THE GHOSTS OF FT. BLISS AND EP PLAYHOUSE: Allan Martinez, Case Manager/Investigator with Research in Paranormal Science of El Paso, and his brother and fellow investigator George paid us a return visit earlier this week. RIPS, if you recall, was the group who investigated Tricia’s claims that the building we work in is haunted. This time the guys brought ghost audio from their recent investigations of a military housing unit on Ft. Bliss, and the El Paso Playhouse.

Built in the early 1800s, Fort Bliss still uses many old buildings for office space or as housing for its personnel. Because of its past and longevity, Bliss has a long history of reported hauntings.

Many current and former members of the U.S. Army, their families, and civilian employees can probably tell you stories of strange activities in one building or another on base. The audio Allan and George captured was from a housing unit of one such family who had contacted RIPS EP after hearing repeated noises, rattling, and voices coming from their basement. The EVP’s below are from that investigation.

EVP - Electronic Voice Phenomena. The recording of unexplained voices not usually heard by the human ear but picked up by electronic recording devices.

EVP 1: “Keep in mind that I am the ONLY person in the basement at the time the EVP was caught,” says Allan. “And place closed attention to the audio after I ask, ‘Did you used to be in the military?’”:

Edited and Looped:

Edited and Amplified:

EVP 2: “There is a whisper right after I say, ‘I'm waiting for you to surprise me with something’”:

Edited and Looped:

Edited and Amplified:

EVP 3: “Our 2-way radios weren't working…probably because we were inside Fort Bliss and the channel we were using were interfering with the radio waves of the military base,” Allan explains. “So we decided to communicate via text. The investigation was winding down and I had already given up on talking at this point. The voice you hear is not me.” (Note: the clicking you hear is Allan tapping away at the keys as he’s texting.):

Edited and Looped:

Edited and Amplified:

The El Paso Playhouse on Montana has been a community theatre for 45 years, and was a church before that. Many of the employees and volunteers have had experiences with unexplained activity such as toilets flushing in the woman’s bathroom when no one is using it, and the sound of whispering near the spotlight and concession areas. Reports of footsteps upstairs and props and keys being moved and placed somewhere else are also common.

EVP 4: “This (EVP) was caught in the initial walk-through of the El Paso Playhouse,” according to George. “The first person you will hear is (RIPS investigator) Danny. He's explaining a claim about the concession room while people are going through notes in their scripts. There's some whispering after he says, ‘I don't remember what show it was.’”

Edited and Looped:

Edited and Amplified:

EVP 5: This audio was captured in the ladies bathroom. George told us only Allan and crew member Anthony were in there at the time. “If you listen closely,” he says, “you can hear that it talks over Allan, and Anthony talks over it.”:

Edited and Looped:

Edited and Amplified: