Imagine being woken up every night for months by a scary nursery rhyme sung by a child. You don’t know where it comes from and you don’t know who’s signing it. All that you know is that several times in the night a child starts singing this nursery rhyme.
This is what happened to Alice Connington, a mother of two from Ipswich. Thinking she was going completely mad she couldn’t understand what was happening. Every night for months, the young 34 year old would wake up to the creepy and sinister sound of a child singing a nursery rhyme. “It woke me up in the night, it was absolutely terrifying,” she explained to the Ipswich Star. It would have been terrifying: have a listen for yourself.
Quite sinister, it sounds like something form a horror film with creepy dolls. “I heard it at all times in the night at 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock in the morning. It was sporadic. Sometimes it played only once, other times again and again. Last week it lasted for hours,” continued the young woman. So where was this voice coming from?
After weeks of torment, she finally decided to report a complaint to the Ipswich council. It did not take long for the source of this sinister nursery rhyme to be found. This strange voice was in fact coming from a industrial park not far from the young woman’s house. The nursery rhyme “It’s raining, it’s pouring” was in fact being sung by a loud speaker… but why? An alarm system set up to discourage potential intruders in the area was being activated by movements setting off the noise.
But what was activating the detectors? Spiders! These little creatures were living not far from the surveillance camera and were activating the detectors several times in the night!