This past week I was doing touch and goes Scottsdale Airport when a mayday call went out by another aircraft. The only thing I heard was "mayday! mayday!" and then silence for a few seconds. ATC came on and asked whether the mayday caller was still on frequency, but there was no response. I shrugged it off as some kid or something screwing with the radio or something.
When I got home, I checked out the news as usual, and this copter crash was right on the front page. That's when it hit me, the mayday call was in fact legit, and the people in the chopper are no longer alive.
Talk about an eerie feeling.