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  1. 王泥喜法介

    A True Story Happened To Me

    The story is about the Chinese college-entrance exam. In most provinces of China, students commonly choose the targeted universities after their marks and provincial rankings are disclosed. However, the admission score was unknown at that moment. Students, particularly those who get a high...
  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. ramonmercado

    What Is A 'Wind Phone'? Concept Helps Offer Comfort To Those Grieving Lost Loved Ones

    I think this fits here. Vid at link. A telephone for grief after the Japanese tsunami In the small town of Otsuchi in northern Japan, 2,000 residents were lost in the tsunami in 2011. One resident, who had already been grieving his cousin before the tsunami hit, had the idea of placing an old...
  7. 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
  8. skinny

    The Mojave Phone Booth

    A phone booth in the middle of nowhere. Not a prank either. 1998 TEMPE, Arizona (Wireless Flash) A pay phone booth miles from civilization is turning into a bizarre tourist attraction. The phone booth is off Interstate 15 in California's Mojave Desert and is located 15 miles from the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. M

    Phone The Dead: Telephone Dedicated To Contacting The "Other Side"

    No chance of resting in peace now!! Source Source
  12. M

    Bone Phone: Hear Calls Inside Your Skull! (Bone Conduction Audio)

  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. A

    Phone Call From The Dead

    In 1991, my mother was killed in a tragic auto- pedestrian accident. Funeral arrangements were made, family gathered in the city where she lived, and we all returned home and carried on. About a month later, I was sleeping at home when the phone rang, about 3:00 a.m. I had to get up to answer...
  16. 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...
  17. A

    General Call For Telephone Strangeness Stories

    OK, I'm not sure whether this should go in Culture, Urban Legends or Parapsychology, so I'm postin' it here. Feel free to move it where you wish, o masters of the site. Does anyone have any stories, personal experiences, FOAF tales or whatever regarding telephones? For example, the FT...