Science: Eerie Voice

Walter Sherman Gifford, President American Telephone & Telegraph Co., picked up a telephone receiver in the directors' room of his company, in Manhattan, heard a sharp feminine voice say, "Hello, London? Sir Evelyn." A sharper feminine voice replied, "London ready." Said he into his transmitter, "Good morning, Sir. This is Mr. Gifford in New York." Sir George Evelyn Pemberton Murray, Secretary of the General Postoffice of Great Britain, in London, replied, "Good morning, Mr. Gifford. Yes, I can hear you perfectly. Can you hear me?" Reassured, Sir Evelyn said, "Splendid!" Mr. Gifford read...

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