• Graveyard Shift

People Confess The Scariest Things They've Seen On Nighttime Walks

List RulesVote up the nighttime sights that would make you barricade yourself indoors.

Not all starlit walks are peaceful. These Redditors discuss the scariest things they came across or saw while on a nighttime walk through a neighborhood.

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    117 VOTES

    They Heard An Ominous Voice

    From Redditor u/dammitarlene:

    Over 25 years ago, I was walking in a park at night. It was pitch black in this park, no lighting, other than the moon and the stars on a beautiful autumn night. I couldn’t see very well, but I knew the area and was walking along the road, which ran parallel to a small river. The moonlight would bounce of the water, and all you would hear is the trickle from the slow-running river and slight breeze in the trees. I loved those walks.

    That was until the one night, in the dead silence and pitch black, I distinctly hear a man's voice out of the woods say very clearly, "Young girls shouldn’t go walking alone in the woods at night." I FROZE. I looked in the direction of the voice and couldn’t see a d*mn thing. I RAN HOME.

    That was the last evening walk I took in that park.

    Time to go home?
  • 2
    112 VOTES

    They Stumbled Upon A Body

    From Redditor u/Marmoticon:

    Was out for a late walk in the rain - always enjoy it because it's peaceful, smells great, quiet, and never see anyone. Walked off this trail back into the road and saw a big pile of garbage under a tarp at the end of the cul-de-sac the trail ends in... I got a creepy chill like, "That could be a dead body or something, and I'd never know." I just got a weird feeling that snapped me out of my calm walk. Picked up the pace.

    About 500 yards away was a parked car with a guy sitting there in the dark in the rain at like 11 pm-ish... Car off, just sitting there. Got super creeped out at this point and changed my route back to the main road and hurried home.

    Turns out, it was a dead body someone had dumped under that tarp... It was under there for four days before someone investigated it. The guy in the car turned out to be just a random dude... He lives there and was totally unrelated to the body.

    Still, took a few months off from my late-night walks alone in the woods.

    Time to go home?
  • 3
    92 VOTES

    They Found An Unsettling Altar

    From Redditor u/Dramboi:

    I live way out in the country, so when I go for walks, I just go out in the woods. One night, probably like 2:00 am, I went for a walk because I couldn’t sleep. Got about a mile into the woods and found ... a f*cking worshipping shrine or some sh*t. There was blood on the wood table (probably rabbit or some small animal because there were some small skulls).

    It’s a little weird to find something that far out in the woods because neighbors here are miles away. Not gonna lie, it kinda freaked me out... I just turned around and walked back.

    Woke up later that day and went back... Nothing was there except for an indentation in the grass. When I saw that everything was gone, it really made me think I wasn’t alone that night.

    Time to go home?
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    102 VOTES

    They Witnessed A Kidnapping

    From Redditor u/kinetochore21:

    Almost 100% sure I witnessed a kidnapping. I was going to get my mail late at night while living in an apartment complex, and on the way back, I noticed a woman in her pajamas surrounded by a few men right by a car. There was an argument and looked like they forced her in the car and drove off... 

    I found her slipper nearby on the grass. I of course called the police... They came, and I let them know what I saw, but I never found out what actually happened.

    Time to go home?