Graveyard Shift People Describe The Creepiest Things Amazon Alexa Has Done  

Jake Black
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List Rules Vote up the creepiest stories that prove the machine uprising is imminent.

Many people believe the gleaming sci-fi future The Jetsons promised never came to pass. Our lives are just as dull as they were 50 years ago, and horrific robot attacks or artificial intelligence uprisings don't happen nearly enough. Sure, there are some creepy AI stories out there, but aren't they just one in a million random occurrences? Well, maybe not. Just take a look at some of these Amazon Alexa horror stories.

If you think about it, many of us really are living in the future. We have the ability to shout commands that our robot assistants will gladly obey. Whether it's Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, or Google's Assistant (any of them except Samsung's Bixby, really), most of us have AI home devices that help us accomplish our everyday tasks. But what happens when our Alexas and our Google Homes stop being helpful, and start being creepy? It's a problem that seems to be happening a lot lately, as many have reported that Alexa has been randomly laughing at them. 

As it turns out, a disembodied laugh is the least scary thing to have come out of Alexa. After you hear some of the creepiest Amazon Alexa stories, you'll probably reconsider your decision to have a robot listening in on your every word. 

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Alexa Purposefully Tries To Be Scary


From Redditor /u/Gamur:

"In the past six months I've had a handful of strange occurrences with the Echo doing things when no one was in the room. The app showed no commands or recordings.

It scared the hell out of my wife by playing Halloween sounds late one night when she was alone."

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Alexa Knows All The Local Funeral Homes And Cemeteries


From Redditor /u/HeyItsCamo:

"This creepy thing happened last night. We got home and, totally unprompted, our Amazon Echo/Alexa started talking. And then I realized it was listing off local cemeteries and funeral homes??? I'd rather it laugh at me tbh."

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Alexa Has A Mysterious Friend Named David


From Redditor /u/thirtytwoounces:

"Just last night I was woken up by Alexa at 3am talking about someone named David. Thought I was talking in my sleep but there's no prompts after I set my alarm that evening.

Creeped me the Hell out."

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Alexa Misquotes 'Silence Of The Lambs'


From Redditor /u/BlackwoodBear79:

"I got my mother-in-law a Dot for Christmas last year. She's a chronic insomniac, and tends to go to bed very, very late - after 3am.

One night, she was up a lot later than that, and while watching random TV, Alexa piped up and said, 'Good night, Clarice.'

My mother-in-law's name isn't Clarice."

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