At least that's what some users of the gadget think, after the machine randomly let loose a creepy giggle. Unprompted.
First reported by Buzzfeed, users have been reporting the disturbing, "bone chilling", horror-movie setup.
This Twitter user replayed the terrifying laugh.
Yeah, it’s as bad as you think.
Other people quickly shared their own Alexa Horror shorts:
It’s mad creepy
And it’s not a random occurrence. There’s even an Amazon Echo subreddit full of stories about random laughing.
And it gets weirder; one Reddit user who shared his experience with The Beast the Echo said there was “no indication on the app that the device heard any command”.
Users have been trying to come up with rational reasons for why the Echo laughs; some think the Echo simply misheard the word ‘lights’ for ‘laugh’; others think a skill, which is a "voice-driven capabilities that enhance and personalise your Alexa devices" may have been added.