This clip is quite possibly the freakiest of numbers stations broadcasts to be discovered. Number stations are shortwave radio stations that broadcast encrypted messages across the globe in the form of noises or people repeating strings of numbers.
“This system is completely secure because the messages can’t be tracked, the recipient could be anywhere,” says Akin Fernandez,
the creator of the Conet Project, a comprehensive archive of the phenomenon of numbers stations.
“It’s easy. You just send the spies to a country, they buy a radio, and they know exactly where and when to tune so they can recieve the message,” he says.
“This track in particular is nightmare-inducing because of the distorted ice cream truck music and the little girl speaking German numbers over and over. It becomes even more sinister when you realize that this message was most likely used as an order to kill someone.”