THEN WHO WAS PHONE? Literally. December 10, 2010 12:45 AM   Subscribe

Was there ever an explanation/solution to the cell phone stalking mystery? Google only reveals news reports from 2007, and no followup information.
posted by punchdrunkhistory to MetaFilter-Related at 12:45 AM (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

It was Colonel Mustard with a pipe wrench.
posted by Cheminatrix at 12:54 AM on December 10, 2010

Dragged in for questioning.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 1:17 AM on December 10, 2010

Boyfriend points out that Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync would have been entirely capable of doing any of the poltergeist activities (barring those alleged to have occurred after the cell batteries were removed, of course)
posted by arnicae at 2:05 AM on December 10, 2010

That's quite the adorable 404 page. That's quite possibly the cleverest use of internet convention by a newspaper I've seen.
posted by Kattullus at 2:24 AM on December 10, 2010 [11 favorites]

Poor Fatty!
posted by Omnomnom at 2:37 AM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

Cell Phone Stalkers Harass Washington Family: The Kuykendall family's troubles started in February when 16-year-old Courtney Kuykendall's cell phone started sending text messages to her friends -- by itself, the family said.

Some wanker at school, no doubt. Someone who very much wanted to get into Courtney's pants but couldn't. There are no recent stories, so it has stopped or they've stopped talking about it.

I think I would have dumped the phones completely or at least picked up some basic old models (uncontrollable by others) and physically destroyed any cameras in them, but I'm not a 16-year-old who has to have her gadgets.
posted by pracowity at 3:01 AM on December 10, 2010

"But police could never figure out who hacked into Courtney's phone. The harassment stopped eventually." -- Spyware allows hackers to tap into cell phones
posted by healthytext at 6:23 AM on December 10, 2010

Has anyone figured out exactly what's going on with The Mayday Mystery? Still going strong with several new ads every year for at least 30 years. Looks to be generating a steady churn of numerological and pseudoscientific creativities (pdf) from followers... bhance?
posted by carsonb at 8:40 AM on December 10, 2010

drat, there went the last hour. . .
posted by arnicae at 9:51 AM on December 10, 2010

Oh, and more recently in the blue about the Mayday Mystery...
posted by arnicae at 9:53 AM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ski Taos!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:13 AM on December 10, 2010 [3 favorites]

did they ever find the real duclod man?
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 11:02 AM on December 10, 2010

Did anyone confess to blocking turkeyphant's access to MetaFilter?
posted by Cranberry at 11:21 AM on December 10, 2010

Maybe it was a parrot.
posted by Night_owl at 1:01 PM on December 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

Carsonb, (hi again!), I've resigned myself to wait for the day Zombie Luther reveals himself to the world and answers all the questions on that one. I wonder if those guys of the Necronautical Society (of recent MeFi post fame) don't have something to confess about it too.
posted by Iosephus at 1:12 PM on December 10, 2010

taman shud
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:42 PM on December 10, 2010

posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:43 PM on December 10, 2010

I really should read the linked thread, huh?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:49 PM on December 10, 2010

Who cares about the stalkers...WHO TORE UP THAT MAT?!?!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:22 PM on December 10, 2010 [2 favorites]

A group of hardcore taters did it.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 5:02 PM on December 10, 2010

Did they find that Oak Island treasure yet?
posted by Chrysostom at 8:16 AM on December 14, 2010

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