The Haunting Scream
Prank calls can be annoying. Some are offensive while others are downright terrifying. This caller felt a little bit of all of these with this call.
“I work at an anonymous suicide hotline. One day I received a very traumatic call. I was alone at the hotline, it is pretty slow during the summer. The phone rings. I pick it up. ‘Hello, can I help you?’ I hear heavy breathing. I immediately assume it is a sex caller. 50% of the calls I receive are from pervy men hoping to get off on my voice or tell me gross things. So I’m a little annoyed when I say again, ‘Can I help you?’ I hear a soft, sad woman’s voice. ‘No, I guess you can’t.’ Immediately I ask ‘Why not? Did something happen to you today?’ She says, ‘I don’t matter to anyone. Nothing matters…’ Then the woman starts softly crying. I let her cry a bit, tell her to take her time. Then she starts bawling, loudly. I continue to try to soothe her. But then she starts screaming. At the top of her lungs. Worse than any sound I have heard in my life. My entire body starts to prickle all over. She was screaming into the phone and she sounded like someone getting stabbed over and over again. I watch a lot of scary movies and I have witnessed a suicide attempt but nothing broke me down as much as this scream did. I asked her if she was in pain, if she needed medical assistance. She hung up. I felt a panic attack coming on. The phone rang again. I was terrified, never ever ever wanting to hear that sound again. But I was even more terrified of leaving that woman alone. So I picked up. It was a pervert, I hung up on him”.
An Unnerving Call
Working security can be risky, working security in a mental hospital is even more so. This daughter never wanted to get a phone call like this from her mom.
“My mother works with at mental hospital running security so she occasionally has to deal with the patients there. One night she told me she had to go to work cause there was an emergency. Later I get a phone call from her. She basically said my name and before she could finish the phone got pulled away from her. In this high pitch, creepy a– voice one of the patients says, ‘Devon? Devon? Your mom isn’t coming home tonight because I’m going to do something bad to her.’ Then she hung up. I started freaking out and my mom decided to wait 2 hours after to call me back. Woman ended up getting arrested, but released since she has a mental illness. Creepy as hell, very unnerving”.