You know those eerie sounds in horror movies that send shivers down your spine and let you know something scary is about to happen? It turns out a lot of them are made by a bizarre instrument called a waterphone.

Invented by Richard Waters in the late 1960s, the strange looking device is basically a metal bowl filled with water that has a bunch of metal rods of varying lengths jutting up from it. Each rod is a note, and each makes a different creepy sounds depending on what you play it with. The video above demonstrates some of the sounds it produces.

Am I the only one who after watching the above video, wishes he could hide behind a bush with one of these things and play it at night as people walk by?

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