phobias What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?  

Mick Jacobs
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List Rules Vote up the noises that should be illegal past sundown.

When things go bump in the night, your heart goes bump in the night, too. Scary noises at night doesn't necessarily need to be as specific as creepy audio recordings or bloodcurdling screams, but this does makes them freakier. Everyday noises, when robbed of the positive veneer of daylight, are made sinister by the cover of darkness. The source of such a noise may lie outside a person's realm of vision or, for the really unlucky, outside a person's understanding. Is that a woman screaming bloody murder?! Nope, it's just a fox in the yard, no biggie.

The sounds made creepier at night typically come from relatively mundane sources. Like the scariest noises people have ever heard, they tend to leave an impression on the mind and a ringing in the ear. The creepy night sounds below are all relatively tame, until the unfortunate dark night when that noise pierces what should be the slumbering stillness of the middle of the night. 

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A Child's Laughter... When... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
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530 93
Someone Saying Your Name is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Someone Saying Your Name

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458 113
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

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408 113
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

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433 136
Knocking At The Door is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Knocking At The Door

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393 121
TV Turning On is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
TV Turning On

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386 126
A Creaky Door is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Creaky Door

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350 118
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

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320 129
Singing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing

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286 139
Humming Noises is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Humming Noises

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292 144
Furby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Furby Reactivating Itself

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270 135
Piano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

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252 141
A Squeaky Swingset is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Squeaky Swingset

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237 134
Radio Static is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Radio Static

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255 166
Snapping Twigs And Branches is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Snapping Twigs And Branches

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223 141
A Gate Closing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Gate Closing

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211 160
A Bird Hitting The Window is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Bird Hitting The Window

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214 168
A Doorbell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Doorbell

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204 162
A Screaming Bobcat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Screaming Bobcat

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179 174
Mice In The Walls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Mice In The Walls

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172 202
A Running Faucet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Running Faucet

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136 219
The Wind is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
The Wind

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114 217
Howling Animals is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Howling Animals

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109 230
Incessant Dog Bark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Incessant Dog Bark

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100 218
Thunder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Thunder

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91 227
Ticking Clock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Ticking Clock

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94 234
The Ice Maker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
The Ice Maker

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85 217
Teapot Whistling is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Teapot Whistling

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76 232
Your Pet's Noises is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Your Pet's Noises

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63 243
Cracking Joints is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Cracking Joints