911 Dispatchers Describe the most CHILLING Calls They’ve Ever Had

Below stores are said to be real stories…. Think as you wish, some of these will send chills throughout your entire body….


Man Shoots His Wife, Himself

“Guy shot his wife after he found her cheating. He was hysterical and scared sh**less about what he had just done. He put the phone down and there was another gunshot. He killed himself and I heard it. His wife was still alive and she was screaming that she forgave him over and over and that they were gonna get through it. WOW……

“…she survived, so there’s a little bright side to the story.”

Attack with Baseball Bats

“I had one person call in screaming about a guy getting beat to death in her front yard, with the sounds of aluminum bats ringing in the background.”

911 Dispatchers Describe the most CHILLING Calls They’ve Ever Had

The Calm, Suicidal Man

“Got a call from a guy saying he was sitting in his car with a shotgun and was going to kill himself. He seemed very calm and I could tell in his voice that he had made up his mind and this wasn’t a cry for help like most of the other suicide calls I receive. He told me he was at one of our train stations but wouldn’t tell me which one so while I had officers out looking for him I made small talk with him about his family and sports, I even had him laugh a few times. After about 10 minutes of talking and me thinking I’d made progress, he finally says, ‘Well, it’s been nice talking to you but I gotta get going.’ He then proceeded to put the gun in his mouth and pull the trigger. I heard his death gurgles.”

The Vanishing Man

“A year into the job in a pretty large town with woods all around. Got a call from a young man, identified himself as 21. Said he went on a hike with his best friend, this is where it got weird. I asked for his location and it was ~50 miles from the nearest trailhead, but not in the direction the trails move. I asked him to tell me what the problem was and what services he needed when he burst into tears, saying one moment his friend was in front of him, and the next he was gone. Dispatched sheriff and was told neither man was ever found. Still freaks me out.”

Blood-Curdling Scream

“I took a public safety dispatcher class (for POST cert). The class is taught by a current dispatcher. The teacher played one for us I won’t forget.

“It was an old woman on the phone that was calling to report someone creeping around in the backyard. She asks them to hurry. The dispatcher says police are on their way but won’t be there for 5 minutes. The dispatcher asks for an address but hears it wrong. As the lady is saying the address she gets attacked and lets out this scream that sounds like a dying animal combined with the worst fear you’ve ever heard in your life. Then, it’s silent. The phone’s on, you can hear someone moving stuff around. Police spent four hours looking for that woman’s house. The dispatcher got the address wrong.
“It was an example of how important it is to ask for a clear address/address first. I will never forget that dead woman’s scream.”


Terrified Woman

“Domestic disturbance.

“The woman locked herself in her bathroom, husband on the other side of the door with a gun.

“He had barricaded himself inside the house, all my guys were in a stand-off outside that house.

“That poor woman was terrified.

“Every time he started banging on that door I just knew he was going to break through and get her.

“Lasted at least an hour. They got him, alive.”



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