I remember back in the analog days when you'd have to recue a needle or rewind a tape, which I DID and that scream is still eerie 43 years later!!!!!!

Funny too that most of the "factual" explanations seem to rely on accounts from persons who understood the statute of limitations for MURDER!!!

I still have tons of cassettes and open reel tapes that even today may have artifacts (I've even set aside an old VHS tape simply because it has my Dad's bleed over voice in the background from his CB radio days)! Similar to "delete" in the digital age, "erase" in the analog age could be subjective.