This Was Completely Weird

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    Question This Was Completely Weird

    My phone was sitting on the table about 5 feet away from me.

    All of a sudden I hear multiple fast push key tones beeping and I look over toward the table and my phone screen is lit up.

    I get up to check out my phone and the phone screen is completely filled up with large bold numbers & the pound sign.

    I checked and there was no incoming call. The last call listed was one from my Wife yesterday.

    My phone dialed repetitive 369 & the # sign all by itself.

    It looked exactly like this:


    369369369369369
    369369369369369
    369369369369369
    369369369369369
    369369369369369
    369369369369369
    369369369369369
    ############
    ############
    ############
    ############



    Did that ever happen to anybody here? Any phone experts here?
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    Ah, I see you've encountered the old "Multiples of Three" ghost. Basically harmless, I'd just watch out for anything important in your life that is a 12, 15, 18, 21, etc. :)
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    I had a similar experience with what is commonly known as "The Cheerleader Ghost"... my phone dialed 246824682468 (who do we appreciate?)
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    The next line that you should have typed in was "The goose drank wine" and waited for a reply.
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    What has happened is there is something shorting out the column segment of your keypad on the 369# column. Sometimes getting a phone wet or overly hard pressing one of the keys in this column will cause this.

    Try pressing each of these keys several times each and see if it happens again later.

    Most likely time for a new phone.
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    You, sir, are a killjoy for all conspiracy followers!
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    Hobgoblins!



    Hobgoblin is a term typically applied in folktales to describe a friendly but troublesome creature of the Seelie Court. The most commonly known hobgoblin is the character Puck in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Hobgoblins seem to be small, hairy little men who—like their close relative, brownies—are often found within human dwellings, doing odd jobs around the house while the family is lost in sleep. Such chores are typically small deeds, like dusting and ironing. Oftentimes, the only compensation necessary in return for these was food. Attempts to give them clothing would often banish them forever, though whether they take offense to such gifts or are simply too proud to work in new clothes differs from teller to teller.

    While brownies are more peaceful creatures, hobgoblins are more fond of practical jokes. They also seem to be able to shape-shift, as seen in one of Puck's monologues in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Robin Goodfellow is perhaps the most mischievous and most infamous of all his kind, but many are less antagonizing. However, like all of the fae folk, hobgoblins are easily annoyed. When teased or misused excessively, brownies become boggarts—creatures whose sole existence is to play tricks and cause trouble for people. They can be mischievous, frightening, and even dangerous, and they are very difficult to get rid of.[1]
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    You have just been added to the gov's special watch list.
    The 369 repeat denotes the gov's special 'armed' response team.

    It's OK as long as they have not added the pound sign...oh, wait a minute...you have the pound signs in the message.
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    @ QKShooter....

    At least it was not 66666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666 66666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666 66666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666 66666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666 666666666666666666666666666666666666666666
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    Sounds like a problem I had in 33 AIT 20 + years ago. It could be a problem with your phone. Here is a schematic LOL

    The 3,6,9,# are normally related to each other in a keyboard matrix. BTW....by putting diodes in the schematic onstartup you can have devices to strange preprogammed things.

    keypad-circuit.gif
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    Swamp gas...look right here, please...
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    I also had a phone do this when it got wet. Not the same numbers, but lots of numbers and symbols.
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    2468 Who do we appreciate?

    Well mine was Three Six Nine....the goose drank wine, the monkey chewed tobacco on the street car line, the line broke!, the monkey got choked and they all went to heaven in a little row boat.

    Anybody remember that song?


    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    I had a similar experience with what is commonly known as "The Cheerleader Ghost"... my phone dialed 246824682468 (who do we appreciate?)

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    DOGGONE! I think you nailed it! That's right they are all in one vertical column!



    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    What has happened is there is something shorting out the column segment of your keypad on the 369# column. Sometimes getting a phone wet or overly hard pressing one of the keys in this column will cause this.

    Try pressing each of these keys several times each and see if it happens again later.

    Most likely time for a new phone.
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