reply to post by ashanu90
Yes, it's pretty funny
The other sound that springs to mind is just as ordinary and again, we laugh about it now
It was about midnight and everyone but me was asleep. Everything was quiet. Don't know what I'd been doing ... reading or listening to music using
headphones, I suppose
Then the phone rang (landline). First thing that comes to mind at that time of night is that it must be an emergency
So, I picked up the receiver and said, 'Hello ? '
After a few seconds of silence, a voice said ' Gooood byyyyyyyy '
That's it --- lol, that the terrifying 'sound'
Don't know what it was about that voice, but it petrified me. I didn't recognise it. But it was more than that. It was as if the person was there
in the room with me ... or something
Anyway, there was silence after that for a little while
I must have replaced the receiver. Then I just sat there, on the floor. Too terrified to move or think
When I could move, I ran down the hall and shook my daughter awake. I was babbling --- literally couldn't speak properly because of the ridiculous
fear I was experiencing. And I was shaking like a leaf and on the verge of tears, once I was with someone I knew and trusted and felt 'safe'
To put it in perspective, I've experienced things which make other people quake just to hear about. So I'm not usually as ridiculous as I was that
It was something about the timbre of the voice. Inexplicable really, my reaction to it. My daughter rolls her eyes