Telephone Calls From the Dead
Try to imagine the following:
The telephone rings. You pick up the receiver and say hello. A
familial voice answers and continues to talk. This would be a typical
experience except the caller is a close friend that passed away the
week before. They tell you that they are fine and you shouldn't worry
about them. Before you can get the nerve to say anything the call
slowly fades out leaving the line silent. You listen for a few more
seconds before hanging up the phone in total shock.
While being a rare form of spirit communication, there have been
hundreds of reports of this mysterious phenomenon, named simply,
telephone calls from the dead.
In almost all cases the caller has a close emotional tie with the
person they are contacting. They're usually a spouse, parent, child
or good friend. The intentions of the telephone call will vary.
Sometimes the calls will be on the date of a special anniversary, or
to warn of some kind of impending danger. Other times the calls are
messages for the living to carry out a task on behalf of the
deceased. The majority of these calls seem to be to express love and
give a final goodbye.
The caller's voice sounds exactly the same as when they were alive.
There may be static or other strange noises on the line. The
telephone calls can last anywhere from only a few seconds to a couple
of minutes and it usually ends with the voice fading away until there
is nothing to be heard on the line but an eerie silence.
Critics point out that these cases are probably dreams or
hallucinations. Others have concluded that this is one way that the
human psyche deals with the lost of a close loved one. A way of
working out the intense feelings felt from a tragic loss. To an
extent the critics have valid theories, however, it should be noted
that a percentage of these contacts had no idea that the person
calling them was dead.
This type of spirit communication has also been reported in other
electrical appliances such as radios, CB's, television sets and