Thought Provoking 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night  

Jacob Shelton
18.7k votes 1.8k voters 25.8k views 41 items

List Rules Upvote the places that go from harmless to horrifying when the sun goes down.

Why must the dark be so terrifying? How do areas so normal and inviting by day become places of complete terror by night? Why does the building parking garage you’ve walked through a million times get so terrifying the moment the sun goes down? Have those places always been full of an inky dread, and does the blackness of night simply remove any illusion of safety? While you think about the creepy locations at night that are somehow soothing during the day, remember: there’s nothing wrong with avoiding these places after nightfall, for the cover of darkness hides many a terrible thing from the unsuspecting person.

Where was the last completely normal place that frightened you to the core? Was it a late-night trip to the supermarket where you were the only customer? Or was it the night you traipsed through the peach orchard and realized that you weren’t alone? It’s easy to frighten yourself wherever you are after sundown, but keep in mind that whatever is scaring you is just in your head. Maybe. 

list ordered by

1
1,037 287
The Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Woods

2
615 169
A Cabin In The Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
A Cabin In The Woods

3
579 166
Cemeteries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Cemeteries

4
206 22
Basement is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Basement

5
440 176
The Old Factory On The Outskir... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Old Factory On The Outskirts Of Town

6
180 20
Abandoned Buildings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Abandoned Buildings

7
482 232
Parking Garages is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Parking Garages

8
417 193
The Subway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Subway

9
167 23
Alley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Alley

10
439 237
Any County Road is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Any County Road

11
425 251
Hospitals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Hospitals

12
161 33
Attic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Attic

13
362 254
Any Room In Your Apartment Tha... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Any Room In Your Apartment That You're Not Physically Occupying

14
335 259
The Lake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Lake

15
329 262
A Playground is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
A Playground

16
243 223
Jail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Lisa Bradley added

17
273 278
Schools is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Schools

18
263 277
Your Bedroom Closet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Your Bedroom Closet

19
214 243
Most Motels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Most Motels

20
164 175
Apartment Buildings On Your St... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
KenGrabowski added Apartment Buildings On Your Street

21
215 265
The Desert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Desert

22
218 271
Theme Parks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Theme Parks

23
233 297
Churches is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Churches

24
84 69
Backyard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Backyard

25
185 270
A High School Theater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
A High School Theater

26
69 76
A Farm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added A Farm

27
186 284
Any Carnival is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Any Carnival

28
66 78
Bus Stop is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Bus Stop

29
115 291
The Natural History Museum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Natural History Museum

30
108 289
The Peach Orchard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Peach Orchard

31
111 301
The Inside Of Your Fireplace is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Inside Of Your Fireplace

32
101 286
A Convenience Store is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
A Convenience Store

33
99 300
Your Office is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Your Office

34
96 300
Your Public Library is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Your Public Library

35
28 107
The Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added The Beach

36
88 283
A Row Boat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
A Row Boat

37
56 303
The Los Angeles Fashion Distri... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Los Angeles Fashion District

38
54 330
Your Parents' Room is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Your Parents' Room

39
46 331
Every Subway Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Every Subway Restaurant

40
43 346
The Salad Bar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Salad Bar

41
41 338
Home Depot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Home Depot