Is it a hacker? I can hear voices coming from my phone (or headphones) that is not the audio that it should be playing
This is my first post in a while, posting on Reddit isn't something I usually do, but I need some help. Using a Huawei Honor 10 in Canada and Sony WH-CH700N. I have no idea or explanations and everyone keeps telling me there's no way this situation can happen. I usually try Bluetooth pairing on the second floor of my house. Everyone else in the neighbourhood is home because of Covid19.
This might sound absurd, because I am hearing voices coming from my phone or headphones and no one else in my family can hear it (and this is only been recently in the past weeks that I'm more aware, swear to god not schizophrenic). Maybe it's some frequency/decibel that only I can hear. I thought this might be a Bluetooth issue or a wireless casting issue (where I can't see the devices) but I'm not an expert. The neighbours should be far enough away that it shouldn't be an issue but I have paired next to some walls that might reach their house.
So the conditions are that first, I'm watching some type of video i.e. youtube, drama, even porn, late at night (or even day time but fewer incidents occur during the day). Usually listening to Chinese, Japanese, Korean content where English isn't supposed to occur, but they're yelling in English. This is mostly at like 3 in the morning. Then I hear people yelling at me to stop, f**k off, shut up, etc, it's very unpleasant, to say the least, because I'm not connected to their devices to my knowledge anyway. I thought it was my Bluetooth headphones because through pairing it usually doesn't connect to other phones but technology these days, it can pair to other devices too.
We tried changing the wifi router, resetting my phone, resetting the network options on the phone, hard resetting the Bluetooth headphones... But it's still happening. I can sometimes hear the voices (two males, one female, even a doggo) more clearly on other devices even though it's saying something else. I can even hear them though my Bluetooth headphones are off and plugged in. They can even hear me on speakerphone because this morning I was listening to a voicemail and afterwards I heard the clearest voice then saying "Stop using my (their) device to listen to the phone call (my voicemail)". Additionally, some turning on the sink sounds and turning on the light switch sounds.
Other things which may be bugged is their Chromecast because I saw it briefly flash before even though it wasn't on our WiFi network, and a MacBook Air that they may own. They might also have a Google Home/Speakers or a Wifi extender that might be picking up frequencies.
They can't access our devices (I think) or else they would have just stolen our info, money, etc. But if they're just getting weird videos can I fix anything else on my end? I tried downloading MalwareBytes to scan for viruses but there didn't appear to be any. Hopping on Airplane mode with wifi on didn't work either.
I'd be grateful for some suggestions to this phenomenon and hope to god it's not actually Schizophrenia and actually a sh*tty superpower in which I'm picking up different frequencies.
edit: I mostly watch (dramas and variety shows and that's what they mostly complain about) from the Firefox browser full screen (then pressing the home button to make it small) while playing my mobile games on my phone. There isn't a cast button anywhere on my phone but they're still receiving the signal.
edit2: I found a youtube video in which it explains about developer mode. My phone had the option to pair to two devices. I switched it to one to see what would happen. Wouldn't fix their casting issue but at least it's less yelling that I'm not hearing.
edit3: I tried sending a voicemail to myself from my mom's phone telling them to call me. From what I've heard they have a recording. So they should be talking to the police about this(?) But why won't they just call me. If they are my neighbours we should just talk face to face but I have no idea where it might be sending the signal to. They can hear my mom's tune deaf singing from time to time. Not sure how to feel about that.
edit4: It turns out to be a psychotic episode of sorts. Thanks for all suggestions and comments.
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BAT Community Weekly Update: 03/23/2018 to 03/29/2018 — Brave v1.0 plans announced, $1M BAT settled to creators and publishers, new Brave-specific subreddit, GDPR looming
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