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

Mick Jacobs
70.8k votes 3.9k voters 25.5k views 30 items

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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3,008 275
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?
A Child's Laughter... When You Have No Children

2
2,634 443
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

3
2,503 505
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

4
2,280 483
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

5
2,299 529
TV Turning On is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
TV Turning On

6
2,327 537
A Creaky Door is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Creaky Door

7
2,297 529
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

8
2,368 549
Knocking At The Door is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Knocking At The Door

9
2,018 579
Singing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing

10
1,978 575
Humming Noises is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Humming Noises

11
1,852 614
Piano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

12
1,797 597
Radio Static is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Radio Static

13
1,833 651
Furby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Furby Reactivating Itself

14
1,591 647
A Gate Closing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Gate Closing

15
1,644 672
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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1,628 665
A Squeaky Swingset is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Squeaky Swingset

17
1,437 777
A Doorbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Doorbell

18
1,423 783
A Bird Hitting The Window is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Bird Hitting The Window

19
1,345 807
A Running Faucet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Running Faucet

20
1,344 812
A Screaming Bobcat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Screaming Bobcat

21
1,195 888
Mice In The Walls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Mice In The Walls

22
815 1,091
Teapot Whistling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Teapot Whistling

23
823 1,192
The Wind is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
The Wind

24
789 1,168
Howling Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Howling Animals

25
735 1,190
Incessant Dog Bark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Incessant Dog Bark

26
600 1,267
Ticking Clock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Ticking Clock

27
590 1,324
Thunder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Thunder

28
470 1,406
The Ice Maker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
The Ice Maker

29
416 1,408
Cracking Joints is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Cracking Joints

30
411 1,428
Your Pet's Noises is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Your Pet's Noises