Pittsburgh college students report hearing children calling for help and babies crying outside their homes – as cops investigate who is leaving the strange recordings
- Police in the south side of Pittsburgh have received four reports of a recording of a baby crying and a child crying out for help playing outside people’s homes
- The majority of those targeted appear to be college students
- Pittsburgh police have failed to find the source of the recordings on arrival
- They ask anyone who hears the recording to contact them immediately
- Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri confirmed the reports
At least four people in Pittsburgh have reported hearing a baby crying and children calling out for help outside their homes, according to police.
All reported on the south side of the city and predominantly by college students, investigating police have been unable to find the source of the sounds.
Pittsburgh police have asked anyone who hears the recordings to call 911 immediately.
Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri confirmed four cases were reported
According to the Trib Live, Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri said the police had received four reports of the recording being played outside homes in the south side of the city.
In a statement to the Daily Mail, Pittsburgh Deputy Public Information Officer Cara Cruz confirmed the cases and said the police would not be commenting further.
‘Police have received multiple reports recently from people in the South Side area of the city of Pittsburgh who hear what sounds like a recording of a baby crying or a child’s voice asking for help,’ the statement said.
‘Zone 3 officers have responded to each call. In each case (four altogether), officers did not hear the sound or locate the source of the sound. However, we ask that anyone who hears something similar to these reports call 911 immediately.
‘No one from Pittsburgh Police will be commenting on this at at this time.’
The four reports made so far all noted that it was a recording of babies crying and off children calling out for help.
According to Royce Jones from KDKA, the people targeted have been predominantly college students.
‘Obviously the people who live in the apartments where this is happening are freaked out,’ he reported.
‘They’ve contacted police whenever this happens. There are four reported incidents of this so far, police confirm, and every time Zone 3 officers respond to these calls, they don’t find anybody.
‘We don’t know what the motive is.’
Locals in Pittsburgh who have heard the recording have been reacting on Twitter
KDKA reporter Royce Jones states predominantly college students have been targeted
Locals have responded on Twitter to say they have also heard the noise.
Some claim it is bobcats or cats while others agree that they have heard an actual recording of children.
‘My husband heard this on 3 separate spread out occasions the last being over the summer,’ one user said.
‘It was a girls voice in the distance saying help me. He was outside with our dogs. Twice late at night, once in the middle of the day. All three times he came and got me and nothing else hear.’