If you’ve either investigated yourself or watched any of the ghost hunting shows, you’ve likely encountered a “Get out!” EVP. Most people assume it’s a ghost’s way of perhaps not-so-politely asking the living to scram.
It could be. Sometimes the “Get out!” comes in response to a direct question, such as “Do you want us to leave?”
Sometimes it’s not so much in direct response to a question, but comes as people are discussing their next move within an investigation. (i.e.Say they’re talking about going to another room, and when they replay the tape that’s when they hear the “Get out!”)
Sometimes it’s just out of the blue not in response to anything except the spirit seemingly being annoyed by people being there.
Whenever I hear “Get out!” EVPs, I always wonder if it’s the cut-and-dry meaning it seems to be. What if ghosts are truly trapped souls? What if they’re not trying to be possessive of their property or space? What if there’s something holding them there and “Get out!” is their way of trying to say, “Amscray before you get trapped too!”?
In short, what if they’re trying to help us and “Get out!” is all the warning they’re able to muster because they don’t have enough energy to go into more details? (Or maybe whatever’s holding them there won’t let them go into more details?)
Or what if they’re not asking us to “Get out!” but they’re asking for our assistance in getting them out? What if “Get out” is actually a plea for help?
It might be a long shot and a totally off-the-wall theory, but that’s just a little something I think about sometimes when I hear “Get out!” EVPs.
SAMPLES OF “GET OUT!” EVPs
This is a link to a post on Ghost Eyes of EVPs captured during their investigation of Tybee and Moon River. It includes a “Get out” EVP. (As well as several other interesting ones.)
The following clip is from an investigation done by the New York Shadow Chasers at Knowles Hall. They shared it with me after I asked if they had captured any “Get out!” EVPs. I have a hard time hearing it, but what I found interesting was this description they gave of it: “the location [is] haunted by a ghostly security guard, so it was more contextual rather than menacing.” That’s another factor to take into consideration when trying to figure out just what “Get out” might mean.
This next EVP is super clear. I had no trouble hearing it at all. I have no background on it other than it was captured at Bluffs Head Cemetery. This is one of those “Get out!” EVPs that to me sounds more like a cry for help than a warning.