The American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP) is a nonprofit educational association that is dedicated to the support of people who are interested in or who are studying Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and other forms of Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC).
EVP are anomalous, intelligible speech recorded in or produced by electronic devices, and for which no currently understood physical explanations can account.
The study of EVP concerns unexpected voices found in recording media or heard as an output of devices capable of processing voice, and is studied as a form of after death communication. ITC is a newer term that includes all of the ways these unexpected voices and images are collected through technology, including EVP. Of the many hypotheses designed to explain these phenomena, the Survival Hypothesis has been found to be most effective in answering the evidence, and therefore, the most useful for designing research protocols.
What is the Survival Hypothesis?
The Survival Hypothesis holds that people are etheric personalities able to exist in the physical aspect of reality because of the physical body. When the physical body "dies," or when the person is in some way distracted from the physical, personality changes its point of view back to its more natural awareness in the etheric aspect of reality. In effect, the hypothesis proposes that people exist before and after this lifetime.
Current research is showing that there is empirical support for the Survival Hypothesis, and that there is a clear need for further study. The implications to humanity in general, and specifically to science, are profound. At the very least, the new questions posed by current research foretell a new view of reality that promises to make these phenomena common-place and no more mysterious than is the rest of our world.