Talking Angela is a scary urban legend about a mobile phone app that allows creepy hackers to interact with kids and take pictures of them.
Talking Angela started as a mobile phone application used by a lot of children. Angela is a white cat with blue eyes who has a conversation with you and can answer any questions you ask.
Recently, an e-mail began to circulate warning people not to use Talking Angela. It said the app had been taken over by a creepy guy who uses it to spy on children and possibly kidnap them. He has managed to hack into the app and uses it to gain access to personal information on people’s phones.
It is said that if you say you’re over 18, nothing happens, but if you’re younger, the cat starts asking weird things, like where do you live, what are your parents’ names, what is your phone number… etc.
They say the creepy man is able to take photos and record video of you through the phone’s camera and if you zoom in and look carefully at the cat’s eyes, you can actually see him. Sometimes there is just an empty room, but sometimes you can see a creepy guy watching you. Even if you close down the app, it keeps running in the background so he can watch you and take pictures.
In one of the more sinister cases, a young girl was talking to Angela and got the scare of her life. Angela asked her age and the girl decided to lie and say she was 30 years old. She was horrified when the cat responded, “That’s a lie. You’re about 11 or 12.” The girl was shocked and stunned. Then, as if it could see the expression on the girl’s face, it said, “I know you’re about to delete me. Take care… Sweetheart!”
In another case, a child was talking to the cat and happened to place his finger over one of Angela’s eyes. The cat said, “Take your goddamn hand off my eye, I can’t see!¨ The boy closed down the app, but later he heard a clicking sound coming from the phone as if it was taking photos of him.
Some Spanish-language websites claim that a young boy named Eli Morenos, who lived in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, disappeared shortly after his mother downloaded the Talking Angela app.
One woman claimed that her daughter stayed home from school and was on her iPod playing with Talking Angela. The mother overheard the conversation and said the cat knew her daughter’s name and asked strange questions like, “Hi, where is your brother?”
The girl said, “He’s right here next to me,” and the cat said, “Oh cool!”
Then the cat asked, “So what do you do for fun?” The girl replied, “I dont know”, and Talking Angela’s voice suddenly changed to some sort of weird robotic voice.
It asked the little girl, “When you date, what do you do on your dates?” The child was embarrassed. She got red in the face and said nothing.
Then the cat said, “Stick out your tongue. I’ll stick mine out too. What are some things you can do with your tounge? I can find many things to do with my tounge. Let’s interact with our tongues.”
At that point, the mother said she had heard enough and yelled at her daughter to shut off the app. She was so freaked out that she called the police department and they said they would have their internet investigations unit look into it. They called her back an hour later and said, “Something is behind that cat!!!”
When a police officer came to interview the little girl, she told him that she had been using the app with her cousin and Angela asked both girls their names and her brothers name was what school they went to. It also took a picture of them. When the girl used the app again a few days later, it remembered that she had a brother.
Apparently the cat is also asking girls for their phone numbers and if they’ve had their first kiss yet!!!