Strange filter-like distortion appeared randomly over my audio - need fix please.

I have never had this issue while recording before, however the file I have attached to this post outlines my issue. Seemingly at random my audio started having this demonic like filter over all of it. In the file I have attached you can hear the transition between when the audio is regular and when it becomes distorted.

Is there any way to fix this? I am using the most recently updated version of Audacity and am novice at sound editing.

Any help at all would be appreciated. Thank you.

First problem: Your recording level is too high, causing the audio to be “clipped” (distorted) when it slams against the top / bottom of the track.

Second problem: In the second half of the recording, it sounds like some of the audio data is being dropped. There’s many reasons why this can happen. Some reasons are more likely than others depending on your set up. Perhaps you can tell us a bit about your set up: what equipment you are using, what else is running on the computer, and so on.