posted on Jan, 22 2018 @ 06:07 PM
First this happened in 1995ish. A friend of mine, before I get too deep into this odd story let me describe my friend.
He is does not have a jovial attitude and the odds of practical jokee joke out of this guy is zero. He is a skilled trades man and favorite sport is
So he tells me (in 1995) that he went into a local bank and while standing in line he noticed a small shoe box sized box sitting behind the counter
next to the teller. He said that as she was talking it was spitting out a different language. This was real time, she said hi may I help you and the
box said a phrase in another language, he thought it to be French.
Now me hearing this in the mid 1990's said BS, but he to this day still insists that the scenario I spelled out above was true. I asked was there a
reason to have this? I mean was there a need for an interpreter? He said no, it was a bunch of normal bank customers and none seemed to need the
assistance of translation. He said the box just sat there and when the teller said something the box repeated it in a low volume in a different
Looking back I wished I would have dropped by this bank and asked if they had such a device. I have no reason to doubt his story, it just didn't seem
technically possible at the time and totally unnecessarily. And I would hope that after 20 some odd years if he was sht!tting me he would come clean.
But nope he still insists the little box was there. The only thing I can come up with is it was a test of some sort for a new piece of tech. But I
remember the mid 1990's and that seemed a no go.
Any way I can't say why this stuck in my mind other than it was just so freaky. But to this day I am still perplexed.
edit on 22-1-2018 by seasonal because: (no reason given)