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Some people are creeped out enough having an Amazon Echo constantly listening to their every move in their home. But it gets even more disturbing than that.

As first reported by BuzzFeed, some Amazon Alexa users are reporting that their virtual assistant has been randomly laughing. Yes, randomly chuckling.

Twitter user anniebonannieTN says they were alone in their kitchen in the dark when Alexa let out this agitating chuckle. Thankfully, they were able to record the giggle by commanding Alexa to “replay.”

A quick search on Twitter brought up similar instances, each equally frightening.

The Amazon Echo subreddit also had stories. One Reddit claims their Echo Dot arbitrarily giggled twice at around 10 p.m.

To build things weirder, the Redditor added that there was “no indication on the app that the machine heard any command.”

The hope here is that something is accidentally registering a command to giggle from some other interference. Because Alexa is always listening and waits for a trigger word followed by a command, this is somewhat plausible.

However, if Alexa does mess up, a feature in the app allows you to see what the Echo heard in order to help improve its functions. This seem to be not be the case from Redditor ema_chad.

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Some Redditors suggested that a skill may have been added to the app. Amazon describes skills as “voice-driven capabilities that enhance and personalize your Alexa devices.”

A quick search shows a number of laugh abilities available for Alexa, so it is possible one was accidentally added, then triggered.

Either that or it’s Jeff Bezos chuckling every time he makes another billion dollars.

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