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Voice On A Toy Phone


This happened when I was about five or six years old. My sister and I were in our bedroom one night, and I was playing with a toy phone. Just a little plastic thing. Might have even been my baby brother's. I said hello into the receiver and clearly heard a man's voice say hello back to me, right into my ear. The voice wasn't creepy or ghostly; it sounded like the normal friendly way an adult would say hello to a little kid. But I was still terrified, of course, and ran to tell my parents. I even asked my dad if he'd just said, 'Hello,' but he hadn't. Honestly can't remember what they said after that, but probably something reassuring.

As I got older, I kept trying to tell myself that it was just the normal active imagination of a kindergartner. Even though my imagination had always been just about 'playing pretend,' with dolls or toys or friends or whatever, but fully aware I was just playing, as opposed to seeing or hearing things that weren't there. But I can still hear that voice in my mind. (Fifty-five years later!) It didn't sound like anyone I knew, and I never heard a voice on that telephone again. Come to think of it, I was so spooked that night, that I probably never played with that phone again! But for some reason I've always wanted to know if anyone else had ever had that same experience, toy phone and all, or something very similar. Since unexplained things like that have been pretty rare in my life, when they *have* happened, I guess they tend to stick with me. Half of me tries to find a logical explanation, and the other half is just weirded out for a very long time.:)

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BettinaMarie (12 stories) (66 posts)
2 years ago (2018-04-01)
Veronica-no wonder that stayed in your memory. I realize that you were small when it happened (and posted this a while back) but I have a question. It may seem odd, but did you "hear" the voice with your ear from the phone, or "hear" the voice inside your head? I am so curious how these experiences work. Manafon always has such helpful info, and I like that theory of someone not wanting to scare you by "talking" again.
VeronicaMarie (2 stories) (14 posts)
2 years ago (2017-09-22)
Echosmithrocks, you and me both. 😊

I think it stayed in my memory for so long partly because I'm not generally prone to unexplained experiences, and partly because the voice was so clear in my ear. It's weird though, because I have no memory of how I felt the next day, or if I told my friends about it or anything.
echosmithrocks (16 posts)
2 years ago (2017-09-19)
Hello! Wow you must have great memory! I can barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday! 😁
Whodat (39 posts)
2 years ago (2017-09-16)
WOW! That would be so weird if that had been the case! If I had only heard the voice once, I would have deemed it my imagination, but when I heard it the second time, I knew I really heard it.
VeronicaMarie (2 stories) (14 posts)
2 years ago (2017-09-15)
Whodat, my mom told me years ago that one night when she was a child and her father was away traveling on business, that she sat up in the middle of the night and said, 'Yes, Daddy?' When her dad returned home, he told her that he had sat up in the middle of the night (while he was away) and called out her name.

I wonder if something similar happened with you and your dad?
Whodat (39 posts)
2 years ago (2017-09-15)
I've never heard a voice come from an object like that, but I was awakened not once but twice within a few minutes by a voice calling my name (one time apiece). I recognized the voice as my own father's voice. Thing is, he is still alive and lives a long way from me. I know it wasn't God calling me because the voice only called twice and not three times like in the book of 1 Samuel. I don't know whose voice it was but I remember feeling annoyed because I was trying to sleep.
VeronicaMarie (2 stories) (14 posts)
2 years ago (2017-09-14)
Thank you so much, Manafort1. That makes a lot of sense. Gives me an odd sort of comfort... Or closure, I guess.
Manafon1 (5 stories) (626 posts)
2 years ago (2017-09-14)
VeronicaMarie--Really enjoyed reading your account of a man's voice answering your "hello". I understand why this event has stayed with you for fifty five years.

Voices, such as the one you heard, are one of the most commonly reported type of paranornal occurances, not that that means a damn thing to a five year old! Whether five or nintey five, hearing a disembodied voice is always a bit of a shocker.

It seems that in your case, an entity was possibly observing you and, caught up in your childhood exuberance, thought he would join in. Maybe for a moment he wasn't considering his non-corporeal state and thought he would join in your fun. The fact that you never heard him again might suggest he figured out that keeping his voice to himself around a young child was probably the best choice.

As he sounded friendly, it seems likely that's exactly what he was. Thanks for sharing your fantastic encounter.

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