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Occurred : 5/1/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 05/01/03 22:00)
Reported: 5/3/2003 12:05:13 PM 12:05
Posted: 5/9/2003
Location: Seattle (West Seattle), WA
Shape: Other
Duration:15 minutes
Strange message on phone line and dog uneasy

It was just before 10:00pm on Thursday May 01, 2003. I made a call to someone in Snohomish County. The phone rang about 5 times when a voice came on and said "there is no mourning for a world that is weeping". The phone was still ringing. Then the canned operator voice came in and said "there is no answer, for 75 cents we will try your call, etc". And the phone continued to ring. I thought, "maybe this person incorporated rings on to his answering machine and put used the phone company message in it". I hung up and called the number again and but there was no answer. I called my son and told him and also my brother who was here at the time about the bizarre incident. The voice was clear and professional sounding. It actually made me a bit edgy to think someone had tapped into my phone line. I went right to bed and within 5 minutes, my dog who was in the living room, started to bark at something. I got back up went into the living room while he was barking at something toward Puget Sound. I live across the street from the beach. I waited for about 10 minutes watching but could see no one. He would not leave the window. I called the people in Snohomish again on Friday and they told me what their answering machine message said and it was nothing like the above. I will await my phone bill to see what shows up as this was a long distance call. I am the MUFON State Director for Western Washington and tend to try to find logic in all our cases. I am not sure what was going on that night but I do trust my animals when they sense something out of the ordinary. Kathleen Andersen

((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Kathleen Andersen, recently appointed State Director for western Washington for the Mutual UFO Network, for sharing this report with NUFORC. She might not have submitted this report, save for our request that she do so, a request predicated on the dramatic sighting of a UFO that was reported from the same neighborhood in Seattle, at approximately the same time, which also apparently involved a dog. We know Kathy to be an exceptionally reliable witness, and as a former investigative journalist, she is a stickler for fact, documentation, and corroboration, in any investigative process. PD))