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Over The Phone

 

I was home alone one day, working on my five essays that I needed to finish by the next day. I was down in my dad's office, which always feels off and smells weird, has varying temperatures... I hate going down there alone. Anyways.

I was finishing up my analysis of Paul Revere's account of the Boston Massacre as the home phone rings. I was shocked because I thought it was dead. I picked it up because the caller ID said MOM.

Mom said hello and we exchanged pleasantries and then out of the blue she asked me to go to the garage. I was a little confused because we never went into the garage for anything except storage, but I stood and was about to comply when the call cut out before mom could tell me what I was going into the garage for. I freaked out at first, and ran upstairs and into my bed because I felt safe there. Then, of course, I used some common sense, maybe mom's phone had died. The house phone was still alive.

I stayed in my bed until mom came home. When she did, I asked her why she wanted me to go into the garage and apologized for not going, but she looked at me like I was crazy and said she never told me to do anything. I told her she'd called and told me to go into the garage, but she shook her head and told me she left her phone at home. And you know what? We found her phone in the garage. On a shelf a foot higher than my mom's reach.

What even happened? Who called me who sounded like my mom? Why did they want me to go into the garage?

I'm freaking out a little bit still.

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lostheartsx (1 stories) (1 posts)
 
1 year ago (2016-10-14)
That is so spooky! Gave me goosebumps. We never really know who/what we're talking to do we. Love the story!
Mona_Lyza (3 stories) (17 posts)
 
1 year ago (2016-10-11)
I wonder what would have happened if you really went into the garage. Scary!
Gringersnap (4 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-01-11)
I loved this story! So many chills went up my spine when I read the last part. Thanks for sharing!
Gringersnap ❀
Triskaideka (2 stories) (363 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-19)
There are two things that pop into my head when an unidentified creature tries to lure someone into a dark place: 1. Grue, 2. Wendigo. I don't believe in either of these beings, but my instincts scream "NO!" Even living, breathing human beings who try to lure other human beings into dark places probably can't be trusted. (Especially if they broke into your home.) In fact, Wiccawitch made a good point. Many garage remote controllers will open more than one garage, obv. And most doors which lead to garages lock. It is feasible that a couple of thieves, perhaps even a married couple living in the neighborhood, got into your garage, thanked their lucky stars at finding the phone, then called you and tried to get you to open the door leading into the garage so that they could steal all your valuables. Or it could just be pranksters. I do have a friend who's absolutely amazing at imitating other people's voices. Of course, that story is far more complex and it's easier to believe this was a paranormal event. Occam's razor. I think it was a Grue. πŸ˜‰

And I realize that since you are a teen, you won't know what I'm referencing. 😒 So uh, do a YouTube search on "Zork Grue".
Narella (guest)
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-15)
Wiccawitch: If it was an entity calling, he could have been trying to lure him to the garage to scare him. The OP didn't go. The phone could have been left where it was to rattle him.
Wiccawitch (6 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-15)
For all I know-this could be a paranormal experience but because your moms phone was at home the whole time and she wasn't there, and your "mom" called you from somewhere when her phone was in a completely different place. I don't know how-but it could just be a prankster. This person could have imitated you mom or something and called you from somewhere near you. When they told you to go to the garage-they could have been waiting to scare you, but when you didn't show up, they left the phone there for you to find? This is just a theory but think, why would a 'ghost' be calling your dead home phone from your moms phone, pretending to be your mom only to tell you to go to the garage for no apparent reason and later find that the phone is hidden in a place your mom couldn't reach? It doesn't make very much sense 😐
Triskaideka (2 stories) (363 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-10-12)
I'd be on the fence if it weren't for the fact this spirit decided to use your mother's voice on her phone. It used the voice of one of the most trusted loved ones in your life (I'd hope, anyway). That's a sneaky maneuver and makes me wonder what the heck its intentions truly were.

Well, at least it can't try -that- trick again. But be on guard. For example, if you don't hear the car come back or the front door open and close, but someone who shouldn't be at home shouts at you from another room, for example. I'd respond, "I'm currently occupied. If you want to talk now it would be easier in here!" And don't command or give permission. Just say it would be easier in your room. That way, whether spirit or parent, you're in the clear. Or you could be direct and say "Mom, I didn't hear you come home. I need to see you in here," and if it's actually her, you can tell her why.

I don't trust it. This situation feels all wrong.
shhh_im_sleeping (14 stories) (62 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-12)
Sounds demonic to me. Demons can take on the persona of a child or a loved one to make you feel safe and secure. They're intelligent and manipulative. I can't say for sure but if I were in your shoes I would be looking for a way to bless the home and rid the negativity.
Narella (guest)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-11)
Sceptic-Ari: There are some stories on this site about ghostly phone calls. Maybe that's what you're thinking about.
Sceptic-Ari (2 stories) (604 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-10)
Dear Narella,
Doppelganger,possible.
I shall repeat that there might be endless possibilities that this occurrence actually took place, but I recall reading a very very similar piece of fiction in an urban legends' site (I'm trying to rediscover it).
Until and unless the OP comes back and responds, my doubts keep growing πŸ˜•

Regards
valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
 
4 years ago (2013-10-10)
Hey, Elf...hmmmm, I must have seen that movie at some point. But, I really don't recall it. It had to be Costello as the ghost though, because Abbot was the straight man in the act. Pretty funny guys.
elfstone810 (227 posts)
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4 years ago (2013-10-10)
Val and Narella, you know what you remind me of? Have you ever seen the old Abbot and Costello movie "The Time of Their Lives"? Costello (I think) is a Revolutionary War era ghost and there's a scene with him freaking out about a radio? Or maybe a telephone? Years since I've seen it, but a very funny movie. 😁
valkricry (39 stories) (2731 posts) mod
 
4 years ago (2013-10-10)
Narella, you have a point. Personally, with enough energy, I don't see why a spirit couldn't work/do anything that they were acquainted with.
Narella (guest)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-10)
Sceptic-Ari: What if larkascending39 was speaking with a doppelganger? I think it would be very easy for an entity to figure out how to use a phone.
Sceptic-Ari (2 stories) (604 posts)
+2
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
Dear jennybear772,

As it could turn out to be a possibility, I have already mentioned that it is just my personal opinion and not an attack on the OP, the truth is always welcome. We shall come closer to some kind of conclusion only if, and when the OP replies (just as Miracles says that the OP's feedback matters the most), I hope.
Yet,I am entitled to my opinion, same as you are, until and unless one tries to force it on another 😐
Thus we can both stick to our side of the argument and still be pals 😳
Thanks for responding though.

Regards

Dear KunwarJi,

I agree with Miracles. Sometimes the OP takes a long time to come back to the story. So we wait.
Who knows! The OP might even be involved in an investigation that might bring out more details.
BTW,I appreciate your modesty❀

Regards
BadJuuJuu (13 stories) (1034 posts)
+2
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
This experience seems plausible enough to me. /shrug
Anyway, OP, I like Narella's theory that the phone call being an attempt to get you to leave the office. Since you're uncomfortable in there, it may even have been a friendly sort trying to give you a good excuse to leave.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
kunwarkh - yes, that is a possibility and sometimes the o/p doesn't realize their story has even posted. It's only been 3 days, so there's no reason to think s/he won't respond to our questions.
kunwarkh (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
The part addressed to SDS is supposed to be addressed to Sceptic-Ari... Sorry!
kunwarkh (2 stories) (55 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
Miracles51031,

I think that the OP kept waiting for his story to be posted and then gave up, and stopped visiting the site altogether 😒

Sds,
I do think that the poster really believes what happened, but there is a chance that this might have been a prank.

It is just my opinion and please remember that it does not count for much as I am just a beginner.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
jennybear - this is why we appreciate feedback from the o/p because lends more credibility to the story.
jennybear772 (1 stories) (9 posts)
+2
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
Sceptic-Ari, While you think that this may be a retell of an urban legend, this can't be proven. It very well COULD have happened to the writer. This wasn't our experience.
Sceptic-Ari (2 stories) (604 posts)
+2
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
Dear friends,

I do not want to sound offensive, but I think that is what this shall sound just like.
This seems like a retelling of an Urban Legend to me. I have even read variants of this on some site.

I shall be the happiest if proven wrong. Until then, I park my rear on the fence.

Regards
sds (14 stories) (1357 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-09)
Hi larkascending39, welcome to YGS. A creepy experience indeed. You said that you assumed that the phone was dead. Did you find out, if it was, well I mean after the incident? It would have helped. You could have even checked after your mother came home. Who else live in the house besides you and your mom. If they do, have they experienced anything in the garage? What was your mother's reaction. And when you did find out the mobile of your mom, when was the last call registered?

Please do try to answer.

Regards and respects to you.

SDS
Lilady4 (7 stories) (425 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-08)
Really interesting story here, larkascending. Creepy too! I don't know what that Spirit may have wanted, but I don't think I would want find out.
I'm used to my Spirit "friends" moving stuff all the time. It just comes with the territory I suppose.
Love & Light, Rachel ❀
fancyfeast (2 stories) (6 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-08)
Wow, great story. That is really creepy. I'm glad you went with your gut and went into your bed.
Narella (guest)
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-08)
I noticed you said your Dad's office doesn't feel right. Maybe whatever is there doesn't want you sharing its space. The phone call might have been an attempt to get you out of the office. Perhaps you might have been locked out of that room after leaving for the garage. I like that theory better than thinking it wanted you in the garage to scare you. 😨
Zalos (1 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-08)
My father had a similar experience.
Strange thing It didn't had a voice, just a weird and creepy breathing or groaning in the line. He left his cellphone in the living room and it called my mother phone in their room.
It was around 3 am or so he told me, he answered thinking it was a relative. Just took the incoming call without checking (he needs glasses). He though it was a prank, turned on the lights to see it was from his own cell phone.
Thinking someone was inside the house he got up and went inmediatly to the living room, his cellphone was over the counch, not the side table where it was charging before.
Additional data, the call was actually in the register of his phone but the datetime didn't match.
Never happened again, but it was way too creepy. Just the sound of a voice speking but nothing that could be understud, sounding more like groaning than actually speaking.
mysterPOO (63 posts)
+1
4 years ago (2013-10-08)
That was creepy...
It was very interesting...
Have you gone to garage after the incident?
H2olily (5 stories) (157 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-08)
I suggest you leave a bible open to the psalms in that room, maybe say a prayer and sing a hymn? Can't hurt, might help? Just a suggestion.
eternal_flame (22 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-10-08)
WOW1 That is definitely the creepiest experience I ever read. Did you ever find out who it was that called you?

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