Weird Phone Reset

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APRIL 27, 2021

I live with my boyfriend in New Jersey right next to the Lincoln Tunnel that heads into NYC. One night in April of 2021, we were hanging out in our room just playing video games or something when my boyfriend realized his phone wasn’t working. He tried to load a page on Chrome and it said that his phone was set back to a very weird date. Out of nowhere it said that his phone was set to “September 11, 2001 @ 1:27:48 A.M.” To say the least we were both freaked out. We tried to figure out why that might have happened, whether it could be a hack or someone trying to fuck with us but I couldn’t come up with anything. I even asked some very tech savvy friends and they were confused too, saying that was not something that someone would hack or mess with because it would further block them from being able to access bank info or stuff they could use to steal an identity. We realized as well that though it wasn’t september yet, we were coming up on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Both of us are in our late 20s, but because we have always lived here and live within a few miles of the World Trade Center, we both remember being pulled out of elementary school when the planes hit. I know plenty of people who were effected by the tragedy, people whose family or friends died in the towers, but what makes it weirder is that me and my boyfriend didn’t lose anyone. After a few minutes, my boyfriends phone went back to normal, I’m not quite sure why but I think he might have restarted it. It was a very odd and transitory experience. It felt like someone or something was just passing through just trying to be noticed. Months later we both are still super confused about it. If it wasn’t paranormal, it was certainly freaky and pretty much unexplainable. It would have been weird if it had been set to September 11th but to be set back to 2001 was just so odd that I can’t get it out of my head.

Submitted by Chloe M

Weird Phone Reset