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Has anyone else experienced this? Cellphone vibrator going off with no cellphone on your person?

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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:29 PM
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OK. This is kinda weird for me, but I verified it with a friend of mine (who doesn't follow conspiracy theories, and ATS and other sites conducive to delusional behavior) and we've both experienced this phenomenon.

For the last month, sometimes it feels like my cellphone (which is set to vibrate and ring) is going off in strange parts of my body. On the bottom of my left foot. Under my right buttcheek. On my left inner thigh. This happens when my cellphone is sitting on the table next to me or in the other room. I have been surprised enough when it happens to kind of jump up and look for it thinking I may have accidentally sat on it.

My friend mentioned to me the other day that she thought her cellphone was going off when she jumped up and started looking underneath where she had been sitting. She found her cellphone on the table next to the bed. She then told me that for the last month she's been experiencing this.

I don't know what this is. It feels so real. I've almost gotten used to the feeling, but I'm still curious as to what exactly it is that I'm feeling.

Has anybody else experienced this? Particularly in the last month to 6 weeks? It feels straight up just like a cellphone vibrator when there is no cellphone (or electronic gadget of any kind) on your person.




posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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I know exactly what you're talking about and I'm pretty sure it's just a muscle spasm.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by KatieVA
I know exactly what you're talking about and I'm pretty sure it's just a muscle spasm.


Quite.

It is psychological. Your subconscious is responsible for it. Similar to thinking you hearing a phone ring - the mind is quite the tool for stimulating false events.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:36 PM
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it is called "Phantom Cell Phone Vibration Syndrome".



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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Oh! Forgot the link....

www.usatoday.com...



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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Yes, I have had that sensation before. For me it is usually only on my thighs near my pockets where my phone is usually kept. It is probably because I'm so used to that stimulus and my mind is playing some kind of trick. Maybe it is my subconscious wishing I was receiving a call or text.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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i startet to stay away from my cellphone when i had this first time :S...

i hate to be addicted



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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I frequently have muscle spasms, being an ectomorphic body type. This is unlike any other muscle spasm I have ever had. It vibrates with the same exact frequency as my cellphone vibrator. Like a buuuzz-buuuuuuuzzzzz......buuuzz-buuuuuuuzzzzz, and the repeats that same pattern. Same with my friend. It could be wholly psychological, but neither my friend nor I are the "telephone types." It takes both of us about 4 months to go through 100 cellphone minutes (we both use prepaid) so it's not like we're on our cellphones even a fraction as often as typical Americans. I am less inclined to immediately go for the "it's all in your head" idea since it is happening to two different people who live two totally different lives at the same time and in the same way.

I'm asking all my other friends tonight if they're experiencing something similar.

It's odd that this has only been happening for a month. We can both point back to the week that it started.

My regular muscle spasms are in either my left eye, or outer right thigh (quads). Sometimes my left tricep will spasm but infrequently.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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I have potentially mildly inapproprate question in regards to this phenomona, but I wonder...

This is a false experience based on a familiar feeling..psychological as mentioned above...there are other things that vibrate...is there also the same sensation of phantom vibration in that respect also?

A simple yes or no would do...don't want to go into detail..but one would think that if some sensations get false triggers into feeling...others would also...and then I wonder if that triggers some social awkwardness in random situations...

or of its a side benefit...



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by VeniVidi
it is called "Phantom Cell Phone Vibration Syndrome".


I totally thought this was sarcasm til I checked out the link.

Nice!


I can't recall this happening to me though, I'm not closely connected to my phone...



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:47 PM
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Yes!

Every single day!

Several times a day.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:47 PM
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I've also had those sensations but I haven't had a cell phone in over a year and I haven't had the feeling since. I'd agree with an above poster that it's a syndrome.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by SheSellsSeaShells
Maybe it is my subconscious wishing I was receiving a call or text.


I have those days too : )



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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Originally posted by xSMOKING_GUNx
Yes!

Every single day!

Several times a day.


Absolutely fascinating...would ask a ton more questions, but of course this would be inapproprate overall for the thread.

hmm..mind if I u2u you a couple questions about this? there is an actual point behind this. u2u me if its fine with you.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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Well, the whole phantom cell phone syndrome thingy sounds plausable for you, but I also wanted to throw another well documented condition in there.


It is called paraesthesia. It is defined as:


Paresthesia (/ˌpærɨsˈθiːziə/ or /ˌpærɨsˈθiːʒə/), spelled paraesthesia in British English, is a sensation of tingling, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep" (although this is not directly related to the phenomenon of "limb falling asleep"). The manifestation of paresthesia may be transient or chronic.


Link


I was diagnosed with MS last year and this re-curring symptom was the first thing to manifest. This small definition doesn't do it justice though. For me (and many others with MS) it was almost like a small electrical, pulsating 'buzzing' sensation. It began in my feet, then spread to my hands and when it is bad I also have it in my thights, arms and face. It varies from very mild (can only feel it when standing) to a very bothersome spasm-like shock.

You could assume it is just from your cell phone, but I would suggest you at least speak with a physician about it. It could be a symptom of something going on with you neurologically.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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I'm not sure if I have enough posts to do the u2u thing. To answer a couple obvious questions, no I have never used a vibrator for autoerotic activities. The vibration pattern is identical to my cellphone vibration pattern, which I think is coincidental, considering my friend experiences the same vibration pattern, but her cellphone has a different silent ring style than mine. It could be that Phantom Cellphone Syndrome. That's the first I've heard of it. I'm pretty sure it's not going to be included in the new DSM-V though. Maybe in DSM-VI if we make it that far without societal collapse.

Feel free to u2u me though, SatrunFX, but as I said, I'm not sure if I have the post count.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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When i was truck driver i got used to weakup shifthing !pressing the cluch and everithing! sometimes i still press on my breaks!!..never had an accident before never has,possible this happend because the responsability of others in my path.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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Yeah, it's definitely not "pins and needles" or "limbs falling asleep." Again, I'm an ectomorphic body type and we go through that as well. Fells straight up just like someone calling me on my cellphone.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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heh, not you...was talking to smoking gun...but not sure she was actually responding to my question or the op...but no matter, I got tons of others I can ask..never really even thought about it before.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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I don't get the pin and needles feeling either. It as like a pulsating, buzzing, vibrating sensation. Anytime someone describes feelings like you are to a physician, they are first going to rule out something neurological because those types of symptoms could indicate nerve or neuron damage.

Before trying to find a conspiracy behind it, you should rule out any real physical ailment, IMO.



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