Now this is FREAKY!...Can anyone explain this?????

September 22, 2009 11:23am CST
My brother called me, somewhat freaked out. I am very much into the Paranormal, but he never has been, always been sceptical. To give an insight, both he and I are estranged from our parents, he more so than me. He has not spoken to them for seven years, or even seen them, he has no desire to either (long story) He lives near London, about 400 miles from my parents, they have never even been to his flat. Anyway, late last night, his phone rang, and when he answered, he was aware of someone being there, but they did not speak. He said hello, about five times, and the phone clicked down, as in, the caller hung up. He checked his caller display unit, and it was our parents phone number. This is where this gets freaky. My parents changed their number, about a year ago now, as (there are reasons), but my father gave me their new one, as i have spoken with him, when he was having problems, he came to see me, (i have not seen my mother for a long, long time). The thing is, it was the old! number, so he told me, what a coincidence, that whoever has got their old number, happened to ring him, by mistake! I told him, that their old number is still out of service, so this is impossible. He told me, I was scaring him now, as the number is still on his caller display. I know, that when a number is changed, they leave the original out of service, for a long time, but i told him, i will check, i will ring the number. I did this, and as i thought, it is out of service, as in does NOT exist! I tried it three times, but got the same message, no such number! BUT, it is on his caller display unit????? he is sending it to me, in a pic on email, to prove it. Can anyone explain this? he is very nervous now, asked me if mum has died or something? The only thing i know, is no one has called me, if god forbid she has. We just cannot explain this, it does not make any sense??? The number that called, is definetely our parents old number, they had it for donkeys years, so we knew it off by heart. How can this be?????
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
22 Sep 09
BY any chance did you call to make sure that your parents are alright? I hope you did! The reason that the old number showed up is it's a warning to your brother about one or both of your parents in the only number that he would recognize. Does this make sense to you? If he had gotten a call like that from the new number he would not know who it was. Now here is the deal. It was a warning that something either happened to one or both of your parents or something is going to. I don't want to scare you. But he is estranged from them. It's a warning that he needs to make contact. I would even call my parents to make sure they are alright and if they are. Then ask them if they had any plans to do anything or go anywhere soon. If they do, then have them cancel the plans or make different arrangements. If they have no plans then one might be feeling ill and has not said anything to anyone. If this is the case you need to find out. The sick one needs to see a doctor. If neither one of them are sick then they both need to go to a doctor. Please let me know how they are and if anything is wrong. I will light a candle and do a ritual for their safe and good health. I implore you to have your brother contact them too.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 09
hi you are so right. once I almost didnt heed a warning I got that did not make sense. my sis a nd I were going back to S.D. from Phoenix arizona on a certain airplane flight. but as the time drew near I got more and more uneasy, something told me we must not go on that plane, we simply must not go. so over my sis's wishes, i cancelled our reservations and scheduled a different flight,one that wou ld take us a bit out ofour way, but get us back to RapidCity S.D. so we didnt leave til the following day, then in the news we heard that the flight we should have been on crashed into a smaller plane over the grand canyon and most everyone on both planes was killed. so I now follow those stupid hunches when others say thats just silly. I know better.
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22 Sep 09
Hi Moondancer and Lori. I have just called my parents house, and my dad was baffeld too. He told me, some guy had been trying to contact them, and had been calling the old number, so could not get them, as it is disconnected. I asked if all is ok, and my mother is not good. She has had an operation on her leg ( I knew this) but he said, she is having a lot of problems with it. I am feeling a bit freaked out now! I asked, if anything else is wrong, and he said no, just your mothers leg. he was also baffled, told me, he has absolutely no explanation for this, and it is definetely wierd!
22 Sep 09
OMG Hatley, that is wierd as well! I am feeling really scared now, as this is very spooky, and i am scared something is going to happen. When my brother told me, i felt the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. I am glad you heeded your instinct, thank god you did. I dont know what to do now, i did call to see if they are ok, but i am a bit worried about this leg thing. I dont get on with my mother, but at the end of the day, she is still my mum. Or, could it be something to do with my dad? I feel weird now, this has thrown me.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Sep 09
hi forestgold hatley here. that is a great question but I'dont'know either but these things do happen. like one time when I was about 18 I was on a vacation trip through colorado with my parents. we stopped at this town,now get this Ihad never ever been in colorado before, and I immediately said,oh there is a cafe named elmers, just past the towns library, and it is run by his m,om. my parents thoughtIhad gone completely bananas, and I did not know why I even said that, It was as if this information just suddenly popped into my head. So my dad, who secretly thought I might be clairvoyant, found the town library and sure enouugh there was this c afe, Elmers. we went in and the old woman herself greeted us." well hello, you are back again? welcome and your parents, what would you like to eat?" She talked to me and I felt like Ihad indeed known her all my life. my parents could barely speak.We did order and my parents ate fast and got the heck out of there. now whats odd is I do not remember the name of the town now at all. All my adult life I have wondered why I knew all this, why that woman felt she had seen me and knew my name, what was this all about? I never have found any explanation at all. I know I had never beeen there before, and after that was scared to ever go back. I just dont know why some things happen like that, and then everyone thinks you have gone crazy or something.NOne of that made any sense either.
22 Sep 09
Hatley, hi, This sounds like a past life experience! How strange and spooky, that is really strange. How could you have known this? Sometimes, these things are just so bizarre...this is why i know there is something else, how else can all of this be explained???? I have experienced so much, and reading your experience, and now this phone thing, there has to something, making all of this happen. I am gonna call my brother now, let him know all of this, and that i have called home.
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• United States
22 Sep 09
Hatley, you sense things and I believe you have the"sight" that many talk about. You can open your mind and be more attune to it. Just listen and act when you have these things happen to you. Write down what you "see" and "know" make sure to write down the date and time. Also any and all things that you remember, the smallest things are important most times. If you see or know something will happen and it does, write that down also. You will be able to most likely form a pattern with yours as I have.
• United States
22 Sep 09
That is very bizarre, and I honestly thought through it, trying to come up with something for you, but nothing seems to be a reason from what I could tell, why that could have happened. It is defintiely paranormal. Very odd. Maybe (maybe) the caller ID is faulty and threw back a number out of its memory by mistake, meaning the phone company or the equipment has a glitch in the system? Who knows!
22 Sep 09
Nope, they never called him, they are estranged, the number was theirs, for a lot of years, but deffo not on his system, they fell out, a long, long time ago, so it does not make sense!
• United States
22 Sep 09
And you have seen the proof that this is in fact it, and it wasn't just ironic that the name showed up as your parents with one number off perhaps? Let's say your parents have a common name like "Dave Smith" and all the numbers but one were correct? I don't know....LOL
22 Sep 09
yes, Ok, when someone calls you, you have caller display, it registers the number, not name, just the phone number, that is incoming. I have one, they are handy. As, like he did last night, he picked up, i do this, but if it is an iffy call, you check the caller display, for the number. It was his parents number (ours) from way back when, that is now, NON existence. I too, was sceptical, so he photographed it, on his phone, ( i know his phone, it is modern, and i have used it lots when i holidayed with him) and their OLD, now, disconnected number, is on the display panel?????
22 Sep 09
Hi Forestgold, I am thinking could your mum being thinking of him of late and wanting to see him so much that she manage to ring him subconsiously knowing that he only knows the old number or something? or else someone is trying to tell him to get intouch with your parents and I think he should, life is so short that you all should make amends, it could just be a message that is why the phone rang from the old number, please get in touch with your parents and tell your brother. Love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
22 Sep 09
Tamara, She is Desperate!!!! to make amends with him, desperate! But...she hurt him so bad, he will not have a bar of her. I have asked him to forgive her, but he point blank refuses! She abused us, me worse than him, and i have bent a little, but he will NOT budge, he is adament!
23 Sep 09
Hi hun, That is so sad, but maybe she wants to see him to say sorry and ask for forgiveness, I only hope he will go and see her but maybe your parents just have to accept it. Tamara
@jb78000 (15173)
23 Sep 09
was going to add this point then saw what you'd written. if it wasn't some odd technical glitch then this seems to me the most likely explanation, especially if she is missing him that much
24 Sep 09
By the way hun, I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this by now but it is usual for certain key words to show up in a comment in blue an underlined! You were being a bit paranoid about that, but after the freaky phone incident, I would be paranoid as well! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
24 Sep 09
Hi Crystal, in hindsight, i realised that. LOL!! What a wally am I? I was very!! freaked, and paranoid LOL! X
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
23 Sep 09
now that is freaky your parents are ok right you did check this one i cant' explain I would just say someone is trying to get in touch with your brother an you might not want to know from where
23 Sep 09
Well, it was his phone, and he is stubborn as a mule! he is still not budging! I hope this does not end up in bad ways :(
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Sep 09
Sounds paranormal enough to me. I think it's a cause for concern and that's a good thing that you have called in to check with your dad your mom's condition and all that..
23 Sep 09
Thanks hun..i had to, i was afraid i would regret it, if i didn't :(
• United States
23 Sep 09
Well this is like an omen. Either one of them need you or something is about to happen to one of them. Also could be them reaching out kind of telepathically to make a mends or someone else is trying to get him to reconnect or try to make things correct themselves. It is freaky I give you. But taking the steps to find out what is required of him to follow through with this paranormal or it will continue until you make something happen either getting hold of them or something like that. Did you call your dad on new number to see what might be going on? Maybe that is where the answer truly lies. Good Luck. Hope you resolve this soon.
23 Sep 09
I did call him, last night. I have tried again, to speak to mum, but no one is answering...again! i am trying...thanks hun.
23 Sep 09
Hi there. You seem to be getting increasingly paranoid with every response. That is one amazing coincidence. My instinct is that you (and your brother) should possibly look into the possibility of starting a friendly/loving relationship with your parents again. Think about how you would feel if you mom did pass away and you were not speaking to her? That might torture you forever. I didn't speak to mine for a couple of years but I am glad we got friendly again for the last couple of years of her life. xx
23 Sep 09
I understand Crystal, completely, so i have been making a big effort, to offer an Olive branch, but my brother..alas!..refuses. There is nothing i can do to change his mind, but i do know him well enough, that if something did happen, he would regret his actions, i know for a fact, he would. :(
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Hey forest! Now that is scary! And extremely strange! I already know the story about your house, now this is getting really wierd! I would be scared too! There is no explanation, but it did happen and your brother has proof! I don't know what kind of games the spirits are playing with you guys, but they are sure having a great time! I have no explanation except if I were you I would definitely try to contact a Medium, Ghost Hunter or someone in that field to see what is going on! I already told you that I am a believer so I am not making fun of you! I believe, as Tatty does that this stuff is real and no joke!
23 Sep 09
Hi Opal, I know it is hard to believe some things, but he has sent me the pic of the caller display, and it is their old number...even i was shocked, but he was eager to prove it to me, as it is so bizarre. He never usually gets anything wierd going on, but this is wierd to say the least. Even he, thought *something strange* was going on, whereas, he was a staunch sceptic before this....he also swears, there was someone on the line. Creepy!
• United States
22 Sep 09
maybe it was a dream
22 Sep 09
LOL... apart from, i now have the picture, of the caller display unit, with the number on, from last night. I wish he had dreamt it, because it is truly bizarre!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
22 Sep 09
U are right. That is very freaky. I don't blame your brother i'd be shook up to. I'm sorry y'all are estranged from ur parents but i cab certainly relate, been there done that. Good luck in solving the mystery.
22 Sep 09
Hi antique lady, I think it is a common problem, but very sad, i am sorry you are in the same situation. But as the saying goes, you cant choose your parents :(
@dmrone (751)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Hi, forestgold! I would have to say that this is a warning. Are you and your brother estranged from your whole family? I would be checking on the family. This warning couldbe that something is going to happen to someone in your family. I would not call this a phone company fluke, as you have stated the number is out of service. Is there anyone who lives with your parents that would be calling your brother for help?