Graveyard Shift

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

Jacob Shelton
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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. 

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The Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Woods
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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
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Cemeteries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Cemeteries
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Basement is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Basement
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Abandoned Buildings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Abandoned Buildings
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Alley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
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The Old Factory On The Outskir... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Old Factory On The Outskirts Of Town
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Attic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Attic
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Parking Garages is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Parking Garages
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The Subway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Subway
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Any County Road is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Any County Road
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Hospitals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Hospitals
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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
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A Playground is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
A Playground
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The Lake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Lake
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Jail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
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Schools is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Schools
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Backyard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Backyard
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Your Bedroom Closet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Your Bedroom Closet
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Most Motels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Most Motels
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The Desert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
The Desert
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Churches is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Churches
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Theme Parks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
Theme Parks
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Bus Stop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
MiaStarrynight added Bus Stop
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Apartment Buildings On Your St... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night
KenGrabowski added Apartment Buildings On Your Street