Go Answer the Phone

Very creepy. If you were woken by a stranger telling you to answer the phone, would you do it?

I'm a pretty deep sleeper. It usually takes me a few minutes after waking to achieve full consciousness. So I suspect this trick would work on me.

Ironwood Daily Globe - Nov 7, 1958

Go Answer the Phone, Said Bedroom Stranger
SEATTLE (AP)—Darwin Barker was awakened by a man at the foot of his bed who told him to "go answer the phone."
Groggy with sleep, Barker staggered into another room to the telephone. The ringing awoke him completely.
He rushed back into his bedroom but by that time the man was gone. So were Barker's trousers, wallet and $1.25.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 14, 2015
     Category: Sleep and Dreams | Scary Criminals | 1950s

Back in '58 that would have been about 25 phone calls the dude got away with. (I think they were still 5¢)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/14/15 at 09:53 AM
I would bet $1.25 that it was a collage dorm prank. The thief only had to tip-toe in with the guy so sound asleep.

Would I do it? NO!!! I probably would have mumbled "He'll call back", rolled over and went back to sleep. AND still lost my wallet! Of course I don't have a cell phone nor the Pavlovian response that ALL phone calla are "Life or Death".
Posted by BMN on 08/15/15 at 05:37 PM
You're up YOU answer it. sNoRezzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................

Nah, I'd freak the fark out and run for my life.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/15/15 at 10:53 PM
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