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rebelangel79
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Ever since I got caller ID I always check it before I answer the phone. A few weeks ago, the phone rang and the caller ID had 6-666-666-6666! I was freaked out and didn't answer the phone. The part where the name goes looked like this -----. And another weird thing is that my voice mail picked up and it will let you talk for about 5 minutes- all that was on that voice mail was silence for the whole 5 minutes. Has anyone else experienced this? Or am I just crazy??
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I think you're safe, or does the devil communicate by telephone?

I have not had such a thing happen to me, but then I don't have caller ID. Shouldn't worry though.

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quote:
Originally posted by rebelangel79:
Or am I just crazy??

You're not crazy. They're coming to get you! [Big Grin] Seriously, I don't think I would've answered the phone either! That's pretty freaky.

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rebelangel79
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Thanks! Weird stuff almost always happens to me!! Angel figurines moving, heavy breathing, the sound of taco bell cups falling, but nothings out of place! It's just weird!
I can't explain it!!

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Being a person that likes to call numbers on his cell phone for no reason, I dialed it. It rang twice and then said it could not be completed as dialed. There is no 6 country code, but 66 is used for Thiland.

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quote:
Originally posted by rebelangel79:
Thanks! Weird stuff almost always happens to me!! Angel figurines moving, heavy breathing, the sound of taco bell cups falling, but nothings out of place! It's just weird!
I can't explain it!!

You sound crazy to me. Except for the heavy breathing-that is just me.

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Hm... I'm surprised Satan doesn't have blocked caller id...
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I heard the famous computer hacker "Captain Crunch" explain how to fool caller ID and make any number you want show up. Itís pretty easy & Iím sure a quick google search will get you the instructions
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The sound of taco bell cups falling?!? I think I just wet my pants.
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I heard the famous computer hacker "Captain Crunch" ...
No, that idiot wasn't a bloody hacker. He was a phone phreak. Vast, important differences.

I suggest you all read the Jargon file.

ETA: I apologise for the snertiness, it's just one of my pet peeves.

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quote:
Originally posted by Friend of a Man's Best Friend:
The sound of taco bell cups falling?!? I think I just wet my pants.

This struck me so odd, I had to quote it to double the enjoyment. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Reene:
No, that idiot wasn't a bloody hacker. He was a phone phreak. Vast, important differences.

I suggest you all read the Jargon file.

ETA: I apologise for the snertiness, it's just one of my pet peeves.

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6. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example.

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Reene
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See also the entry on "phreaking":

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At one time phreaking was a semi-respectable activity among hackers; there was a gentleman's agreement that phreaking as an intellectual game and a form of exploration was OK, but serious theft of services was taboo.
The so-called Captain Crunch went to prison for three separate felony convictions all relating to phone fraud and similar charges.

And the idea to use the captain crunch whistle to phreak wasn't even his in the first place. Not that he ever went out of his way to correct people that credited it to him.

Very un-hackerish, if you think about it.

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Angel figurines moving, heavy breathing, the sound of taco bell cups falling, but nothings out of place! It's just weird!
You know, there is such a thing as too much cafeine.

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The Telecom caller id thingies here in New Zealand have test modes with names such as "Albert Einstein"; a few years ago there was a news story about how lots of people were getting these strange names on their machines.
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If the Devil calls you on the phone, you should be pleased. It means he's too scared to approach you in person.
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Could it have been an error on the phone? Like flashing all 8s? Maybe it was all 8s, but at the angel you were looking at it looked like all 6s? You should pull out the manual for the phone and see if that's an error, or if there are similar errors that could be mistaken for all 6s.
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the angel you were looking at...
What an interesting typo given the subject. [Smile]

In any event, your satanic caller was a telemarketer. Sometimes the call centers mask the caller id information, or just transmit it strangely. There is legislation pending to require them to send accurate information but right now there are all sorts of things they can do to hide the information. The five minutes of silence? The autodialer in call centers always dials more numbers than they have operators. You just got a dead line is all.

Nothing mysterious or spooky at all

Gibbie

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excuse me, rebelangel79, but does this look familiar? me thinks me smells a rat...........

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About a year ago, I got a 000-000-0000 show up on my caller ID. I answered the phone, and a woman quickly said "wrong number." and hung up.

Besides this useless story, I have nothing else to add. Please ignore and move on. Thank you.

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I'm curious as to whether there was a storm going or not. Once, while at the ambulance service, a few of us were sitting in dispatch when lighting hit a short distance away. Immediately, every line on the system lit up ringing and each of us were on about our third line asking people to hold when we realized what had happened. Every line was showing up all 9's and had rung because of an over-charge on the line (telephone - not electrical) and since the change of voltage is what tells the phone it's receiving a call, they all rang. Needless to say, there was no one on any of the lines.

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quote:
Originally posted by Richard Crawford:
If the Devil calls you on the phone, you should be pleased. It means he's too scared to approach you in person.

And if he calls you collect it means he's scared and cheap.
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Rebelangel, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Our Caller ID service allows a caller with an unlisted phone number to enter any number he/she wants. It could be that someone with a blocked/unlisted number just kept hitting the 6 button...

Our phone message machine 'reads' the number of the caller out loud, too. It sounds like a bad rendition of a computer laughing when we get someone who keys in 000-000-0000. My boys think it's funny, tho.

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The Telecom caller id thingies here in New Zealand have test modes with names such as "Albert Einstein"; a few years ago there was a news story about how lots of people were getting these strange names on their machines.
Once, while I was over at the neighbors house, they got 2 calls in a row. The first one came up Diana Ross with a local number, which was a wrong number, and the second was James Brown, also with a local number, which hung up before she picked up. It was especially funny since Diana Ross had been arested not too long before in Tucson for DWI, as had James Brown (Though not in Tucson.) My neighbor suggested that maybe they were trying to drum up support.

Vesta

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quote:
Originally posted by rebelangel79:
Ever since I got caller ID I always check it before I answer the phone. A few weeks ago, the phone rang and the caller ID had 6-666-666-6666! I was freaked out and didn't answer the phone. The part where the name goes looked like this -----. And another weird thing is that my voice mail picked up and it will let you talk for about 5 minutes- all that was on that voice mail was silence for the whole 5 minutes. Has anyone else experienced this? Or am I just crazy??

I think Satan's too shy to leave a message.

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Actually, you need mystical powers to listen to his message where he says, "Uh, hi, is this Dominoes Pizza? If it is, um, I'd like four cheese pizzas and-" A demon in the backround will yell, "OLIVES!" And Satan say, "I mean four olive pizzas. And could you deliver it to 666 Devil Drive?"

Anyway, now, seriously, it's nothing. Probably one of those pranksters.

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Caller IDs are the strangest things.

Half the time when we get a call from across town, it doesn't recognize the caller, but when my friend in the Army called FROM GERMANY it (I kid you not) said "GERMAN PAY PHONE" then the number.

Later, my GF saw that and said, "Who's Germain Pafoni?" I about wet myself.


Ok, that last part isn't true.

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rebelangel79
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excuse me, rebelangel79, but does this look familiar? me thinks me smells a rat...........

OK... Now that we have possible explanations, do you still think I am lying??? What possible reason would I have for lying? I would like to know...
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BTW...Back in '98, we had a buttload of those plastic cups from taco bell and mcdonald's. The morning after my husbands uncle died, we were laying in bed talking and it sounded like someone was taking one cup at a time and dropping them on the floor. So, F of MBF, mop that puddle up, it's actually not that funny a story!!!
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What the hell could

F of MBF

possibly mean????

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She was talking to Friend of a Man's Best Friend about the earlier post.

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This thread has me cracking up. I'm not laughing at you, RebelAngel, I'm laughing at the great responses. [Big Grin]

While I would have been scared shitless, as I am a huge wuss, I think it can probably be attributed to a malfunction in your caller ID. Otherwise, it probably is someone bypassing your caller ID purposely, or perhaps your service allows people to punch in their own number, as Menolly mentioned. Maybe someone's just pranking people that way.

As for other weird happenings, I think most people, have odd occurances in their life from time to time. Some are just able to brush it off with logic more than others. Nothing wrong with it either way.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gibbie:
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the angel you were looking at...
What an interesting typo given the subject. [Smile]

In any event, your satanic caller was a telemarketer. Sometimes the call centers mask the caller id information, or just transmit it strangely. There is legislation pending to require them to send accurate information but right now there are all sorts of things they can do to hide the information. The five minutes of silence? The autodialer in call centers always dials more numbers than they have operators. You just got a dead line is all.

Nothing mysterious or spooky at all

Gibbie

that happens to me so often it's unreal! The phone goes, and i pick it up, then the other side hangs up, and it's always a withheld number, it happens several times a day, how do these people get your number in the first place??

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