It’s quiet in the house. Nobody else is home and the cat is fast asleep. Then you hear a disembodied woman’s voice let out a short, mocking cackle.
No, you’re not being haunted. It’s just Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant malfunctioning in a profoundly creepy way.
Some Alexa users have reported hearing an unprompted laugh from their smart speaker devices during the past 24 hours. The laugh is three short “Ha” sounds in a female voice that actually doesn’t sound like Alexa’s normal voice. It happens randomly when nobody is using the device, or in response to a request to turn on or off lights.
“We’re aware of this and working to fix it,” Amazon said in a statement, confirming the issue. The company did not elaborate on what was causing the laugh or how widespread it is. – READ MORE