My Droid is Haunted!

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    About an hour ago I heard my Droid ringing, although it sounded slightly different than normal. Walking over to my desk where it sat - I was surprised to see a dark screen - yet the phone was ringing to denote a call coming in. I picked it up and tapped the screen - nothing. Dark screen. Still ringing. Hmmm. Very strange! I touched the power on/off button. Nothing. Yikes! WTH? So I "swipe" my path for the turn-on (yea - I know it well enough I can do it in the dark). Still nothing. Still ringing.

    Now I'm concerned. So I press and hold the power button. Nothing. Still ringing though. I'm turning my head, looking around the room. Am I alone? Is there another phone in here? No. It's definitely mine. I hold it closer to my ear and it's most definitely my ringer!

    So what now? I pull the cover off, snap out the battery cover and remove it. Aaahhh! With a sigh of relief the ringer stops! Wiping my brow I reassemble it, and turn it back on. I hold my breath, hoping NOT to hear the ringing sound again. Red eye stares at me blankly, like a sharks eye, lifeless but pulsating. Then the familiar chime goes off, and a friendly home screen appears. Now I feel better. I immediately go to my call log. And then my breath is coming fast again - my chest begins to heave. No recent calls. The last incoming call logged in was two hours previous - I had answered my worker calling in for this weeks schedule. I look again. Nope - nothing after that!

    I look around the room again. In one corner is my 55 gallon fish tank - all the fish are motionless - staring directly at me. On the small round rug beside my desk sits my dog - he's staring at me intently, the hackles up on the back of his neck. I glance over at my tv - I had been watching the Daytona 500. Screen was black. No sound coming from it. I think back. Did I shut the tv off to answer the phone? No - the remote was still sitting on the coffee table in front of my easy chair, partially covered with this mornings newspaper - I just know I never picked it up. I look outside the window - the birds that had been cheerfully jumping on and off my bird feeder were sitting motionless on the lid. Staring in the window - directly at me. Eerie! I'm now feeling a bit apprehensive to say the least.

    I walk over to my landline portable, pick it up and dial my cell. Within seconds, the familiar ringing sound starts on the Droid. I peer at the screen. Yep! It's lit up with my home phone number showing on the caller id. I breathe a sigh of relief. I hear the birds start to chirp again, fluttering excitedly around the feeder. Looking down I see the dog is once again washing his paws - meanwhile watching me out of the corner of his eye - his standard look awaiting a walk outside. The fish? They are now swimming around, following their normal aimless path doing countless laps around the perimeter of the tank. I swipe the phone with the ignore swipe. Then check out the call log again. One call in the last two hours. Mikey's house. Eight seconds ago.

    I'm back watching the race, it's under red flag. I'm munching on chips and dip, reclined back in the chair, comfortable and at ease. Somewhat.. I'm also keeping a wary eye on the Droid - silent in its repose sitting on the corner of the desk. Waiting. For what, I don't know. But I'm not sure I'll leave the phone on it's regular vigil tonight on the MIKRADLE beside my bed. I'm thinking I'll just for one night, perhaps leave it out in my truck, in the garage, locked from the inside... And for tonight at least - I'm locking my bedroom door. And hopefully will sleep through 'til the morning... mikey
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    If you install the motion detector alarm app called Siren it should make a noise if it tries to sneak up on you.....
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    That was good stuff. Thanks for making my day. Very strange.
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    is the motion detector gunna tell u the phone is moven or something moving near it lol. i like that responce

    On haunting note my experience hasnt been that extreme but i have had gremlins in my phones before maken them ring with no lights on or call back or missed calls. My droid is gremlin free so far
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    phone moves, bells go off
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    Hey devs! We need an exorcism app in the Market now please!!!
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    sweet ill have to check that out. My kids and wife like to grab my phone when im sleepn and mess with it. find shortcuts missing and new ones on my desktop, gets frustrating
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    Hmm... interesting...

    Creepy... but... hmm...

    I've got a strange feeling about this...

    Hmm...

    Hey, wait a second...

    There's the product plug!!! :icon_ laughup:

    In all seriousness, that was a pretty strange story. If I had fish and they were all staring at me, I might be a little creeped out myself. :icon_eek:
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    You need to get the "Ghost Radar" app on there asap.
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    Never heard of "Siren" before - thanks guys - I just downloaded and installed it!

    Now I'm sitting here, again, waiting.... just waiting.... will the siren go off? This looks to be scary evening. And of course - the Daytona is on ANOTHER red delay. Coincidence? ;) mikey
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    Okay - I installed it, and then tried it. Yikes! How the hell do you shut it off? It will shriek for over a minute and then shut itself off. Any shortcuts? It's kind of useless if you can't shut it off - it drove me insane within 3 - seconds! Not that I had far to go... ;) mikey
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    Something kinda like this actually did happen to me, same thing I was asleep, and I wake up to the faint sound of my phone in the corner. I get up to search my jeans for my phone, it's there and the ringing had stopped...grab it and it was black. Hmm. Same thing, I look for recent calls...nothing. Then it goes off again, I'm looking at my phone in hand and it only takes me an instant to realize the guy in the next hotel room had the same damn ringtone. :icon_evil:
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    You can lock the screen with a pattern too. That comes built in. check your settings to change it.

    I never messed with the Locale app. I wonder if it lets you have a lock pattern based on location and just a swipe to access the phone otherwise.

    Ghost Radar...forgot about that one!
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    Yea - but this was definitely my phone. What puzzles me more than the ringing was that it was locked up while ringing, and needed a hard reset. Hope it doesn't repeat itself - especially while meeting with a client or something like that! ;) mikey
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    I highly recommend that you reduce the dosage of whatever medication you're taking in half.
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    Okay, it just did it again. Another hard reset. It was a whimsical story at first - but now it's a concern. Any ideas? I need to be able to answer this phone if it rings! ;)

    I fear a trip to the VZW store tomorrow is upcoming. Hope they can figure this out. Bummer! First issue since I got this phone back in November! mikey
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    Did the alarm go off... Did it chase you around the house.

    Maybe the dog is messing with you and calling you... LOL!!!

    msblueline
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    Actually - I'm trying to be serious now. This is a problem that has now happened twice within several hours. I've removed the battery for about a minute both times, doesn't seem to fix it. And I really don't want to go to the VZW store tomorrow if I can avoid it - looking for help here.. mike
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    Is your phone rooted? I had a similar problem till I increased the stand by clock speed from 125mhz to 250.
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    Thanks - but no root. About to. Hmm - maybe that'll fix it? ;) mike
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