• 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
    4,865
    434

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

  • 2
    4,236
    654

    Someone Saying Your Name

  • 3
    3,617
    782

    An Inexplicable Baby's Cry

  • 4
    3,659
    813

    Knocking At The Door

  • 5
    3,558
    789

    A Creaky Door

  • 6
    3,419
    806

    TV Turning On

  • 7
    3,134
    827

    Singing

  • 8
    3,051
    847

    Humming Noises

  • 9
    2,759
    911

    Radio Static

  • 2,790
    927
  • 12
    2,438
    976

    A Squeaky Swingset

  • 13
    2,483
    1,002

    Snapping Twigs And Branches

  • 14
    2,375
    980

    A Gate Closing

  • 15
    2,193
    1,132

    A Doorbell

  • 16
    2,122
    1,162

    A Bird Hitting The Window

  • 17
    2,044
    1,168

    A Screaming Bobcat

  • 18
    2,002
    1,162

    A Running Faucet

  • 19
    1,738
    1,336

    Mice In The Walls

  • 20
    1,243
    1,590

    Teapot Whistling

  • 21
    1,293
    1,721

    The Wind

  • 22
    1,229
    1,692

    Howling Animals

  • 23
    1,100
    1,759

    Incessant Dog Bark

  • 24
    922
    1,864

    Ticking Clock

  • 25
    863
    1,962

    Thunder