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

Mick Jacobs
80.7k votes 4.7k voters 31.7k 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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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
3,108 499
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
2,900 592
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

4
2,670 587
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

5
2,631 604
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
2,564 588
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

7
2,723 639
Knocking At The Door is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Knocking At The Door

8
2,651 621
A Creaky Door is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Creaky Door

9
2,318 662
Singing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing

10
2,266 664
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
2,060 690
Radio Static is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Radio Static

12
2,103 710
Piano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

13
2,067 747
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
1,856 772
Snapping Twigs And Branches is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Snapping Twigs And Branches

15
1,787 743
A Gate Closing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Gate Closing

16
1,824 773
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
1,607 885
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

18
1,614 893
A Doorbell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Doorbell

19
1,509 925
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

20
1,498 927
A Running Faucet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Running Faucet

21
1,310 1,017
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
899 1,237
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
939 1,347
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
899 1,316
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
814 1,353
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
659 1,444
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
660 1,494
Thunder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Thunder

28
534 1,585
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
466 1,584
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
452 1,616
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