Creepy unknown calls: has this ever happened to you?

Creepy unknown calls: has this ever happened to you?

My hope is that Howard Portnoy does not banish me from Liberty Unyielding for this random post, but I was hoping to share and perhaps get answers about a truly bizarre thing that is happening this evening with unknown calls.

I have an Android phone through MetroPCS. That is pretty much all I know about the phone. I have had it for over a year.

It is sitting in front of me, and when it rings, I pick it up and swipe it to answer. I can also, obviously, swipe it in the other direction to send the call into voice mail or hit the little thingy (technical term) on the side to make it quiet, but it still rings and eventually goes into voice mail (which I have still not yet managed to set up).

I know this sounds obvious, but the phone a.) always rings before a call and b.) must be swiped before the call is accepted.

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Tonight, inexplicably, I have received four calls from “unknown” (so far).

The phone does not ring and the call is not swiped. But there it is, in front of me, an “active” call with an “unknown” caller.

The first time it happened, I picked it up, confused and said “hello.” No response.

The next two times, I hung up on the call immediately. The most recent time, I listened. Nothing. I hung up.

In all the time I have owned this phone, I have never received a call that I did not have to swipe to answer.

The calls started at around 11:00 p.m. and the most recent was at 11:58 p.m. EST. I tried searching for a similar experience online and came up empty. Perhaps I was using the wrong keywords.

Any thoughts on what it can be? Has this ever happened to you?

Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'


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