Authors note: About ten minutes after I published the last piece in my ongoing series of articles exploring simulationism and various aspects of the simulationist movement I received a phone call from an anonymous number. It was my work cell and I typically don’t receive calls from numbers I do not recognize so I let it go to voicemail. The unknown caller left a message and my curiosity was piqued so I listened. A transcript of the brief ~20s, garbled, static-filled message is below. The entire message was very poor quality and it was quite difficult to make out the words. My transcription below is the best I could do after about fifty listens. “Simulator contact” are the only two words I am 100% sure I heard. The area code of the number sources it to somewhere in Fresno,CA. As luck (good or bad) would have it I was/am in the midst of a business cell upgrade and for whatever reason none of my voicemails transferred to my new phone so it looks like I may have lost it or I would have posted it here along with the transcript. I waited until now to publish this so I could talk with the few friends of I have who know my work number, and who know I publish material on this web-site. As you might imagine the list is quite short. I wanted to ensure none of them were playing some sort of practical joke or just trying to mess with my head. They all deny involvement but I am fairly certain it must be one of them. I gotta say it was really creepy and I got the full tingles and hair standing up on back of neck feeling when I first heard it. Kudos to the genius prankster who pulled off this stunt, whomever you are.
“This is (unintelligible) and (unintelligible)….static….simulator contact (garbled) switch (or which?). Beginning (unintelligible) sequence (garbled) run (or gun?)….long pause…Switch(ing?)….static…..” call ended.