Yesterday I was away from my home for most of the day. When I came in early this morning at 12:30 AM I saw I had 3 new messages on my answering
machine. So I played them. The first message was at about 2 PM yesterday afternoon from a friend. The second one was bizzare and came at 5:15 PM.
Someone said "Hi John" (male voice I did not recognize) and then this really loud noise came on. It sounded like a loud buzzing, like machinery or,
my first impression, like crickets. Millions of them. The caller hung up, and picked up the phone again a second or two later, and I heard that same
loud noise again. He then hung up again and then picked up again in the same manner, and again I heard the loud noise, but this time I also heard the
phone being dialed again.
I get the impression he hit redial, as the numbers were punched very fast as when you press redial or press a pre-programmed number.
There were ten tones, indicating that this was a long distance caller. Besides the unusual noise, it is strange that my answering machine did not
disconnect when he hung up, as it usually does immedietely when I get a call and the caller hangs up.
Normally, I would not think twice about this. I get prank phone calls from time to time, and I dont give them any attention. Keep in mind, that this
whole episode was message number two on my answering machine.
The third message came at 6:30 PM. It was a call from Midnight Mutilator. I will describe the message as it is recorded. MM asked me a question and
asked me to call him back when I got a chance. He then hung up. However once again, the machine did not disconnect, instead I heard a phone ringing on
my answering machine!
Then I heard someone answer and say "Hello?" It was MM! MM got no response, and hung up, end of message.
Now, you could chalk this all up to bad phone service and unusual coincidences except for one thing. I saw MM today, and he remembers the phone
ringing and answering it (right after he left the message on my machine), and hearing no one on the other end of the phone, he hung up. However, the
call came in on his second phone line, a completely different phone number than the one he had just called me from!!!
MM also has caller id, which shows you who is calling you before you pick up the phone. He said the id showed up as "anonomous". But my phone is not
blocked or anything, if I call someone with caller id, my name and phone number will show up.
It is really strange. It is almost as if the person who called me on the second message somehow programmed my answering machine to trace MM's call
and call him back. Not just trace, but trace to a second phone line in his house. As I said, MM states he called me from phone A, and then phone B
rang immedietely after he hung up phone A. Phone A and B are totally different lines, numbers etc..
I dont think though, that such a thing is possible (programming my answering machine).
Just thought I'd share.