There’s nothing quite like the sound of crickets on a summer night, right? It’s the kind of sound that just sort of lulls you to sleep and whisks you away to dreamland. But when you slow down that sound, something chilling happens.
Thanks to composer Jim Wilson, we can now experience this horrific creepiness for ourselves. The track below is actually two pieces of audio fused together. One is a regular recording of chirping crickets, and the other is that same chirping slowed down. The result will take all of those nice dreams and turn them into nightmares.
Well, I only peed my pants a little bit, so that’s a victory in my book. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to listen to crickets the same way again.