Home security technology has come a long way. We have the ability to monitor every room in our houses, as well as the exteriors, for very little money, and we can do so directly from our smartphones. Even doorbell cams are a thing now, with one company, Ring, manufacturing a variety of options. If you're not familiar with their products, Ring doorbells feature cameras built directly into the doorbell panel, so you'll always have a video of any person - or thing - that visits your porch, even when you're not at home.
Footage caught by Ring doorbells generally falls into the mundane category, but every now and then, the devices capture some truly unnerving and even downright creepy security footage. The following pieces of real home surveillance footage fall into the latter category. Be it strange and dangerous people caught on security cameras, unwanted animals lingering on your porch, or potential paranormal activity, it's all been caught on Ring. 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 colored hoodie rang the doorbell around 2 pm, but the home's occupant could not hear his doorbell because he had headphones over his ears.
The man left, but returned with his friend in the white hoodie about 15 minutes later. Presumably, the men believed no one was at home at the time. As such, the man in the dark hoodie attempted to kick in the door. The homeowner did hear this 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 states that, had Ring not alerted them to the movement, they might have slept through the entire blaze, and perished in the process.
A Strange Man With Strange Claims
In this video, a strange person rings the doorbell and engages in an equally strange conversation with the house's owner, who is not home at the time and talks to him via a remote speaker system. He claims to have worked for the homeowner's family at some point in time, possibly cleaning the tiles on the front porch. When asked directly what it is the man wants, he never answers in full, but seems eager to get inside the house, only wandering away when he realizes no one is, in fact, at home.
Just what is it this man wanted? And why did he lose interest when he learned there was no one on the other side of the door?