I experienced something entirely creepy this morning. I woke up and checked my email from my laptop, like I usually do. Mailwasher had my Expedia itinerary at the top of my list, which was odd since it is sorted by date, and it wasn’t the latest thing to arrive. The date of the Expedia itinerary caught my eye:


I checked the headers of the email, and could find no reference to September 11 at all. There’s no way Mailwasher could possibly come up with that date from the email itself.

Return-Path: <support@service.expedia.ca>
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Date: 24 Jul 07 14:25 -0800
From: support@service.expedia.ca
Subject: Expedia travel confirmation – China trip – 1 Oct 2007 – (Itin# 120624349094)
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On my desktop computer, with a newer version of Mailwasher, the date is displayed correctly. Very weird. And spooky.