Phone Calls From the Dead

As opposed to phone calls from telemarketers, who are more like the living dead.

"Scientific" parapsychologists D. Scott Rogo and Raymond Bayless have recently discovered a startling fact: that dozens of people have had telephone calls from the dead. "The weight of evidence has convinced us that there are surviving spirits making attempts to contact living people" through the telephone, Bayless told the National Enquirer. Their new book, Phone Calls from the Dead, describes fifty such cases. Unfortunately, if the person receiving the call realizes that he is speaking to a spirit from the Beyond, the call is usually over within seconds, they say. Some postmortem calls arrive, appropriately enough, over dead telephone lines. Rogo believes that these calls occur when a spirit manipulates electrical impulses in the phone to reproduce the sound of its own voice. "We've stumbled on a whole new mothod of psychic communication!" says Rogo.
The Skeptical Inquirer - Summer 1979

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 23, 2020
     Category: Death | Paranormal | Books | 1970s

Reminds me of a creepy Twilight Zone episode.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/23/20 at 09:06 AM
That book cover doesn't show the phone line on the ground, touching the grave. Everybody knows that the dead can't use a phone dial - they don't have any fingers!
Posted by KDP on 12/23/20 at 10:15 AM
With my luck, they'd call collect. What are the long distance day rates for a three minute call from hell?
Posted by Phideaux on 12/23/20 at 03:08 PM
My grandma looked at me and smiled and waved through the window where I used to work. I didn't think anything of it at the time, other than it was nice of her to stop and smile like that. She had died that morning before I even left for work, but I didn't know it until that night.
Posted by Dave Hanford on 12/24/20 at 01:04 AM
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