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Before I start, I would like to make it clear that during the time of this experience I wasn't under any psychological stress or pressure of any kind, so I don't think that what I've heard was an auditory hallucination or anything of the sort. To add to that, I am not the only one in my family that has experienced this strange occurrence.

About a year and a half ago, I was in the bathroom, brushing my teeth, just doing my normal nightly routine. It's not a very important detail, but for some reason I feel that saying this would be crucial as to why this experience might have happened: When I'm in the process of cleansing myself in any way, it's almost like a meditation for me, like a trance of sorts - I don't think about anything in particular. And I think that maybe because of this, my mind was more open to receiving, and that's when I heard the voice. It wasn't an unusual voice, and it didn't come from behind me or close to my ears enough to make me jump; it came from my living room.

"Ryan? Ryan!" I heard my brother call to me. (I should mention that he's alive and well.) I stopped brushing immediately and called back, "Yes? What's wrong?" because he sounded like he needed me for something, and quick, as if he was handling some living room furniture by himself and it was about to topple over him. Without even comprehending why my brother would do such a thing so late in the night, I instinctively ran to the living room only to find he wasn't there; it was dark, his computer already shut off, his seat pushed back under the table. I half expected he'd jump out from behind a couch and scare me, being the jokester he is, but he didn't. At that point I felt really strange, and something told me that this wasn't my brother, and that maybe answering this voice may have not been a good idea. I'm not very psychically developed - I know a great deal about it, though - so my feelings about this voice were very uncertain. I didn't get that sense of comfort, or sense of dread, or any feeling that many people seem to get when they experience such things, so this made me confused.

I just stood there for a while, scratching my head and trying to make sense of what happened. I decided to check on my brother, who, as it turns out, was in the bathroom, brushing his teeth as well. I asked him if he called to me a short while ago, and he said no - he seemed genuinely creeped out about it too, because he's not one to wave his hand dismissively at things like this and let logic take over. I didn't sleep well that night.

My brother had a similar experience like this a while ago, but not in the same house (in our old one which we visit every summer) - so it wasn't really a haunted house sort of thing, I don't think. He was in the living room with my cousin, eating dinner, when he heard me say, "Heyyyyy!" in a very enthusiastic voice. Being the night owl I am in the summer, my brother and cousin found out I was still sleeping then, and they just came to conclusion that I was talking in my sleep, even though they both said themselves the voice sounded near.

Can anyone shed some light on what this "copycat" voice might be, and why it imitates voices of people close to us? Could the voice of my brother that I heard be an echo of his past life - agonizing over something that led to his death, perhaps, hence the urgent voice? There's so many possibilities, but I'd like to see what you have to say. Thank you for your time.:)

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blueeyes1971 (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-06-10)
This has happened to me recently. I was sitting at the kitchen table, my mom & grandma were in the living room. I swear I heard my grandma say "whats she's saying" or "whats she singing" but both mom & grandma say grandma didn't say a word.

Then the next day, my mom and I were out. I tried calling grandma on her cell phone and got an strange message. I got a message saying that the number I dialed had been disconnected or was out of service. (and yes I dialed right).

While I was getting this message, grandma had left her cell phone laying in the living room while she went to the bathroom, while in the bathroom, she swears she heard my voice talking in the kitchen, and believed my mom and I were back.

Well getting this strange message concerned me, I quickly hung up and redialed.

This time the call went through just fine. Hearing her phone ring again, grandma quickly left the bathroom, and was surprised to not see me and mom in the kitchen.

She says that when the phone started ringing for the second time, my voice in the kitchen quit talking.

She was even more surprised when it was me calling her.

I've been told there are entities out there that can copy-cat or mimic voices & sounds of people in the home. As to whether these entites are good or bad, I have not yet discovered.
PureCheese (4 stories) (79 posts)
13 years ago (2010-03-01)
Well similar experience to yours
I got use to it now. I don't think you should be scared thought I am not sure what this copy cat voice is, I hear it everyday.
It copys everyone I talk to or sometimes I don't recognize the voice.
It warns me about certain things and it also says bad things to me or out of random stuff Ex: I was on the train today and all of a sudden I heard "mariguana man..." The voice sounded like a man voice. Silly but yes xD

I always thought I was crazy and probably I still am!
I am starting to figure out it isn't so normal and maybe I am not that crazy? XP
ostara8 (124 posts)
14 years ago (2009-06-13)
it seems everyone has some really sound advice on this one, and hopefully a medium or someone sees your post and gives their opinions also. I also think that some things will remain a mystery, until one who speaks with the other side, like their guides, can ask them for a true answer. I also believe you should trust your instincts. You did not seen to feel afraid of it. Fear only came once everyone noticed it as a weird occurence. And nothing else happens... No feelings of evil or dread, nothing touching you or breathing on your neck, nothing moved in your house. No nightmares of ghosts... So in all that, well at first I felt like saying it could be something which we can't possibly understand here from earth, but that you and your brother are open and think about spiritual stuff and that unknowingly you both have a lot of telepathic power, just not realised. (it happens.) but now I am thinking that you are probably the most correct. People have a lot of power, as you would know, so in all, your last assumption about your family makes the most sense. I do not think it is spirits, or you would have seen more activity. And you did not feel its negativity. Does your family who are angry at you do any voodoo or are they powerful? Where are you from? I have heard of some very powerful people out there! Research protection methods, and in your case, I would develop my very own visualization meditation to confront these family members, preferably in their sleep, talk, make then see love, ask them to stop, if that fails, hit them with what you can... You have power too... I know you can come up with something beneficial to you... You have much knowledge, and with that comes power. Good luck:-) ps. I truly believe you are safe enough... But I also suggest, highly that you get a witch craft book by gavin and yvonne frost. Its not what you think, just trust me. You in particular would benefit from its teachings. Kinda reminds me of the principals of the secret...
kaz (3 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-28)
Eek, to me that kind of sounds like a set-up of a horror film. Not saying that what your saying isn't true. I'm just saying it gave me that freaky feeling that you get when watching a freaky film.

Well I was going to say what Joy said about the voice to be honest. Oh and I'm sure it's nothing to worry aboutas long as it doesn't happen again with the same result. If you do end up in that situation again try throwing up a shield. Sorry not the most helpful of peopl but hey.

Kaz 😉
waffledude (1 stories) (5 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)

As I said before, I'm a little inexperienced in the psychic department, although I do have those unexplainable hunches that I'm 100% sure about from time to time. However, sometimes it's hard for me to tell the difference between an instinct and a thought of paranoia. I will do the exercise you mentioned every night before I sleep - just imagining a positive gold light surrounding me makes me feel happy already. 😊 I might also burn a sage around my house, to get rid of negative energy that might be dwelling inside this house, or just in my life in general.

As I finished typing my last post, I looked up at that corner again and got a sort of flash of realization in my mind. On my father's side of the family, literally everyone hates us for leaving to another country (we all used to live in the same building), and were evidently jealous of us, because to them it seems like we never have problems and they do all the time. Could it be possible that they are sending negative/envious thoughts our way, therefore affecting me and my family? Also, this one time when I was going through a bout of depression, my mother had a priest read over me (I thought I should say I'm not really a believer, however, the positive energy from the prayer helped keep me at ease), and during the whole session I kept yawning. To that he said, "You are a subject of great envy." I think this might be the case here.
realjoy (1 stories) (6 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)

I don't know how right I am... It was just the impressions that I got.

However, I will tell you from experience that usually if I keep looking to an area (without thinking about it beforehand) there is usually a reason. Usually it is a loved one or spirit guide, which is a good thing:) Please don't allow fear to manifest. Energy attracts like energy... So if you are strongly feeling or thinking negative (like fear), it *can* attract negative things.

If you are feeling scared or vulnerable, you can either pray to your higher power to place a 'bubble' of protection around you or you can close your eyes and just imagine a big bubble of white/gold light around you that only good & positive can penetrate. I know it sounds odd, but it does work:)

FredDinage (1 stories) (10 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)
Not everything out there world is nice. One of the first experiences I had was with something far far from it. Demon, malevolent spirt whatever you want to call it (I really have problems with the synax of the paranormal not being definative tbh:)) Anyway it was bastard evil, getting rid of that one wasn't an easy fix given my lack complete lack of understanding of the experience.

I don't mean to scare you but just gotta say watch out for yourself a bit and don't put up with any shnanagans from unpleasent entities.
waffledude (1 stories) (5 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)

"I also felt that there was something there, across the room, to your right (kind of diagonally) "

Okay, that scared me a bit, made my body feel all numb when I read that. I don't know how positive you are about this, but I have a feeling you're right. Across from where I'm sitting is a corridor. On the right of this corridor (hidden from my view by a wall coming out of the living room) are two doors, both leading to two rooms. The last one belongs to my brother and me, and the first one my mother's. I'm not sure if it's to the right, but ever since I moved to this house, every time I'm finished writing a message to a friend (via e-mail, MSN, etc.), I look up to that corner and just scan it. Maybe it's the fact that it's dark that makes me feel things that aren't there, but I don't know, you might be right. Is there anything more you can say about this? I'm very curious, albeit a little scared.
waffledude (1 stories) (5 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)
Thank you for your response,

I still get the same feelings when I think about this experience. Sometimes I think it's merely post-paranoia (if such a thing exists), or perhaps my intuition lending its feeling towards that incident whenever I think about it. Just the other day, about a few hours after posting this story, my brother had another experience. This time he heard a totally different voice calling his name, and he said it was a girl. It also happened to him this morning, while him and I were laying down on our beds, relaxing, not talking. A few minutes later, he turned over, put the pillow over his head, and then immediately he threw it off him and said, "Did you just call my name?" And I said no. He said, "I heard a girl call me again..."

I was a little nervous in asking him questions about this. Could it be possible that posting my story on a website be reawakening this experience, if it's possible?

As I said before, this isn't the first time this has happened in my family. While in the "summer house" last year, my mother said she heard a man call her name in her sleep. I didn't think much of this because I hadn't had my first voice experience then, so I thought she was dreaming. My father had a similar experience in which he heard my mother's voice while in the house alone. There haven't been any ghostly manifestations or any sort of disturbances in our homes other than these occasional voices. I'm still baffled as to what this is, or if anything can be done about it.
academylin (14 stories) (303 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)
Hi Realjoy,
There is also the theory that we are inhabiting parrallel universes with others a mere ether away!

We access these other "layers" during dreams and near sleep/waking states, but a whole band of scientists and healers believe we can consciously access and maintain such states, I believe their train of thought in all honesty!

Theta rocks! 😊

Linxx ❤
realjoy (1 stories) (6 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)
My daughter has clairaudience and often hears 'voices'. She has told me many times that these voices will sometimes imitate family member or friends voices. I know it sounds like you hear them with your ears, but many times you're actually 'hearing' these sounds in another way... That is why others in the same vicinity won't hear them.

Anyway, my theory is that they are actually communicating sound by manipulating energy that is picked up in our brain's auditory area (the same way we hear sound regularly, except they bypass the eardrum conduit). Since they aren't really using their own distinct auditory voice, our brain will 'grab' the voice of someone stored in our memory so that it can make sense of these signals. I don't know if how I am explaining it well or so that it makes sense, (its hard to explain) but this is just my own theory.

That being said, I also do believe that there are malevolent spirits who will purposely use voices known to us just to confuse or scare us. I don't know what the case was with your experience, but I will tell you that while reading your story I got a negative feeling. I also felt that there was something there, across the room, to your right (kind of diagonally).

vendettaBabes (3 stories) (335 posts)
14 years ago (2009-02-25)

I will tell you the emotions I get from this;
Confusion, fear, distrust, and somehow, a joking kind of feeling. Very hidden, and with a malevolent meaning. I don't know what it means, but your story creeped me out a bit too.

-Love and understanding, Val [3rd Vendetta]

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