The 40-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that he visited an area near York with his partner and afterwards she got a spooky text.
As Teesside Live reports, the messages came from the man’s phone – and he could think of no other explanation as to how that had happened, other than a haunting.
The first text asked the woman to ‘call back later’ and the second bizarrely contained a cryptic message that the man later deciphered.
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The man said: “When we were in York I took a photo of the corridor in a pub leading to the toilets because I thought it looked creepy.
“Thinking nothing of it I just sent it to my girlfriend so she could see. At 1.48am the next morning we both received a text from my phone saying ‘can you call back later?’
“I hadn’t sent this text obviously because I was asleep so we were both really confused as to where it came from. I think it may have been from the haunted pub we’d visited earlier in the day.”
The messages didn’t stop there, with the man finding another typed out on his phone ten hours later, which read ‘we are inv 4n 2 z 4nb’.
Unsure what these series of numbers and letters meant, he took to the internet to find out more.
He continued: “I Googled these numbers and it came up with an equation created by German scientist Armand Hückel. The Hückel formula (using 4n+2) is a calculation of molecular orbitals on electron systems.
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“Naturally, I’d never heard of this and never used this equation in my life so I’m very unsure how it ended up as an unsent text message on my phone.”
The man said he couldn’t think of any explanation other than a ghost sending the cryptic texts and equations on his phone, or what they mean.
He said: “Well it’s either paranormal activity or someone’s managed to hack into my phone number and send texts on my behalf.
“I don’t know how the texts got there, neither of us sent them and neither of us has had any texts like that since.”
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