There are sounds that, due to their characteristics, can relax us or can scare us a lot. That’s exactly what happens with this one. It’s the scariest sound in the world and you’ll be able to hear it further down in this article. Interestingly, this sound comes from a whistle. It’s actually the scariest sound in the world created by something called the Aztec death whistle. Do you have the courage to listen?
This is the scariest sound in the world! Do you have the courage to listen?
It’s a sound that sounds like anything but a whistle. However, the truth is this. That’s how he was effect. Now scientists have managed to recreate this sound. The whistle used by the Aztecs during human sacrifice rituals was recreated using 3D printing technology.
The researchers based the replica on a well-preserved model found in Mexico during the 1990s, as revealed by the newspaper TheSun.
The whistle has a skull-shaped body that produces a terrifying sound when blown. The scientists played the 3D-printed instrument and recorded the sound, which is similar to a high-pitched scream.
It is believed that the Aztecs blew the whistle before a sacrifice made to honor the wind god, Ehecatl.
However, other theories claim that the death whistle was used to drown out the victims’ screams.
Some experts theorize that it could also be used to scare away evil spirits.
The sound produced by the 3D printed whistle can be heard in a video published by the educational channel Action Lab available below.
According to Orgill, the shape of the whistle is intended to mimic the shape of a human larynx.
When the user blows into the whistle, the air splits in two to generate sound waves that exit through a second hole.
However, different whistles produce slightly different sounds, depending on a number of factors, such as the size and placement of the mouth.
“For some reason, the effect of making it sound like a scream is stronger when you don’t watch the person blowing the whistle,” Orgill said.
“Probably because our brain knows it’s a whistle,” he added.