Home security technology has come a long way. We can monitor every room and the exterior for very little money, and it's all accessible from a smartphone. Even doorbell cams exist now, with companies like Ring manufacturing a variety of options. If you're not familiar with their products, Ring doorbells feature cameras built directly into the panel, so you'll always have a video of any person - or thing - that visits your porch.
Footage caught by Ring doorbells generally falls into the mundane category, but now and then, the devices capture unnerving and even downright eerie security footage. The following instances of real home surveillance footage fall into the latter group. Be it strange and dangerous people caught on cameras, unwanted animals lingering on the porch, or potential paranormal activity, it's all been recorded. So turn off the lights, put on headphones, and freak yourself out with these creepy Ring doorbell videos.
Attempted Door Kick-In
According to this video's description on YouTube, the man in the dark hoodie rang the doorbell around 2 pm, but the home's occupant couldn't hear it because he was wearing headphones.
The man left, but returned with his friend in the white hoodie about 15 minutes later. Presumably, the men believed no one was home. As such, the man in the dark hoodie attempted to kick in the door. The homeowner heard the loud bang and yelled out, scaring the men off his porch. The sound of the attempted burglar's foot hitting the door is especially jarring.
A Massive Fire Erupts Next Door
This homeowner woke up to a horrifying sight on their Ring app - a rapidly spreading fire just a few feet from their front step. In the video's YouTube description, the original poster says they might have slept through the entire blaze - and perished in the process - had Ring not alerted them to the movement.
A Strange Man With Strange Claims
In this video, a strange person rings the doorbell and engages in an equally odd conversation with the house's owner, who isn't home and talks to the visitor via a remote speaker system. The man claims he worked for the homeowner's family at one point, possibly cleaning the tiles on the front porch. When asked what it is the man wants, he never answers fully, but seems eager to get inside the house - only wandering away when he realizes no one is home.
A Terrifying, Invisible Visitor
In this clip, it isn't what you see, but what you hear. Either a prankster possesses a spine-tingling sense of humor, or this house needs an exorcist, pronto.