In the past few months I've had a couple of really strange things happen at my home, which isn't out of the ordinary for my place, but I'm actually stumped when it comes to finding answers as to why and how this is happening? There have been three separate incidents that took place, all involving something that sounds very close to my voice. At first, I thought that I had probably experienced one incident that could be labeled as an "auditory hallucination", but the other two experiences didn't fit the criteria - and one involved my neighbor/friend seeing and hearing me.
My first experience with hearing the voice happened after I decided to make a spur of the moment trip back to my house, after I got to the store and realized I left my purse back at home. It was a weekday and the house was empty, two of my children were at school, and my oldest son was at work, which left only Janice and Jethro at home. Janice and Jethro are the latest edition to our family; two 10 month old kittens I adopted back in January. While I entered through the back patio door, both cats greeted me as I made my way into the family room looking for my purse. As I try to dodge cats running around my feet, I suddenly hear a woman's voice coming from the next room over. This is where it gets weird: my cats stop in their tracks and look toward the kitchen where the voice is coming from. I instinctively froze and my thoughts began to run wild - Is someone in my house? How did they get in? The weirdest part of this was that the voice sounded a lot like mine when I would call my cats to the kitchen for treats, right down to me calling their names, the voice mimicked mine. But why would some stranger be in my house talking to my cats, it made no sense? I had to investigate this even though I was feeling shaken and totally taken off guard! As I make my way into the kitchen with cats trailing close behind, I find no one. I walked through the entire house, no sign of anyone, and the house appears to be secure. At that point I shrug it off and assume I was hearing things...
The second incident happened about a week after the first one, with my neighbor and good friend Liz, who claimed she heard what sounded and looked like me chatting with someone when she dropped off a few items at my house.
Liz had called me earlier in the day saying she picked up a few things from the craft store that she thought I could use, so I told her to leave the items on the back walkway because I would be at work all day. After she dropped the items off, she called my cell and asked why I hadn't answered the door when she knocked? I had no idea what she was talking about, and I was confused because I thought she knew I wouldn't be home - I explained that that it couldn't have been me because I was still at work. There was a long pause, and then she told me that she saw me walking around inside my house and heard what sounded like I was carrying on a conversation with someone - she insisted it was me. Liz doesn't discuss anything remotely paranormal, so we just swept that conversation under the rug so to speak...
The last odd experience happened a few weeks ago, while my son and I decided to spend the evening watching Netflix. I settled into the sofa, my son Will sat across from me in a recliner and scrolled through movies. The house was quiet, my daughter had already gone to bed and my other son was at a friend's house. After a bit, Will looks over at me and asks what I would like to watch, and just as I'm about to decide on which movie to choose there's this loud female voice that comes out of nowhere - in what sounded like it filled the space between us, we clearly hear "Turn that down!" and then nothing. Both of us just stared at each other completely perplexed, not really sure of what just happened. Then Will said to me, "Whoa, how did you do that without moving your lips!?". All I could do was shake my head and look around the room - I have to admit the voice sounded a lot like mine, yet it definitely wasn't me. There wasn't any ghostly apparition, no visual disturbance, nothing except that clear audible voice. The volume on the t.v. Was relatively low, and we hadn't even started watching anything prior to that, so there wasn't any sound coming from the television.
This experience was really strange and I still haven't been able to find an explanation for it, other than at first I thought maybe a disembodied voice was the reason for what we were hearing? Could it possibly be poltergeist activity? Or is it more along the lines of simultaneous existence in regard to another dimension (me 2.0, from some other dimension)?
I was wondering if anyone at YGS had heard of any similar experiences, or could suggest what might have caused this?