Spooky – The Cursed Phone Number

The cell phone number whose owners all die !! A Bulgarian number has been suspended forever after the company observed a pattern. A pattern where all its owners died. The cursed phone number is 0888 888 888.

The first owner Vladimir Grashnov – the former CEO of Bulgarian mobile phone company Mobitel which issued the number – died of cancer in 2001 aged just 48. Despite a spotless business record there were persistent rumours that his cancer had been caused by a business rival using radioactive poisoning.

The next owner of the number clearly didn’t feel that the same lightning, radioactive or not, would strike twice. His name was Konstantin Dimitrov. He was a Mafia boss. And he enjoyed the kind of end that Mafia bosses occasionally do. He was assassinated in the Netherlands, where he had journeyed to see how his drug business was faring. The number passed to Bulgarian mafia boss, Konstantin Dimitrov, who was gunned down in 2003 by a lone assassin in the Netherlands during a trip to inspect his £500 million drug smuggling empire.

Dimitrov, who died aged 31, had the mobile with him when he was shot while eating out with a model. Russian mafia bosses – jealous of his drug smuggling operation – were said to have been behind the killing.

You might wonder why anyone else would go anywhere near this number. You might wonder why anyone with even two 8s in their number wasn’t rushing to Mobitel’s stores to get a number that might be just slightly more lucky.

In which case, you are not Konstantin Dishliev. Actually, I know that you are not Konstantin Dishilev, because, in 2005, shortly after adopting the number, he was gunned down in front of an Indian restaurant in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Though he presented himself as a realtor, he is said to have been one of the less trustworthy of the profession. It appears he was rather heavily involved in trafficking cocaine.  The phone number then passed to Konstantin Dishliev, a crooked businessman, who was gunned down outside an Indian restaurant in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia after taking over the jinxed line. Dishliev, an estate agent, had secretly been running a massive cocaine trafficking operation before his assassination in 2005.

He died after £130 million of the drug was intercepted by police on its way into the country from Colombia. Since then, the number is understood to have been dormant while police maintained an open file on Dishliev’s killing and his smuggling ring.

One might wish to conclude that the less scrupulous among Bulgarian businessmen should merely get themselves highly anonymous cell phone numbers. Or, if one were a mathematician, one might wish to beg for 0888-888-888, because the statistical possibility of your encountering misfortune would be truly minuscule.

Mobitel decided that it couldn’t even risk giving it to a number-cruncher, never mind a bone-cruncher. It suspended the number for five years, while police continued to search for someone who might not have been fond of Dishilev.

That quest now seems to be over. However, Mobitel doesn’t want to tempt the fates any more. It’s bad for business. So the word in Bulgaria is that the number has been permanently suspended, though Mobitel has refused to confirm this. Now phone bosses are said to have suspended the number for good. Callers now get a recorded message saying the phone is “outside network coverage.” A Mobitel spokesman would only say: “We have no comment to make. We won’t discuss individual numbers.”

SOME OTHER CURSED PHONE Numbers

Carrie’s Number
With the remake of Carrie there was a number that was shown at the end of a trailer for the movie. Supposedly you could call Carrie herself if you dialed the number 1 (207) 404-2604. When you called this number it would immediately hang up & a different number would call you back. According to some people who tried it, this different number would call three time with different results each time. If you picked up the first time you would hear blood curdling screaming. The second time you would hear unsettling singing. And the third time you would be able to hear whispering. The number is said to have been disconnected by now.

Daughter’s Desperate Plea
During a Nine Inch Nails concert a usb stick was found in a restroom. It didn’t seem suspicious at first as it just contained an MP3 named 2332 that was the sound of crickets chirping. But after this clip was put through a spectrograph it was revealed to be a hidden number 12163331810. If you called this number you would hear what seems to be a conversation between a mother & her daughter who was in a dire situation. The daughter tells her mother she’s locked herself in a storage closet & that she’s going to die. You can also hear the sound of gunshots & screaming in the background. Most people believe that this was probably some kind of promotion for the band.

801-820-0263
This is a number that doesn’t have a lot of solid information behind it. There are quite a few people who have tried calling this number because they heard it was a scary one. You could hear a number of things if you were to try this yourself. Anything from a male voice repeating the numbers 1, 3 & 7 followed by the sound of a chainsaw or someone saying your name, what you’re doing at the time & that they’re watching you.

The Number of the Beast
This is a number that seems pretty blatantly obvious that you probably shouldn’t call. There are a few variations of this, but they all supposedly will connect you to the devil himself. The numbers 666-666-6666 & 999-9999 have either been called or have called some people. As far as the 666 number is concerned, people have said that they either get text messages or voicemails from it. But it never shows up on their phone bill & whatever message they receive disappears. If you call the 999 number you get to make a wish & it’ll come true. However you’ll die in a mysterious accident sometime after that.

Sadako’s Number
Apparently the girl from The Ring decided to upgrade & got herself a cell phone. According this Japanese legend if you call the number 09044444444 you will hear an odd noise & die in a freak accident seven days after you dial that number. Thus the whole Sadako thing. And another reason why this is a deadly number is because the pronunciation of four in Japanese sounds very similar to the word for death.

Susie’s Dying
There was a number in the 70s that you could call if you lived in the United Kingdom that would give you a very unsettling experience. The people who actually did call this number don’t quite remember it, but some think it’s 20202020. You would have to go to a pay phone & dial this number, then a woman with a monotone voice would answer & repeat either ‘Help me help me Susie’s drowning’ or ‘Help me help me Susie’s dying’. As far as anyone can tell nothing really bad came from calling the number, but it certainly would give you chills.

Boothworld Industries
The number 630-296-7536 is linked to a company that ‘specializes in life remodeling’. If you were to call this number you may get a woman telling you that your number has been traced & your information has been logged. Then you’ll get to speak to a representative shortly to set up a remodeling appointment. After that something may happen. It’s not entirely clear if something bad can happen to you or not as people who have attempted to call this number have experienced different things. But it is creepy to consider what they mean by “life remodeling”.

In Bulgaria the number 0888-888-888 is believed to be cursed. The reason why is because anyone who has had that number dies suddenly. Examples of this are the CEO of the phone company, Vladimir Grashnov, who died of a radioactive poisoning cancer, the second owner Konstantin Dimitrov was shot & the third man killed by this number was Konstantin Dishliev who was also shot. After this the number was suspended from use.

10 Million
The number 10 million has a legend attached to it in Asia. If you call this number a man will answer & tell you that you have to call 15 people & get them to call the same number. Otherwise you will die suddenly. Some people have received a call from this number minus the one at the beginning & usually only hear static. It’s believed that this number belongs to the dead & if you receive a call from it that deceased loved one is trying to reach you.

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