As Amazon's wildly popular 'intelligent personal assistant' Alexa finds its way into more and more homes, reports of weird activity emanating from the device have begun to emerge.
A number of owners have expressed considerable unease on social media after hearing the always-listening gadget unleash a creepy laugh seemingly for no apparent reason.
One unnerved user who heard the haunting laugh while trying to fall asleep one night mused, perhaps only half-jokingly, on Twitter that "there's a good chance I get murdered tonight."
Another person on Reddit detailed how they were attempting to get the device to shut off some Alexa-enabled lights in their home when the device seemingly 'refused to listen' and then produced "an evil laugh."
More on this nightmarish story, including Amazon's surprising response to these reports, at the Coast to Coast AM website.