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Graveyard Shift Readers Share The Creepiest Things That Have Ever Happened To Them

September 30, 2020 3.5k votes 391 voters 14.2k views22 items

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At Graveyard Shift, creepy stories are our bread and butter, and creepy true stories are even better. That's why we asked our readers to send us their creepiest real-life experiences, and they delivered. These are some of the creepiest stories from Graveyard Shift readers.

  • 1

    A Would-Be Intruder Stared At Her Through Her Window

    From Jennifer F:

    I was home alone. Woke up feeling like someone was watching me. Looked at my dresser mirror and there was a guy looking through my window. I froze but crawled off my bed and to the kitchen to get the cordless phone, and my brother never put it on the charger, so it was dead. I looked out of the kitchen window and [the guy] was there. I pretended to be on the phone with the police to see if that scared him off. Nope, he looked angry.

    I sat in the hallway forever listening to this guy try and break in. My dad came home and there [were] footprints from the road to my window going to the back of the house. There was damage to the doors and windows. This was in '02.

  • 2

    They Heard A Child Giggle And Found A Single Footprint

    From Trevor P:

    In my home, my brother and I used to stay in our basement. My brother was at home, late at night, probably around 3 to 4 am, and it was lightly drizzling outside. My brother heard a little girl giggling outside the window. The laugh sounded normal, but what was unusual was the time of night/morning. He heard the laugh for about 15 to 20 seconds and then it went silent. He was creeped out, but managed to go to sleep after trying to listen for another hour longer; nothing.

    Later the same day... Our mum called us; we were watching TV in the living room. We all go out to the back deck and see a single footprint, with the footprint pointing to her room. We all checked our foot size to the print found on our deck. The footprint was a lot smaller than everybody else’s. A child’s footprint. It was like the foot that made the print was dipped in oil because it wouldn’t come off the paint on the deck easily. The print faded away after a few days.

  • 3

    Robbers Stole Her Stereo While She Hid In The Closet

    From Sam F:

    I was in junior high, and had just walked my sister across the street to catch the bus. I went back inside to get myself ready for school, when suddenly my wouldn’t-hurt-a-fly cat started acting strange. He growled at the back patio door. I heard someone messing with the doorknob, and ran into my bedroom closet to hide.

    Two people broke into the house and spent time robbing it. I hid under clothes in the closet. They stole the stereo from my room and tried to open the closet door, but the doorknob stuck and they couldn’t open it. Spent nearly two hours there, on my own, scared sh*tless. They finally left. I didn’t go to school that day.

  • 4

    She Kept Hearing Noisy Neighbors Who Weren't There

    From Jodie J:

    I lived in Germany for a year when I was 19. I lived in an apartment with my boyfriend and friend... I was constantly waking up to very loud upstairs neighbors. I'd finally had enough after about a month of this banging around, running back and fourth, moving-chair noises, so I asked my boyfriend to please ask them to keep it down. He looked at me and tells me no one lives [there]. It's the attic... and [it's] chained shut.

    I try to push it out of my head, and one day as I'm doing laundry, my cat runs out the door and straight up the stairs. I run after her and she's sitting at this big metal door meowing... that is in fact chained shut. That is only one of the unexplainable things that happened while I was in Germany.

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