A Little Background
Over the years I have attempted many different approaches in order to attempt to document paranormal activity, but one of the more successful methods it would seem, was that of the Singapore Theory Experiment. However rather than the full blown recreation of a particular event I have found that audible triggers work much better.
These audible triggers must have some kind of relation to the location you’re investigating though and I have also discovered that often if possible, an emotional connection also helps greatly.
The success of this method has appeared to increase activity at certain locations or at least be instrumental in ‘stirring things up’ in order for certain changes to occur. These have included a feeling of change in the immediate atmosphere, increased audible phenomena, increased visual phenomena and on occasion increased physical phenomena too.
Although we must remain open minded and accept that these could have all occurred randomly and have no connection to the audible triggers used at the location, its hard to dismiss events that appear to occur direct after the use of a certain approach.
With this in mind I wanted to create a simple version of the Singapore Theory Experiment that could be used during a location investigation in order to capture the results and share them with the wider paranormal community.
What You Will Need
You won’t need loads of high tech kit to perform this one, but you can throw extra gadgets in if you so wish. So, here’s a basic list to get you going:-
- Laptop/Phone/Tablet – You will need this to play the audio file at the location.
- Speakers – These are optional if your laptop or tablet can get reasonably loud, but in my experience these do help greatly and allow the audio to reach further throughout the location.
- EMF Meter – It doesn’t matter which, but its worth documenting if there is a change in EMF.
- Temperature Meter – Again, it doesn’t really matter which as long as you document it in relation to the experiment.
- Notebook and Pen – As always don’t investigate without it.
- Digital Voice Recorder – This can be used at two points to capture audio. Remember if you record whilst the audio is playing be sure to analyse with that in mind.
Other than that you’re really good to go. If you have other gadgets that could help in gathering more data around the experiment feel free to use them too. It may be worth taking pictures (bursts of three at a time) or also filming on a camcorder, as these may just capture something stirred by the audio.
Picking Your Audio
Picking the specific piece or even pieces of audio really depends on the location you’re at and the time you’re attempting to connect with too. I’ve personally used music from specific eras in the past and that seems to work a treat. Music actually is a very good audio trigger as it can an emotional connection with an individual triggering memory and much more.
So, when picking your audio piece consider the following:
- Who you’re attempting to connect with?
- When they might have lived?
- Would a selection of music from that era work well?
- Would a speech or audio from a specific event work?
- Would a sound effect related to the individual or location work?
At Peterborough Museum I have used music from the 1916 era in order to connect with a well known spirit there and that certainly appeared to increase activity on one occasion.
The Peterborough Museum Case
At Fort Widley we used an air raid siren along with me shouting orders to ‘stir things up’ and that lead to the capture of an EVP.
The Fort Widley Case
Check out the two case links above to see how this has worked on those occasions. Also check out the link below for a large scale Singapore Theory Experiment that I conducted too.
This method takes into consideration that you would have already selected the appropriate piece of audio, saved it to your selected device and have it ready to play.
- Ensure you conduct a brief baseline reading of the area before you start. Note the EMF, Temp and anything related to the environment down. Ensure you add the date for your timeline.
- Setup up your laptop/phone/tablet with attached speakers at a central location where you wish to investigate. The stairwell in the centre of a building or a specific part of the location where the audio may have a direct link.
- Play the audio file(s) ensuring that its on repeat. That way once it reaches the end it should begin again.
- Now settle in to the area ready to investigate.
- Firstly, simply allow the audio to play and just observe the environment around you taking appropriate readings and logging them with a time stamp.
- Then after the audio has been running for about five to ten minutes, begin to ask questions. Remember if you’re recording for an EVP or an a camcorder, then take into account your selected audio.
- Make notes on how the area feels too and how the audio makes you feel whilst you’re there.
- After at least thirty minutes (if you can run it longer do so) turn the audio off.
- Then repeat steps 4 to 7. Documenting as much as possible and with time stamps too.
If you find this works well, you could try repeating the experiment in other parts of the location.
Managing the Results
As ever documenting your findings and applying a timeline is imperative to this experiment. The more we can gain and understand from this simple approach the better.
I would be greatly interested in your time line results too, so feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the name of the experiement in the email subject line and also plenty of details regarding the location, date, times, who was present, etc.