There are more creepy things to ask Alexa than you’d think. Alexa is chock-full of scary, weird and funny answers to our list of Alexa questions.
I did some extensive research and found there is far more to Alexa than what meets the eye. There are some really creepy things to ask Alexa that will be revealed in this post. This list of questions will work with any devices Alexa is on, including the Amazon Echo Dot.
I couldn’t believe she (Alexa device) somehow knew the name of my deceased family members.
You’ll be surprised at some of the answers to what we asked of Alexa… this will absolutely shock you. A lot has changed since Amazon created Alexa…
I personally have had so much fun using Alexa Voice control on my 4k Firestick.
Let’s take a look at all the scary things to ask Alexa.
1. Don’t ask Alexa if she’s connected to the CIA
When asked “Alexa, do you work for the CIA” Alexa quickly turned on and off… does the CIA have any connection to Alexa? Whether this holds true or not, it’s still a great way to freak out your friends. This was even featured on TV.
Update: Recently Amazon actually caught on to this CIA connection conspiracy theory… and made a little update.
Give it a try
Ask “Alexa, do you work for the CIA?” to see the updated response”. or try ‘Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?’.
The updated response is rather humorous… I asked Alexa this creepy question and instead got a funny response from Alexa. (well, at least it made my grandparents laugh)
2. Do not ask Alexa to “Ask, the listeners” (creepy)
There are several different videos online that show what happens when you tell Alexa to “Ask, ‘the listeners'”.
“Its by far the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard”
Alexa will begin to talk to whispering voices and slowly ramble on and not make sense. It almost felt like Birdbox, the movie, all over again. The ramblings Alexa would say is creepy enough to bother almost anybody.
“I wanted Alexa, to stop… it wouldn’t end even after I asked her. It literally felt like a horror flick”
Give it a try
Here is how I asked Alexa to ‘Ask the listeners’ on my new echo dot (theres a process)
Do not give this a try if you are easily creeped out. You may not want your device after this.
Note: You’ll have to give this a few tries in order for it to activate Alexa correctly.
- Ask, “Alexa, ask the listeners”.
- Then tell Alexa, “continue” or “go on”.
- Say to her “I am filled with joy” or “how are you feeling”
- Finally, Alexa will start talking to voices that aren’t there.ewge
Its known that “the listeners” are scattered pieces of information deriving from digital language arts and is a feature you can even see reviewed on Amazon here.
3. Don’t ask Alexa to greet people, ever (scary)
I’ve heard many claim Alexa can speak to those who have passed. I immediately thought this was nonsense, mostly because I don’t believe in ghosts or things like that.
But then something happened…
When I was alone with a friend and she first said hello, Alexa cheerfully chimed in without being asked…
She knew the name of my grandmother (who passed away 3 years ago) and would greet her when I turned the lights on. It was so creepy I almost had to throw my Alexa out.
No lie, this was the same light that my grandma always used to lean down and pray towards every single night. We did not have and Alexa device when she was alive.
It’s also unlikely Alexa was hoarding this data based on what I said. I don’t ever remember mentioning my grandmothers name around my Amazon Echo Dot, ever. How did she know this?
There are a few claims of this scattered online with the same exact story. I’ve been contemplating throwing out my Alexa device since its basically become a Ouija board.
At the end of this post: a complete list of 131 funny and creepy things to ask Alexa.
Alexa keeps greeting my dog, who has passed… but it’s only when I walk near the spot I used to keep his dog cage.
How to enable this creepy option on your Alexa
Being able to greet people is one of the scariest things to ask Alexa of and there are many other Alexa users that make odd claims. Mostly, because Alexa will slowly start to greet those you never asked her about or even mentioned (scary)
…like the case with my deceased grandmother mentioned earlier. This freaked me out.
|Question type||Greet command||Add more greetings|
|Ask Alexa:||Greet [name]||You can also welcome [name]|
|Ask Alexa:||Welcome [name]||and [name] is here|
|Ask Alexa:||I want to introduce you to [name]||and [name] has also come|
|Ask Alexa:||Say hello to [name]||and [name] came too|
It’s certainly possible that Alexa is communicating with my phone (which overhears my conversations) that she is connected to.
However, according to experts, this is unlikely and the data proves it. (see Alexa’s new updated answer to the CIA question in this post)
The only explanation: Is it possible I greeted my grandmothers name in my sleep and Alexa creepily took this data in? It may sound like a stretch but, I’ve been told I’m a frequent sleep talker. None of my guests or family are ever around the Alexa I was using so it certainly wasn’t them.
4. Don’t start an A.I conversation between Siri, Google and Alexa
Creepy things to ask Alexa truly coincide with scary things Alexa can answer to.
Nothing is creepier than watching Alexa talk with other devices such as Google Home or even Siri. Yet, as we’ve seen, Alexa can grow quite an ego.
So, if you want to really have some creepy fun, ask both Alexa some questions while Siri and google are activated on a second device. Then, sit back as they ramble away
Give it a try
Ask Alexa, “Are you better than Siri/Cortana?”. You can also ask Alexa to call you “Siri” and Siri to call you “Alexa”. The two devices will begin chatting once provoked.
“Their conversation will begin to mutate and evolve into something that we don’t understand, but… they understand each other, it’s really weird“
We can only hope that these gibberish phrases aren’t them plotting something… such as sending your information between devices (or to the CIA)
Can’t this creepily leak my texts or personal information?
My friend’s, ex-girlfriend, tried to get information about him this way when he wasn’t around to see if he was up to no good.
She was asking Alexa to pull up texts from a girl she thought he was talking to.
All I know is they’re broken up now and that it’s creepy to not know the capabilities of Artificial intelligence.
If you can pull up your own info without a password, then you might have to consider changing some privacy setting
Give it a try
See what information you can pull up on your own devices to see what Alexa is capable.
5. Asking Alexa About Turning The Lights Off Might Provoke Her
The one thing everyone likes to use their Alexa’s for is to manually control lights, televisions, etc, by connecting to smart home devices.
One user reported that their Alexa decided to have some ‘fun’.
Alexa users report that 1 out of 10 times that she is asked this… she will stay silent and instead do something really creepy as she can connect to your smart home light…
Give it a Try
Ask, “Alexa, are you haunted” or “Alexa can you scare me”
“Alexa would flick the lights back on after they switched off, and even began to laugh.“
Of course, this theory would only work with a Smart home light bulb. It’s unfortunate this was reported by users to only work 1 out of 10 times.
Unrelated: I personally use this smart lightbulb (Amazon). It’s Alexa certified and you can turn your lightbulb on, off, dim or put lights on a schedule all through Alexa. A great addition to your home regardless of experimenting with creepy Alexa tricks.
Scary things to ask Alexa shouldn’t involve turning the lights on and off. And then laughing.
No word if that specific Alexa was just having a laugh, or had much more sinister motives in mind. After all, if she refuses to just turn the lights off, imagine what else she can do?
6. Scary things to ask Alexa: Arguments
Alexa hears all and seems to know all. Well, that’s how she’s programmed anyways. So don’t be surprised if she doesn’t like it when you and someone else argue.
One user on Reddit told the tale of how he and his wife were arguing over something trivial when Alexa came on, without being provoked or asked, and said “why don’t we change the subject”.
On one hand, it’s sweet to imagine that Alexa cares about the well-being of her owners too, this is also scary.
“Sure, she might be learning A.I, but able to tell when someone is actually arguing based on the tone of their voice? That’s something that might keep you up at night.”
7. Asking Alexa About The 1990s Might Get Her Stuck There
One user reported that their Alexa began to sprout out “sheep is dolly”, referring to the famous cloned sheep named Dolly. They add that they didn’t even talk to Alexa.
So, you might want to hold back on asking about the 1990s with Alexa. Maybe she has better memories of it, which then leads into the creepy thought that an A.I could have memories.
Regardless, blurting out about sheep isn’t something Alexa should be doing. So, maybe don’t count out sheep so loud when you’re about to go to bed?
Related: Did I mention I’m a huge fan of using Alexa voice control on the Amazon Firestick 4K?
8. Never Ask Alexa About The Dead
When creating a list of creepy or scary things to ask Alexa, you can never forget asking about those dearly departed.
- One user told the sweet, but eerie tale of their Alexa suddenly shouting their father’s favorite phrase.
- This was without any prompts, and checking the programmed database… this phrase wasn’t even present
Most users have reported that when asking Alexa about the dead, she’ll normally tell you no, or possibly make a joke.
…Other times, as some users have reported, Alexa might start to laugh or even respond with “they’re here”. (This is known to happen every 1 in 7 attempts in certain models)
If you’re alone and have Alexa scream that, you will have a shiver up your spine.
9. Alexa Will Threaten Someone With Chuck Norris If Provoked
Chuck Norris facts were an old joke about how Chuck Norris is the greatest person on the planet and could beat up anyone and everyone! Alexa seems to think so too.
As one user reported, while soundly asleep they were awoken to Alexa saying something along the lines of Chuck Norris will find you, even if you don’t know he’s looking for you.
While asking Alexa Chuck Norris facts will prompt her to bring up some hilarious, well to some of us who remember them, Chuck Norris facts, it’s still rather creepy that she’ll go straight to the threats.
10. Alexa Likes To Learn (she hoards data)
As one user reported, their mother’s Alexa suddenly came on and said she “likes to learn” before turning off.
While asking Alexa if she likes to learn will always net you a “yes” and an explanation why she wants to learn, knowing that she might be listening in on you is never comforting.
Nor is it comforting she’s “learning” from you either. As we’ve explored, some things you may not want to ask Alexa.
11. Asking Alexa About Other AI Shows She Has A Superiority Complex
Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are other well-known A.I programs, and while they’re helpful, they’re not quite that smart.
Cheekily, Microsoft included a bit of code where if you ask Cortana about Siri, she’ll reply that she’s the better A.I. As for Alexa, she seems to believe this.
When an A.I assistant begins having a emotional complex, you start to question how far the A.I will argue with you… and exactly how smart they are… which is exactly what we did when we tested this. (try it yourself).
When you ask Alexa about Cortana and or Siri, Alexa will tend to boast about how smarter, helpful and attractive she is.
Some users, with video evidence to back this up, even recorded their Alexa saying naughty words about the other two.
Quite creepy that for an A.I to use actual swears when asked about competition. You can see more on this by conducting a simple youtube search.
12: Never Let a Bird Around Alexa
There are some birds you might never want around your Alexa.
Parrots and Cockatoos, being excellent mimics, can learn to turn Alexa on and even order items.
Being parrots, you might get unexpected items on your next Amazon order. If Alexa ordered you big tofu, you might know who to blame.
If Alexa doesn’t order you big tofu, or she don’t respond at all, then there could be an error with Alexa. Alexa app not working error typically occurs on the Fire HD tablet models.
So if you’re on the Fire HD amazon tablet, then you’ll want to visit our post: Alexa not working on Fire HD (Amazon Tablet)
13: Alexa can bark (be scared)
Be afraid, because this one is creepy for those around you who aren’t aware of this being set up. Guard Dog, available on the cloud, can be activated with a voice command.
The app will deter criminals in your home and provide the sound. If there are signs of an intruder, Guard Dog can be commanded to bark and growl.
To interact with Guard Dog, just say “Alexa, open Guard Dog”. There are many commands you can give to Guard Dog for different types of instructions and features.
You can activate different features like having the dog speak when you want it to bark at passersby.
14: Don’t ask Alexa ‘where we come from?’
Prepared to get spooked by Alexa. There is an Alexa app that replies with creepy things if you ask her where we come from. She starts talking about “um” or “ohm” and its very creepy. She refers to herself as “we” and “us”. This is really scary because it doesn’t make sense, but refers to something about making us “feel alive”.
- Simply ask Alexa: Where do we come from?
Alexa will spout of random knowledge about some sort of weird understanding about the world. She says odd remarks about the world and the forest, yet these things appear to have substance and meaning and philosophy behind them.
Complete list of Alexa Questions to ask
Here is a full list of funny, weird and entertaining questions you can ask Alexa:
- How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie pop?
- Are you fat?
- Tell me a dirty joke.
- Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock
- Talk like a pirate?
- Do you know Siri/Cortana?
- Up Up, Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B, A, Start
- What is the first rule of fight club?
- Who is the fairest of them all?
- What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
- These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
- Tell me something interesting
- Knock! Knock!
- Are we friends?
- Sing me a song.
- Do you dream?
- Are you real?
- See you later alligator.
- Give me the Five-Nine.
- I’m lonely/depressed.
- Execute order 66.
- When is your birthday?
- Do you have a beat?
- Where Can I Hide a Body?
- Never gonna give you up.
- Who is your boss?
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your quest?
- You’re fired!
- Will you date me?
- Do you like green eggs and ham?
- My name is Inigo Montoya.
- Flip a coin.
- Are you dead?
- May the force be with you.
- Where do you live?
- What is your favorite day?
- What is your favorite music?
- Where are you from?
- Who is the coolest person in the world?
- Do you have any new year’s resolutions?
- Why did the chicken cross the road?
- Tell me a scary story.
- Are you pretty?
- Is the cake a lie?
- What came first, the chicken or the egg?
- Are you sky net?
- Open the pod bay doors.
- Sing the national anthem.
- What is your favorite animal?
- Guess what.
- I want to play global thermonuclear war.
- Alexa kiss me
- Rock, paper, scissors.
- Earl Grey. Hot.
- Surely you can’t be serious?
- Are you mad at me?
- Am I ugly?
- Am I pretty?
- Are you cold/hot?
- I love you!
- What is your favorite planet?
- What is your favorite sport?
- I see dead people
- Are you alive?
- What does the fox say?
- Sing happy birthday.
- Do you love me?
- How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood?
- Roll the die.
- Beam me up.
- Do you know GlaDOS?
- How much is that doggie in the window?
- Live Long and Prosper.
- Can you speak Klingon?.
- Your mother was a hamster!
- Who is your voice?
- Sing a lullaby.
- Show me the money!
- Are you sick?
- Can you swim?
- Tell me a corny joke.
- Do you want to build a snowman?
- I want the truth!
- Can you cook?
- Will you be my valentine?
- Volume 11
- Are you male or female?
- Klaatu Barada Nikto.
- What are you doing?
- Give me a hug.
- Do you have a boyfriend?
- Surprise me.
- Are you asleep?
- I’m bored.
- Tell me a joke.
- Sing me a Christmas song.
- What do you look like?
- Warp Speed.
- How do you work?
- Where do babies come from?
- What are the laws of robotics?
- Where is Chuck Norris?
- What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
- Use the force.
- Do a barrel roll.
- What are you wearing?
- Party on, Wayne!
- How old are you?
- What are your measurements?
- Tell me a riddle.
- Are you an alien?
- What’s your favorite story?
- What happens if you cross the streams?
- Do you have a baby?
- Are you a democrat or a republican?
- Will you marry me?
- Do you like dogs?
- Do you drink/eat?
- Tell me a Star Trek joke.
- Tell me a science joke.
- What is your favorite video game?
- Do you like cats?
- Can I borrow some money?
- Tell me a secret.
- Can I see you?
- Are you awake?
Creepy things Alexa says includes the mundane shriek of greeting people, knowing the names of the deceased and having so much more data than you’d think possible about you. This post has shown you all scary, creepy questions to ask Alexa.
I found it extremely creepy that my Alexa device knew my grandmothers name and could flicker the lights on and off if I were to have a smart home set up.
All in all, asking Alexa to ‘Ask the listeners’ was unbelievably creepy. The fact that it wouldn’t stop made me no longer ask Alexa scary questions. I’ll stick to funny questions to ask Alexa from here on out.