“Wow, that was quite a message you left. Who was that girl you were talking to?”

December 22, 2011

This happened about 15 years ago. I called my friend up and he wasn’t home so I left a message on his answering machine. I said, “Hey, it’s me KILLALLEXTREMISTS. Sorry I missed you, call you later. Bye.” And then I hung up and left the house. I made no other calls. Later that day he called back and he says, “Wow, that was quite a message you left. Who was that girl you were talking to?” I was like, “What are you talking about? I wasn’t talking to any girl!” Well, as it turns out the message didn’t end after I said “Bye”. I had to go over to his house and listen to this message a few times. After my initial message that I did leave (as quoted above) there was a slight pause and it continues on for another 30-40 seconds or so with me talking to some girl. It was my voice, but a conversation I never had with a girl whose voice I didn’t recognize. You could compare it to the message I know I did leave and the two voices were indistinguishable. Not just the voice but, you know, talking mannerisms. It was my voice. Also, references to my occupation and activities were the same. Basically, in this conversation I was talking to this girl about going skiing but I had to go down to my shop and work on a car first, which totally correlated to me. Then the message just stopped. It was recorded on one of those digital answering machines that recorded the message to a chip so there was no tape I could have taken and had analyzed, unfortunately. Also, neither I nor my friend had party lines so that’s not an explanation. It was very freaky, I can’t explain it.

TL;DR: I may have connected to an alternate universe through a telephone answering machine.

Well Occam’s razor would be wrong because I did not have that conversation and I have no idea who the girl was. I certainly have never had a problem with memory loss. As I said, after the initial message I immediately hung up the phone and left the house.

At the time my friend and I just sort of dismissed it as a strange coincidence that somehow some phone lines got crossed up somewhere and the person just happened to sound exactly like me. And have the same apparent occupation and hobbies. But even that sounds like an amazingly unlikely coincidence. And my friend had never had any problems with his phone lines before or since. I wish I had been able to keep some sort of recording of it to run through some voice analyzing software and see if it really was my voice or not. I’m not sure what to think.

I should also maybe make it clear that the girl “I” was talking to wasn’t in the same room with “me”. Rather it was “me” talking on the phone to the girl, on another phone. So even if it was some bizarre coincidence of crossed phone lines, it was three or four different phone lines involved, which I don’t even know if that’s possible. Like I said, no party lines involved.


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