sense. I know that when I’m not feeling well or sick, I really don’t want to be around people. And I certainly don’t feel like answering a bunch of non-related questions.

Clip 3: Laura J says, “So, so, hold on a second….” As she says this, there is a breath-y male disembodied voice that can be heard but I can’t make out what it’s saying.

Clip 4: This is at the beginning of a quick EVP session and Laura J is tagging the location for her audio recorder. At the 3 second mark, I can hear a male voice say, “And there were.” This is followed by Laura J identifying that we can hear the sound of (human) footsteps above us.

Clip 5: To help stir up the spirits, Laura J played some music of the 1940s. She asks what the spirits thought of the music she played. A male disembodied voice says what I think sounds like, “Not for me.” I’ve amplified this part of the clip.

Clip 6: In this clip, you’ll hear several of us talking. At the 11 second mark, there’s a sound. At the time of the sound, I thought it was coming from the area in front of the door that leads to what used to be a bathroom for the Sick Bay.

You can hear a similar sound in the first second, as Laura talks. I’m not sure if both sounds were made by the same source. While the first dragging sound is louder, no one tagged or noticed it at the time.

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