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

Updated June 14, 2019 112.1k votes 6.9k voters 48.9k views29 items

List RulesVote 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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    5,249
    455

    A Child's Laughter... When You Have No Children

  • 2
    4,594
    710

    Someone Saying Your Name

  • 3
    4,288
    868

    Footsteps

  • 4
    3,916
    845

    An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

  • 5
    3,976
    881

    Knocking At The Door

  • 6
    3,862
    858

    A Creaky Door

  • 7
    3,740
    866

    TV Turning On

  • 8
    3,405
    905

    Singing

  • 9
    3,323
    913

    Humming Noises

  • 10
    3,040
    1,007
  • 11
    3,005
    995

    Radio Static

  • 12
    3,012
    1,038
  • 13
    2,707
    1,083

    Snapping Twigs And Branches

  • 14
    2,637
    1,068

    A Squeaky Swingset

  • 15
    2,581
    1,060

    A Gate Closing

  • 16
    2,390
    1,231

    A Doorbell

  • 17
    2,311
    1,263

    A Bird Hitting The Window

  • 18
    2,216
    1,285

    A Screaming Bobcat

  • 19
    2,182
    1,270

    A Running Faucet

  • 20
    1,888
    1,461

    Mice In The Walls

  • 21
    1,358
    1,732

    Teapot Whistling

  • 22
    1,413
    1,876

    The Wind

  • 23
    1,347
    1,837

    Howling Animals

  • 24
    1,209
    1,908

    Incessant Dog Bark

  • 25
    989
    2,043

    Ticking Clock