On the night of May 6, 1915, a number of New York newspapers received anonymous phone calls inquiring whether the Lusitania had been sunk. Apparently these calls were traced to New Jersey and the New York suburbs. This has always been one of the more bizarre aspects of the Lusitania case that has intrigued me. Were the calls ever traced to any specific individuals? There were German agents lurking around in the New York area-could it have been some of them who made the calls? If so, what was the motive? Could the phone calls have been based upon an expectation, or even advance knowledge of what was to happen the following day?