I can't specifically say how long this has been going on but I do know that I'm the only person to hear it.
Oftentimes I will be sat watching tv or working on my laptop and out of nowhere, I'll suddenly hear a very old-fashioned phone ringing. I know it's old-fashioned because it sounds exactly like an old phone we USED to own, you know the ones with the curly cords and the very specific ringing sound? The ones you could slam down in anger to cut the call? Yeah, it sounds like one of those.
No one else in the house, including the cat, has heard it. I even made a point to mute the tv volume once while I was hearing it and said: "hey can you hear that?" Nope. Nothing. Nada. Ziltch. No one could hear it except me. What gives?
It doesn't sound close, and it doesn't sound as if it's in the house, it sounds as if it's coming from "somewhere" but I don't know where. The walls are not that thin for me to be able to hear the neighbours phones ringing, the neighbour on the other side doesn't even own a phone for one to be able to ring, and obviously, a house phone wouldn't be outside so I'm perplexed as to where this sound is originating from and why I'm the only person able to hear it.
My only two guesses are as follows:
That I'm hearing something residual replaying itself in a loop like a broken record except it only happens when the conditions for said residual energy to play are correct.
Or secondly, that I'm hearing it ringing from another timeline/alternate universe (which seems a little far-fetched).
Any ideas? I'm stumped.