User Story: And his name was Edward.
I’ve been using the app off and on for probably 4 months. I throw it on when I’m bored and at home just to see what pops up. Every once in a while, words seem relevant. Most of the time though, it feels like it’s just a random word that (for all we know) was a singular part in a passing conversation between spirits. And that’s taking into account the 10 to 15 minute warm up for the app to “calibrate,” whatever that means. So I shrug off the first 15 minutes, and then pay a little more attention after that.
Mostly, I’m sitting there, doing other things (like right now, I’m typing this and the apps are up on my phone). For me, Legacy works best. But I also bring up Classic and Connect. Connect hits second-most often. Classic almost not at all.
Anyway, for the vast library of words and names that I imagine these libraries to have, only two names have ever come through (and it was while I was solely using Legacy). First time, “Eddy” and second time, “Edward.” First time I asked if that was his name. No response. Second time, I was like, “Hmm, maybe he’s introducing himself again.” Especially since the Eddy spelling could mean an eddy of water, which is something I thought about when it first popped up. So maybe he was clarifying himself as a person and not a system of water. Lol.
Also, there was one time I had a bit of a conversation with him (or maybe someone else for all I know). It all started with me wishing I had more money to spend, having been a little jealous when I saw some guy pass by earlier in the day driving a red sports car. I got home, and turned on the app, did a couple things (while the app warmed up) and then went to the restroom.
Volume was on, and after warm up, while I was still thinking about the dude in the car, (still in the restroom) I hear my phone chime into my thought with, “Doctor.” I said, “Yeah, he probably could be a doctor, that would explain having enough money for a car like that.” And without missing a beat, another 4 or 5 words came through, words that were relevant and made sense to what was going on. I responded in turn each time and another word would pop up (all while sitting in the bathroom, phone in the dining room).
At the end, having grasped that his intent may be to teach me something, I asked something to the effect of, “So you’re saying I should just learn to accept what I have?” And the last word came through, “Exactly.”
To be honest, the conversation was a little disappointing, but also reassuring. I think it allowed me to momentarily see past the veil of commercialism and lavishness that exists in huge quantities in our world for what seems like a select few (I want/ed to be one of those few) and realize that I could, if I allowed myself to be, happy just the way I am. Without tons of money, without fancy cars or vacations every year to the Caribbean, or whatever. That I could learn to be happy with what I have.
Now, could this have been just a fluke, a series of words accidentally popping up from fluctuations in some field existing around my phone and just happened to be relevant? Absolutely. But it certainly was convincing if that’s all it was.
I think there’s a spirit in my home, but from what I’ve gathered, he (Edward) probably isn’t such a bad guy. And while I’ve always been afraid to live in a house that’s frequented by a spirit (or spirits), if most of them are anything like Eddy, I’m not sure I have anything to fear.
Now, if only he was willing to talk more often. Lol.
—Josh from Klamath Falls, Oregon