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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

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Belinda Bentley: Jake E. from Spokane, Washington put in a call to HPI and spoke with Paul Dale Roberts. Paul informed me there was an interesting story here and I should give him a call. It definitely is an interesting story! Headline: Man Receives a Call From 1980. At 3:33am Jake saw he had a missed call. It was from a private number. He looked at the time and it was "Dead Time." (3:00am - a time when the veil thins between the spirit world and ours. It's a time when nightmares happen or a time when you are most likely to have a prophetic dream. For paranormal investigators it could be a great time to get EVPs.) This isn't strange or unusual, but then he looks at the date. The date is Monday, March 10, 1980...last century. The call came from 32 years ago.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:22 PM


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:29 AM

32-year old phone calls show up in our phones today...freaky and totally paranormal. Keep in mind, Cell phones in 1980 was in their infancy stage. I was like a month old myself at that time, but imagine if I called my parents 32 years ago from now? "Hey Mom and Dad, how are ya? Things are going good in 2012. See you later...in 32 years."

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:52 AM

I've heard of people receiving phone calls near the time of a loved one's death or even months after someone has passed away. But 32 years later? Strange.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:21 AM

I'm kind of disappointed. There doesn't seem to be much to this story. I was hoping that a message was left, or something other than a date from 1980 being displayed on the missed calls section of the guy's phone.

I admit it'd throw me off a bit if I had it happen, but ultimately I think I would view it as nothing more than a glitch.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:40 AM

I had something similar happen a few months ago.  A couple of emails came in dated from 1960. lol But i know who sent them and figured it was just a weird gmail glitch.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

Ghosts have the ability to violate the rules of physics in that they do things that are unnaturally possible. Regular everyday people experience paranormal activity and celebrities are now opening up about strange and unexplainable events in their life.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:58 PM

this is a total non story, very disapointing


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:23 PM

bunch of crap, just a story written by some wannabe author.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:26 AM

So theres no evidence apart from a mobile phone that says there is a missed call recieved on whatever date 1980? I would think software glitch on one of the phone providers servers, I dont know about other countries but here in Australia some of the Tech support and customer service you can recieve leaves allot to be desired.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:48 AM

I would imagine a software glitch would be the most likely explanation; we often see some very strange dates on documents saved on the shared drive in my office.

I did like the bit about Herman Tarnower though, it amused me that the chap found mention of a murder that had occurred on the date in question and, despite having no connection in any other way to the story, decided that this could be the source of the message.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

If I were a ghost who had passed away in 1980 ....

- I would not know the first thing about digital technology or how to manipulate it to get a message onto someone's phone
- I would not send a message to a stranger who wouldn't have a hope in Hades of figuring out what just happened
- I sure as heck would say something if I did figure out that much about technology not just leave a "missed call"

The biggest best and most important - I would be one of approx oh 500 million folk who died world wide that year (or is it 50 million?) anyway a huge number, so I would be laughing myself silly at the person receiving the message who claimed to nail it down to just one stranger's name

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

Interesting story, but I think it's probably a hoax. I mean there's absolutely no evidence that it really happened, anybody can create this kind of story.

And come on, why would "Ghosts" or "Spirits" communicate with us by phone !? Give me a break.

People believing that ghosts are behind that phone call are way off. I think it's really laughable.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:32 PM

The simple explanation (that has come up years ago) is that the radio waves created by the phone 32 years ago went off into space, hit a celestial object (an asteroid or planet) and were bounced back to earth and was picked up by a phone,which happened to be on the same frequency at the moment the incoming radio waves came back...( sorry you paranormal people, no ghosts or other phenomenon,its a known fact ). Radio Hams had this problem  a long time ago..

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 27 June 2012 - 11:06 AM, said:

If I were a ghost who had passed away in 1980 ....

that sounds like a new game on UM!

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