- Alice Connington, 34, and her family were haunted by the voice of the child
- The mother-of-two from Ipswich was left unable to sleep at night
- Council investigators tracked down the unnerving sound to a nearby estate
- The spooky sound was set off by spiders crawling over motion sensors
The eerie voice of a child singing 'It's Raining, it's Pouring' that tormented a family for months was caused by an alarm used to deter trespassers- that had been set off by spiders.
Alice Connington, 34, who lives in Ipswich with her two young children, was left haunted by the sinister tune and unable to sleep.
'I heard it at all times of the night - 1am, 2am, 4am - it was sporadic, sometimes it would play once, other times it was over and over.'
The 34-year-old decided enough was enough and reported the ghoulish sounding nursery rhyme to the council.
Investigators tracked down the unnerving sound to a nearby industrial estate only a few hundred yards from her home.
The spooky sound was meant to be a deterrent to stop opportunistic thieves and was set off by spiders crawling over the motion sensors.
Alice Connigton, 34, who lives in Ipswich with her two young children, was left haunted by the sinister tune and unable to sleep. She described the noise as 'absolutely terrifying'
A spokesman for the council said: 'This is unique in our experience – it was difficult to believe a nursery rhyme would be playing in the middle of the night.
'But we do take all complaints extremely seriously and asked the residents who contacted us to let us know when it was actually playing so we could investigate properly.'We took a call around midnight and immediately went to the area to find out more - we did hear the nursery rhyme playing from an industrial premises and it sounded very eerie at that time of night.
'We appreciate that people living nearby would find it quite spooky.'
The mother-of-two added she was now looking forward to 'getting some actual sleep.'