Graveyard Shift 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?
A Child's Laughter... When You Have No Children

2
2,993 487
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
2,798 574
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

4
2,589 570
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
2,559 584
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

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2,492 569
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

7
2,640 618
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
2,575 605
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
2,252 640
Singing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing

10
2,199 639
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
2,050 686
Piano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

12
2,002 668
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
2,009 729
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
1,816 742
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

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1,742 721
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

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1,784 750
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
1,584 862
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
1,573 856
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

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1,469 900
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
1,459 903
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
1,286 985
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
883 1,202
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
911 1,310
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
874 1,277
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
793 1,316
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
647 1,405
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
646 1,451
Thunder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Thunder

28
518 1,545
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
456 1,541
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
439 1,575
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