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

Updated June 14, 2019 114.3k votes 6.8k voters 47.1k views29 items

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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 Children1
    5,357
    459

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

  • Someone Saying Your Name2
    4,687
    724

    Someone Saying Your Name

  • Footsteps3
    4,377
    886

    Footsteps

  • An Inexplicable Baby's Cry4
    4,003
    857

    An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

  • Knocking At The Door5
    4,049
    900

    Knocking At The Door

  • A Creaky Door6
    3,937
    875

    A Creaky Door

  • TV Turning On7
    3,813
    883

    TV Turning On

  • Singing8
    3,463
    925

    Singing

  • Humming Noises9
    3,377
    934

    Humming Noises

  • Radio Static10
    3,056
    1,013

    Radio Static

  • A Piano11
    3,094
    1,027
  • A Furby Reactivating Itself12
    3,054
    1,060
  • Snapping Twigs And Branches13
    2,753
    1,106

    Snapping Twigs And Branches

  • A Squeaky Swingset14
    2,681
    1,088

    A Squeaky Swingset

  • A Gate Closing15
    2,628
    1,080

    A Gate Closing

  • A Doorbell16
    2,431
    1,255

    A Doorbell

  • A Bird Hitting The Window17
    2,359
    1,283

    A Bird Hitting The Window

  • A Screaming Bobcat18
    2,260
    1,305

    A Screaming Bobcat

  • A Running Faucet19
    2,210
    1,305

    A Running Faucet

  • Mice In The Walls20
    1,923
    1,487

    Mice In The Walls

  • Teapot Whistling21
    1,375
    1,769

    Teapot Whistling

  • The Wind22
    1,446
    1,907

    The Wind

  • Howling Animals23
    1,376
    1,872

    Howling Animals

  • Incessant Dog Bark24
    1,229
    1,948

    Incessant Dog Bark

  • Ticking Clock25
    1,005
    2,083

    Ticking Clock