Saturday, June 18, 2011
Here's a Mystery For YA
I usually take the weekend off from blogging, but this couldn't wait. Actually, it is because I get to the computer to late in the afternoon, as today, because my son works into the wee hours of the morn, and he sleeps in the room where my computer is. I know, I am too nice. Can't move it out of the room, either. No place else to put it. This house isn't wired too tough, not enough outlets. But, this has nothing to do with my mystery.
When I first began blogging, all comments were immediately posted. I trusted everyone to write something nice. I know, myself, if I don't have something nice to say, I won't say anything at all. So it was that one day I discovered a troll had posted some rather judgmental remarks on three of my blogs. It was then that I learned that how to monitor comments so nonsense wasn't posted. Along with that, I also learned how to have comments appear on my Yahoo email as well....and the mystery begins.
I have basic internet on my cell phone and am able to check my mail. Today, thought, the strangest thing occurred. When I retrieve messages on my cell phone, it is the names of the commentors that appear and below it will say they had commented to Moontides. There were two there this morning...my friend, Dede, and the other from my friend, Rue. Now, mind you, Rue's comment had already appeared a few days ago, but now it was back. Now, here is the mystery. When I clicked on the names, they disappeared and all it said was 'No Message.' Not mysterious in the least, BUT the date on these messages was Wednesday, December 31, 1969 at 7pm.
Now, how strange is that??? Now, not only did Blogger and Google not exist back then, but neither did Cell Phones, Yahoo or the internet. Where did this come from, and what the heck does it mean? I am so totally confused. It only happened with those two names, no one else. I have a folder with Blogger comments I save and tried a few names. This didn't happen with anyone else, and just for the heck of it, I went back and tried them again. Same response. Was either blogger even born at that time? I don't know. Does this mean there is some kind of connection between us that happened in another time and place? I have no answers for this one. Anyone have any suggestions? I've always loved a good mystery, but I am clueless on this one.
*A couple things I forgot to mention. My computer hasn't been hacked, thank goodness...and these messages appear fine when read from the computer.