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So I'm making my "Back To England" list (or get back on the mothership and get outta my country), put the movie "The Interpreter" on pause, talked with a buddy, checked out all the MySpace comments (and Yahoo 360 ones), responded, etc. etc., and after an hour, came back to the movie. I'd had it paused for a bit.

When I pressed "play", at the bottom of my television were these words:

Look at me. [line break]
I'll take care of you.


Okay. I'm SO SERIOUSLY CREEPED OUT that my hands are shaking. I couldn't get those words OFF the television monitor until just now (I reset the television and cable box that it's hooked up to). I know...you're thinking "maybe she had on closed-caption, or accidentally hit the button." If you've seen the movie, first, you'd know those words aren't IN IT. Second, my remote and I are closer than my ex-husband and I were; so I could hit the buttons in my sleep to pause it without hitting that complicated combination for CC, and third, closed caption appears in the center of the screen in a different font. I checked.

CREEPED. RIGHT. ON. OUT.

It would be nice to think that HOME is my safe haven; but if someone (or hell, someTHING) can tap into my television and send me a message from WHERETHEHELLEVER, then no place is safe, right? O_o

WHAT?? WHO?? I've run down a list of "who could do this'" in my head for the past half hour. Who has the technology? Who has the know-how? AND WHAT IS GOING ON? Why do they want me to look, and who says I need someone to take care of me?!

I swear, I felt like I was losing my mind. I wish I'd taken a screep cap of it. No...no, I don't because it was creepy, particularly after the lengthy conversation my dad and I had on the phone today.

Yikes. That was just way bizarre. "Sensing the dead" or their presence was creepy enough, when it happpened last year. But for my freakin' television to "go online" is WAY creepier. While I realize it was probably just some elaborate "prank" (probably from the same idiot/stalker who called me at midnight last night pulling the *67 trick on my cell), that doesn't make it any /less/ creepy.

The only person who I'd THINK wants to take care of me is in another state right now, and besides -- doesn't have the knowledge, or wouldn't even THINK to do that.

I remember working as a floater for an ivory-tower law firm in the evenings when I first returned to the U.S. (idle hands, and all that...plus the money was great, working two jobs). The point of this is that there was a legal secretary there who was STELLAR in her job performance, but was straight-up yellow wallpaper, saying the craziest sheize, i.e., she told someone her washing machine told her things, and sent her messages.

MAN. I'm turning into THAT chick. Or someone wants me to THINK I'm crazy. I'm just sayin', it was singularly the MOST CREEPY THING that's ever happened to me. Ever. And the message wasn't mean, spiteful or harmful. The fact that someone tapped in to my television freaks me out on a level I never visit in my head.

Stop the ride and let me off. Yikes.

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smokyscott
Nov. 23rd, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
You should have taken a picture!
none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
I didn't even think about it when I pushed play. Then, I was SO freaked out, I just unhooked/unplugged ALL of it. GEEZ. I don't think I'd WANT to see it again. And 'oly chit...what if it comes back?!
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none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
Seriously?!?! W.T.F.??

I feel like I'm a target for some supernatural being, even though common sense tells me, er, chances of /that/ happening aren't realistic.

*shiver*
genitalsmckool
Nov. 23rd, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
It was the washing machine.
none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
She thought it was. She was a piece of work -- angry, hostile, but WOAH...she could bust out legal papers like nobody's bidness.
summercamp
Nov. 23rd, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
How utterly bizarre! You should take a photo of it and send it into the cable company...

Yikes!
none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!! Ugh! No -- that's the thing; I don't /have/ cable (just the box). I cut it off when we moved here. I realize, though, that someone who's familiar with wiring, etc., etc., that they could possibly "hack" the box. Still...SO freaky. Ugh! Yikes is right. I'm still "yikesing".
bosh0413
Nov. 23rd, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Theoretically it is all based on a computer if you have cable or satellite so it wouldn't be too hard for anyone to send a message over it either purposely or accidentally. Could be darned teenagers roaming the neighborhood with a laptop having fun or someone peeved because they have to work the holidays at the cable/satellite company.
none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Believe me, I've run what it could be down. I don't HAVE cable (just regular t.v.); had it cut off when we moved next door. I have the BOX, though, which isn't hot, but hooked up to all my /other/ crap (dvd/vcr/etc.). So...no, it wasn't a kid; it was somebody who's EXTREMELY savvy about this kind of thing, because in all my 800 years on this planet, I've NEVER heard of such a thing. Creepsville. I'd LOVE to think it was something that simple. But this 'hood doesn't have a bunch of kids (mostly elderly people), and those who ARE here are very agreeable and fun. So it's something perhaps more sinister, particularly since it came right after the "anonymous late-night phone call" (which NEVER happens, either).

HEEEEELLLLLLP. I need a medium up in here. :>
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atomicsappertom
Nov. 23rd, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
I don't believe your TV will take care of you, neither will the film.

Call off the mothership, you're fine here on Earth.
none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
The mothership's NOT for me; it's for those I don't want on the same continent as I :D LOL ;-)
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imperfectbrat
Nov. 23rd, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Time to whip out the Ouija board !
All the cool stuff happens at your house. I'm jealous lol
none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Time to whip out the Ouija board !
COOL?? Eeeeeeeeks. It's JUST CREEPY. Think about it. I'm still kinda creeped out.
memojuez
Nov. 23rd, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Was this a VHS tape or DVD? I would go back to the same place you had it paused and play it again and see if it pops up like what smokyscott similarly suggested.

If it is there again, than it was recorded into the medium.
none_too_subtle
Nov. 23rd, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Again, did ALL that crap before panicking/freaking out. It was just some freakish /thing/ with no logical explanation, other than someone REALLY bored with some creepy fixation/desire to get a bizarre message across.

*shiver*
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sixgun45lc
Nov. 27th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
That's pretty damned weird. Did you figure it out yet?
none_too_subtle
Nov. 27th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Nope. But I theorized (I think) in the entry. I mean...really -- it can't be some "spirit" watching over me (plus, someone told me they loved me today, and this same person has said [numerous times in the past year] that they want to take care of me...hmmm).

Although, he doesn't have the know-how to pull this off. I, of course, talked with him about it during our first break at work, and he admitted it was creepy, listened to my conspiracy theories, and took my side. Gotta love a guy who'll do that, despite how insane you sound.

I think I'm just now beginning to appreciate what you and your wife have :) Cuz he and I kinda have that, too (sans the whole marriage thing...lol). :)
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(Anonymous)
Nov. 30th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
Previous comment on the Vulcan
Maybe the Vulcan's big ass had something to do with the TV. Besides he is a big hunk of metal pointing towards the sky. Maybe it is Birmingham's time; and you are the key......and he has a big ass, probably attributes to excellent reception.
none_too_subtle
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Previous comment on the Vulcan
LOLOLOL.

If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right. Hahaha :D

You ain't right. And yer dawg ain't right :D
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