Just read this article in the Washington Post. I recently had a weird Alexa experience. We don't have one, but my daughter and I were staying in a vacation rental apartment in Tacoma a few weeks back. They had the little Echo "dot" thing there. We thought it was weird that the lights on it would randomly start spinning/glowing/turning on - don't remember exactly what, but the lights became active in some way - while we were just sitting in the living room and never asked Alexa to wake up.
The second night we were there, we were sitting silently, each of us reading, when it lit up again and some guy's voice started coming out of the speaker. It sounded like it was transmitting part of a telephone conversation or something; only lasted a couple of seconds then stopped. We looked at each other, and I got up and uplugged the thing. Was just too weird.
Anyone else had strange encounters with these devices?