Alarm Clock Stuck In Wall Goes Off Every Day For 13 Years

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — All is calm in a quiet house on a peaceful street in the tranquil township of Ross – until the walls come alive with the sound of a 13-year-old alarm clock.

“I’ll show you where this started out from, why it was convenient,” says homeowner Jerry Lynn, climbing the stairs to the second floor. “Or why I thought it was convenient at the time.”

He says he dropped the clock, tied to a string, through an air vent. Set to go off ten minutes later, it would let him know where to punch a hole in the living room wall to pass a wire through for a TV hookup.

“As I was laying it down, all of a sudden I heard it go ‘thunk!’ as it came loose,” he said. “I thought, well, that’s not a real problem. You know it’s still going to go off. And it did.”

He couldn’t pull it back up, but figured, “Maybe, three-four months it’ll run out of battery. That was in September of 2004. It is still going off every day. And during daylight savings time it goes off at ten minutes ’til eight. And during standard time it goes off at ten minutes to seven at night.”

Jerry’s wife, Sylvia, says the sudden ring can come as a jolt to unsuspecting guests.

“It starts with a soft ‘beep beep beep beep’ and it gets louder and closer together, and that will set people like, ‘What is that?'”

For the Lynn family, it’s a story that has a familiar ring to it.

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One Comment

  1. Deputy53 says:

    IF they ever open the wall up for any other reason, get that clock out, find out WHOSE battery is in the clock..and see if the company wants to make a commercial. (Homeowner to be paid-for the endorsement.)
    I have worked with every kind of battery in my 64+ years on this earth. I am amazed that it still works after 13 years, and who knows how long the battery was in the clock, before it fell?
    I want to buy some of those batteries. (And stock in the battery compant!)

  2. Harold West says:

    Fake story no battery lasts 13 years. The homeowner picking the number 13 is a dead giveaway. If the homeowners were willing to put a hole for in the wall for the TV cable why no open the wall to find the clock?

  3. Kathy Shaw says:

    My husband and I lowered our kitchen ceiling. Not sure how we didn’t notice, but left a smoke alarm inside the new ceiling. Taped, sanded, and painted. When the battery started cheeping we realized what we’d done. Lol. Neither of us wanted to cut into the ceiling. We just let it die.

  4. Dumb and pointless story.

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