Was I wiretapped?Submitted by Riles Drey on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 11:09
The other day my dad, who I converted into a Paulista about a year ago, called me and we were talking about going on a camping trip with my kids. He called me at work and I had a call on my work line, so I told him I would call him back. Well, I forgot; and about an hour later he calls me back.
What happened next was baffling and I have no explanation for it.
I was still on my other work line but I was almost done with the conversation, so I answered my cell phone and told my dad I would be with him in just a moment. About three minutes later I was done with my work call and I said "hello" on my cell phone. My dad acted totally confused. He kept saying he didn't get it. I'm like..."get what?" After a few moments of trying to figure out what had happened, my dad realized that while I was on the other call he had listened to the EXACT RECORDED AUDIO OF OUR PREVIOUS CALL. He said when I answered initially, everything was fine, then there was a clicking sound on the line and a recording of our previous call began. My dad was hearing himself talk to me about going camping with the grandkids. The content was word for word what we had just discussed an hour earlier. Shortly before I came back on the line there was another click and the recording went away. Now I promise you, my dad is no conspiracy nut. He's one of the most rational, level-headed guys I know. He thinks conspiracy theories are lame and would never feed into one, but he just couldn't explain what had happened.
We sort of joked about it afterward, but the more we talked the more we started to think it wasn't so comical. We actually wondered out loud whether our affiliation with the liberty movement had somehow compromised our right to privacy. I said, "If anyone is out there listening, please know I'm just a regular guy with six kids and a mortgage. My dad is a carpenter. We are not terrorists." We laughed a little, then moved on with the conversation.
I'm wondering if anyone out there in the liberty community has any expertise with wiretaps and might be able to tell me if that's what this was. If you think it might be, I'll consider a freedom of information act request of my own government file to see what Uncle Sam is up to. Any help would be appreciated.