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

Mick Jacobs
67.9k votes 3.7k voters 24.1k 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
2,500 430
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
2,390 480
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

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2,184 456
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

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2,237 508
A Creaky Door is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Creaky Door

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2,270 522
Knocking At The Door is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Knocking At The Door

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2,205 504
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

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2,200 504
TV Turning On is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
TV Turning On

9
1,929 556
Singing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing

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1,894 547
Humming Noises is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Humming Noises

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1,720 565
Radio Static is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Radio Static

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1,774 587
Piano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

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1,761 623
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

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1,565 638
A Squeaky Swingset is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Squeaky Swingset

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1,526 621
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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1,569 648
Snapping Twigs And Branches is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Snapping Twigs And Branches

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1,380 746
A Doorbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Doorbell

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1,374 749
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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1,300 775
A Running Faucet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Running Faucet

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1,291 785
A Screaming Bobcat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Screaming Bobcat

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1,148 861
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

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785 1,048
Teapot Whistling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Teapot Whistling

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786 1,147
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
755 1,125
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
710 1,141
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

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569 1,229
Ticking Clock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Ticking Clock

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560 1,279
Thunder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Thunder

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449 1,356
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
402 1,356
Cracking Joints is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Cracking Joints

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400 1,369
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