20 scary numbers to never call because they are believed to be haunted

20 scary numbers to never call because they are believed to be haunted

The world is full of strange and scary events that people believe to be out of this world. These dreadful occurrences have been depicted in horror movies and books, spooking people even more. One such strange thing is mysterious phone calls believed to be related to unexplainable horrific experiences. These are scary numbers you should never call or receive as they are believed to be haunted.

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Over the years, various urban legends, myths, and internet stories have popularized the idea of phone numbers that are supposedly cursed or linked to supernatural occurrence
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While it may sound cliché, there are haunted and creepy numbers that should never be dialled. These globally known digits are believed to be carriers of bad omens that may affect you or your loved ones. It is, therefore, safe to say you should never pick up these numbers if they call you or dial them. However, if you are looking for a horror movie type of thrill, you can try these scary phone numbers and see what happens.

20 scary numbers to never call

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Many horror movies tell stories about scary numbers that should be avoided. They are said to cause unexplainable events that harm the recipient or the caller.

1. 999 9999

This is one of the numbers not to call in Thailand. Legend has it that if you wish to die after midnight, dial 999 9999. The story goes that once you make a wish, you want to meet your maker, a bizarre incident happens, and you are no more.

There is controversy regarding this contact, as reports say it was set up to promote a movie. The eerie number is believed to be haunted 21 years after the film's debut.

2. 801 820 0263

This is one of the most popular American haunted numbers, and you should never pick it up. When you call this creepy digit, a man's voice counts 1-7. Someone calls out your name and tells you precisely what you are doing and your whereabouts. It's like a ghost standing next to you.

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3. 0888 888 888

This contact originates from Bulgaria, and the country has placed this contact as one of the most cursed phone numbers in the world. The first owner died of cancer from radioactive poisoning, and the other two were shot down. These strange events forced Mobitel, the company issuing the digits, to block it permanently.

4. 1-000-000 0000

This strange contact is linked to Asian people and is believed to be one of the haunted phone numbers. It is believed to be a call from the dead. It is said that if you see this call, your deceased relative is trying to reach you.

People who received the call reported that a male voice instructed them to ask 15 people to call him back, failure to which they would die. Receiving this also causes mental torment just by talking to the dead, so do yourself a favour and avoid it.

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Real phone numbers are assigned to individuals or businesses for communication purposes, and any "scary" attributes attributed to them are purely the result of imagination or coincidence
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5. 701 347 1936

This contact is one of the haunted phone numbers to call. Stories say you will die within a day if you dial these digits. A man is heard saying, "Votre toast, je peux vous le render," for approximately 32 seconds. These words are from a famous French song called Carmen by G. Bizet.

6. The Red Number

The Red Number is from Pakistan, and it caused a stir in 2007 when people received alarming emails and text messages about the contact. It was said that the contact had a high-frequency range that damaged brain nerves and even caused death.

These emails and texts were traced to certain phone and ID numbers with these digits. People were warned not to receive or look at these red digits. The contact was a national discussion forcing the Pakistani government to form a commission of inquiry.

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7. 828 756 0109

This contact originates in Marion, North Carolina. When you dial the digits, it is said that you hear a male voice uttering disturbing and blaring noises. The noises are like codes being decoded which people believe are death messages. This is a call you don't want to try, even though no death has been linked to this contact.

8. 20202020

This UK contact is said to be creepy. It is in a book containing ghost stories from the 1970s in the UK. The story is about how kids dialed 20202020, and a woman on the other side yells, "Help Me! Help Me!! Suzie's dying". The voice could also be heard saying, "Help Me! Help Me!! Suzie's drowning". People have yet to verify these stories, but the thought of dialling these digits is creepy.

9. 407 734 0254

This contact is associated with a clown who lives in Naples, Florida. It is one of the famous ghost numbers that people avoid calling. Legend has it that when you call 407 734 0254, it connects you to Wrinkles, the clown. Wrinkles will then appear and intimidate you and your friends. Other stories indicate that another ghost receives the call from the same area.

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10. 090 4444 4444

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The tales often include numbers that, when dialed, lead to unsettling experiences, such as strange noises, threatening messages, or eerie silences
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Also known as Sadako's Cursed number, this Japanese contact is one of the numbers you should never call. According to the Japanese, Sadako is a legendary villain in the scariest Japanese legends.

Sadako was a ghost of a psychic who was thrown in a well and used the contact to haunt people. It is said that if you receive the call, someone around you will die. The number four is associated with death, making telecommunications skip the four series and jump to five.

11. 408 634 2806

This is one of the cursed numbers you should avoid calling. It is also called the Red Room number, associated with kidnappers. If you receive or dial this call, the kidnappers will track and kill you. They will stream a video of your last moments online for others to see.

12. 1 (201) 404 2404

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This is another of the scary American digits to never call. Its story begins when promoters of the horror film Carrier set up this contact to market the movie. Since then, people have associated this contact with creepy occurrences. People who called it heard a shrieking scream, a ghostly song, and an eerie whisper.

13. 666 666 6666 or 1 (666) 666 66666 or 666

These scary numbers are believed to be ghost digits in America and other countries worldwide. Spooky messages and other strange things are associated with the contacts.

Remember, even Christian teaching associates the digit 666 with the devil. Strangely, this contact does not appear on bills and cannot be traced after the call.

14. 1 (216) 333 1810

This spooky American contact is among the creepy phone numbers to call. When you dial this number, it is believed that you hear a girl pleading with her mother not to kill her. The girl is believed to be locked in a room, and gunshots can be heard in the background. You can dial the digits to relive a horror story in real life.

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15. 913 535 6280 or 207 536 8474

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It's crucial to recognize that these stories are fictional and meant for entertainment purposes
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These two contacts are famously known as Pennywise numbers. They connect callers to the Derry Police Department, a fictional place in a film called Alamo Drafthouse. Callers hear a policeman being killed on the other side.

The digits were also used in the 90s to report lost kids. You could try dialing these contacts on Halloween if you are not afraid to test fate.

16. 646-868-1844

Upon dialing this number, you'll encounter a distinctive voice welcoming you. It is believed that terminating the call will result in the rapid receipt of a text message containing a scrambled assortment of words.

17. 630-296-7536

One of the weird numbers to call is 630-296-7536. Upon calling, a woman's voice informs the caller that their information is being tracked. Soon after, the caller is given an appointment and informed they have been scheduled for a 'remodel,' leaving one to ponder the sinister implications.

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18. 1-858-651-5050

Dialing (858) 651-5050 leads to a recording that sounds like the most enigmatic poem ever created. A sequence of phrases, spoken by both male and female voices, has an oddly perfect quality. While this number was supposedly designed for testing phone sound quality, the eerie perfection of the recited phrases has led some to believe it is haunted.

19. 618-625-8313

This number is rumored to belong to a character from the TV series Stranger Things. During the third season, Murray Bauman's number was briefly displayed on screen. Legend has it that calling this number results in hearing him passionately discussing his mother and engaging with Joyce Byers.

20. 909-390-0003

Calling 909-390-0003 connects you with a peculiar caller—yourself! Dubbed the "echo line," this U.S.-based number repeats everything you say. While primarily used for testing phone audio delay, it can be quite eerie to hear your voice echoing on the other end of the line.

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What is a ghost number?

This is a fictional or mythological phone number that is said to be haunted or cursed, often used in stories to create a sense of mystery or fear.

What is the haunted number 999?

It is a Thailand number that is believed to be haunted. If you dial this number and make a wish to die after midnight, it is suggested that a bizarre incident will occur, and the person making the wish will meet an untimely end.

What is the oldest phone number?

Pennsylvania 6-5000 is the longest continuously assigned telephone number in New York and the oldest. The number is currently represented as 1-212-736-5000.

What happens if you call 666-666-6666?

These scary numbers are often considered ghostly digits, with spooky messages and other peculiar phenomena linked to the associated contacts. It is believed that something bad could happen to you.

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You can call 618-625-8313. You will hear him passionately discussing his mother and engaging with Joyce Byers.

Horror stories do not only exist in movies and books but also in the world will live in today. The above scary numbers indicate that there are spooky events associated with them that affect people in real life. Whether true or not, there are reasons behind these scary numbers from different parts of the world.

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