Puhinui Homestead EVP Capture – ”……Pumps”

April 2nd 2016
During one of the team’s many investigation sessions at the PuhiNui Homestead at the Howick Historical Village, a voice was recorded that we found intriguing.
There were only two women investigating in the building at the time, yet the voice sounds distinctly male. No men were investigating that night. The voice was not heard at the time.
The voice sounds closer to the audio recorder than the two women. They were downstairs in the living room/lounge, whilst the audio recorder was positioned upstairs.
It sounds like someone is saying something about ”the pumps”.
Further research showed that the previous owner, William McLaughlin had installed a new filtration system (pump?) on the property. The first of its kind and something he was very proud of. Interesting!
What do you hear?

Sergeant Fords Cottage – Howick Historical Village: Visit 2 – 28th Jan, 2012.

After some interesting occurrences in a previous investigation and upon hearing further stories from the staff at the Village who received our report and corroborated some of the evidence we captured, we felt a second investigation with a larger team was necessary to help consolidate the evidence of paranormal activity at the Howick Historical Village.
Here is an audio anomaly captured simultaneously on two recorders in separate rooms. The anomaly sounds like a woman sighing in the first recording from the kitchen, and in the 2nd recording taken in the bedroom it appears to continue with indistinct words. This was captured while only 3 male investigators were present.

Eckfords Maraetai Homestead – Howick Historical Village- Dec 17, 2011 Session 2 ”White Dress”

Audio Anomalies:

The following audio anomaly was captured 90 minutes into the investigation, within the Eckfords Maraetai Homestead building.

We believe this to be an example of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) as the voice recorded on the digital recorder was not heard by any of the team members present at the time it was captured.
During this session, three male team members were in the building. Mark, being a bit silly, went up to a dressed mannequin and casually said ”nice blue dress”, commenting on the very new-looking period replica blue attire, it was wearing.  Nothing was heard until the audio was reviewed later on.  A clear (though a little ambiguous) reply is heard immediately after Mark’s comment.

One interpretation we heard was ‘‘White Dress”.

When we sent the audio to the village management to listen and offer an opinion, we were surprised to hear that the mannequin had  (just hours before our arrival) had it’s clothes changed by a staff member for cleaning. The mannequin had been wearing a WHITE DRESS!  A spooky coincidence, or possible communication?  You decide.

Below are two samples taken from a 150-second recording at the location. The first sample has not been altered apart from cropping the length to 15 seconds. The second sample has been amplified by 30dB to improve listenability. The audio anomaly or EVP occurs at 10.5 seconds into the sample and appears to be made up of two syllables whispered in a male voice.