“Don’t Worry About Calling Back”
So I was a freshmen in high school I believe, My mom and my step dad separated because me and him didn’t get along. But they still shared a friend. That friend had 2 strokes recently and was in rough shape. They went to do stuff and left me at my mom’s house alone at the time. So lets focus on me at the moment.
I was sitting at home, playing computer games. I heard the phone ring, and the answering machine was a US Robotics 56K Modem that had a built in answering machine.
So I didn’t pick up the phone but muted my game to hear who it was so I could tell my mom when she got back, that someone called. So it was the friend of theirs saying he was okay and not to worry. Also, don’t worry about calling back. That he missed them, etc. What I did find odd at the time, was the phone’s caller ID was blank, but lit up like someone was calling. This didn’t phase me at the time since caller ID was still a new thing.
My mom came home with my ex-step dad, and I told them the friend called and they looked at me with anger and thought I was joking or something, I told them the message, and that it was on the machine and I was serious. So they checked the machine, and all the previous messages was gone, with 1 new message. They played it, and it was pure static.
They told me it wasn’t possible, because he died just a 2 hours ago (while they were out for 5 or so hours), because they got a call on their cell phones from the family members of the friend. He wasn’t able to make it though his 3rd stroke and his body just gave up.