I recently came across mention of the 728 foot long Edmund Fitzgerald, a huge freighter ship that sank on November 10, 1975 in the largest storm ever seen on Lake Superior. The ship had twenty nine men aboard and all lost their lives when the ship suddenly experienced a catastrophic failure (likely from taking on too much water in extremely high seas) that took her under and split the ship into two pieces and left only floating debris and an oil slick as the only evidence of the accident.
In 2012, the first body of a crewman was unexpectedly found by an expedition that used submersibles to explore the wreck. The body was found outside of the ship and evoked great emotion on the part of those who found it as well as the surviving family members of the Edmund Fitzgerald crew members. It was a sad reminder of how quickly these men perished and how Nature and Spirit will remind us of such tragedies with reminders years after the event has occurred.
The discovery of this man’s body, so many years after he passed, got me to thinking if these sorts of wrecks are haunted and can provide clues as to their passing with EVP investigations of them.
I have long held to my own theory that EVPs may offer insight into accidents, criminal acts and unexplained passing or disappearances of people. I believe that this should be an area that we focus investigative work to try to give clues and insights into such cases that otherwise would NOT be solved.
I’ve seen evidence of EVPs showing up in all manner of television and YouTube videos with the people filming the clips never realizing what they captured and I suspect that spirits would gravitate to and communicate with this side to a recorder or video lowered into the site of their passing.
The question is thus: Will they record to a microphone at depth or to a recorder lowered to the sea floor? I want to test this theory with both a hydrophone and a sealed enclosure to send down a recorder to see what we get.
In 2018 I would like to find an underwater wreck to investigate somewhere in my travel area to test this theory. The idea is to lower a sealed microphone (hydrophone) or EVP recorder to the bottom to record EVPs at an actual wreck to see what we get. My expectation is that we WILL get EVPs and lots of them. The key is to send equipment into places where paranormal researchers could never go safely and using low-cost electronics adapted to those environments to get the evidence for us. As such, I have a lot of equipment to be working on this winter to get ready for the Spring and Summer paranormal hunting season.
The question is now to find someone with a boat, ROV gear and the willingness to work with a paranormal team to try some new types of investigation work.
We’ve identified several sites of interest for this and a number of other missions for the 2018 season. More to come soon!