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Saturday, December 29th, 2018 6:29 PM

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Urban Legend 1970’s Creepy Phone Number

Creepy phone number we'd call in the late 70’s and  early 80's. All you would hear was a ticking clock. Supposedly you would hear screams at midnight! Personally never heard the screams. Anyone remember?

 

What really was this number 278-1964? Before we had to use a prefix. 

 

Thank you!

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5 years ago

It sounds like an urban legend. I did a quick google search and didn't find any results.

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5 years ago

202-762-1401 is a ticking clock. Totally legit and no screams

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5 years ago

The 202 number above is the United States Naval Observatory clock.  See this link for other time zones. 

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6 months ago

I know this is a very old thread, but I wanted to say that I do indeed remember calling this number around 1979-1980.  I never heard the screams, either.   There was also a ghost story involving a grandfather clock that was associated with the number. 

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6 months ago

5yo thread.  Closed.

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