Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Case of the Mystery Caller

The Case of the Mystery Caller

This is not your typical ghost story. This is a mystery. A walk on the other side...another place and another plane...a peculiar occurrence in time. This is a story of my sister.

Tami's story:

On Friday, January 9, 2009, I was laid off. The next day began like every other normal Saturday. But it would end quite differently. That afternoon my husband, Jim, and I went to our shop, R-T Auto Repair, to wash, wax, and clean my very filthy truck. It was so dirty, it should have been spanked. On the way home, we stopped by Win River, an Indian gaming casino, for a couple of hours. We won some money and left. On our way home I was hungry, so we went to Jack in the Box. As we pulled up to the drive-thru menu, I called my son, Brandon, to see if he wanted something to eat. He didn't want anything which is probably the greater mystery. But I digress.

I'm sure you'll agree, so far, a very normal day. Too normal. Unnervingly normal. After calling him, I checked my phone to see if I had missed any calls while inside the casino. I had received two calls from Jeanne's cell phone number. Jeanne is my long time friend and frequent coworker. The first call came in at 10:24 p.m. and the other one was at 10:28 p.m. There was no message. I looked at my watch. It was 10:40 p.m. I called her back and her phone went to voice mail. I left a message. I thought maybe they were at Win River and saw us leaving and that was why she had called.

The next afternoon, Sunday, I called Jeanne to let her know that I had been let go. I asked her what she had wanted when she called last night. I had been thinking about her A LOT on Friday after my release and on into the next day. She was confused. So, I asked again, what she had wanted last night when she called. She was still confused. I told her the story about the two calls four minutes apart with no message left.

Still sounding confused, she asked if I was sure it was her. I told her yes, it was from her cell phone. Silence. After a few hanging seconds, with a catch in her voice, she said that she hadn't called me last night. She asked if I was sure it was she that called. So I grabbed my cell phone and double checked the number. It was her cell number all right! Jeanne, once again sounding confused, said as a matter of fact, her daughter Colette had called last night while she and her husband were asleep. After Colette hung up Bill, bitched to Jeanne because she had called so flippin' late. Jeanne looked at the clock and laughed. It was only 9:30. After telling him he was a grumpy, old fart, she rolled over and fell quickly asleep.

Next, Jeanne checked her cell phone which was in her purse. It was turned off. She knows that, while she was awake, she never called me. She said that she had never sleep-called anyone. She wondered if it was possible she just doesn't remember because she was asleep. I told her she had been on my mind all weekend. Maybe her phone got my psychic message and took it upon itself to call me because, after all, she and Bill are old, need lots of sleep and had no time to talk that night.

Jeanne's story:

I would think I had sleep-phoned her if her number was on my phone. It wasn't. I had been thinking a lot about Tami because she had been so upset but I didn't want to "butt in." This is unexplainable, in my opinion. I wish I had left her a voice message from my dreams. That would have been even more eerie.

Ronda's story:

What do you think happened that night? Who or what made those calls? My sister gave me this story because, as she says, she knows I love this kind of s*** and might have freaky friends who have ideas. Or did she say freakin' friends? And I really think she meant you might have ideas about how this happened because I KNOW you all have ideas of one type or another. I mean, I don't think she believes my friends are vacant, does she? It is late. I can't remember. Anyway, how 'bout it freaky friends? Do you have an explanation. We don't. Hit me back!


Mrsupole said...

That was really strange, since it had where the number was called from. Maybe it was one of the ancestors from the casino owners telling your sister to come back and if she would have listened maybe she would of won something big. Okay, no that was one of your ancestors, they wanted her to go back in to win something big. That would have been nice.

But because my hubby works for the phone company, he would just say that the air waves got crossed somehow.

I like my choice better.

Thanks for joining in the fun.

Evening Light Writer said...

My sister would say it was a classic case of cross homogenation. That's when your mojos combine in the universe and things happen. Little stinker, I think she got that from Austin Powers!

Really, haven't you picked up the phone to call someone and they been on the other line? That's the magic of the universe!

Candie Bracci said...

Hello Ronda,

Creepy indeed,happened to one of my friend too.I've seen so many things,objects moving,lights coming on and off,'s just almost normal for me now,lol.I know what some people think but I don't mind,it does exist.All I know it's that the mind is very powerful and we don't know everything and on the other hand I know for sure that spirits are really keen with all electronic thingy as well,lol.

So yeah it stays a mystery though.I will post something after.

Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Not a wrong number...hmmm. Maybe someone did a sneak with the phone, whilst Jeanne was asleep? Then put it back, ere she would notice? That'd be a right dirty prank to pull, now wouldn't it? Hmmmm...again!

VE said...

Well it's obviously a parallel dimension making prank calls to our dimension. Those pranksters! Fun multi-angle story...

Leah said...

Great story, and well told. I won't come up with an explanation, because I love to believe in the supernatural...

Auntie, aka cagny said...

What an eerie story, with no ready explanation. Does she take Ambien sometimes? That will give you memory lapses. I should know!

Ronda Laveen said...

Mrsu: That is a thought. Maybe it was a signal to go back for the big win. She didn't, so nada. My husband would probably say the same as yours. Thanks for a fun Friday 13th.

El (Mindy): I love that cross homogenation mojo theory. That little ister of yours and Austin are pretty smart! Yes, the magic of the universe.

Candie: You are right, there are so many things that we have yet to learn about. It doesn't matter what others think. Many people are so closed that they couldn't see a spirit if it was right in front of them. And sometimes they are. They do have a penchant for messing with electronics.

VE: Those parallel dimensions are quite the lil' tricksters. I wouldn't put it past one of them.

subtrop77: I there was no one but Jeanne and her husband in the house. And he was right next to her. Tess the treat stealin' dog was there. Maybe....?

Leah: Thanks. Sometimes it is nice to wallow in the wonder of a mystery.

Auntie: No, she doesn't take Ambien. She can barely take aspirin. Thanks for the wonderful idea for Fun Friday the 13th.

tony said...

Maybe some sort of time-delay with the phone company? At New years eve & suchlike ,messages can take a while to arrive ..........did she phone you twice ,say, a day or two before?

Ronda Laveen said...

Tony: Hmmm, I don't think so but will check. That is a thought though.

Christina said...

Oooh, I love stories like these!
I have one about a dead resident in a nursing home who kept pressing the call bell at night (about 20 times!!), even though the room was vacant (Well, of course. They pick deceased residents up asap.).

As for the resident: must have been some sort of short circuit, because furniture was moved around after his "departure".

I have no clue what may have happened to your friends. [eery background music on] Not entirely sure that there is a rational explanation! [eery background music off] :D