Rest in Peace Garrett Husveth

I only just heard today that Garrett Husveth, a long time paranormal researcher, died on April 30, 2011.  He was only 43!  According to the Bernardsville News he died at home, after a long illness.

Garrett was one of the first people I met when I started researching my book about the Duke Parapsychology Lab.  He’s been investigating the unexplained, particularly in New Jersey, for a long time, and I went to him to learn about EVP (electronic voice phenomena, thought by some to be the voices of the dead). He was just so kind and generous. From my book:

Skeptics answer that the recordings are in fact white noise that only sound like voices.  However audio engineers and linguistics experts and others have been working for decades on speaker identification and evaluation systems and they know what human speech looks like.  A forensics audio examiner was once hired to determine whether a sound from a recording of a fatal accident was a door loudly squeaking or a woman screaming (it was, sadly, a woman screaming).  Garrett Husveth, the President of Latent Technologies, who conducts forensic audio analysis for corporate clients and who also records examples of EVP says, “Forensically, we can prove that they are voices.”

I also learned from the Sturges Paranormal website that Garrett was a contributing editor of Ghosts of Central New Jersey: Historic Haunts of the Somerset Hills, by Gordon Thomas Ward. A book on paranormal investigating based on his 21 years of field work.”

In fact, the last time I saw Garrett was in 2009, when he and Gordon generously interviewed me for their Haunted New Jersey podcast series.

I had no idea that he was ill and this is just so shocking to me.  According to the Bernardsville News, Garrett “is survived by his wife, Krista, and their two daughters, Elisabeth and Katherine; by his parents, Ray and Susan; and by his two brothers, Jason and Ted, and two sisters, Kate and Lara … In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in support of the children’s future education.  Checks should be made payable to Barbara Oberding, with ‘Husveth Children’ written in the memo portion, and sent to Peapack Reformed Church, Box 253, Gladstone, N.J., 07934.”

12 thoughts on “Rest in Peace Garrett Husveth

  1. Stacy…
    While some would say Gary took his own life… I would say that -more accurately -his life was taken from him. What was published was others way of coming to terms with, that is trying to make sense of… what they couldn’t. He was my best friend… he still is.

  2. I was just thinking of Gary and found this via Google. We were coworkers and friends and I loved him very much. I often feel his presence and I know his spirit helped me thru a very troubling time in my life just a year or so after his death. I remember how much he loved his children – we once drove all night from Chicago to NJ because he didn’t want to wait for a flight home and miss time with his daughter. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  3. That was a sweet memory, thank you for sharing it. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  4. I was searching for my father’s address and this page popped up.
    I don’t know any of you, I don’t think, but I miss Gary every day. It’s
    so nice to know he’s not been forgotten.

  5. Oh Kate, I’m so sorry for your loss. He was so nice and so generous to me, it’s so sad he is no longer with us.

  6. I used to love listening to this podcast and want to introduce some of the greenhorns in the podcasting community to Garretts (RIP brother) unique format. Are the lost in time, or are they available somewhere?
    Cheers, Tom

  7. Fricken Stacy called him decent. The hell stacy what do you mean my decent. My father was lit

  8. saranghae garry you’ll dearly be missed, remember joking about how he ‘had no jams’ back in ‘84 – an old joke between us – think about him from time to time. glad to see his legacy still lives on! fighting!! life goes on my brother!!

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