Friday, May 18, 2012

Ghostly Phone Calls: Redux




This has been such a popular article, I wanted to repost it so that people could catch up and read all the stories others have left in the comments portion. THANKS to all of you who have left your stories!!


I was in the middle of a super spooky book about exorcism and demons when the phone rang. My cell phone, which I only use for emergencies or when I travel was ringing, and since all my friends knew I was at home in Kentucky, there really was no reason for it to be ringing. Yet here it was. Playing “Sweet Child O Mine” by Guns and Roses, shaking me out of my fiction induced state of horror. I picked up the phone and said “Hello.” In return I got a barrage of language in a foreign tongue. Not just foreign, but, like Super Foreign. It was some form of Arabic I would say from the sounds of it, and after a minute or two trying to interrupt the conversation, I suddenly got a thought about the connection to what I was reading. Was my reading about demons conjuring up some kind of freaky phone call that I didn't understand? I freaked myself out. Although this call was probably harmless, it did get me thinking about ghostly phone calls.

Ghostly phone calls can be anything from a phone ringing without any sound on the other end, to the voice of a dearly departed loved one on your answering machine. After my mother died I frequently had my phone ringing with no one.. actually, more than that.. an absence of anything... on the other end. After this would happen a few times in a row, I would talk to my mother in the space of my empty living room and the calls would stop.
I know I am not the only one who has had ghost calls like this, and here are a few stories I found online to share with you.

Sleepless Nights and Ghostly Phone Calls

Here's the story of my haunting. In the summer of 2000, when I was 11 years old, me, my mother, and her boyfriend all moved to a small house in the town of Deal, New Jersey. Despite it's small size, The house was quite luxurious with it's tastefully decorated rooms, dual sink bathrooms with Jacuzzi bathtubs, and it's unique features, such as the old record player in the family room. My mother and her boyfriend stayed in the main part of the house, while I got the whole second floor to myself. You would think a nice luxurious house with the whole second floor to myself would make a kid happy, but I wasn't. For some odd reason, I could never really warm up to the place. I wasn't in the best situation either, me and mom or me and her boyfriend would get into fights every day about one thing or another, and I was always getting picked on in school.

My life was really going downhill. I would wake up, get teased for six straight hours at school, come home either pissed or sad, get in a fight with my mom and her boyfriend, and lay awake in bed either enraged or crying, and that was a good day for me.
However, anger and sadness weren't the only things that kept me up at night. For some reason, I always felt oddly uneasy in my room, or floor rather, at night. It was like the way you feel when you go to bed after watching a really scary movie; you know nothing's going to happen, but you lie awake scared that there's a monster under the bed anyway. So, I did what anyone else would do, blamed it all on my own imagination and ignored it.

Then, just when my life couldn't get any worse, the frightening oddness of the house dramatically escalated.
I began to notice that the upstairs floor of the house was always freezing cold, no matter how high the thermostat was set, my insomnia was to the point where I had to take benadryl just to get a few hours of sleep at night, and I would always feel the room getting darker. It wasn't the lights actually dimming; it was like the darkness was coming into the room rather than the light coming out of it.
This is the part of the story where I stop believing that it's just my imagination and start to question whether it could be something more. If I told my mother that the undead inhabited my room, she would probably have sent me to the crazy house, so I was forced to live with the demonic presence in my floor of the house, until things went too far.

One night while I was lying awake in bed, I saw this glowing green light in the shape of a clawed hand appear in the middle of my room, stay there for about second, then disappear. It took me a few minutes to even register what I just saw. I was completely terrified, all I could do was sit up in my bed, stare wide eyed at the walls of my room, and wish that the sun would come up.
After that incident, I considered going to live at my father's house. However, it would take one final incident to push me over the edge.

It was about two weeks later when I saw something again, something far worse. I was lying awake in my bed again when I heard what sounded like feet shuffling across my floor. My mother and her boyfriend were both asleep so it couldn't have been them. The pair of shuffling feet became two pairs of shuffling feet, then two became three and three became four until shuffling filled the whole room. I was frozen with fear once more.

Then came the voices. The voices weren't the usual inaudible whispers you would expect to hear from ghosts, but rather the jumble of voices you hear when you're in a crowded place where everyone's talking and you can't make out what any individual person saying.
Just when I thought things couldn't get more terrifying, they did. I heard a bunch of phones ringing all at once. It couldn't have been a real phone because there were no phones on the second floor. In the midst of all this shuffling, talking, and ringing, one voice rang clear. It was the voice of a woman.

She picked up one of the phones, said hello, and then I heard her say "yes sir, the file is ready." Then, just as suddenly as it began, everything stopped. No more talking, no more ringing, no more shuffling, just silence.
After that, I moved into my fathers house quicker that you can blink an eye. Ever since I moved, I feel no more uneasiness; I sleep sounder than a baby, and the only demons I stay awake watching are the ones on Inuyasha. It's been four years since I've seen that house, and when I look back on it all I sometimes wonder why the hell would a ghost be talking about some damn paperwork?
 -Mandy. (story from http://www.guardiantales.freewebspace.com/Sleepless.html)

Another freaky story...

On a very warm summer afternoon, I was alone in our house and was taking a nap on the sofa in our front room. I was having a strange and melancholy dream about my brother who had died a little over a year ago. I don't remember the details of the dream but I remember that he kept telling me a certain number over and over and over again! When I finally woke up, the number was still sticking in my head... it was a seven digit number. After several minutes I realized that the string of numbers was a a very familiar phone number. I just couldn't place the number at first. Then, suddenly, I realized that it was the phone number of my grandparents who lived in San Diego. They had died over ten years prior. My deceased brother and I were very close to them and often called them to talk when we were in our elementary school years ( which is why it was such a familiar number! ). I don't know if it was because of the heat or because of the lingering emotions brought on by my dream, but I got a crazy notion to call the number.

The phone on the other end rang four or five times, and then someone answered. My heart started racing, because I was expecting a message that the number had been disconnected!
I really didn't know what to say... so I asked, "Is Dottie there?" ( Dottie was my grandmother's name. ) There was a pause, and then the voice said, "Who IS this?". I said, "This is David." Then there was what I would describe as surprised laughing on the other end of the line. Then the female voice chuckled "Oh my God! It's been so long!" I asked, "Who is THIS?". The voice sounded slightly perplexed and she said, "Why, it's Nana!" ( That is what my brother and I used to call my grandmother. ) Only our family and my uncle and his family knew that we referred to her as Nana! I felt my stomach getting queasy from fright and disbelief, and I squeaked out "Nana?" The voice said, "Yes! It's so good to hear from you David! Let me go get your Grandpa. He's out in the 'Rumpus Room' out back." My grandparents had a part of their garage in the backyard that had been converted to a full bar with a pool table and couched in it, which they referred to as their "Rumpus Room".

The line got very noisy, then there was a squealing sound, and then the line went dead. I felt a mixture of relief from the creeps I was getting from talking to my long-since dead grandmother and disappointment that I didn't get to talk longer to her, or at all to my grandpa. I have called the same number again in the recent past and got the message that "This number is no longer in service.." I really don't know what to make of that phone call. It seemed that the person really was my Nana. It sounded kind of like her voice -- but younger than what I remembered -- and because she knew about the "Rumpus Room"... Is it really possible to make a phone call to the Other Side? Story from http://www.castleofspirits.com/stories02/otherside.html Got your own ghost phone call story? Share it here.


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60 comments:

  1. I once had an EVP on my land line's answering machine. A gravely, whispery voice kept saying "Hello? Hello?" while the caller was leaving the message. Now I've gotten rid of the land line, but at 1:40 a.m. last night my son got a call on his cell phone which showed to be from my cell phone (I'm using the same phone number; number was ported over from the land line) and a deep male voice said, "Reconnect your land line or something bad is gonna happen". My son said, "Why? Who is this?" and the voice just repeated himself and hung up.
    My son raced into my room where I was asleep, he was scared. My cell didn't indicate that a call was made from my phone, but his cell showed it as coming from me!
    If it was a spirit voice, do they seem to have a better ability to use a land line as a way to communicate? Have you ever heard of this? I'm freaked, don't know who to call. What bad could happen? Sounds like a threat!
    If it was a prank from a human, is there a way to show their call is coming from a different number? And what advantage would a hacker, or whatever, have for us to have a land line?
    Today I ordered any spirits (if that's what it was) to leave my home in the name of Jesus, and at one point I thought I heard the back door open. Assuming it left, will it come back? This is no joke.

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    1. Ok so there is a app on android phones that can make you call a number and have it show up as any number you choose so it was more than likely a prank

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  2. Hi,
    Wow, that sounds really unusual. I would assume that if the call came from a human prankster you'd see the number from which they were calling, and I would also think the person would have to be pretty sophisticated to link their call to your cell phone number.
    Let's assume its a spirit entity using the phone lines. The theories are that they can communicate through any electronic charge,having said that if it could use the cell phone once, it could use it again. Very interesting.
    I would have done just what you did. Command the spirit that is communicating with you to leave your home and your family. Go around with some holy water or a smudge stick and bless or "clear" every doorway, window and opening in the house. Bless the phones as well. When you go to bed at night imagine your home and family covered in a protective bubble of white light.
    Most paranormal investigators agree that spirits cannot hurt you. Demons can however, but unless you have been drawing pentagrams and calling to the devil, there is no reason for him to show up. Under NO circumstances should you use a Ouija board or try to communicate in any other manner (like a seannce) in your home. This will only open more doorways.
    If you continue to have problems and communication contact your local ghost hunting group. Just about every city has one now. Please let me know how it goes for you and I will be sending good vibes your way.
    Diane

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  3. One Strange Phone Call
    11-3-10

    I heard something on my cell phone tonight while talking to momma. There was some interference and we couldn’t hear each other but we both heard something strange and unexplainable. We both described it as the sound of a wild animal. To me it sounded like a wild animal snarling and making wild barking and growling noises followed by heavy breathing with growling. It lasted somewhere between 10 and 15 seconds. It sounded like something you would hear on a horror movie. Momma said she heard the same thing.
    She described it as a bear growling and grunting. I felt coldness and really can’t explain the frozen feeling. I just froze at first and reacted as if I’d seen a snake or something. It was kind of like that first instinctive feeling when you see a snake or when someone jumps out and scares you. It didn’t sound like just some static on the line. I’ve heard a lot of static over the cell phone and on the radio and I’ve never heard anything that sounded scary. That sounded scary. I couldn’t hear momma and she couldn’t hear me, and we both heard the same thing. It may have even sounded like 2 animals fighting or maybe like 2 wild dogs, except that it only seemed to be one animal. It might sound funny to some or unbelievable, but it almost sounded evil. I told momma that it sounded like my phone was possessed. What could it be? I can’t say for sure. I know I’ve never heard anything like it before. I will never forget the coldness I felt and how my heart even seemed to jump. I’m as skeptic as anybody and probably more skeptic than most, but there was just something about that sound that seemed evil. It seemed supernaturally evil.

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  4. Yesterday I received a weird e-mail sent from myself to myself on my blackberry. It had only one word on it - Tortured. The phone was in my purse, which I was carrying, when the message was sent, so no one could have taken my blackberry and e-mailed me. There is no way I sent that message to myself. It really startled me because there is no explanation for this. Even if the phone was open to my e-mail address, it could not have e-mailed me a typed word by accident. It felt threatening, as if someone or something was trying to communicate with me. I went straight to church, crossed my body with holy water and prayed. I commanded all evil spirits to leave me and my family alone in the name of Jesus Christ. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Is this paranormal? I usually have interest in paranormal-themed shows but no longer. I will continue to pray for protection from God and Jesus Christ.

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  5. I've experienced a lot of paranormal and otherworldly things throughout the course of my life. But I have had several very strange phone call incidents to add to it.
    This particular story takes place during my senior year in high school. I was living with my parents in a huge, very very old and very very haunted house. Paranormal experiences happened on a daily basis. Ghostly figures. Doors slamming shut. Doors opening. Loud banging. Footsteps and stomping. Things flying across the room. Objects disappearing and reappearing. Objects disappearing and NEVER reappearing. Voices. I could go on and on. It was very strange, and at times, terrifying.
    On this day, no one was home except me. I decided to watch The Grudge - which I had seen before and wasn't all that impressed with, but had nothing else to watch. There is a scene where one of the characters is in her work place alone. The phone rings and that strange sound comes on the phone. Then my phone rings. It scares me a bit, but I laugh it off and answer the phone. First there was silence, and then I heard something cackling. Like an evil snicker or laugh. I couldn't tell if it was male or female. It sounded almost electronic. And then it stopped laughing and started making the sound that was on the phone in the movie. I freaked out and hung up.
    I was home alone. We lived way out in the country. No one knew I was watching that movie. And then I heard footsteps upstairs. The footsteps went on and on and on, getting louder and louder, so I stopped watching the movie. I yelled at it to stop. And it stopped. At least, for that day.

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  6. anonymous,
    me and girlfrien were talking on the mobile (cell) phone when the call failed. a young girl entered the phone call and said that someone had died to my girlfriend. i did not hear these words however i know my girlfriend is telling the truth she was frozen and reduced to tears.Can someone help explain what it is?

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  7. A ghost is a manifestation of the spirit or soul of a person

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  8. I just talked to my friend on the phone. when i called her her voice sounded really deep and scary. it sounded demonic to me. i wasn't sure it was her at first but a really scary wrong number. i felt like ... i called 3 times to make sure it was the right number... i wanted to talk to my friend and did not want to hurt her feelings but the voice was so scary and disturbing i had to stop talking to the voice. my friend is a loving and spiritual person so i know it isn't her. it was very scary. is this just a cell phone malfunction or something really not good at all.

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  9. If your friend does not channel or use a Ouija board I would think a demonic possession would be doubtful. You could definitely pray for her, send her "white light" and call her again to see if there are any changes. Go see her if you can to really determine if there is a personality change.

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  10. my aunt's husband died few months ago and ever since there has been weird things going on. the other night my step dad received a phone call from a blocked # at 11 pm and it was from a lil boy who claims to be my 9 yr old cousin who lives in michigan. the boy started talking about stuff like what he got from his b-day and x-mas presents (facts that he got from family members during the holdidays etc.)my mom then grabbed the phone from my dad and began to question him why he was calling this late and what school he went to and who was his teacher etc. then my mom calls my aunt who lives in michigan after the incident and asked why david (my cousin)was calling at 2 am?! my aunt was in shock and didn't know what my mom was talking about because her son has been asleep right next to her the whole time! the next day my mom called me again and said that my aunt called her and said after they had talked on the phone, when my aunt was trying to go back to sleep she felt like someone or something was in her presence. and this unusual presence was touching her and felt like it was tryin to force itself to have intercourse with her! my mom said that this isn't the first time my dad received the unusual phone call, the first time was in feb. can someone please tell me what this means and what my family and i should do!!!!

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  11. I did not believe in these kind of things until 2 nights ago I experience and incident that has me freaking out and "googling" different stories on this subject to reassure myself that I am not crazy. My husband and I were in bed sleeping and at EXACTLY midnight his phone starts ringing on the nightstand right next to me, I check the caller ID and its my father in law, I hand the phone to my husband and its on speaker. For the first 20 seconds all we can hear is sobbing and my husband keeps asking "whats wrong?, whats going on??" and finally his father speaks and says "I just calledc to say that I love you and everything is okay" and my husband asks "where are you?" and his father says "at home" then he hangs up. My husband rapidly calls him back and when he answers, he says he had been sleeping and NEVER called, I even called his wife to confirm this, still in disbelief, I call him the next to confirm that he REALLY had NOT called and he shows me the print out of his phone records that shows HE NEVER called, I printed off my phone records that shows that the call came from his # at EXACTLT MIDNIGHT, The phone company could not explain why it would register on our records and not his. This was definately paranormal.

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    1. Last night around 4am, I was in bed sleeping and I remember dreaming that I was on my cell phone and accidentally called my home phone. The house phone rang which startled me out of my sleep. The phone rang only once and when my mother answered there was no one on the line. I searched the recent calls on both my cell phone and the house phone and found nothing. Coincidence, maybe. Perhaps your father-in-law was doing the same thing. Telepathically telling his son he loves him.

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  12. In 1989, I was a young wife and mother of three small children. My kids and I would often sit on the floor and sing and laugh and tell funny stories. One day, while my husband was at work and the kids were in school, I was alone at home and my phone rang. I picked it up but no one was there. Just as I was getting ready to hang up, I heard voices of what sounded to be a young woman and little children laughing and singing. After a few moments, I realized with astonishment that the voices were of myself and my children. It was as if a recording had been made of our play time a few days earlier and the recording was then played back to me over that call phone. It's been 22 years since that ghostly phone call, and to this day, I have no explanation for what happened.

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    1. Hi there - I know this sounds stange but we have had a similar experience just recently...very very similar to yours. I'm a little scared and don't know what to think.

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  13. My boyfriend called me and asked why I hung up on him after a cellphone call. He didn't call me and I was wondering what he was talking about. He told me of the conversation we had, the usual way I addressed him, etc...and then midconversation, I hung up on him. This never occurred. He would not lie and neither would I. I showed him my call log and it showed nothing from me. He showed me his call log and it had my number in his phone as if I had called him. Can spirits do this and immitate your voice?

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    1. I believe this is an example of what I call a temporal phone call, or a call through time. At some point, you might experience this (if you haven't already, it has been two years).

      This happened to me once. When I was 17 I had an older girlfriend (19) named Selena. She would call me everyday after school. One day she calls me and she tells me that when she asked for me, my sister gave the phone to some kid who sounded like me but younger, like a child or younger teenager. She told me the conversation and it immediately reminded me of something that happened five years prior...

      I was watching TV with my sister, and I was 12 years old. The phone rang and she picked it up as she was waiting for a phone call. I heard her ask the person she was speaking to: "who's this? Okay, hold on one second." She looked at me and said, "ooh, Isaac got a girl calling for him." I found this strange because I had no female friends that would call me and at 12 I wasn't really interested in girls, just video games.

      I picked up the phone and said "hello?" The girl responds, "Hey" as if she knew me. I asked, "who's this?" and she said, "Oh, I'm sorry, I must have the wrong number." She hangs up. Never called again.

      The story Selena told me five years later, matches the same story that happened five years earlier. We were both kind of freaked out by it. Selena told me she knew marked the number correctly because she had it on speed dial, and my family had that number for about 10 years at that point.

      It was likely just a wrong number, but I don't know... It was so strange. Since then I've been looking occurrences of temporal anomalies in telephones.

      Yours sounds like a similar anomaly.

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  14. Are you guys really serious??? I was just browsing because I've been having strange phone calls where no one answers despite the fact that I changed my phone number. It really freaks me out that someone or something would do that .

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  15. This is creepy. This also has happen to me once or twice, but I just immediately hang up the phone and say to myself "its just a prank call". Nice article!

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  16. I was in my daughter's home. My cell was left in my car. My daughter's cell rang showing Mom calling with my number. She couldnt ignore it or answer it and it wouldnt stop ringing until she disconnected the battery. There was no record of me calling her on my cell or her receiving a call from me on her cell. I ask an expert about this and he could find no logical explanation for it.

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  17. I have caller id on my tv. I was watching tv with my 11 year old daughter when we both saw my cellphone number pop up on the tv.

    We sometimes use my cellphone to call the home phone when her father is in another room. I immediately ask her why are you calling your dad, she says I am not calling him. I thought you were mom. We look around for my cell and it is was on my sofa arm and I immediately look at the cellphone and it doesn't look like anyone made a call. This happened twice.

    I was dumbfounded and still trying to make sense of this. My 11 year old then says "mom, the next time this happens, we should pick up the home phone and figure out who is trying to communicate with us." We are still waiting for this to happen again.

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  18. Reading in wikipedia I got that A widespread belief concerning ghosts is that they are composed .Airy, or subtle material. Scientist speculate that this may also stem from early beliefs that ghosts were the person within the other one , most noticeable in ancient cultures as a person's breath, which upon exhaling in colder climates appears visibly as a white mist.

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  19. Hello - my girlfriends dad recieved a phone call on his mobile from his home number but their was no one at the home address as he lives alone. The home phone doesn't have a programmed numbers function and we are certain that the home number hasn't been used todial the mobile for sometime and it wasn't one of the cats pressing the redial button.

    This incident is playing on all of our minds as my girlfriends mother passed away 6 years ago and a number of unusual things happened in the family home when my girlfriend was growing up.

    If anyone knows of similar incidents of calls from home numbers to mobiles when no one is at home please reply.

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    1. I was visiting my daughter one Sunday afternoon and my home phone called her cell phone. When she answered it, no one was there and it was complete silence! No one was at my home at that time to be calling!! Plus we have Magic Jack which goes through the computer! Since then, I have left my house and come home to find some numbers dialed on my magic Jack and they are not seven digit, only 3-5 numbers each time! This doesn't happen when I'm at home, only when I'm gone!!

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  20. What Brent said happened when he was talking to his mother, happened once recently when I was ringing my sister before it even connected, I listened to it and it sounded like an evil animal speaking a strange alien jibber then breathing heavily like a wolf or dog, there was squeals and howls but it made my heart stop and freaked me out, I put it on speaker took it to my boyfriend to hear and we listened to it for 4 minutes on speaker terrified, I tried to say hello, he taped it on his mobile phone even! I hung up and rang my sister back she said she heard it too and thought we were messing around with my new synthesizer and boyfriend speaking evil on the microphone but it really freaked her out. The next day i rang her husband on my phone and it happened again, I left it for 3 minutes listening and it was terrifying, like static jibbering, evil, animal, alien but not computerish?? I rang him back and asked if he heard it too but it had gone to his message bank, he listened to it and he said it was seriously f#@#ed up and he erased it! JUST THEN My boyfriend (who is very tough and never gets scared of anything) ran inside looking like he had seen a ghost, he said "It just happened again but on MY phone" "something evil is trying to talk to us and tell us something, it was scary" He was ringing my sisters husbands brother, I said to ring him back and ask if he had heard it too, he did and he was freaked out about it too, he said he had NEVER heard anything like this before! We recently had a friend pass away in that circle but he wasnt evil? I dont know what it was but it has scared us alot. Has anyone else had this happen??

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    1. somewhat similar happened to me. on the cellphone with my boyfriend at about 11pm, all the sudden heard loud strange noises and static and heavy,steady breathing from his end. i asked him 3 times what he was doing, bc it sounded like he was making noise in his apartment cooking or using the blender or something odd, idk, but his breathing was clear. after i wasnt getting a response out of him just the breathing and weird sounds, i hung up. called back and no answer. then he called me back, and the line on his side was silent, i couldnt hear him. he called back again and i could hear him this time, he was freaking out. i asked him what he was doing to make that noise and why he wasnt answering me and just breathing, and he said it wasnt him he heard the breathing too. his iphone 5 also made 2 outgoing calls on its own to numbers not in his phonebook, and the numbers looked international. he said he also heard loud static and clear voices. i didnt ask him what they were saying bc i was scared and didnt want to know, and i was trying to calm him down bc he was alone in his apartment. i told him it was probably the network having a problem (even though i know there was no way that explain what we both heard) to try and calm him down. i related it to him by asking if he ever played with walkie talkies when younger, and how you would hear other people talking by picking up thier frequency. it wasnt like that at all, but i had to say something to relax him. he does not even belive in ghosts, but he kept saying how he is almost positive he just witnessed "white noise". does anyone have any technical explanations for this? i'm extremely uneasy knowing i heard a man's heavy breathing on the phone and it was not his. i am very religious and do not welcome any sort of paranomal activity at all.

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    2. Very interesting. I dont know what to make of this one. I would have to say unless you were doing something to stir up paranormal activity or had been in a haunted location I wouldnt see why something like this would have just happened like this. Any ideas anyone?
      Psychically speaking, I dont feel like there is anything negative connected to either of you, nor anything dangerous coming from the other side, so no worries there, in my opinion... I just don't know.... It may have been a kind of "perfect storm" scenerio, if, let's say, he lives in an older home, perhaps there is some spirit activity there, and maybe there was extra spirit energy due to a storm or rain (? was there?) that allowed a spirit to use an unusual spurt of available energy to do this... Just a theory...

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  21. Anonymous: the michigan call:
    Entities that forcefully have intercourse are known as incubi and are a form of poltergeist I think. There are also dopplegangers, spirits that make themselves into doubles of another person. Good luck, maybe get an excorsism or pray (even if you're not religious).

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  22. I have been having paranormal experiences since I was about 8 years old. I am 16 now. These stories bring back some memories. When I was about 9, my friend and I were playing in the living room at her house when the phone rang. We weren't allowed to answer the phone, so we just let it go to voicemail. We heard nothing but white noise. We thought it was a bad connection, and ignored it.
    Then, her mother came home and asked us if anyone called and we said yes, but we didn't think they left a message. So her mom presses the button and this is what we hear, clear as day:
    "Kathleen? Kathleen? Hello?" then the call ended.
    Her mom starting shaking and crying. We were both confused and were asking what was wrong, but her mom just abruptly left the room and ran upstairs. We didn't find out until about 3 years later what had happened.
    She said she didn't want to tell us at the time because we were too young, but she thought we were mature enough to handle it now.
    "The voice you heard, was the voice of my best friend that had passed away a few weeks before that call came in. That was the only time that happened. I checked with the phone company, and they said that her number (which the call had come from) had been disconnected since the day after she died by her parents. So, its safe to say that she was trying to reach us from the other side."

    I will never forget that. I was both fascinated and slightly scared at the same time. That was just one of the many paranormal experiences I've had in my life, but it will stick with me for as long as I live.

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  23. I think this is one of the most commented on post I have done. I think it is so interesting to see how many of us have had this experience! It is pretty widely accepted that spirits can use electricity to communicate in some way, and the phone seems to be one that is widely used. Very interesting. Please, keep sharing!

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  24. My dad recently passed. i am the outside child he never really had anything to do with. So I didn't go to any of the services because I didn't want to disrepect his wife. But I have been getting calls on my cell phone. When I answer I hear nothing, but its like there is some one on the line then it goes completely dead.Like the phone was hung up. I call the numbers back as soon as the phone dies, and they are disconnected. All the numbers are disconnected. The most recent one this morning the phone rang and all I heard was static. I have heard that ghost can communciate throught white noise. This have been going on for several days.Could this be him calling.

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  25. It amazes me how many comments I get on this article! I definitely think the spirits are able to use phone lines to communicate. It just seems to prevalent a phenomenon to be a coincidence. When I had it happen to me, I just answered the phone, and would say hello to my Mom... But you dont need to wait to hear the phone ring.. the ringing phone is just a signal to let you know he is there.. you can talk to him anytime, just speak outloud.... he will hear you.

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  26. Ok, as I was reading these I was frantically searching for a similiar experience, but no one has had this, My home telephone rang as clear as day, the home phone has no cable and is not connected to anything, it is an ornament retro phone from the 70's that I liked as it reminded me of my child hood. The phone rang loudly to the point I jumped, it was an odd style ring tone, and I'm sitting a metre away from it, I cant find on the net anywhere that this has happened to anyone, but it isnt a nice feelking to have this done, I didn't like it at all. I didnt pick up the phone, not in azillion years would I have, I was in shock from it ringing to even move. Can anyone explain this or has had it happen to them? :/

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  27. Hi Anony, I havent heard of this either. Did it just happen the one time? Is it a phone from your own family or did you buy it somewhere? If it happens more than once, I would have it blessed to eliminate any spiritual connection anything or "anyone" might have to it. I wouldnt have answered it either.. or maybe I would have..lol.. but I wouldnt recommend it. Anything could have been using it to communicate, and without knowing if there is anything else spiritually going on in your home, it would be hard to know what kind of spirit activity you'd end up having. Get it blessed with holy water and you should be ok I think.

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  28. Omg. That just happened to me. My home phone is not connected and has no line, it just sits on the wall. I also was sitting about a meter away from it when it rang twice, even a red light came on and there's no power to it.. I am looking for answers? Ithe doors in my house sometimes close slowly for no reason unexpectedly but a phone tgat doesn't work ringing??

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  29. Hi, Again, very interesting. Has anyone you know died recently? Have you tried to put a digital recording device next to the phone to do some EVP work? I wonder if you would pick up anything? It is always risky to kind of open that doorway and do the EVPs and what not (like, White Noise, the movie, LOL) but if you are curious if there is some spirit in your house it might be an interesting experiment. I would also do a prayer of protection first and if you are fearful, you can cleanse the house with sage at anytime to (hopefully) take care of any spiritual issues as long as they are not too intense. IF you are having big problems in the house, of course I wouldnt recommend doing anything but calling in someone to help you cleanse the house etc. Dont open doorways carelessly.

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  30. hey guys,

    So I started dating a girl about 6 weeks ago and started spending my off nights at here place. One night we broke her bed and had to sleep in the guess room, about a hr after falling asleep a ashtray flew off the nightstand and hit me in the back of my head and woke me. The next day I told her what happened and she told me that she has seen things in the house. Two days later I took my dog over there to spend the night and the moment I pulled in the driveway the dog started to shake. I got her out of the car and she started pulling away from me and tryed running away from the house. The second I took her inside she looked in the kitchen and started barking with her tail between her legs then went to the bathroom on the floor. She has never acted in that manner anywhere before. I got her out of there and she was fine. The next night I was back over there and my phone which was across the room rang at 3:01am it was my mother asking if I was ok. I told her yes and asked why. She said you just called me and woke both your father and I up. I told her I didnt and had been asleep myself and when I hung up checked the call log and had no out going calls.the next day i seen my mother and checker her call log and there was no incoming call from me. Everytime im there I hear knocking one doors and walls and things get knocked over. The last few days I have felt anger towards my gf when im there for no reason. To night we had been texting and I said goodnight. Just then I got a text from here saying "get your shit out" I texted back "what" and again I got" get your shit out". I called her and asked why she sent that and she said she didnt. She went as far as getting her work phone and taking a picture of the text thred. No text sent saying that. Also her phone is older and cant remove a single text have to delet the whole thing. Please anyones insight would be great.

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  31. Sounds like there is a very negative presence there. It could be a really bad situation, but I would start by doing a sage cleansing of the whole apartment, or a blessing of the house with holy water. You are going to need to tell the spirit that is there to get out. This may increase the activity, considering how the dog was acting and the strength of the presence, I would suggest getting help from a priest or a local paranormal group. OTherwise, look online for instructions on how to use sage to spiritually cleanse your home and how to do a blessing and spiritual cleansing with holy water. Do not ever use a Ouija board or do any EVP or anything like that in her home. Goodluck

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    1. Thank you I have spent this morning researching it and I have found some ppl in the area that maybe able to help.

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  32. Was just researching and wondering if anyone had come across this...it is not as dramatic as most of these stories...but still kinda freakin me. I recently started dating a new guy. We talk for a really long time. I have noticed that only when I am talking to him...I can hear something creepy...like something is whispering...it also has sounded like my name...but I am the only one that can hear it.Just curious if this may be something...

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  33. Is this on a cell phone or land line? I wouldnt worry too much about it really,from the sounds of it,it could just be simple interference and then you might be picking up on sounds that sound like your name? Does this happen everytime you talk to him on the phone and only with him you say? Do other people hear it on the phone if you hand it to them while you are talkng to him? See if anyone can hear it who might be around when you are conversing with hiim on the phone and hear it, and see if they also hear your name... Try recording the sounds as well on a digital recording device... do a little more investigating and see what you get.

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  34. I got a phone call a few minutes ago while readind a book by sherman alexie, I picked it up like I usually do, waited for a couple of seconds and no one answered. I was scared because I don't ever give out my number and then I came to the conclusion that it had something to do with the noises I heard at night and the japanese horror films I recently watched. I am very scaredヽ(゚Д゚)ノ...

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  35. This may or may not be paranormal but one evening I had my cellphone charging and it kept buzzing. (I keep it on vibrate.)I thought it may be done charging so I went to look at it. There was a message on the machine and it had dialed 669 I am here using the autotext option on my phone. The phone was sitting by itself attached to a charger and I was across the room on my computer at the time this happened. I live in an older apartment complex that more than one person here claims is haunted or has either seen or felt something strange while they've lived here. I said aloud "Ok, I know you're here now, please stop messing with my cellphone." And I haven't had problem with that since. Not sure if it was paranormal or not but helps to be on the safe side and it doesn't hurt to say something aloud to acknowledge it once in a while.

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  36. My story is about paranormal phone calls. Before I tell it, I want to give some background: my father died over a decade ago and it's taken me this long to even accept what I witnessed. For the longest time, I had blocked the memory out because it was traumatic. I have cried multiple times reading stories from your readers because their story is my story too.
    I am a lover of science. I grew up in a very open, spiritual, holistic (what many people would refer to as "new age" or "hippie") household. I am not religious, and have honestly never really believed in a higher power. Science is my religion, and more specifically, astronomy.
    I am saying this because I want you to understand that I will not just see a door move and automatically attribute it to ghosts. I am very scientifically-minded. This makes my story that much more frightening to me:

    My father died suddenly of a heart attack when I was 12 years old. He came home from work one day feeling sick, laid down, moaned for a while, and then half an hour later stopped breathing. I heard the frantic shouts of my terrified mother and ran into the room. I'll never forget the look in his eyes as he was dying--a mixture of confusion and fear. Obviously I am not over this. I'm pretty sure that's never going to happen.
    Anyway. The phone calls:
    One day my dad's cell phone rang. It was that old Nokia phone. You guys know the one. I walked over to it, knowing that I would have to answer it and let whoever was calling know that he was dead. I hated doing that. It was one thing being the bearer of bad news, but it was another thing when bearing it just made me relive my sadness in full.
    So I go to pick it up, but I am shocked and confused: the caller ID says "home" (our house phone) is calling.
    I look at my mom and show her. I answer the phone. "Hello?"
    No one's there. No static, no dial tone, but also no disconnect. The line is connected to something, but there is no sound coming from it. I hang up.
    This continues to happen nearly every day for two weeks after that. Every single time, saying "home" was calling. Every single time, no one was on our home phone. It got to the point where I would just start crying and refuse to pick up the phone.
    My mom would say (through tears) "it's probably your dad trying to tell you he loves you."
    But that terrified me. It was hard enough to accept that he was gone, and certainly harder to think that his spirit wasn't at rest.

    Spirit.
    This is so weird for me because I don't even believe in spirits. I don't even believe in souls. Yet here I am, telling you the one story that continues to haunt me even though I'm 24 years old, and it's about a spirit.

    I want to think there's a scientific explanation for why his cell phone would do that. I just don't know what it is. And I'm sort of terrified to talk to people about it because I'm scared that the answer I'll find is that there ISN'T an explanation.

    This is the first time I've shared this in a long time. I hope someone else who's gone through this will see this and know they're not alone, at least.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I lost my mother over 15 years ago and I still grieve for her daily.
      Your story is, as you say, a familiar one here on this thread, but still, so unique and moving.
      I guess we just don't know, will never know for certain, but it seems to be a real phenomenon... something so many are experiencing, and there is so much out there about our "souls" being made up of energy, and being able to manipulate energy once we are released from our bodies. To me...it makes sense, and it should bring you some peace, as I believe it was meant to.
      Hang in there friend... you are not alone either....

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  37. My husbands brother called tonight and left a message for my husband. Before he even starts to speak you can clearly hear a voice say help. He is not a prankster and is too serious to even think about doing something like that. It was really spooky. What could it mean. I have not even mentioned it to him. My husband heard it too.

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    1. Hmmm.... I am not sure. Telephones can pick up passing radio signals, especially cordless phones, but you said this was on a voicemail or answering machine. Hmmm... I just don't know. I guess I would ask you if there has been any other paranormal things happening in your or in your brother in laws home. If so, the voice could be connected to the activity in the home, if not, its a real head-scratcher.
      Honestly, ...I just don't know without a little more information. Was it on a tape answering machine? If so, it could be a spirit from inside your own home, if it was a voicemail via the phone service, it could be from your brother in laws house, or from anywhere, more along the lines of a "spirit phone call" just tapping into the electronic energy of the call. Try to replicate it.

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    2. It was on my cell phone message.it said you have a message and to push one to listen Then you hear a voice whisper plainly help. Then two seconds later brother in law starts his message.

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    3. I have it saved on my cell phone.

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    4. Hmmmm... See if you can replicate it. Have your brother in law call you again and leave a message on your voice mail. Tell him to let the VM connect, but not to speak. See if you hear anything. Then, get someone else to call your VM (or you call your own VM) and do the same thing. If you hear it again,I would say the spirit is connected to you or your home somehow. If you dont ever get it again, I would say it was a fluke. Perhaps what I can a Wanderer.
      A wanderer is a spirit that is basically just roaming about looking for an opening. They are not attached to any place or person, but just kind of in a limbo state.
      Mind you, replicating or investigating this incident through EVP work (which is essentially what you are doing via the energy of the cell phone system) is not without some dangers. You are still opening a doorway of communication with a spirit entity that is unknown. If you do want to pursue this, be sure to do a protective blessing first. Imagine covering yourself in God's white light of protection and ask his angels and your spirit guides to protect you from any negative spirits. Say outloud that you are not allowing any negative energies or spirits into your home, and that you will only communicate with those that are of God.
      Good luck and please keep me updated!

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  38. About a week ago i was around my friends house and we decided to prank call my sister who was just across the road. We called and she awnsered the call lasted for about 20 seconds. When i came home my sister was really upset and said she recived a scary call from my number apparently it sounded very static and like thete was staticy roars and barks in the backround this call happened for about 10-15 seconds. But just then my sisters phone started ringing again and the call ID said incomming call from my mobile but my phone was turned off in my room with the door shut. My sister stupidly awnsered and heard a clear static voice un sure if female/male say pick up the phone 5 seconds later it shots NOW!! And then we heard static roaring again and then it hung up. I am 11 years old anf i am curious of what it was there have been no recent deaths in family or friends?

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    1. Well, there doesnt need to have been a recent death in the family. It could have been nothing, OR, it could have been something. LOL. I would wonder if anyone in the house had been playing with a Ouija board or had done any other playing around in the paranormal world without really knowing what they were doing (like seances, trying channeling, EVPs or other dangerous stuff like that if you are protecting yourself first) than there is a chance that an opening to the other side, a weakness, lets say, has been established there, and the phone is an easy portal to be used by spirit.
      Since it hasnt happened again, I would not worry too much about it However, do this just to cover your bases. Go ahead and do a blessing on the phone, and one on yourself and the household. (look up how to do a house blessing online) Or just imagine yourself and everything in your home being covered by the white light of protection by God. Do this every night for as long as you feel you might need it, and everytime you feel an instinctual need for protection.
      Diane

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  39. I called my daughters new cell when she was up stairs and I was outside. Shes ten and just got her phone so it was for fun so she could get a call. it went to vm after 2 rings but ber voice message didnt answer it just beeped. Then static and what sounded like 80s alien or spaceship sounds came thru. It was all on her voicemail, all 3 minutes...i said hello, hello? And the static and spaceship noises stopped and a deep whispered voice replied yes. But it almost sounded like the voice had asma, like it was hard to get out...but it was clear as day. Then i asked who is this? No response. Me: Hello? Reply: yes? Me:who is this? Me: can you hear me? Are you there Reply: yes.....this went on for a while and everytime the voice would speak the static and beeping would stop. After the reply it would start again, like a walky talky or two way. Finally at the end i heard clear and in a deep strained whisper. Me: who is this? reply: Matthew. I said: Are you ok? Reply: yes Me: Do you need something?? (almost frantically by this time) Reply: No. I got goosebumps and hung up. We were able to play back the voicemail and we listened to it atleast a dozen times. The craziest part was she said it never rang and there was no missed call and it was allll recorded. The bummer part is, I live right next to a military base and it may have been interferance. Good part is I had a creeped out feeling but it was very peaceful at the same time, almost hypnotizing. I felt like i was communicating but not in harm.

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  40. Ok so after i posted my story right now i googled ghosts communicating thru cell phone. I clicked the first youtube video that came up and a guy had got a call from his grandma and its the same sounds and same strained reply in a female voice. His grandma said she never talked. My body is covered in chills and my eyes are watering. I stopped the vidro after she said yes. Forget the military base interference...this is real!!!! Something has figured out how to communicate thru cell phones. Im officially FREAKED out!!! Im done searching this stuff, it is scary!!!

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    1. WOW. What an interesting story. I would LOVE to hear your tape. IT DOES sound super freaky... wow. Thank you so much for sharing your story. IT really is incredible. Thanks so much for find us here and sharing. Amazing and so interesting.

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  42. I've been witnessing some demonic activity in my apartment recently and as I pulled up into the parking lot I called my friend and something picked up but there was no sound and then suddenly I heard white noise and then the phone had hung up. I called my other friend who was with her at that present moment and I asked him if she had her phone on her. He said yes and I said that I had just called her and asked if she's the one that picked up. He said yes but when she answered it, all she heard was sirens. This freaked me out because I said there were no sirens on my end since an ambulance or a police car were not in the background at all. What's even more weird is that on my end of the call I heard white noise and on her end it was the sirens. That is very strange. Considering the demonic activity revolves around her and her past, it passed through the phone!

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  43. My sister called my land line from her land line but I couldn't get to the phone on time before the answering machine would kick in. This time, I didn't hear my usual voice recording- but a static, a high pitch sound and a child saying 'it's alive. It's aliiiive!' i then hear my Sister say 'Nice message', call me back. I thought she was pranking me and disguised her voice to say that- and she thought it was my answering machine greeting. My Mom died a month ago and its Halloween next week. I also collect antique memorabilia and dolls. Can an expert give me advise on why this happened. My Sisters' message was also not recorded on my machine!

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    1. Wow Sandy, Great story! I am not sure. It sounds like it could have been just interference and kids playing - sometimes something as simple as a nursery radio transmitter can break into a phone call, What time of the day was it? Considering the message... it sounds like a prank. I wouldnt think your mother would say something like that. I do believe sometimes supernatural things do come thru, I am not sure this is one of those times though. :) THanks for sharing the story. I hope some of our other readers weigh in as well.

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