Internet The Creepiest Audio Recordings Ever Captured  

Vicky Choy
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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.

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The exorcism of Anneliese Michel


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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.  

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Serial killer's message he left on one of his victim's answering machines


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An unidentified serial killer that killed at least ten people between 1979 and 1986 in Southern California was dubbed The Original Night Stalker. This chilling recording is a message he left on one of his victim’s answering machines.

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Audio of the aftermath of woman getting killed in front of her family


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This dashcam video shows a brick fly off of truck and smash through the car’s windshield, killing a 29-year-old mother. Everyone in the car - we assume the father and their kids - immediately, and reasonably, begins freaking out. This recording is extremely upsetting and disturbing. 

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Audio recording of over 900 people committing mass suicide


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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. 

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