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  1. Yithian

    India Official Drains Entire Dam To Retrieve Phone

    India official drains entire dam to retrieve phone By Mattea Bubalo BBC News It took three days to pump millions of litres of water out of the dam, after Rajesh Vishwas dropped the device while taking a selfie. By the time it was found, the phone was too water-logged to work. Mr Vishwas...
  2. maximus otter

    Global Gangsters Caught In Encrypted Phone Sting

    Thousands of global underworld figures used encrypted phones to coordinate drug deals, arms transfers and gangland hits, unaware law enforcement agencies planted the devices as part of a worldwide sting revealed Tuesday. Over three years, "Operation Trojan Shield" helped distribute thousands...
  3. C

    Phone / Cellphone Addiction Or Obsession

    People are addicted to their phones. I bet you can not look at your phone for two hours. Phones have broken up relationships because one of the partners won’t put down the phone during sex. When my older grandkids’s schools dismissed for the day, every kid is looking down on their phones. I...
  4. Mr. Banooka

    TEJRJWNE: The Mystery Phonebox Of Werneth Low

    This is a proper odd one. A telephone box in Werneth Low near Hyde near Stockport has the letters TEJRJWNE instead of TELEPHONE on one side of the box. Nobody, including BT, seems to know why or what it means. It doesn’t translate to any known languages, and the only thing on the internet...
  5. Victory

    Does Phone Ring When You Start An Activity?

    I have noticed that on many occasions, within 10 seconds of starting an important activity, or a task, or sitting down at the computer to do something I had not been able to do until that point on that day, my phone will ring or I will receive a text message. I do not receive too many calls or...
  6. escargot

    Strange Telephones Of Yesteryear

    Not exactly astonishing, but intriguing; Garfield phones have been washing up on a French beach for decades. The source has now been found. From BBC News - Garfield phones beach mystery finally solved after 35 years
  7. A

    Phone Weirdness

    About six months ago the 'phone rang in the early hours, at about 03.00 am. I thought I'd answer it as if someone where calling at that time I thought it might be an emergancy. It was the voice of a young woman (Late teans early twenties I'd say.) who I did not know but none the less, she...
  8. P

    Phone Dials By Itself

    This just happened this morning, so it's still fresh in my mind. I woke up to the sound of one of the numbers of my cordless phone's keypad being depressed and having it make a slight *blip* noise. I thought I had been imagining things and rolled over to go back to sleep. Then it began to...
  9. M

    Unusual Phone Calls (Received; Incoming)

    This doesn't belong in the UL section because it's real!! Does anyone know of any scams where someone calls you, pretends that your number has been left on their phone, and then tries to weedle as much information out of you as they can? It's happened twice this week, and I'm wondering...
  10. M

    Phone Calls From The Dead

    Have any of you received a phone call from the dead? This phenomenon seems to be the analog of the "messenger" apparition, in that it interacts with the living as opposed to simply replaying an action regardless of circumstance. Often, the recipient is not aware that the caller is even dead...
  11. A

    Mobile / Cell Phone Weirdness

    This happened only yesterday... My mom had just left the house to visit a friend, and here I was, babysitting my brother. My mom left with the reminder to have my m. phone switched on, and to call her if there were any problems. I left the phone in my inner blazer pocket, on the chair in my...