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Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) #2813942
02/12/19 07:04 AM
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Imagine you're home alone. It's late evening and you decide to practice piano a bit before sleep.
You start your CA78, you put on your headphones (let's not annoy those who are sleeping already) and begin your practice. It's going well despite late hour.

Suddenly in the middle of some passage you hear woman's voice. Not something random and distant but familiar voice in your head.
You look around - there's no one to be seen. You are alone. You remember closing the door. What is happening?

You focus on the voice - you recognize a singer that was popular during your your youth. She is kind of in the middle of recitation of some poem or maybe reading lines from a book.

Finally you realize you have your headphones on. There's the source of the voice. But... headphones are connected to ... a piano.

How is this possible?

Before you actually focus on the meaning of the verses, voice breaks off in the middle of a sentence and is gone.

Ok, let's be real - there's no such thing as haunted pianos. You remember connecting your phone to piano. Let's check it...
Bluetooth is disabled in the phone! No app is running. No other device is around. What??



All this above happened to me last night. I had no idea what to think of that. Couldn't focus on playing after that, so I went to bed. Today I'm considering options. What could've caused that?
My piano is in the middle of my apartment, against internal wall, far from external walls. There is only roof above me.
Is it possible that someone living in the apartment interfered with my piano?
Is the range and wall not an issue?
Does CA78 accept any devices that try to connect?
Are there bluetooth devices that scan for available bt audio output and connect to it automatically?

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Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: Purrblast] #2813949
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You found an Easter egg. More likely radio pick.

Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: Purrblast] #2813950
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Many options.

- I see you live in Poland and no disrespect whatsoever but I believe Poland is very similar to Bulgaria, I mean we are all slavs, hence many things are not exactly as expected, including lack of control on food manufacturing, etc. What I mean is there was recently a batch of spinach on the market that was later discovered to contain Jimsonweed (Datura Stramonium). Depending on the dosage this can lead to hallucinations or even death wink Not funny at all, but...
- Sleep deprivation
- A new manifestation of Synesthesia? One where the brain centre responsible for imagination is being triggered by the auditory stimulus?
- Alcohol over-usage?
- Carbon monoxide poisoning? (Do you ventilate well your home, especially if you have open flames like candles, a fireplace, etc)
- Repeating trip? It's sometimes speculated that LCD trips can reappear many years after even a single usage. Mushrooms?
- .... (won't elaborate this because it can ban me) smile
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If nothing else happens, maybe contact Ghostbusters? wink

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Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: Purrblast] #2813952
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We have have flat screen. In our old apartment, it was mounted on the wall in the bedroom. Sometimes in the morning, the TV got turned on by whatever. The screen remained black (no backlight, simply off) the red standby dot was still on and you heard some radio or tv audio coming from the speakers. There was clearly someone switchting through the channels. The audio itself sounded like a low quality signal. Til now we didn't found out how and why this occurs. At the new apartment, it didn't happend anymore.


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Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: Tyr] #2813955
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Originally Posted by Tyr
We have have flat screen. In our old apartment, it was mounted on the wall in the bedroom. Sometimes in the morning, the TV got turned on by whatever. The screen remained black (no backlight, simply off) the red standby dot was still on and you heard some radio or tv audio coming from the speakers. There was clearly someone switchting through the channels. The audio itself sounded like a low quality signal. Til now we didn't found out how and why this occurs. At the new apartment, it didn't happend anymore.


I've had this too. It turned out a neighbor who lives in a building very close to ours also had a LG TV and we have large windows each, so our infrared remotes could reach to each other's TV-s laugh I am a hopeless sceptic in anything paranormal smile You should always seek the reasonable explanation in things.


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Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: Purrblast] #2813956
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I wasn't planning on sleeping tonight anyway.

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Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: CyberGene] #2813957
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Originally Posted by CyberGene

If nothing else happens, maybe contact Ghostbusters? wink


So OP...who you gonna call? smile

Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: Purrblast] #2813962
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Ah! I had some neighbors connecting to the BT Audio on my CA98. The pairing is not secured, so anyone can connect if within range - and the range of BT radios is quite significant. The worse is that they paired a smartphone with the CA98, so the DP became the default audio device. I managed to find who they were using BT tracking software, because, luckily, the smartphone was advertised with the name of the owner (they lived in the building next to mine). They had no clue why sometimes their phone had no sound...

Yes, it is possible to disable BT Audio, but let’s not discuss favorites management on the CAx8 ;-)

Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: arc7urus] #2813969
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Originally Posted by arc7urus
Ah! I had some neighbors connecting to the BT Audio on my CA98. The pairing is not secured, so anyone can connect if within range - and the range of BT radios is quite significant. The worse is that they paired a smartphone with the CA98, so the DP became the default audio device. I managed to find who they were using BT tracking software, because, luckily, the smartphone was advertised with the name of the owner (they lived in the building next to mine). They had no clue why sometimes their phone had no sound...

Yes, it is possible to disable BT Audio, but let’s not discuss favorites management on the CAx8 ;-)

Aha! Thanks arc7urus! That was my suspicion.
I believe you actually did your neighbors a favor. However I can think of some potential of silly jokes/trolling towards practicing pianist.

My friends know me as sceptic towards any kind of supernatural forces stories, but I must admit when it happened - for a second some silly explanations went through my mind smile

Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: arc7urus] #2813973
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Originally Posted by arc7urus
Ah! I had some neighbors connecting to the BT Audio on my CA98. The pairing is not secured, so anyone can connect if within range

Who designed this?


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Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: JoeT] #2814460
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Originally Posted by JoeT
Originally Posted by arc7urus
Ah! I had some neighbors connecting to the BT Audio on my CA98. The pairing is not secured, so anyone can connect if within range

Who designed this?

I suspect the same team who designed the UI on these new models wink

Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: arc7urus] #2814491
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With the next software update they'll be able to to even more ... like adjust your thermostat and unlock your doors!
Hooray for the world of wireless techno-blunder! smile
Originally Posted by arc7urus
I had some neighbors connecting to the BT Audio on my CA98.

Re: Kawai CA78 - haunted (short story) [Re: MacMacMac] #2814503
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
With the next software update they'll be able to to even more ... like adjust your thermostat and unlock your doors!
Hooray for the world of wireless techno-blunder! smile
Originally Posted by arc7urus
I had some neighbors connecting to the BT Audio on my CA98.


Welcome to the glorious world of the internet of things and smart connected devices... this is just a digital piano, right? Why even bother including the most basic security features?


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