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A couple minutes ago, I was mining in minecraft and then there was about ten seconds of creepy music. Whats going on? I'm freaking out!

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marked as duplicate by SevenSidedDie, waifu, John the Green, ChrisF, deutschZuid Jul 21 '13 at 23:10

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@SevenSidedDie Yeah definitely a dupe. – Young Guilo Jul 21 '13 at 22:34
herobrine! I knew it! – Jim Jones Nov 25 '15 at 5:21

Incorrect, this sound isn't a soundtrack, but rather an ambient sound, a sound that's played when you're exploring the wild vast lands of Minecraft.

From the wiki:

Ambience (sometimes called cave noises) is a set of sounds that occasionally play when the player is in close proximity to a dark cave.


Despite their name, they are not sounds that one would expect to hear inside of a cave, such as falling pebbles or dripping water, but rather supernatural noises frequently likened to demonic/ ghostly moans, vehicles, ringing bells and instruments.

Note this:

The Jukebox plays only custom tracks from discs dropped from Creepers. Ambient sounds can be played whenever you're near a dark cave, but not when you're using a jukebox. Some people may think that it's a music track, Track 13, which is creepy enough, but not the "ghostly" creepy kind you hear when near a dark cave, which are the ambient sounds, as I mentioned above..

There are also a total of 13 ambient tracks that can play at any time.

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Note to downvoter (@YoungGuilo): If he didn't play any music in a jukebox, then it can only be an ambient sound (he was near dark cave) – waifu Jul 21 '13 at 22:22
It's confusing/poor form/unnecessary to reply to other answers. Just state what's true and let the votes do the job of showing what is and isn't correct. – SevenSidedDie Jul 21 '13 at 22:28
@SevenSidedDie Right, got a bit too ahead of myself there. – waifu Jul 21 '13 at 22:29

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