I began to think about 911 calls, and the horrible and frightening situations that people get into, these are the real terrors and scary situations. An intruder enters your apartment or house and you are alone. Someone follows you down a dark street and you begin to run, as do they, right behind you. A missing child in a large, public store or parking lot. A mysterious cell phone call that is not all together ... normal. These are what makes us truly frightened.
In the spirit of Halloween and our show this evening, I have decided to write about a specific experience of my own that happened about 7 years ago. I was asleep and my cell phone rang and startled me awake early in the morning. I picked it up and the readout displayed "999-9999". I did not answer it. I tried to go back to sleep, a few minutes later, another call and this one read "000-0000." I also did not answer that one. Now I was unnerved and wondered if I was being harassed, or was it wrong numbers, crossed cell phone lines? A few minutes later a third call, this one I did not even pick up the phone to read the display, instead I let it go directly to voice mail. Ten minutes had passed and I was too curious not to find out who or what left a message. I called my voice mail and received a 2 minute long phone call message. For the first minute and 30 seconds, I heard faint static on the line but no voice, or message. Then a few second later I heard the faint sound of an ambulance or police siren with heavy static and noise, followed by a voice. The voice seemed like it was neither male nor female, or I could not tell to be honest. The voice was panicked and said in a static whisper, "Ohhh, pick up, pick up, somebody please pick up." Right after the message ends.
Here is a video I made about this unusual phenomena. My own call is featured second in this video.
People have had strange cell phone calls and messages, and mine is not the first and probably not the last. Who is to say someone who has passed on, who knows very well how to use a cell phone doesn't pick one up and try to make a call to get help? Would their voice be recorded? If it was simply the call itself and did not have 2 others that preceded it, would it have made less an impact on me? Probably is the answer to that question. Calls from both numbers reading 999-9999 and 000-0000 as the caller? What are the odds of both happening within a minute or two of each other, then the call with the 2 minute message and a voice speaking at the very end?
If you listen to tonight's show you will hear how this call and stories like it have affected how I mixed the show's music and theme. Disturbing sounding for sure, but it is a true scare.
We also explore a live Oujia seance tonight in the studio after our 9PM hour, which we will also videotape and have on our facebook page the morning after, for those curious in our findings. Perhaps you would like to participate as well, if you call in we will ask the board your question! Listen live for the number and join in on our Halloween fun!