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

Mick Jacobs
71k votes 3.9k voters 25.7k 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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3,018 275
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
2,645 443
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
2,510 507
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

4
2,287 485
Footsteps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Footsteps

5
2,336 537
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

6
2,376 549
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

7
2,307 530
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
2,304 530
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

9
2,026 579
Singing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Singing

10
1,985 576
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
1,860 614
Piano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?

12
1,804 598
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
1,841 652
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
1,651 673
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
1,635 666
A Squeaky Swingset is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Squeaky Swingset

16
1,598 649
A Gate Closing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
A Gate Closing

17
1,443 778
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
1,429 784
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

19
1,351 808
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

20
1,350 813
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

21
1,201 889
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
820 1,093
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
828 1,194
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
793 1,171
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
739 1,193
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
604 1,270
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
596 1,325
Thunder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Sound Is Way Scarier When You Hear It Late At Night?
Thunder

28
474 1,409
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
419 1,412
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
415 1,431
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