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Strange Phone Calls

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The Wells Fargo story is spooky

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Bringing this thread back to life. So last night, strangest thing happened. At 2:15am I'm woken up by my cell. I'm pretty out of it but my iPhone says "Blocked" so I was immediately interested and I picked up. There was no human response EXCEPT it almost had that background noises type of sound so I was waiting to hear some Indian telemarketer but no one said a word. After a few seconds I started hearing this really strange, almost electronic sound. It WAS NOT a fax sound as I'm very familiar with that. I am having a hard time trying to describe the sound. It was a repeating, basey sound almost like bombs going off in the distance. Almost rumbling. Reminded me of an old Atari tank game Battlezone. It kept doing this and maybe because I was half asleep it scared me. I've been catching up on Dexter episodes before bed which could have something to do with my nerves at night hahaha.

Ok, no here's the really odd thing about this. :) About 15 minutes later, my wife's iPhone rang on the bed!! I had not quite gotten back to sleep so I answered it. Of course, same blocked number! And, same sounds. They didn't last as long on her phone but they were the same. I'm so confused and I have a fear of the unknown but not sure how to react about it. Anyone have similar?

Hmm the sound you described sounds similar to something I've heard. Can't put my finger on it though.

The source isn't anything otherworldly I'd assure you.

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A couple weeks ago I was sitting in class, my phone on vibrate in my pocket. I feel it begin to vibrate, and it does it repeatedly so I was obviously getting a call. I couldn't answer, due to the fact I was in the middle of class, so I waited until recess to check my phone. I had one missed call from a private number. That was a bit strange, but I knew a couple people who left their numbers on private. Thing was, none of them had any reason to ring me, and once I asked them they said they hadn't anyway.

But I didn't worry about it, figuring it was just a wrong number or a telemarketer or something. Then I got three more calls in the afternoon, none of which I picked up in time. Each of them were EXACTLY 7 minutes apart, which was also very strange, once again from a private number. I turned on the volume on my phone and turned it up, so I'd be sure to pick it up the next time.

Finally, after around an hour, I get another call. I pick it up and ask, "Hello?"

All i can hear is a strange electronic sound. Not as if it's connecting or anything, I've never heard anything like it before, just strange electronic sounds. After EXACTLY 7 seconds, the other end hangs up. I'm left even more confused now. Then around twenty minutes later, I get a call again. I pick it up again, and the electronic sounds play again. I just keep listening, and after around ten seconds, I hear someone who had a slight foreign accent ask, "Hello?". I was relieved, thinking it was just a telemarketer then, so I say "Hello" back. Then I hear him say "Hello?" again. And again. And again, in the exact same tone and pitch. It was a recording obviously, of a man saying "Hello?" replayed over and over. After around a minute of this I hung up, feeling a bit unnerved by that.

No more calls for that night, but when I woke up in the morning I had gotten another five missed calls (had changed phone back to vibrate earlier whilst texting my girlfriend). All were once again from the private number, so there was no way I could call them back.

Over the next two days after that I got random calls from the private number, unfortunately never got the chance to pick it up again. Then around a week after the first incident, I got another call again, once again not realizing until I later saw I had a missed call. For the last week and a bit I haven't got any more phone calls, but I'm hoping they do call back again so I can work out who exactly is on the other end of that line.

You haven't watched any strange videos of girls climbing out of wells have you? Hehe...couldn't resist.

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Last summer, I had moved into into my own apartment, and I only use a "pay-as-you-go" cell phone. Well, I only answer calls to numbers that I know. So for two weeks in the summer, I had gotten calls at random parts of the day that would ring three times then hang up. Seconds later, I had a voicemail message. Curious, I checked it and I heard a lady say: "(Inaudible), you're late for your appointment. Please pick up. You have an appointment at 'such-and-such' a place. Please call me back ASAP." I asked my family, and they said that it sounded like an electric company calling an electrician to fix a line, or a repair technician for Comcast or Verizon. Really freaked me out.

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Ten years ago I had a really weird cell phone call.

I know that was a long time ago, but this call was too weird to be easily forgotten.

It went like this:

My cell phone rings and the display shows 'unavailable'. I pick up the phone and answer.

Me: Hello?

On the other end I hear an echo of my own voice saying: Hello?

Me (thinking there's a bad echo): Hello?

Again another echo of my own voice saying: Hello?

Ok, so now I'm thinking I've got a dropped call with a bad echo, but I'll try one more time: Hello? (I say it slowly this time)

Again my own voice echoing slowly: Hello?

Well, then it must be a dropped call and the person will call back. I start to hang up when I hear: HHHHHEEEEEELLLLLLLOOOOO! Shouted out in my own voice.

I keep the phone to my ear, stay silent, and hear: HHHHEEELLLLOOOO!!!!! HHHHEELLLOOOOO???? Hello! Hello! HEEELLLLLLLLO? HELLOOOOOOOO!!! Over and over again. In my own voice. Some mocking, some shouting, some sounding deeper, and some sounding higher. But all are in my voice.

Then silence.

Cautiously I say: Hello?

Silence, but an open line.

I listen for a few more seconds then I hear a very quiet, whispered: Hello?

Silence.

I look at my phone and the call is no longer there. There was no click of a disconnect, just silence. I scroll through my call list and there was nothing showing up for that timeframe- or that day for that matter.

I don't know what that call was. I would have thought it was a bad connection, but the call never showed up in my list. I tried saying 'hello' to my phone when it wasn't connected, but I couldn't duplicate the 'echoing' effect. I would think that it was me 'hearing' myself on a bad connection except the last 'Hello's' got really weird. Like me saying 'Hello' as many different ways as I could.

Definitely the weirdest phone call I've ever had.

Edited by auramyst

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Well, then it must be a dropped call and the person will call back. I start to hang up when I hear: HHHHHEEEEEELLLLLLLOOOOO! Shouted out in my own voice.

I keep the phone to my ear, stay silent, and hear: HHHHEEELLLLOOOO!!!!! HHHHEELLLOOOOO???? Hello! Hello! HEEELLLLLLLLO? HELLOOOOOOOO!!! Over and over again. In my own voice. Some mocking, some shouting, some sounding deeper, and some sounding higher. But all are in my voice.

The phone calls where you hear your own voice are usually failed international calls. There is supposed to be an echo canceler that prevents you from hearing this but sometimes they fail and you hear yourself a second or two later. When they started using digital devices for echo cancellation they failed in more interesting ways. You would sometimes hear scrambled, Mickey Mouse, and chopped up bits of what you just said.

Back in the 70's when a friend and I were bored nerds, we would sometimes record CB radio personalities who we didn't like, mess with the recording (adding clips from Cheech and Chong records was our favorite), and transmit them back on the channel days later. A typical example would be:

"Breaker 1-9. This here's Lonedog I was wonderin' if y'all cord drup mommy pifflespiddle grooooovy man crutch blerb doop fer me. 10-4?"

We'd laugh like idiots as there would be a minute of:

"Comeback at us, Lonedog? Whatcha sayin'?"

"Lonedog, y'all right there?"

After a few weeks of this, they finally figured out what we were doing so it wasn't fun any more.

This was a little work with tape. Pranks like this are lot easier these digital days.

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I have no doubt that technology fails in many creepy ways. The echo was very, very weird and seemed controlled rather than a random glitch. Thank you for posting a possible explanation. :)

I have another weird phone call story... This one's weirdness is based on the timing of the call.

This happened about 4 years ago. It was mid-afternoon and my 17 yr old daughter and I were the only ones home and as it so happened we telling ghost stories- of all things. By the way, this isn't something we do very often :) Anyway, the house phone (landline) starting ringing right in the middle of my story. I picked up the phone and glanced at the caller ID. The number displayed was our house phone number. In other words, the phone was getting a call from itself. I answered and there was no one there. It was an open line. I waited a few minutes, saying 'hello' a few more times and finally hung up. A few seconds later, the phone rang again and again it was a call from it's own number. Again an open line. We checked the other phone in the house and it showed the number on it's caller ID too. It was probably the phone company testing the lines or some such thing, but the timing was weird if nothing else. And a great conclusion to a ghost story. :)

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This happened about 4 years ago. It was mid-afternoon and my 17 yr old daughter and I were the only ones home and as it so happened we telling ghost stories- of all things. By the way, this isn't something we do very often :) Anyway, the house phone (landline) starting ringing right in the middle of my story. I picked up the phone and glanced at the caller ID. The number displayed was our house phone number.

Yes, I saw When a Stranger Calls too.

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Yes, I saw When a Stranger Calls too.

Actually, I have not seen When a Stranger Calls.

I was merely referring to a true experience I had that involved a strange phone call in this forum called: "Strange Phone Calls".

Was it strange? Yes. Was it paranormal? Probably not. Was it coincidental? Yes. It has not happened before or since.

Edited by auramyst
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Sorry about such a very late reply, I rarely come to these boards anymore. I left the phone on the wall and plugged in because I didn't like the looks of the empty phone plate on the wall. It looked better with a phone there. And I have no idea why they wouldn't use my cell phone instead of the landline. That's the part that has always confused me as well. According the the second caller, that was the only number they had on my account, which is not true. I'm still confused and freaked out about the entire thing and it happened years ago.

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creeped me out, i hate phone calls like this ( im a bit weird around phone calls and prefer email or face to face) *shudder*

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When I get a call and don't know the number I just turn on the phone and don't say a word so all they hear is me breathing 6/10 will hang up the others just usually say hello in a scared way. :yes:

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Ive got some experiences too. It was christmas eve and I was on my way to a relative's house when I recieved a call from a friend, I could not answer so a few seconds later I got a voice message, also from her, I checked the message later to find out nothing to be heard, only a few clicks and some buzz sounds with a complete silent background, clase to the end I could hear a few sounds from what it appeared to be a woman's voice but the sounds were so short and disorted to make anything out of it. I thought it was just a line glitch or something so I tried to call her back but the line was busy, I thought nothing of it and let it go.

For the next months, I would rarely but also randomly get these calls from her number. I answered the second time it happened, but I just heard the same that the voice messages, after this second call I asked her if she called me that day at that time but she said she didn't, she doesn't like pranks so that's not it.

Anyway I ignored the rest of the calls and they stopped a few weeks ago. I'm sure it's a phone-line glitch or lines crossing over. Happens sometimes. I thought I'd share this

Edited by Alekx

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Alekx, in your case what is probably happening is that your friend has her phone in her bag or somewhere similar, and she unknowingly hits the 'Call' button, and the one at the top of the 'Call' list is your number (or something similar to this - you could be on her quick-dial list, for instance). When she had called and you didn't pick up, your phone went into voice-mail mode - since she was not calling you knowingly, what was recorded on the voice-mail were the noises of the phone moving in her bag, and the faint noises of her voice and other voices in the distance. The reason you received these calls more than once is that it is often that her phone calls you on its own when the 'Call' button is pressed unknowingly through movements in her bag, and since you are on the top of her phonebook, or on a quick dial, or something similar, you are the one who keeps getting called.

Ive got some experiences too. It was christmas eve and I was on my way to a relative's house when I recieved a call from a friend, I could not answer so a few seconds later I got a voice message, also from her, I checked the message later to find out nothing to be heard, only a few clicks and some buzz sounds with a complete silent background, clase to the end I could hear a few sounds from what it appeared to be a woman's voice but the sounds were so short and disorted to make anything out of it. I thought it was just a line glitch or something so I tried to call her back but the line was busy, I thought nothing of it and let it go.

For the next months, I would rarely but also randomly get these calls from her number. I answered the second time it happened, but I just heard the same that the voice messages, after this second call I asked her if she called me that day at that time but she said she didn't, she doesn't like pranks so that's not it.

Anyway I ignored the rest of the calls and they stopped a few weeks ago. I'm sure it's a phone-line glitch or lines crossing over. Happens sometimes. I thought I'd share this

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Last evening I let an unknown number go to voice mail. The voice mail is nothing but fifteen seconds of unintelligible (kind of a faux Latin) mumbling in a threatening tone followed by loud evil laughter.

Did it frighten me? Nope. A small percentage of people who dial a wrong number will do something like this for kicks.

A rough transcript (read in a threatening mocking tone): "Fee kwinda est tu. Fee kwinda! Esta KIND mist tenamau! Mon testaman esta min! Terminus! Ter-min-us! HA HA HA HA!"

Someone did a good job of improvising. I think they knew some Latin since "terminus" can mean the end of a road and sure sounds scary!

[And the number was 503-984-xxxx which is another cell phone.]

Edited by scowl

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