• Graveyard Shift

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

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    4,845
    434

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

  • 2
    4,217
    649

    Someone Saying Your Name

  • 3
    3,598
    779

    An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

  • 4
    3,645
    807

    Knocking At The Door

  • 5
    3,543
    786

    A Creaky Door

  • 6
    3,406
    801

    TV Turning On

  • 7
    3,117
    824

    Singing

  • 8
    3,037
    842

    Humming Noises

  • 9
    2,742
    909

    Radio Static

  • 2,776
    923
  • 12
    2,421
    974

    A Squeaky Swingset

  • 13
    2,467
    998

    Snapping Twigs And Branches

  • 14
    2,363
    974

    A Gate Closing

  • 15
    2,183
    1,123

    A Doorbell

  • 16
    2,114
    1,156

    A Bird Hitting The Window

  • 17
    2,032
    1,162

    A Screaming Bobcat

  • 18
    1,989
    1,157

    A Running Faucet

  • 19
    1,730
    1,328

    Mice In The Walls

  • 20
    1,237
    1,579

    Teapot Whistling

  • 21
    1,283
    1,712

    The Wind

  • 22
    1,226
    1,680

    Howling Animals

  • 23
    1,093
    1,751

    Incessant Dog Bark

  • 24
    920
    1,854

    Ticking Clock

  • 25
    857
    1,949

    Thunder