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

Mick Jacobs
91.5k votes 5.4k voters 37.4k 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
3,618 553
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
3,359 674
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

4
3,086 660
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
3,114 715
Knocking At The Door is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Knocking At The Door

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2,914 662
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

7
2,986 682
TV Turning On is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
TV Turning On

8
3,021 695
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
2,637 741
Singing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing

10
2,559 753
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
2,335 780
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
2,383 802
Piano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

13
2,337 835
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
2,094 875
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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2,003 842
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
2,043 865
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
1,839 983
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
1,822 981
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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1,720 1,021
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
1,685 1,039
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
1,474 1,137
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
1,009 1,392
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
1,081 1,493
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
1,027 1,470
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
916 1,535
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