Strange But True

@Chevee (5915)
United States
December 18, 2008 10:57am CST
I was over to one of my sisters house yesterday and the door bell rang. She asked me to see who was at the door. When I went to the door no one was there. She has one of these self installed battery operated door bells. ( I guess that is what it is. ) Anyway she told me that happens a lot, someone else in the neighborhood has the same door bell and when their door bell rings my sister doorbell rings also. I told her that would scare the crap out of me at night. She said it used to but she has gotten used to it now. Have you ever heard of anything like this before?
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21 responses
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
18 Dec 08
I have not heard or seen anything like this before! Some faults must be there and there is no strange in it. Please advice your sister to get the bell repaired by a good technician. Thanks.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Never heard of that but it does make sense, it would freak me out too. I have heard of garage doors being on the same frequency and one has to be changed, that could be dangerous.
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@stejhas (209)
• United States
23 Dec 08
haha That's pretty funny. Somthing intersting like that happened at our house... my daughter was playing with the baby monitor receiver and brought it to me think it was a radio... I guess someone else nearby must have the same monitor and we were able to listen to EVERYTHING that was going on in their house! lol Needless to say, we boxed ours up and are not going to use it again... I would be embarrased if a neighbor was able to hear everything that WE heard going on in their house! LOL
• Indonesia
22 Dec 08
never heard before just wondered why don't she change the ring
• United States
22 Dec 08
This happens to my tv and radio, the remote is on the same frequency used to scare me when at 3am the Tv was on magically,
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
21 Dec 08
Never herd about that, however I will sure swith the bell off, don't want it to ring at night :)
• United States
21 Dec 08
It sounds like an episode of "Bewitched" where to automated garage door would open or close whenever a plane flew over. What an annoyance. I think I'd be getting a new doorbell.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I guess it's possible, my aunt had a keyless antry to her car work on someone else's car before. My wireless internet and my neighbors interfere with each other. When I was a kid our phone rang and I answered it, I heard someone elses conversation and it wasn't coming from our house. They thought it was there own kid listening on another phone, somehow the phone lines had gotten crossed. It was really strange. We've also been able to hear other people and their kids on our baby monitor from other houses.
@mokbul (616)
• Singapore
19 Dec 08
I presume your sister uses remote controlled door bells, which uses infra red to control the bell remotely. For working of infrared signal normally eyesight straight line is necessary and also low range devices will not work at more that 20 to 30m. It is possible that the remote switch of some other bell is affecting your sister door bell occasionally, but it is very rare and uncommon phenomena.
@rusty2rusty (6765)
• Defiance, Ohio
19 Dec 08
No I have never heard of this with a doorbell before. I have however heard of thsi happening with a garage door before. So, I suppose it is possible with a doorbell. I knwo it would drive me nuts and I would want to get a different one installed.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I haven't heard of it but can understand it. Sometimes the electronic doors at stores can interfere with other electronic things in their area. It would freak me out a little too. I wouldn't like getting up to go to the door just to find no one is there. :)
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Really strange to me. I haven't heard anything like this before. We have no doorbells at home. We are only used to hear knocks on the door instead of the sound of the bells ringing. I agree, it's really scary as it is. I hope someone would fix that problem.
• United States
19 Dec 08
I'd say it probably could happen... wireless things can do that sometimes... I can hear my neighbor's phone calls, because we have the same brand of cordless phone and apparently we were on the same frequency.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
19 Dec 08
that is really strange.once my door bell did ring,when a mouse accidently pressed my door bell.i found its burrow nearby.our house is on the ground floor. happy mylotting.
• United States
19 Dec 08
wow! never heard of such a thing, i couldnt imagine it ringing by itself at hours of the night, or even day!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Hey chevee~No, I have never heard of such a thing before! I guess they are on the same frequency! But, I sure would have gotten a new doorbell if that was me! Why would anyone want to have to keep going to answer their door when nobody is there? That makes no sense at all! I would have changed the bell immediately after finding that out! That is the strangest thing I have ever heard! So that means if three other people have the same doorbell everytime one of them rings everyones doorbell rings and only one person has someone there?
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 Dec 08
[i]Hi Chevee, Hmmm....it's my first time to hear about that type of door bell but I don't think I will be comfortable with that...I will be annoyed when that will happen night time! [/i]
• United States
19 Dec 08
They're obviously on the same frequency. Several years ago, my garage opened every time the guy four houses down used his garage-door opener. We split the cost of a garage door specialist because we couldn't imagine what was wrong. He laughed at us, because he thought everyone would know it was a frequency thing, and fix it without difficulty. We had no clue. It took the repairman about thirty seconds to mes with the codes, and we've never had a problem. Best of all, he wouldn't accept our money! I invited him in (and my neighbor, too) for coffee and a peach pie that was just readyto come out of the oven, and it turned out to be a lovely day, as he told us stories about the crazy things that these remote controls can do. For example, I thought it was funny that a woman who lived in an apartment building would set off a neighbor's alarm clock, no matter what time it was, whenever she used her electric toothbrush!
18 Dec 08
Hi Chevee, My sister got rid of her old door bell and it was all disconnected and the wire are all pulled out, instead she had put a new bell in but it is now inside her porch way, then one day I was talking to her on the phone when the door bell went but it was the old door bell, there is no explanation for it, that happened three times. The electrion came and said no way that could happened as there were no wires and the new bell is no where near it and it sound completley different from the old one. That is creepy. Tamara
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
18 Dec 08
That is strange. I have never heard of such a thing. I think in a way it would be a neat joke to play on someone. I do see how she could get used to it. I lived near a railroad track at one point. I hated it at first. Then everytime i had company they would ask how do you deal with that. I would say deal with what. I had just grown use to it so it didn't bother me.