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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — It sounds like a scene from a Poltergeist movie. A house in Massachusetts, getting ravaged by water from a leaky pipe, managed to call for help on its own.

Police got a 911 hang-up call Wednesday and when they called back they just got static.

So officers headed out, they made a forced entry and found a total mess.

Wood floors were buckled, ceilings were sagging, the basement was filled with five feet of water and potentially toxic mold was growing all over the place.

It appears the water short-circuited the phone system, triggering a 911 call.




Source:  http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/bizarre&id=8104825

  1. My father always tried to convince me that if I neglected to keep my bed clean that it would be a crime worthy of the local constabulary… or at least a good strapping. Maybe he was onto something there.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

  2. Garry

    I was washing dishes one evening and droped the codless phone in the water and it dialed 911111111111111 and I could not get it to stop dialing until I removed the battery……I recieved a vist from the sheriff’s office, They were not amused!

    May 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm