Michelle Myers grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but she speaks in a way that is completely different from everyone in her family. It all started in 2011, when she had an excruciating headache that would go on to change her life.
The mother of seven went to take a nap to try and stop a particularly bad episode, but when she woke up something had changed. She said that her tongue felt different when she woke up, but that wasn’t all; her voice had changed.
“I started screaming and my family came in,” Myers remembered. “I’d had a splitting headache and when I woke up, my voice was that of a completely different person.” Her voice no longer sounded American, she was speaking with an Irish accent.
“At first they thought I was just joking around, because I am a funny person. But I started crying and they realized something was really wrong,” Myers recalled. “It was a joke in my family that I’m terrible at accents, so I think when they heard how good it was, they knew I wasn’t kidding!”
Myers was too afraid to go to the doctor’s because she assumed they wouldn’t believe her. “I was scared to go to the doctor, though, because I thought he’d say I was just crazy, if I started sounding Irish, as I did at that point.”
It took eight days before her voice returned to normal, but when it did she tried to put it out of her mind. But three years later, the headaches returned, and her voice once again changed…