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

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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 You Have No Children
    1

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

  • Someone Saying Your Name
    2

    Someone Saying Your Name

  • Knocking At The Door
    3

    Knocking At The Door

  • An Inexplicable Baby's Cry
    4

    An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

  • A Creaky Door
    5

    A Creaky Door

  • TV Turning On
    6

    TV Turning On

  • Singing
    7

    Singing

  • Humming Noises
    8

    Humming Noises

  • Radio Static
    9

    Radio Static

  • Snapping Twigs And Branches
    12

    Snapping Twigs And Branches

  • A Squeaky Swingset
    13

    A Squeaky Swingset

  • A Gate Closing
    14

    A Gate Closing

  • A Doorbell
    15

    A Doorbell

  • A Bird Hitting The Window
    16

    A Bird Hitting The Window

  • A Screaming Bobcat
    17

    A Screaming Bobcat

  • A Running Faucet
    18

    A Running Faucet

  • Mice In The Walls
    19

    Mice In The Walls

  • Teapot Whistling
    20

    Teapot Whistling

  • The Wind
    21

    The Wind

  • Howling Animals
    22

    Howling Animals

  • Incessant Dog Bark
    23

    Incessant Dog Bark

  • Ticking Clock
    24

    Ticking Clock

  • Thunder
    25

    Thunder