People Share Their Stories Of Phone Calls Made From Beyond The Grave

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Vote up the spooky stories that sound like ghostly phone calls.

When a loved one passes away, we sometimes wish we could speak to them one last time. Some people report they received phone calls or voicemails they believe are from their deceased loved ones. Sometimes they come through as eerie otherworldly static, while other times the ghostly caller is able to communicate one last message. On Reddit, people are sharing phone calls and voicemails from beyond the grave that still defy explanation.


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    165 VOTES

    Grandmother Who Had Passed Away Left Voicemail

    From Reddit u/plankashtyn14:

    This actually just happened to me. My grandmother... ended up having cancer in her liver, lungs, and the bottom of her esophagus... She was in the hospital for about 16 days and had a very small chemo treatment the day before she passed... 

    It had been about six months since she had passed when the phone calls occurred. Sine I worked in an ER at the time, I always wore my Fitbit in case there was ever an emergency at home and I didn’t have my phone on me. There had been a few family issues around this time with an aunt everyone hates selling things of hers and stealing from my grandpa... I cried and pleaded out loud for God or my grandma to ease my worries and hurt. I fell asleep soon after... I woke up suddenly to my Fitbit vibrating like CRAZZYYY! I look down and start checking who had texted me or called... it said “missed call from Grandma Brenda cell” and “missed call from Grandma Brenda home"...

    I stared at my Fitbit and thought, “ Okay. #1. Her cell phone line is gone... #2. Even if the phone is still working, my grandpa has his own cell phone... #3. Why would my grandpa be up at 3:00 am and call me out of all people?" I grab my phone and see the notifications don’t even show up on my phone or in my call log... And then, all of a sudden, I get two notifications on my phone saying “voicemail from Grandma Brenda cell and voicemail from Grandma Brenda home.”...

    I didn’t know if I should listen to them because I was freaked out. I did... and the first one was her saying, “I hope all is well with school, work and your mom. I love you and just remember that always. Put your stress and worries aside. Call me back soon."

    That was enough for me. I didn’t even listen to the second voicemail.

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    144 VOTES

    Great Grandmother Called To Say I Love You

    From Reddit u/SaltyPanda93:

    So about a week after my great-grandmother passed away, I was over visiting with my grandparents, and we were all sitting around talking as usual with nothing out of the ordinary. Well, suddenly their landline phone rings, and the number on the caller ID shows no name and only the numbers 000-000-000. My grandad does this joke when he gets a weird call from someone he doesn’t recognize and says, “I don’t know anyone named 000-000-000,” and lets the answering machine get it.

    So a minute later, it shows that the ominous number left a message on the answering machine, and we play it. As the message plays, there is about 10 seconds of static noise, like someone has a bad connection, and then it stops, and we hear a woman’s voice say, “I love you,” and we all immediately turned and looked at each other and didn’t say a word. A few more seconds of static followed those words, and the message ends.

    We all recognized the voice as belonging to my great-grandmother. What adds to my belief that it was her is that she had this weird thing where she would never say the words "I love you" to anyone. She was a sweet lady, but something about those words she would just never say, even if you said them to her. So I believe she regretted that and needed to pass that message along to my grandad. Nothing else happened since, but I will always remember that experience.

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    Grandpa Left Voicemail On His Nurse's Phone

    From Reddit u/Mandylynn1109:

    When I was 11, almost 12, my Pop (grandpa) died after a long fight with lung cancer. We lived way down in the country (still live in the same area, just across the street), and the home health nurse who came three days a week for a year to care for him lived about an hour and 20 minutes away.

    He died early in the morning on November 27, 1994. That afternoon, when the nurse got home, there was a message on her answering machine left at 1:30 pm, November 27, it was my Pop... He said, "Tell June I'm alright." June is what my Pop called my grandma, her name is Patricia.

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    173 VOTES

    Grandma Called Company To Cancel Delivery

    Reddit u/rizozzy1:

    Just prior to my granny passing away, she had ordered some bits from a catalogue. My dad popped over to her house around two weeks after she died and found a “we missed you” card on the door mat. So he called the distributor to explain and to ask if he could cancel the order.

    When he said he was phoning on behalf of Mrs. X from X address, the man stopped him saying he had a call from her two days ago cancelling her order. My dad explained that wasn’t possible. The guy insisted that’s what had happened, saying my granny had apologised and said she was unexpectedly going away.

    Obviously, my dad had quite a few questions. Apparently, this wasn’t the first message he’d had from the other side via a phone call. Weirdest thing ever.

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    119 VOTES

    Friend Left A Voicemail After She Passed Away

    From Reddit u/MadameMalia:

    I had this happen back in 2011. One of my best friends was passing away of a terminal illness. Back then, I only had a flip phone and barely used it. One day, I was in a grocery line, and the cashier and I knew each other because all three of us used to work together. He asked me how my friend was doing, so I told him that last I knew she was in a coma. The lady behind me in line asked me if I was talking about *insert friend's name here*, and we replied, "Yes." She informed us that my friend had passed away in her sleep two days prior. Shook me to my core.

    A few days later, I got a missed call and voicemail with no call back number, it was my friend's voice, and she said, "MadameMalia, it's me!" (Used my real name, of course). I'll always regret not answering that call, maybe I could've talked to my friend from beyond. I went to her funeral the next week and held the top of her hand (her hands were folded over one another on her stomach) before I left.

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    Sister Called And Asked For Help

    From Reddit u/needsanswersnows:

    I lost my sister to "suicide".  I put that in inverted commas because I still do not believe it was a suicide for the fact she left no explanation for anybody and more so, didn't tell me anything before it (being a year apart in age, her and I where extremely close).

    I was asleep in my bed with my girlfriend when I was woken by my phone ringing ( It woke her up, too - this is how I know it wasn't me dreaming). It was 3:37 am - I know this because when it rang, I looked at the screen to see what number was calling me and saw the time. It was a private number (unknown number). Usually, I will not answer private number calls, but being half-asleep and guessing it was probably a drunk friend ringing to be picked up from somewhere, I answered.

    I said hello, and all I could hear was this muffled kinda static sounds, No one replied, so again I said hello. Again no response, so I thought it was probably just a prank call or some sh*t and was about to hang up, when I heard my name get called. "Paul." It was clear as day and sounded 100% like my sister. I kinda froze and started to panic, said her name a few times, pretty much pleading it to be her.

    Then all I heard was, "I'm sorry. I love you. Please help me." The last bit is what has made me really upset and uneasy, the "please help me".

    I asked where she was, then I heard a really, really loud screeching sound, then it went back to the dial tone...