It turns out that in space, people CAN hear you scream.

The aliens are coming…

Thought that in space, no one can hear you scream? WRONG.

A NASA experiment has captured some mysterious “screaming” sounds 36km above the Earth’s surface.

And yes – it’s seriously creepy.

Yep. Aliens.

The sounds are known as atmospheric infrasound, and they are beyond the range of normal human hearing.

But when the recording is sped up? We can hear a random collection of freaky sounds, including static, crackles, and yes, screaming.

University of North Carolina doctoral candidate in geophysics, Daniel Bowman, is one of the people involved in creating the space technology that captured the sounds via a huge helium balloon.

Somebody call Will Smith…

He told LiveScience that the recording “sounds kind of like The X-Files”.

I was surprised by the sheer complexity of the signal. I expected to see a few little stripes. There haven’t been acoustic recordings in the stratosphere for 50 years. Surely, if we place instruments up there, we will find things we haven’t seen before.

Feeling brave yet? Here is the recording of the freaky space sounds:

Science boffins have come up with some possible explanations for the mysterious sounds from the universe – such as earthquakes, storms or waves crashing, wind turbulence or vibrations from the balloon’s cable – but at this stage, they are only educated guesses, as the exact causes are still a mystery.

We’re calling it: Clearly, the aliens are coming.

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