• Culture

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

List RulesUpvote 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. 

Photo:
  • 1
    500
    82

    Abandoned Buildings

  • 2
    578
    100

    Basement

  • 3
    1,330
    302

    The Woods

  • 4
    451
    91

    Alley

  • 5
    438
    98

    Attic

  • 6
    860
    223

    A Cabin In The Woods

  • 7
    794
    240

    Cemeteries

  • 8
    619
    237

    The Old Factory On The Outskirts Of Town

  • 9
    677
    292

    Parking Garages

  • 10
    566
    268

    The Subway

  • 11
    582
    320

    Any County Road

  • 12
    548
    355

    Hospitals

  • 13
    499
    330

    Any Room In Your Apartment That You're Not Physically Occupying

  • 14
    449
    336

    A Playground

  • 15
    223
    176

    Backyard

  • 353
    297
  • 17
    413
    361

    The Lake

  • 18
    362
    367

    Schools

  • 19
    345
    382

    Your Bedroom Closet

  • 20
    160
    186

    Bus Stop

  • 21
    290
    335

    Most Motels

  • 22
    304
    385

    Churches

  • 23
    148
    195

    A Farm

  • 24
    278
    358

    Theme Parks

  • 25
    268
    353

    The Desert

not on the list?add item #43add new item
List Rules: Upvote the places that go from harmless to horrifying when the sun goes down.