There’s nothing quite like scary noises to get your imagination racing - it’s the unknown that creeps us out the most. We put together a list of the creepiest audio recordings ever made, from some of the first audio ever produced to chilling phone calls from murderers after they just took another one of their victim's lives. Also on the list is audio of heartbreaking 9-1-1 calls, in addition to scary noises from space and sea. Vote on the sounds you think are the creepiest audio recordings ever made.
Harrowing 9-1-1 domestic abuse call from child
This disturbing audio clip has a young child frantically pleading with a 9-1-1 dispatcher to send police to stop her stepdad from continuing to beat her mother. The level of anxiety in this recording is palpable, but what's more upsetting is knowing that someone had to grow up with these kinds of traumatic experiences under their belt.
Sounds from Saturn
Jupiter is not the only planet that emits bizarre sounds. The Cassini spacecraft recorded these sci-fi movie-type sounds from Saturn which come from radio emissions from the planet’s aurora.
5 people just voted on The exorcism of Anneliese Michel
Anneliese Michel was a Catholic German girl who reportedly was possessed by six different demons. Priests tried to exorcise her but supposedly were unable to get rid of the demons. Anneliese died in 1976, since she couldn’t eat. The movie Exorcism of Emily Rose was based on her story.
9-1-1 call made from the Columbine School Library during the 1999 shootings
This 9-1-1 call was made from the Columbine School Library by teacher Patti Nielson on April 20, 1999 during the shootings. Screaming, yelling and gun shots can be heard in the background.
Horrendous 9-1-1 call of a chimpanzee eating a woman's face
This tragic 9-1-1 call records an absolutely horrifying moment as Sandra Herald’s pet chimpanzee attacks and began to eat her friend's face, who ultimately lost her eyes, nose and lips. It's especially terrifying to hear Herald, who was 70 at the time, scream "He ripped her face off!" and "He's eating her!"
9-1-1 call from September 11
There are several 9-1-1 recordings left from victims, but one of the most harrowing audio clips is from business executive Kevin Cosgrove, who you can hear go from thinking help is coming to very clearly understanding that he's speaking some of his last words - and then his final words before the tower falls.
3 people just voted on Audio recording of over 900 people committing mass suicide
In this disturbing 44-minute audio clip of the Jonestown massacre, we can hear Jim Jones go through the process of introducing the idea of mass suicide, pitching it to over 900 of his cult members, answering questions about the pitch, convincing them to do it, and egging them on as it all plays out before him. It's uncanny and weird to not only hear all this, but also, to hear him hurrying up the mass suicide - around 30 minutes in, he cuts a woman off the microphone and urges his followers, "Let's just be done with it, let's just be done with it." You can also hear the crowd go through the horrifying logical calisthenics it must take to induce your own and your kids' suicide while everyone around you - your friends, your family, your loved ones - all do the same; at turns they scream and go into hysterics, pause for a beat, then elatedly applause at one of Jones' dreadful one-liners. Truly upsetting and graphic.
The sound Jupiter makes
NASA’s Voyager recorded these sounds of the planet Jupiter’s electromagnetic “voices,” sounds which come together to create literally out of this word, sometimes spooky soundscapes.