I’ve used the Estes Method quite a bit over the past month. AGHOST tested it out at 4 different ghost hunts and with multiple team members trying it. And after reviewing all the footage and audio, it’s clearly bunk.

No More Spirit Boxes For Me

After testing the Estes Method over 4 ghost hunts, we will no longer use it for evidence collection

Over the past month, I or AGHOST have used the Estes Method as a primary technique for ghostly evidence collection. While it may seem like we got answers from time-to-time, it was a bust overall. If you picked out questions over 20-to-30 minutes, you could probably string something together that made sense. I went back and counted questions asked to responses received and on 1-in-50 seemed like a direct response. That’s 2%. You can’t vouch for veracity at that level. If it reached 20%, I might give it another try.

Overall, I will no longer use the Estes Method on ghost hunts. I’ll rely on my audio recorders and video mics to collect EVPs or DVPs.

White Noise Effective For Evidence Collection

white noise has proven effective in our ghost hunting research

BUT when we simply used white noise, I or AGHOST captured better EVPs or had other engagements with gadgets. This is one area I’ll spend more time testing.

For example, the white noise test at Thornewood Castle delivered 2 EVPs and phantom footsteps. We also captured shadow figures in the Seattle Underground when playing white noise.

That’s going to be my next series of tests. Keep watching for those tests.