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(CNN)   Phantom phone call theory dismissed by experts. Most likely they were traveling through a dead zone   (cnn.com ) divider line 32
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2014-03-12 12:08:12 PM  
It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.
 
2014-03-12 12:08:49 PM  
Watch out for that tanker truck!
 
2014-03-12 12:09:32 PM  
Speculation quickly mounted on social media that these "phantom calls" amounted to evidence that the flight had not crashed, as has been widely assumed.

They could also be evidence that it DID crash, and some of the phones survived, but not the people who use them. Big farking deal.
 
2014-03-12 12:09:32 PM  
How about a Twilight Zone?

www.edwinknip.com

No? Ok...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-12 12:10:00 PM  
moderatelygeeky.podbean.com
 
2014-03-12 12:10:40 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.


If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.
 
2014-03-12 12:11:07 PM  
Most likely people, even grieving people, can be morons.

/farking cell phones, how do they work?
 
2014-03-12 12:11:24 PM  
Give them time.  They'll find it soon enough.
 
2014-03-12 12:13:19 PM  
"Hi, this is Chen. I'm taking a swim right now. If you leave a message, I will never call you back. Thanks. Bye!"
 
2014-03-12 12:14:38 PM  
fusionanomaly.net
 
2014-03-12 12:15:40 PM  

ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.



Right next to Amelia Airhearts plane and the 747s from 9/11.
 
2014-03-12 12:16:17 PM  
Oh for fark's sake.

i61.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-12 12:17:01 PM  

ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.


Sad as it is, this is almost certainly the truth of it all.
At this point, the odds of anyone left alive are fairly slim.

Considering that there were two dudes with stolen passports aboard, and it seems likely they attempted a hijacking, there is a very good chance that it became a failed hijacking resultng in everyone dieing.
 
2014-03-12 12:22:31 PM  
Train crash phone calls still not explained.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp
 
2014-03-12 12:27:00 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.


Right next to Amelia Airhearts plane and the 747s from 9/11.


Area 51.
 
2014-03-12 12:27:16 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

If the Phantom Phone Call theory is dismissed, and the Dead Zone theory is in play, what of the Phantom Zone theory?
 
2014-03-12 12:31:13 PM  
www.syfyuniversal.asia
 
2014-03-12 12:33:33 PM  

durbnpoisn: ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.

Sad as it is, this is almost certainly the truth of it all.
At this point, the odds of anyone left alive are fairly slim.

Considering that there were two dudes with stolen passports aboard, and it seems likely they attempted a hijacking, there is a very good chance that it became a failed hijacking resultng in everyone dieing.


Well except the dudes with stolen passports were asulym seekers , not terrorists...soo...
 
2014-03-12 12:38:11 PM  
The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 appeared to deepen as reports emerged that passengers' cell phones continued to ring long after the flight went missing Saturday.

Only for god-damned idiots. For everyone else the mystery is still relatively shallow; unlike where those 239 people corpses are.
 
2014-03-12 12:41:04 PM  

Walker: Train crash phone calls still not explained.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp


I'm not Sherlock Holmes, but I think this mystery is pretty easily solved.
They never found his cell phone.  Someone out there was using the phone to place all those calls.  Likely to inform whomever they could that the owner of the phone had died.  Why did this person never come forward?  It could be because they didn't want any hassle from the impending investigation.  It could be that he/she didn't want to be busted for theft, or tampering with an accident scene.  It could be that the person never knew that anyone was looking for the phone.

It could also be (and this is a longshot that may not even be possible), that the phone was damaged in such a way that it was making outgoing calls to all the people in the "favorites" list, and got stuck in a loop of doing so.  This would explain why the phone would not respond to incoming calls.
 
2014-03-12 12:42:37 PM  

Magorn: durbnpoisn: ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.

Sad as it is, this is almost certainly the truth of it all.
At this point, the odds of anyone left alive are fairly slim.

Considering that there were two dudes with stolen passports aboard, and it seems likely they attempted a hijacking, there is a very good chance that it became a failed hijacking resultng in everyone dieing.

Well except the dudes with stolen passports were asulym seekers , not terrorists...soo...


So doesn't it seem likely that they attempted to jack the plane to get to a place where they could seek assylum?  People have done dumber things.
 
GBB
2014-03-12 12:47:38 PM  

Magorn: durbnpoisn: ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.

Sad as it is, this is almost certainly the truth of it all.
At this point, the odds of anyone left alive are fairly slim.

Considering that there were two dudes with stolen passports aboard, and it seems likely they attempted a hijacking, there is a very good chance that it became a failed hijacking resultng in everyone dieing.

Well except the dudes with stolen passports were asulym seekers , not terrorists...soo...


What if they were discovered in mid-flight?  That would explain the turn-around... maybe.   And if they freaked out at being caught... ??
 
2014-03-12 12:53:59 PM  

durbnpoisn: Walker: Train crash phone calls still not explained.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp

I'm not Sherlock Holmes, but I think this mystery is pretty easily solved.
They never found his cell phone.  Someone out there was using the phone to place all those calls.  Likely to inform whomever they could that the owner of the phone had died.  Why did this person never come forward?  It could be because they didn't want any hassle from the impending investigation.  It could be that he/she didn't want to be busted for theft, or tampering with an accident scene.  It could be that the person never knew that anyone was looking for the phone.

It could also be (and this is a longshot that may not even be possible), that the phone was damaged in such a way that it was making outgoing calls to all the people in the "favorites" list, and got stuck in a loop of doing so.  This would explain why the phone would not respond to incoming calls.


Phone was found on him in crushed wreckage, nobody had it, and it stopped calling out right before they found him, so no loop (battery didn't die either), plus it didn't call everyone in his favorites, just certain people so no, I'm afraid it was ghost. Boo!
 
2014-03-12 12:54:00 PM  

ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.


Considering what we know, that's as likely as anything at the moment. Those planes cost somewhere around $200 million each. Give the pilot and first officer $10 mill each, depressurize the cabin, fly to the secret lair. Boom! Done.

Not that I really believe that, mind you. Just saying it's not out of the realm of possibility.
 
2014-03-12 12:54:23 PM  
It's simple. The ringing you hear when placing a call is not coordinated with the ringing of the phone on the other end. It's just there to let you know that you've entered a valid number and you're trying to connect (vs. you forgot to dial the last number or whatever). That's it. It doesn't mean the phone on the other end is ringing.  If I unplug my home phone and someone calls me it will sound to them like it's ringing, but it won't ring because it's unplugged.

Straight-to-voicemail is a feature that's on some networks, not all, and is not necessarily implemented on all international roaming networks.
 
2014-03-12 01:03:04 PM  

durbnpoisn: Magorn: durbnpoisn: ryarger: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.

If it didn't crash, it's on a hidden airfield somewhere and all of the passengers have been killed.

Sad as it is, this is almost certainly the truth of it all.
At this point, the odds of anyone left alive are fairly slim.

Considering that there were two dudes with stolen passports aboard, and it seems likely they attempted a hijacking, there is a very good chance that it became a failed hijacking resultng in everyone dieing.

Well except the dudes with stolen passports were asulym seekers , not terrorists...soo...

So doesn't it seem likely that they attempted to jack the plane to get to a place where they could seek assylum?  People have done dumber things.


That makes zero sense. Why hijack an aircraft to force it to take you where you want to go, when you already have tickets to go there? It'd be like me to getting a ticket on Frontier 0434, then hijacking it to take me to Omaha.

/If you don't want to look that up, 0434 is a DEN-OMA flight.
 
2014-03-12 01:04:36 PM  

Walker: durbnpoisn: Walker: Train crash phone calls still not explained.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp

I'm not Sherlock Holmes, but I think this mystery is pretty easily solved.
They never found his cell phone.  Someone out there was using the phone to place all those calls.  Likely to inform whomever they could that the owner of the phone had died.  Why did this person never come forward?  It could be because they didn't want any hassle from the impending investigation.  It could be that he/she didn't want to be busted for theft, or tampering with an accident scene.  It could be that the person never knew that anyone was looking for the phone.

It could also be (and this is a longshot that may not even be possible), that the phone was damaged in such a way that it was making outgoing calls to all the people in the "favorites" list, and got stuck in a loop of doing so.  This would explain why the phone would not respond to incoming calls.

Phone was found on him in crushed wreckage, nobody had it, and it stopped calling out right before they found him, so no loop (battery didn't die either), plus it didn't call everyone in his favorites, just certain people so no, I'm afraid it was ghost. Boo!


Nope. Investigators said they never found the phone. http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp
 
2014-03-12 01:26:14 PM  
There seems to be a Greg Bear novel in the headline.
 
2014-03-12 01:35:11 PM  
fusionanomaly.net
 
2014-03-12 01:55:40 PM  
 
2014-03-12 02:24:05 PM  

FarkingReading: Walker: durbnpoisn: Walker: Train crash phone calls still not explained.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp

I'm not Sherlock Holmes, but I think this mystery is pretty easily solved.
They never found his cell phone.  Someone out there was using the phone to place all those calls.  Likely to inform whomever they could that the owner of the phone had died.  Why did this person never come forward?  It could be because they didn't want any hassle from the impending investigation.  It could be that he/she didn't want to be busted for theft, or tampering with an accident scene.  It could be that the person never knew that anyone was looking for the phone.

It could also be (and this is a longshot that may not even be possible), that the phone was damaged in such a way that it was making outgoing calls to all the people in the "favorites" list, and got stuck in a loop of doing so.  This would explain why the phone would not respond to incoming calls.

Phone was found on him in crushed wreckage, nobody had it, and it stopped calling out right before they found him, so no loop (battery didn't die either), plus it didn't call everyone in his favorites, just certain people so no, I'm afraid it was ghost. Boo!

Nope. Investigators said they never found the phone. http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/deadcall.asp


This.
 
2014-03-12 02:49:54 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It crashed somewhere. Deal with it.


That's the dead zone.
 
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