A couple of hours ago, my phone rang. My fiance answered.
“Hello?” he said. …Pause… silence.
Again, my fiance: “Helloooo?” Pause… silence.
Now, this is out of the ordinary anyways, because we don’t get a lot of calls on our home line as we both use our cells for everything. The only people who ever call us on the landline are family members.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that this was a wrong number, however usually if someone dials a wrong number, they either say “Sorry!” or they hang up right away. This person waited through three hellos.
Anyway, we weren’t thinking much of it, we figured it might have been our parents or something (who are old and may not know better) but when we *69’d the number, it was one we didn’t recognize. We did a reverse-phone-lookup and it’s a land line from this city, but no name was forthcoming.
So we called it. I know, I know, one of the most annoying things about call display is people calling you back, but I’ve had some problems in the past with stalker-types so we wanted to make sure.
When we call, the number rings once, then automatically hangs up.
Any ideas as to why this might happen? Is it off the hook, or blocked, or what?
We’re thoroughly creeped out because as I’ve said, while this is most likely a mistake or something, I’ve had unpleasant experiences in the past with weirdos and I’ve had odd phone calls before.