Cops urge anyone in Pittsburgh who hears a mysterious recording of a baby crying and a child calling out for help to ‘keep your door SHUT and call 911’
- 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
- Police are warning people to ‘keep your door SHUT’ and call 911 if they hear the ‘creepy’ noises, according to KDKA
- Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri confirmed the reports
Police are warning people in Pittsburgh to keep their doors shut and call police if they hear the sound of a baby crying and children calling for help outside their homes, according to KDKA.
At least four people have reported hearing the strange noises outside their homes.
Each incident took place on the south side of the city and was reported predominantly by college students, but investigating police have been unable to find the source of the sounds.
KDKA news reporter Royce Jones said police are warning people to stay inside and call 911 if they hear the ‘creepy’ noises.
‘Pittsburgh Police say keep your door SHUT and call POLICE,’ Jones tweeted.
Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri confirmed four cases were reported
A map shows the location of Pittsburgh where the creeping recordings were found
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 KDKA, the people targeted have been predominantly college students.
‘Obviously the people who live in the apartments where this is happening are freaked out,’ Jones 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.’