(WARNING: unsolved missing persons case, dark themes)
On December 18th 1996 a frantic phone call was recorded by 911 emergency services in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The caller was a 31 year old male who was later identified as Tom Grey.
Grey had placed the call near one AM in a hysterical state claiming that someone had entered his home. 911 operator Maria Sanchez fielded the strange call and thought it was a prank at first. Soon after the call began it became clear Grey was in an alerted state of mind and police were dispatched to his home. The operator stated that she had heard a child's voice and feared Grey would hurt the child.
Upon arrival at the location police forced entry and the scene before them left officers in shock. There were no signs of struggle or an attempted break in matching what the operator had described hearing. The officers found no trace of Grey or the child.
Upon further investigation into Grey's history it was discovered that the man lived alone in the one story home. Family members and friends described him as a good man with no history of drug abuse or mental disorders. It was also discovered that Grey had no children or girlfriend at the time of his disappearance.
The case is currently open even though leads have gone cold. Grey's family and friends still hold out hope that he will be found.
911 Logged transcript of Grey's phone call
Operator: 911 what is your emergency?
Grey: (Panicked, stuttered) I-I think I'm having a nightmare.
Operator: You're having a nightmare sir?
Grey: (slightly muffled) Yes.
Operator: Sir I'm sorry but this line us for emergency use o-(cut off)
Grey: (becoming more agitated) No you don't understand. I'm having a nightmare right now. I...I don't know how to wake up. Please, please God help me.
Operator: Sir I need you to calm down.
Grey: You don't understand! You need to wake up! Please! he's breaking in! (Muffled) Stay away from me!
Operator: Sir, sir are you still there?
Grey: (frantic) Wake up before he gets in! Oh God!
Operator: Before who gets in?
Grey: (Sob like muttering) Go away!
Operator: Sir are you at ****? I have police on the way to that location.
Grey: (voice distant from phone) Oh my God! Oh my God! Please wake up! Stay away from me!
Unknown child's voice: Daddy...
Grey: (screaming, line disconnects)