Subliminal messages from the white noise machine

Disclosure: I might regret posting this because all 4 people who read my blog will inevitably think I’m insane. I’ll have you know the hubs hears things, too, when the machine is on. 

Meet the girls’ white noise machine. We like it because it doesn’t shut off, although this is our second one. The projector likes to stop working after a while. We really need a new one. This one has been talking to me. 
They like the “white” noise setting. I have never heard anything funny in the rain or heartbeat modes, but Gabby refuses to sleep unless I choose white noise. But after some time, usually when rocking Lillian to sleep (read: playing candy crush and minding my own business), I start to pick up a pattern in the loop and it sounds like a voice saying words. Here are some things the creepy white noise machine has said to me recently:

“You’re Kris Kringle.”

“I’m filthy.”
“Don’t worry.”
“Do the Macarena.”
“How about you?”
“Scouts are afraid.”
“Now it’s time for braiding.”
I don’t know what it’s trying to tell me with these messages but I really don’t need to question my sanity every night. 
Also, the projector stopped working. Any recommendations for a non-psychosis-inducing machine?
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15 thoughts on “Subliminal messages from the white noise machine

  1. John says:

    I also hear messages being played from this machine, it seems to change, sometimes I can understand it and sometimes it’s hard to hear what is being said. Could your mind just be playing tricks on you or did they actually put some weird stuff in there. I’m thinking about throwing this thing out.

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  2. msjoyful says:

    stumbled across this post because yep- I hear it too! it’s on the white noise setting as I speak and I swear I’m hearing 3 notes being played over and over again and a voice along with it saying something like “leave the plane.” wth??? so scary and I am not *that* sleep deprived at the moment.

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  3. Katie Morgan says:

    This is creeping me out. I need some kind of background noise to dampen down the sounds of the neighbours. I already sleep with ear plugs but I can still pick up noises. I’m afraid to use the app I have now!! Are there any studies on this?

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    • newestmcdermott says:

      I haven’t seen any studies, but this is definitely my most viewed post, so it seems common. I have never experienced this with my white noise apps, only this specific white noise machine. I think it has to do with the length of the sample. Also, I will mention my kids don’t notice anything, only my husband and I do, so maybe you will only notice it if you are paying attention.

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