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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
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If you hear a baby crying… Don’t Open the Door
Here's a creepy email that's been making the rounds for at least half a year. It was sent to me by a visitor who wants to know if it's a hoax. Yes, it is. There have been no reported instances of serial killers using this particular modus operandi:

Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night. Please pass this on! and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby. This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.
Categories: Birth/Babies, Email Hoaxes
Posted by The Curator on Sat Jul 05, 2003
Comments (3)
If a serial killer were really all that determined to get at you, wouldn't they just break into your house? Oh well.
Posted by Kate  on  Sun Nov 07, 2004  at  03:03 PM
i hear it lase weekend.
Posted by emily  in  africa  on  Sat Mar 28, 2009  at  02:02 PM
this is creepy..my friend lives in lousinia and heard the baby crys....she called me right away and i told her to call the police....it was very scary!!!!!!!
Posted by Helga  in  hawaii  on  Sat May 30, 2009  at  04:48 PM
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