"Last week I was at home when my cordless land line phone rang," reports Pauline. "When I answered it, I heard my dad's voice saying he had to make a booking to go to Middlesborough, England. I was saying, 'Hello? Hello?' but he could not hear me, so I hung up. I called his number back and he answered and asked where I had been. I told him that he just rang me and what I heard him say. He said, 'I rang you this afternoon, but you were not there, and now you're ringing me.'
"I said, 'You just rang me, but you couldn't hear me, and you must have forgot to put down the phone.'
"He said, 'How could you ring me and I answer if my phone was off the hook? And why would I be talking about making a booking to go somewhere I have never been and would never need to go to?'
"We just can't explain what happened. Does anyone have an idea what happened?"
Thanks for that report, Pauline. The simple explanation is that it was not really your father who called, and that you just thought it was because the voice sounded like his. That's the simple explanation. Could there be a paranormal explanation if it actually was your father's voice? What do you think, readers? While you're mulling that over, here are some other cases of phantom phone calls: