Because that definitely isn’t the scariest thing to ever happen to someone.
59-Year-old Lesley Emerson died from bowel cancer in 2011, but her relatives decided to put her phone in her coffin because she loved texting family members. It was a cute gesture to make her funeral truly unique. To add a little more detail, the Emerson family said they paid the phone company to keep their grandmother’s phone number.
…And this is where things get a little weird.
Sheri Emerson, Lesley’s granddaughter, said she would text her grandmother as a way of coping, but she was absolutely horrified when she recently received a response.
The text read, “I’m watching over you, you’ll get through this, you’ll be all right,”
Naturally, Sheri felt sick when she saw the texts, because she received a response a little over a day after she sent her messages.
Sheri admits that “Obviously we know that nan wasn’t ever going to reply to our texts. It was just something we did as a comfort for ourselves, because she loved to text. You can imagine what I was thinking seeing a message flash up from her.”
Sheri’s uncle, Graham Emerson, called the number and he spoke to the man who said he had been using the phone for several weeks, and thought that Sheri Emerson’s texts were just a hoax and that is why he responded.
The Emersons are furious with the phone company who gave away their grandmother’s number, but the company is trying to retrieve it.