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Anyone else receive a strange phone call today? Possible attack on Toronto, ON?

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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by Druscilla
I mention this as, it could very well be you we pranked either intentionally, or even accidentally where the caller used *67, and/or robo-dialed you using computer/software.




She makes a great point here, and I can't believe I forgot this:

I found a website a while ago which allows you (for free) to enter a phone number and some text, and that person will get a phone call where a computerized voice reads the text you input.

You can only use it on the same phone number once per month, if I remember correctly.




posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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I got a call this morning. I could not make out anything that was said, so I hung up. My guess is wrong number, but that is odd indeed.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Yeah I got that call too. Once on my cell and once at home.
No I didnt. I dont believe you did either. Why are people allowed to start these kinds of threads that we all know are complete and total lies ?



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Thats funny because when the caller ID comes up as "Unavailable" I look at the phone and say to it."Well neither am I. then "



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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FBI has no jurisdiction in Toronto.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by Meldionne1
I'd report it to te police or FBI...I believe that is a form of a Threat.... ..and that Is a very good question as to why you got at call.


Toronto is not in the US. Therefor no FBI. We have cowboys on horses for that.

No seriously.




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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by bknapple32

Originally posted by koadie
I am not concerned enough to report the incident to authorities, as I think its far more likely to be a prank than any sort of "real inside information" I don't think I'm that special that I would get selected to be 'saved' if you will. I really wish I hadnt answered the call so it would have gone to voicemail so I could review it further. I will be awaiting beside my phone for any future calls, and i will be sure to post any updates here on ATS.


If you think it was a fake, then why on earth load up your computer, go to ats, and then start a thread about it. ridiculous.


Yo. You need to relax, for real.
You immediately went hostile, rude and acted like a condescending jerk. I'm not saying you ARE a condescending jerk... but you are definitely purposefully acting like one.
Why shouldn't the OP post this? He's not glooming and dooming here. He is simply checking to see if anyone else in the area received this phone call. Now, if not a single person in the Toronto area got the call...chances are it was one of his friends. If multiple people got the call...well, that definitely doesn't mean it is a 'legitimate' threat, but it definitely means that something is happening on a larger scale, and ATS would be a great forum to find out if that is the case.
You think the OP is 'ridiculous' to take the time to ask others if they received a phone call...well, I think it is ridiculous for you to take the time to belittle and ridicule him.
You're also worried that his post will make 'conspiracy theorists' look like nutjobs. Well, you're post will make conspiracy theorists look like uptight @$$holes.
Look, i'm really not trying to just attack you here. What i AM trying to do is get you to see how hypocritical and unnecessary your anger is. I'm not angry at you. But I am getting so fed up with people just going out of their way to be mean to other people. So i ask this of you: Try to be positive. Try to not purposefully ridicule people. Show compassion and understanding.
I am sure you are very smart. And we can all tell that you think you are handsome. But what people need even more than intelligence these days is LOVE. Chances are, you need it to. Chance are you're pretty judgmental and hard on your self. You thus project your inner workings and inner fears on others. Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. And then allow that love to overflow in all other areas of your life.

This isn't just to bknapple...this is to all other ATS users who are so caught up in their world of 'I am so smart that i don't have to be nice.' Which, if you ask me...is dumb.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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I think you are either a "bot" programmed to scare and fearmonger or you made the call to someone else and are pretending you recieved it because you like to revell in your own accomplishments.

If it is the second one, I'm sorry for sounding so honest.

If it is the first one then you need a better programmer.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by karen61560
Yeah I got that call too. Once on my cell and once at home.
No I didnt. I dont believe you did either. Why are people allowed to start these kinds of threads that we all know are complete and total lies ?


What proof do you have to offer that the OPs story is "complete and total lies"? The OP came here asking if anyone else recieved a similar phone call. I would want to know this too before taking any follow up actions. Nobody wants to look like a naive over-reactor.

Well most of us don't anyway...



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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The fact the OP is unwilling to report the phone call to the authorities is a strong sign the entire story is fabrication. Any report of any sort of impending disaster is to be taken seriously and reported to the authorities.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Cops get reports like this all the time, my buddies have nice stories about it.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by bknapple32

Originally posted by superman2012
The "pics or it didn't happen" crowd aside, I agree with the other poster who said you should report it. Maybe let all your friends know that you are going to beforehand, just in case.


Fine, report it to the police. and then id like to see said police report uploaded here (blocking out all personal info of course) then ill buy it. until then, this belongs elsewhere. like the grey area or skunkworks


Hey Buzz Killington - If you don't have anything helpful, how about leaving the discussion.

I find the story interested and simply can't stand people like this who are so quick to dismiss EVERYTHING.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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Interesting thread. Star for that! As for the call? Inclined to agree that it was probably a prank. The voice alone is a good signal. Have you, by chance, done a search online for such odd calls? A lot of people might have received them, and posted elsewhere. Sadly (or maybe not so sadly), many do not really know of this fine site.
In any case, if people have gotten such calls, someone somewhere surely posted about them! The only thing I found when hunting was your thread, but web searches are not the same for everyone.

Reporting it......mixed there. How many times in a movie does someone attempt to report an unlikely crime, only to become the prime suspect? If you did decide to, I would use a public phone, away from any cameras. Assuming such a thing exists anymore..... Really, I don't think I would report it. If this was a real threat, and some group had evidence, wouldn't they notify the proper authorities? Calling random cell phones, as a private number, seems unlikely. Many people don't even answer such calls. Overall, a prank seems most likely.

As for the private number, yeah, *67 works just fine on a cell phone, too. I have used it myself, when calling one business or another, just to avoid them logging my number and spamming me down the road. I would guess that an auto dialer could be set to work using that as well. Not sure if I think massive prank or not (though, who knows these days!). Maybe someone you know? Twisted joke, but it's possible. Possible, too, that this was some sort of psyops thing. Call a lot of people, see what they do. Odd, though.

I have gotten ONE automated official call, though it was to my home phone (U.S, not Canada), and was from local law enforcement, about a missing child that could be in the area. That was listed as some sort of alert, though, not private.

Now, a question for those assuming this is all made up - WHY? I could see assuming it's a prank, and even the OP thinks that most likely. Why assume it's a lie, though? What reason would anyone have to post something like this that wasn't true? Posting something odd, to see what others think about it, or to see if anyone else had the same happen to them, is totally reasonable. At no point did the OP state that they believed this was a real threat. Even if they were concerned, so what? Doesn't mean someone didn't pull a prank. Doesn't discount the possibility of some secret test, by some agency or other, to see how people would react to such a thing. A friend could have pulled such a prank (come on, ever watch Scare Tactics), or some hacker group with too much time on their hands could have done it, just to mess with people. I fond either of those FAR more likely than a lie on the part of the OP. Heck, I would find a real threat more likely than that. So why assume a lie? I don't think most people care that much about stars or flags. Most, from what I can tell, come here to read about and discuss odd happenings, etc. Besides, if you don't buy it, just state so once, and move on. Or state nothing. I have seen threads I didn't believe, or wasn't that interested in, and I left them alone. It's not hard; takes no effort at all.

Relax, people. The only legit issue I could see raising was having it in a different forum, maybe, but that happened. That isn't always clear, though, so it should not be a big deal.

How about this for a question; how many have had ANY odd calls, that were not clearly some telemarketing scheme or phishing expedition? How many ever made a prank phone call, of any sort, even as a child? I did a few of the latter, when pretty young. Nothing malicious, just something a few of us tried, to see if people bought it or not. I will say this; the first time someone did, we stopped. Didn't seem right.

So, any odd calls, people?
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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A major event involving multiple port cites in the US/Canada involving the detonation of small scale nuclear devices has been prophesised to occur shortly (no time frame given atm).

Toronto would be the most likely city from Canada to be involved, as reprecussions from this event wil lead to the collapse of the US and Canadian governmental entities/economies as they are now.

I do not know if the call you received is real, or the message/timing behind it, but the conclusion is something that is expected to come to pass in one form or another shortly.

God Bless,



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by totallackey
The fact the OP is unwilling to report the phone call to the authorities is a strong sign the entire story is fabrication. Any report of any sort of impending disaster is to be taken seriously and reported to the authorities.


I have to disagree. The OP has NOTHING for proof, other than a log of a call from a private number. Cops gets reports all the time of things that are not real, are pranks, etc., and they can't possibly act on something this vague. It's worth noting that this fact is probably the best indicator that this was a prank call, as, unless it was VERY widespread, and many reported it, the police would not even bother to investigate. A comment posted online, of some threat, they can and will look into, but a call, with no number and no recording? Not likely. They would have nowhere to start, no evidence, no chance to prosecute, nothing. All they could do would be check out the person making the report. Who here would want that?

Besides which, if someone was posting just for stars and flags, they would pick a really popular topic, and claim something like that happened to them. Posting something so unusual is more indicative of a real occurrence, not a phony story.
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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And this is why I got so harsh last night. Now some people are worried about their loved ones in Canada based on some alleged phone call someone received. I understood that the OP was asking if anyone else had received such a call. I wasn't that dense last night. But that wasn't my point. Along with asking if anyone else received such a call, the poster still put it out there to the ATS community that "hey also, the threat was a nuclear bomb, have a nice day". I'm sorry, but when someone comes claiming they received a threat of a nuclear attack on a major world city, I expect some modicum of evidence. To not provide such evidence, is wrong. Its not like the usual hoax thread of "I'm time traveler x from timeline z" but in fact, this is far more serious. I wouldn't post such a thing on any public board until I had done some kind of research into what happened myself. Its like yelling FIRE in a theater because some stranger whispered it in your ear and then disappeared.

And given the history of people with a very low post count, coming to post an extreme thing, like a nuclear attack, Im sorry, but 100% of them turn out to be unfounded or outright hoaxes.

So was I harsh and rude, yes. Do I apologize for that, yes. I was not in the best of moods last night. But I will not apologize for asking for proof to a claim of a nuclear threat.
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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Do your friends know that you're into conspiracy stuff? If so, which friends?

Start there.

Because there's software out there (free APIs) that allow text-to-speech and can be sent anonymously to a phone or through a spoof number. I did it years ago to mess with a friend (not like this though) - the technology exists, it's free, and *anyone* can use it without any software skills.

This film, "Miracle Mile (link bottom)," starts off with the premise where a stranger answers a pay phone in LA and a guy screams at him to get out of LA because the Russians have fired nukes - he thinks he's calling his dad but when he finds out it's the wrong number, he's says he's in a missile silo to please let his dad know, you then hear him get shot over the phone. Great movie, but similar premise to what's happened to you: en.wikipedia.org...(film)


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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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you shouldn't be apologizing, you are completely right!



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Takes alot to apologize. I respect that. I wish you had worded what you wrote differently last night, I have a whole understanding of you as a person now, and I pretty much agree with everything you said in that most recent post.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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A friend watched the movie "Miracle Mile" (this exact story) and spoofed a call to him using free text-to-speech software.


Harry tries to call Julie on a pay phone, but only reaches her answering machine, where he leaves an apology. When the phone rings moments later he picks it up, hearing a frantic man telling his dad that nuclear war is about to break out in less than seventy minutes. When Harry finally gets a chance to talk and asks who's calling, the caller realizes he has dialled the wrong area code. Harry then hears him being arrested and presumably shot.

Source: en.wikipedia.org...(film)
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