News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Dec. 23, 2021


Residents of Ipswich, England, have spent more than four years being troubled by a haunting rendition of the nursery rhyme, "It's raining, it's pouring ..." sung by a young child during the night.

"It was waking me up in the night. It was absolutely terrifying," one woman said, according to the Mirror.

"Last week it played for hours. It was just horrible."

Finally, in September, the borough council's rapid response team tracked down the source of the chilling singing: It was a motion alarm in an industrial park.

"The sound is only supposed to act as a deterrent for opportunistic thieves that come onto our property," a spokesperson for the park said.

"The motion sensors were being triggered by spiders crawling across the lenses of our cameras, and it looks like we've had it turned up too loudly."

The volume has been lowered, and Ipswich residents can sleep at night. [Mirror, 10/27/2021]