Ipswich Woman 'Terrified' By Nightly Rendition Of Nursery Rhyme Discovers It's Spiders

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A woman who was terrified for months by an eerie rendition of a children's nursery rhyme has finally found the source of her terror: spiders.

The British mum-of-two, who does not wish to be named, heard a tinny rendition of 'It's raining, it's pouring' almost every night at her home in Ipswich, Suffolk. For months.

The woman began questioning her own sanity, said the Ipswich Star, which first reported the story.

"The first time I heard it it was the most terrifying thing ever, I went cold and felt sick, and thought, what on earth was that?" she told the BBC.

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After this went on for months, she complained to her local council, and last week when she heard the song again, the rapid response sprang into action.

Representatives from the Ipswich Borough Council tracked the music down to an industrial estate nearby.

As it turns out, the music was an unusual alarm designed to deter trespassers, and it had been playing continuously due to a spider crawling across the CCTV camera.

"We apologise to everyone that has made us aware they were affected -- the alarm's intention was never to have affected the residents," a spokesperson said.

This makes for a timely reminder that if you hear a creepy child's voice singing in the dead of night like something out of a horror film, it's probably not a ghost -- just spiders. Which isn't all that comforting, either.

The council has been contacted for comment.

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