Graveyard Shift

19 People Describe The Most Haunting Noise They Ever Heard

As scary as something may be, hearing it before you see it can heighten your own fear. "What is that, where's it coming from, am I gonna die" are reasonable, if dramatic, reactions to mysterious and gruesome sounds, many of which are not easily forgotten.

The rasping gurgles of people dying, animals screeching before slaughter, noises with no clear point of origin, they can all haunt your reality as easily as your dreams. The stories told here, all from Reddit, are of real-life experiences of auditory horror; some end humorously, others somberly, but all of them begin frighteningly.