Spirits are just like us. For example, when they don’t want to talk, they don’t. Because ghosts do not communicate on-demand, when you go into a location, and you do not get any EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon), it does not mean there are no ghosts there. Instead, it may mean they weren’t in the mood to talk to you, especially if you are investigating a popular haunted location that many have investigated before you. Chances are, the spirits are just tired of the same boring questions. “What’s your name?” “Why are you here?” “Can you knock on the wall?” They probably hear those questions daily, making it feel like they are in the movie Groundhog Day.
Before going to a location to investigate, do some research on it. Get names, events that occurred there, the history of the site, etc. Then ask your questions based on that research. You can even ask questions that are totally outside of the box. I will share an example of an out-of-the-box question my son asked below.
- Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? (My son asked this question during an investigation, and he got an answer: “Fruit.”)
- What are your hobbies?
- Do you have a favorite possession?
- What is your fondest memory?
- How are you feeling at this moment – physically and mentally?
- Do you know what year it is?
- Are you hungry or thirsty?
- Do you have dreams or nightmares?
- Where are you staying?
- Do you recognize the things around you?
- Do you know who the current president is?
- How many wives (children) do you have?
- What’s your job?
- What’s your favorite food?
- Can you drive or fly?
Hopefully, these out-of-the-box questions will help give you some new questions to ask during an EVP session. It might also be an inspiration to help you develop some other out-of-the-box questions of your own.