A man on Reddit recently posted a bizarre experience of his to ask the community for help.
With the title of "My fan won't stop talking to me," this user, reblogg, posted a story claiming that he could hear voices coming from his fan. He wrote: "Okay I'm actually scared right now. This part happened yesterday: The power went out, not just mine, but for our whole block, and it's just me in the house. Now, you would think that I would be freaking out, but no. I was perfectly fine, just using my data to browse Reddit." The power then came on an hour later and everything returned to normal.
He continued that the power surged again, but didn't go out. However, some appliances shut off, so the user started to turn the fans back on in his apartment. "I turn the first two back on, and as I'm walking up to the third, THERE ARE VOICES COMING FROM IT," he wrote. The voices weren't creepy, though. They sounded more like an articulate radio show. "Mind you, all of this is coming from my unpowered fan. The fan was plugged in, but I never pressed the power button and there are people and sometimes music coming from it," he added.
The post concluded by asking for some sort of explanation.
Naturally, the internet went nuts. Some people were convinced that this user was in the first five minutes of a Supernatural episode, while others were trying to come up with a legitimate excuse.
The best (and most reasonable) explanation came from another Reddit user, I_Like_Needles. They posted the explanation that "Honestly, it's probably picking up an AM radio signal. Lots of household objects have that capacity. When signals used to be too strong, people could hear the radio in their pots and pans. I've even used myself as an antenna and had AM radio play through a guitar amplifier." With over 7,000 likes, this comment seemed to be the winner.
The original poster appreciated the advice and responded, "Oh thank god, this sounds reasonable. I was worried this was gonna be something like a hidden microphone or spying device, as stupid as it sounds, or you know, just a glitch."
The idea might not sound super farfetched, especially when you do some research online and learn about the different levels of electromagnetic fields in household items. That's not to say that this theory is the only plausible one, but it's a little more credible than demons seeping through an ordinary item (if marginally so).
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