Reader Submission: The Phone Call

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“A good friend of mine passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016. He worked at my gym, so I went there the next day to stretch and exercise, as well as mourn his loss.

That day at the gym, I received two phone calls a few minutes apart. They were from an unknown caller, and I heard only two beeping sounds. My mom, who is very superstitious, mentioned that I should watch for signs of contact from my friend. I thought this was silly, but still could not help wondering if the calls were some sort of attempt to contact me.

I went to the gym again the next day. This time, there was a small table set up with flowers and a photo of my friend. His girlfriend was also there that day. Again, I received the same call from an unknown caller with the same two beeps.

I felt silly, but for fun I decided to say, ‘Cool, I hear you.’ and hang up. A few minutes later, I received another call from the unknown caller and heard a beep. Feeling silly, I said, ‘Is that you?’ Immediately after I said this, I heard three or four more urgent and unrhythmic beeps. Again, feeling silly, I said, ‘Are you trying to tell me something?’ This was followed by a few more urgent and unrhythmic beeps.

This is where it gets creepy. I said, ‘Okay, give me one beep.’ I heard one beep. Then I said, ‘Okay, give me two beeps.’ I heard two beeps. As I began to panic, I said, ‘Okay, give me three beeps.’ I heard three beeps, and then the phone call disconnected. I began to tremble and cry and ran out of the gym as fast as I could. I am not superstitious in any way, but I cannot ignore the craziness of this experience.”