Many modern baby monitors come with a long list of high-tech features, from wireless connectivity to motion sensors. But with the technology comes a slew of “other voices.” Some parents reported how they had walked into their child’s room in the middle of the night only to hear voices speaking down the monitors at their children.
Recently, a woman revealed the creepiest thing that happened with her baby monitor. On a thread of parents sharing their most bizarre experiences on The Huffington Post, an unnamed woman told the creepy story about voices she heard over her baby monitor.
She wrote: “My niece would often talk and wave randomly to nothing, nobody thought it was odd until one day she was having a nap and we heard singing over the monitor, we thought it was probably picking up a radio signal but we went to check on her, as we got closer the lullaby got louder and it gave us the creeps. The sound stopped as soon as we opened the door, the video was interrupted once we walked in and went out of focus.”
While this woman may have experienced a ghost, other parents have experienced hacking. Parents are being warned that a growing number of people are hacking baby monitors and talking to children as they sleep.
Most new parents, however, aren’t aware of that risk — and had to find out the hard and terrifying way. For one Washington family, the wake-up call came quite literally when a hacker spoke to their 3-year-old son through his baby monitor, saying, “Wake up little boy, daddy’s looking for you.”
For an Indiana case, a mother heard the Police song “Every Breath You Take” playing from her daughter’s baby monitor, followed by “sexual noises.”
Parents should be aware of online predators that hack into baby monitors via Wi-Fi networks and web portals. Thus they should take the necessary steps to choosing the right baby monitor to protect themselves and their child.
By: Maytinee Kramer