Friday, April 17, 2009


This is random, but I felt like blogging about it, I guess because what is the point of having a blog if you can't divulge some silly little things from time to time?

So anyway, Saturday night I "let" my husband go out to a friend's house for a poker game, while I stayed in with the sleeping baby.  I wasn't doing anything particularly exciting, I know it involved my usual routine of sitting on the couch with the laptop and my phone nearby.

Now, you might be aware that I am a raging geek.  I am counting down the days to the new Star Trek movie (even though, as a die-hard fan, I have some "concerns" about it not following canon...ok that was embarassing to even admit here) and I would almost always prefer to be talking to someone online rather than face-to-face.  I think I've mentioned before that during my impressionable teen years I wanted to be like Sandra Bullock in "The Net."

Well....imagine my dismay when I received a text message from the future.  The number the text came from was really long--definitely not a real number that I would even try to call back.  There was no actual message, the text was blank.  The kicker was the date stamp on the message, September 5, 2021.  I get a bunch of annoying telemarketer calls on my cellphone, which I can usually confirm are 'junk' calls by quickly googling the number.  I googled this loooong weird number and the only search result I got, yes the ONLY one, was an equation for the speed of light.

Speed of light.  You can't make this stuff up!  I instantly started getting freaked out and I called Marc to confirm that he was not just trying to scare me while I was at home by myself.  I called my brother, who thought it seemed like a good omen that I am still alive in 2021.  Um, I better still be alive in 2021, Rayna will only be 13!  Oh and I'll only be 39.  So then I imagined myself, still a geek, in 2021 sending a text message to herself in the past just to be funny.  And I thought "get a life future Bay!!" :)

So I'm curious to see if anyone else has had a similar type message.  I have since received another blank message from this same date, from a different very long number (this one apparently means nothing).  Those logical minded people I know tell me that this seems like some sort of viral marketing, spam or other general solicitation.  I called AT&T and they gave me the national do-not-solicit number (which is 888-382-1222, if you're interested).  But I'm curious to hear your theories, especially if they are colorful.  One of my girlfriend's told me that maybe the island wants me back.  I love it!

8 comments:

Brooke said...

ROTFLMAO, this is hysterical. I can totally imagine how weirded out you must have been because I would have reacted the same way. I had no idea you were so nerdy...no wonder I like you.

Anonymous said...

the same thing happened to me, except i got the date of december 6th, 2019. and of course, the text message was blank. my friend said, if anything weird happened on that date she'd consider me a freak and throw a spoon at me. what a good friend. but honestly, it creeped me out. it seems like a sign or a warning, ya know?

Anonymous said...

I jest received a text message from my girlfreind. I know this sounds normal but the time that I received the message was at 12:57 EST. I looked at the time stamp. The time stamp read 7/11/2009 1:03 am EST. I was talking to her through AIM at the time. I asked her if she sent I text message and she said no. I then sent a reply to the text and she received it.

Bryan said...

I received the same messages from the same date! This is very odd! 9/5/2021??? What are we going to do about this?

phillip said...

I got one that said the number was unknown, blank text, and the date was 11/24/2057. Weird, because i got it on 11/24/2009.

Dan said...

Interesting... I too received a message from the future. Mine was from Dec of 2019, but it came from a short series of numbers, and like yours, the message was blank. It is more interesting to note that immediately before I received it, I got a text message from a friend, which was half english text, and the other half, a series of random symbols which are not available on cell phones. After some research, I learned that the symbols mostly represent different planetary alignments, but some I could not solve.

Very strange...

Anonymous said...

I too have recieved strange text messages. The first text message i had recieved it about 2 years ago. It had the date of 12/6/19 and the time said 11:30 pm. I kept it in my phone for a while and then finally deleted it a few months later. Then about a week after my friend died i recieved the same message (blank message) again from the same number. I found that very strange and kept it there for a few months again. About a week ago i recieved a message from the past. This time it wasnt blank. It was dated 12/31/04 and had the time of 12:04 am. Today i recieved the message from the future again. It has the same time and date but a this time it has a different phone number. I recognize the area code but im not sure if i should call it. Last time i had called the number from the future it sounded really wierd. My friend called the number from the past and said it was an international number. What does it mean?

Anonymous said...

I just got a txt today from "unknown" there was no msg and the date was 1/05/2058 Ive got a friend who's a wig at verizon hopefully he can shed some light. Until there's a logical I'm going to assume I'm messing with myself from my nursing home room or it's Bill and Ted trying to thank me for retaining the last known copy of their excellent adventure