A couple live in a 44 unit apartment building in Washington DC.They have lived there 4 years living there without a car commuting
a nice breeze blowing through their apartment overlooking
Rock Creek Park. Their cat sits in the windowsill watching the
birds and squirrels doing busy with tail his whipping as watches them.
They come home and crash on the couch snacking after a long day
the husband hunting for some info on the computer the wife reading
until they stop because they both hear a voice. An operatic voice.
A woman's voice. Sometimes clear and loud at other times it seems far away.
They smile at each other and continue searching and flipping pages
one ear on the voice. But the voice returns the next day and the next.
This continues for weeks. They look out the window and try to figure out
where the voice is coming from. Who the voice belongs to. They walk out
into the woods and discover a small homeless camp and think maybe the
woman is living there. She sings in the forest to the trees but she is not there
and is never seen by either of them. Only the signs of the encampment
a sleeping bag and remnants from other homeless people who crashed there in the past.
But the voice keeps returning day after day. After one particular daythe wife comes home tired and takes a nap and soon after the voice returns
in a clear and nearby tone so the husband decides to record it
by placing the device on the ledge and lets it run. She sings beautifully
and the husband is happy. He captured the ghost. It's nearing Halloween
and both have kidded around with each other entertaining the idea
that it's not another tenant or the lady of the woods it's actually a spirit
and they are the only ones that can hear her. The next day the wife
runs off to work a kiss out the door and she's gone. He never shared with her
that he had recorded the voice because he stayed up late and she bounced out so fast.
The husband has the holiday offand being an amateur musician takes the recording
and uploads into the music making program enhancing the sound along the way.
He repeats the track 4 times to boost the sound and makes it into a quality audio file.
He gets the idea to set up the speakers in the window and play it out to the woods
but he summons the spirit of the siren and she comes for him. He doesn't even have time
to slam the window shut and the creature like a praying mantis takes him out
through the window to her hidden lair. The wife gets home and screams loud.
The window and screen are shattered. The speakers are lying on the floor amidst the chaos.
She quickly covers her mouth looking around is the intruder still in the house?
All alone she walks over the window. What has happened here? Where's my husband?
She walks over to the computer crunching broken glass, reaches out pushes play.