On September 12th, 2008 Charles Peck was travelling by train to Los Angeles for a job interview. Charles was excited about the new job, hoping it would afford him the opportunities he longed for. On the way to LA, his loved ones (son, brother, stepmother, sister and fiancée) received 35 phone calls from Charle’s phone. Nothing too unusual about that.
Except – Charles was dead at the time.
At 4.22 pm that afternoon, the train he was on collided with another train, injuring 135 passengers and killing 25.
Among the dead was Charles Peck.
Peck’s body was recovered from the wreckage 12 hours after the initial crash. The coronary report would later show that he died instantly on impact. Yet – for 11 hours after the crash, his loved ones received calls from his phone. All they heard was white noise (static) when they answered their phones. And when they tried to call back, their calls went straight to voice mail. It gave his family hope that Peck was still alive, just trapped under wreckage, trying to reach out to them. The rescue workers were able to use his cell signal as a means to locating his body, discovered on the first carriage. The moment the rescue team found his body – the calls immediately stopped. Of the 35 calls Charles had made, all had been to his loved ones.
According to paranormal research by Rogo and Bayless, phone calls from the dead typically fall into 3 categories:
These are the most commonly reported types of calls. The dead caller says only a few words and is unresponsive to questions asked. If you ask them a question, that is the point they usually hang up.
These are less common. They last for some time and involve a conversation like any regular phone call. The recipient doesn’t realize the caller is dead at this time. Not knowing the caller is dead somehow seems to allow the conversation to last longer. It may be that the shock of knowing someone is dead and receiving a call from them, kills the energy and prevents an on-going conversation. If you fear the dead, you’re less able to communicate with them.
These are cases where a living person makes a call to someone they do not realize is dead and yet they get an answer. These conversations are usually prolonged and ‘normal’.