A new trend going viral on social media is causing the internet to explode as people lock children in a room while they play a soundbite of creepy laughter.
The original sound was uploaded by someone with the username @solehudin1294, and the creepy sound clip has been used in nearly 80,000 videos.
The most popular videos have millions of views and likes, including one upload by @fctorreb. Within two days, the video gained over a million likes and 4.8 million views.
Newsweek contacted @fctorreb for comment.
In the viral trend, people lock their children, siblings, or babysitters in a room with sound. While most run out the door screaming and crying, others do just the opposite.
Many TikTok users find the videos hilarious.
“I can’t [wait] do this to my kids,” one user commented.
“that was so nasty… do it again,” exclaimed another.
“I swear this trend is better with 2 little siblings or twins,” one Tiktok user said.
Another wrote: “[That’s] so I mean now I want to do it.”
“All these bouta children share this same experience,” said one of them.
“Parents traumatizing their kids for a tiktok…I’m the parent,” another laughed.
One wrote: “I still don’t understand why they are so scared, it’s hilarious.”
One user commented, “I shouldn’t laugh.”
“Can’t wait to be a mom,” another commented.
“KEEP THIS TRENDING,” exclaimed one TikTok user.
“Love this trend so much,” echoed another user.
One user shared a similar experience trending, “my cousins did this to me when I was about 8 years old after watching grudge. base memory [for real].”
Newsweek posted several posts on the topic from TikTok, including a couple who found a “secret” safe hidden in the floor of their home, a bride praised for giving her bridesmaids a “crazy” survey, and a man making an anti-work rant that the internet agrees with him.
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