My Cell Phone Is Haunted
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Ebb and Flow.
My cell phone is at least 3 years old now. Iâ€™m sick of it, and I need a new one but I canâ€™t decide on what I want and besides, who knows how long Iâ€™ll be in this area? But it does have Â my phonebook Â in it, which I Â donâ€™t Â really want to switch over, and I still have several very inspiring text messages locked and saved from long ago.
Iâ€™ve had an odd relationship with this phone. Several times Â in the Â spring Â and summer of 2005, Â I sat with a group in prayer or doing Â energy work and asked for a sign of somethingâ€”and my phone would ring once with- out any evidence of a caller at the other end.
There were Â text Â messages Â received Â that Â answered Â a question Â for Â me Â or Â told Â me Â what Â was Â going Â on Â with something or someone, but the messages had been misdirected to my phone somehow. When I called the senders, they swore they hadnâ€™t sent the messages or theyâ€™d sent the messages to someone else. Sometimes, there wasnâ€™t a sender. Â Those Â errant Â text messages Â started Â around November 2004, became intense in the March through May timeframe, and stopped abruptly in mid-August.
One messageÂ I received in March that year was startling. Iâ€™d thought at first it was from someone in particular but it was from a Â phone number that didnâ€™t exist! It later turned out to be exactly what the person whom Iâ€™d thought it was from was thinking about me but couldnâ€™t say then.
The next â€œadded featureâ€ of this phone was the alarm system. Iâ€™ve used one alarm, but I havenâ€™t used it in the past year. At odd times now, times that relate to specific moments Â when Â something Â significant Â is Â occurring, Â the alarm goes off. Never at the same time. Not in the middle of the night.Â It just goes off, telling Â me itâ€™s an event re- minder. I canâ€™t un-set it any more than I already have. The alarm is not set at all. Itâ€™s off. Â Yet, at significant Â occurrences Iâ€™ve documented later, the alarm goes off. And only if Iâ€™m in the room with the phone.
Itâ€™s never happenedÂ in the middle of the night. Itâ€™s never happened while Iâ€™ve been in another room or out of the house. It usually doesnâ€™t happen at work, though it has a few times. Itâ€™s never happened in the care where it might distract me. It doesnâ€™t happen when I have music up too loud. I can always hear it and Iâ€™m always present.
If I trade it in, how will ever find another cell phone with these features?