Red Zone Test Number....Here it is! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


-- Rainman (, December 14, 1999



He's either saying "red zone" or "red stone", more like "red zone".

Either way its odd, dont know what function it serves. If it had tones before or after I might think it was for modems or faxes or some kind of calibration. This is just weird. It doesnt react to key presses or other signals.

-- hamster (, December 14, 1999.

It is "Red Stone" not Red Zone.

-- Listen Carefully (@ .com), December 14, 1999.

Is this the "Business" or "Home" version?

-- Little Pig (, December 14, 1999.

The number is registered to Michigan Power. See

-- Jerry Heidtke (, December 14, 1999.

If you look up "Michigan Power" at that site, you'll find their entry, with *no* category listed. And if you go to their Yellow Pages link, and search there, you'll find no listing at all.

How curious.

-- Ron Schwarz (, December 14, 1999.

endless repetition with a somewhat mechanical or 'foreign' accent:

"You have reached the RedStone test number"

-- Sceptic (, December 14, 1999.

Well, the Mercury Redstone rocket was made in Michigan...

Someone could build this up into a hell of a conspiracy theory.

-- Jerry Heidtke (, December 14, 1999.

Oh, and the Army has something called the Redstone Technical Testing Center.

Sure you want to be calling that number?

-- Jerry Heidtke (, December 14, 1999.

Umm, purely conjecture, but could it be the telephone equivilant of a "ping" for a computer? ie: Y2K test of power plant's telephone status available for checking for dialtone without tying up any "mission critical" lines, from any remote location. (what the hey-inquiring minds want to know!)

on de rock

-- Walter (on de, December 14, 1999.

Did anyone tried to punch some ## after they get the recording?

But then, If it is a "calling box" then the tones could be non standart.

-- hmmmm (just_thinking@maybe.not), December 14, 1999.

Don't tell me: Sumner Redstone now owns Michigan Power, too?

-- Dot (, December 14, 1999.

To the above posters, I say thanks for your input and ideas on this unusual situation.

To all the D-H's and D-H-ettes (No...I don't mean designated hitters) who were so quick to flame and jump me for this on the original post...I have 2 words for ya'

Suck It!

-- Rainman (, December 14, 1999.

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