When you hear creepy sounds during the night, you can’t help but think of ghosts and other scary beings that might be roaming on this planet. Well, we surely see them in movies so no one can blame us if we feel uncomfortable about these sounds.
Residents from a town in England have been hearing eerie sounds of a child who sounds like singing an old nursery rhyme even in the middle of the night and this has been happening for over a year before the investigators were able to determine where the sound comes from. Before it was resolved, this definitely caused the people to freak out! During the night the residents can hear the child sing:
“It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head, couldn’t get up in the morning.”
One of the residents told BBC that the first time he heard it was the most terrifying thing that he has ever experienced in his life. He went cold and felt sick to his stomach and thought, ‘What on earth was that?’
Alice Randle, another resident shared that it’s very haunting and people have said it’s like something out of Freddy Krueger. She said that sometimes the song would play once at 2 o’clock or 4 o’clock in the morning. However, there are times that this tune is repeated over and over again for hours and she already felt uncomfortable hearing it. Alice has two children and they first heard the nursery rhyme around September of last year. They initially tried to ignore it but they finally had enough so she decided to call the attention of the Ipswich Borough Council.
The council acted quickly on the issue and attempted to track down the noise for a couple of times only for it to fall silent once they go there. Little did they know that the noises were not from ghosts or from the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street.’ in fact, the creatures triggering these noises are the spiders! They were able to locate the source on September 10 at 11:15 at night. This voice was part of the motion-activated security system from a nearby warehouse. The spiders took over some of the lenses and when one crawls over them, the system would be triggered to play the recording, sometimes even in the middle of the night. A spokesperson from the Ipswich Borough Council reported that it sounded very creepy at that time of the night.
However, the sound or the alarm was not intended for the residents. A spokesperson for the company owner of the warehouse revealed that the sound is only supposed to act as a deterrent for opportunistic thieves that would come to their property. The spokesman said that it’s designed only to be heard by people on the private land. However, it seems like the entire community can hear the child singing at night and it creeps the residents out.
According to the latest reports, the company is now clearing the cobwebs and they also turned down the volume to avoid bothering their neighbors. Still, many people believe that there sure is another way to scare thieves away and using this recorded message might be effective but it can still make the backs of your hair stand and have goosebumps all over your body. This is not something that you want to hear when you are about to tuck yourself to bed at night.