We couldn’t tell where it was coming from and it would only last about 5 seconds. It happened about every five minutes.
To be perfectly honest, it sounded like that smoke monster thing from the show “Lost.” That show isn’t based on a true story or anything, but let’s just say we were “concerned.” At about 3:30 am, we realized it was not in fact any sort of smoke monster, but the new laptop. Apparently the screen saver is on “audio-monster mode” or something. Instead of a picture, it just makes ghastly noises and shrieks.
After that we could rest soundly knowing that Connar, Amy, and I were safe from monsters (at least that one). Moral of the story: close all laptops at night unless you know they don’t have some sort of audible screen saver.