Crepitate \KREP-i-teyt\, verb:To make a crackling sound; crackle.
~I can see a grizzled old woman or a grouping of birds who crepitate. Or, better yet, a group of dark birds who turn into grizzled old women who torment the "pure", but "pure" of what? Hmmm~
Crepitate is from the Latin crepitare which meant “to rustle or chatter.”